We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Wall Street’s Diabolical Plan to Financialize All Nature by F. William Engdahl from New Eastern Outlook.
    It’s called a Natural Asset Company. With it the New York Stock Exchange has unveiled the most radical and potentially most destructive plan yet to make literally trillions of dollars on something that is the natural right and heritage of the entire human race—nature itself, all nature, from air, fresh water to rainforests to even farmland. It is being promoted as a way to incentivize the preservation of nature. In fact it is a diabolical scheme to financialize potentially trillions of dollars of nature, ultimately allowing a globalist financial elite to control even this. And the Rockefeller Foundation is a founding partner. The combination of the NYSE and that foundation ought to sound loud alarm bells.
It looks very much like the major owners of assets (billionaires) are planning to privatize nature with the effect that indigenous people will be thrown off their lands if they, in any way, threaten the billionaires' interests in nature. They are setting up a giant casino for this purpose. This effort is accompanied by the most outrageous propaganda such as saving the planet and "public-private partnerships". 
What Engdahl, Corbett, and others are not aware of (I don't know about Webb) is that abrupt climate change is real, but the transnational capitalist ruling classes, which are in control of a de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, are spearheading this "Great Reset" drive, and a part of this project is this new Wall Street-type innovation.
Webb refers to a part of this project as the "green" plan, or Corbett cynically refers to as "saving Mother Earth", but actually it is called Natural Asset Company. Corbett has previously called (what I call a well-engineered Covid-19 pandemic) a "scamdemic" implying that the pandemic is fake and designed as a part of their final plans to privatize everything for their benefit. As a result, they impugn the concern for capitalist ruling classes concern for the very real climate crisis that is currently facing humans. The capitalist ruling classes are simply using casino-like tools, as they have always done when facing difficult problems, as a method to deal with the impending catastrophic global warming. 
The climate crisis is real, but capitalist methods are ridiculous self-serving attempts to deal with the crisis. Corbett, Engdahl, and others are "throwing out the baby (the global warming crisis) with the bathwater (the ruling classes efforts to deal with it)" by claiming and arguing that the climate crisis and their concerns are fake.
  • US jobless claims plunge to the lowest level since 1969 by Molly Smith of Bloomberg but posted on Al Jazeera. (Note: I'm posting this article on Al Jazeera's website because Bloomberg has very tight requirements for access to their articles.) My reaction: You must read an article from a capitalist source within the framework of capitalist ideology. This is illustrated with this article that never mentions government and employer mandates as influencing the low "labor market"(yes, workers are a labor market because capitalists compete for workers as a cost of doing business), reports on the interests of "owners" and investors of industries (remarks about the Federal Reserve), and offers other reasons for the low "labor market". An earlier article published by Al Jazeera, which is a publication that carefully avoids irritating capitalists, blames workers for quitting their jobs.
  • THE ANGRY ARAB: The Rise and Fall of Aljazeera by As`ad AbuKhalil from Consortium News. (Note: I don't necessarily endorse this article--I simply have no opinion as to correctness. I think that offers much information on the online publication.)