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

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, November 27, 2021

Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, announced on Friday November 26, 2021 that the country is on the verge of a state of emergency after three people tested positive for the new ‘Omicron’ variant of the coronavirus.
  • 💥Riley Waggaman: Why is Russia Going Full COVID1984? from the channel of Geopolitics & Empire on Odysee (48:34). This is a best post. (Note: You should know the meaning of "QR codes".) My reaction: This is an absolutely fascinating & disturbing discussion between two open-minded thinkers regarding pandemic conditions in Russia. I don't necessarily agree with any or all views expressed in this discussion, but I think it is necessary for you to listen to it.
  • The Great Narrative And The Metaverse, Part 2: Will The Metaverse End Human Freedom? by Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond. My reaction: I think that the excitement designed to sell the metaverse is promoted for the benefit of the ruling class to better control us via identity cataloging of all of us humans. Why else are we seeing such excitement? These naïve employees are willing to hitch a ride on the latest ruling class adventure for greater wealth opportunities until the time when they are disposed of by the introduction of artificial intelligence which is designed by them. Then they will join us in the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed. This is the secret of the success of our master-billionaires in the ruling capitalist class. The latter has gotten rid of one group of workers after another--the latest being small businesses. 
Broze concludes his article with these words:
The web of Technocrats working to build this reality should be cause for alarm to any thinking mind. Meta, Microsoft, Google, Apple, the World Economic Forum, Amazon, and others are absolutely intending to bridge the gap between virtual and physical reality. The Metaverse serves their ultimate vision of dominating humanity via digital technology and erasing privacy and individuality.

The only thing standing in the way of this technocratic dystopia are the free hearts and minds of the world. We must reject this effort and instead strive to reconnect to the physical world around us. While the technocrats have attempted to use COVID-19 as a method to sever human connection so that we might crave something akin to The Metaverse, we ought to push past this propaganda and reconnect to our fellow humans and the abundant natural world. Now is the time to fight for our humanity before the Predator Class completely abolishes our physical connection to each other and the planet. 
Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, said this Tuesday that Iran is now at “the most advanced stage” of developing a nuclear weapon, with Israel stating that it believes Tehran will acquire the bomb within five years. Again Israel seems to move its goalpost and has revised its earlier predictions.