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

Monday, November 29, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, November 29, 2021

  • The Darkest Dream: Mind Control, GMOs and Medical Murder by Ryan Matters, "a writer and free thinker from South Africa" (apparently) from his weblog NewBraveWorld. My reaction: This lengthy post investigates how the occult has influenced science, but I would express this as the irrational application of science to serve the imperatives of the capitalist system: the accumulation of wealth and its highly addictive corollary power.
The “scientific method” breaks down when it encounters evidence that falls outside what “science” has deemed to be true. The data are then misrepresented, ridiculed or ignored. The scientific consensus is steered by research funded and promoted by corporations with vested interests and little regard for human wellbeing. Industry shills and soulless academics defend their oppressors while dancing to the tune of elite mind-control, relayed through textbooks, research grants, “consulting” fees, TV shows, news and current events.
Matters concludes his lengthy essay with these insightful words:
It has never been more important for us to plant our feet firmly on the Earth, draw energy up from the living soil and re-establish our connection with the natural world. As we cultivate a new organ of perception, one that allows us to perceive the spectre-like web of occult influence woven around us and its pervasive influence on modern society, we’re finally able to face up to our oppressors, dissolve the darkness, and set forth on a journey of healing and reparation. When we do this, the bonds of fear, hatred and division fall away like dry leaves in the Autumn wind.
Dr. Goebbels’ inept disciples have overlooked the concept of gute Propaganda, paradoxically one of the key postulates of the doctor’s technique. It means that to be credible, successful, and ultimately persuasive, propaganda must be heavily laced with elements of truth. In their hubris and unremitting reliance on crude force, they failed to do their homework. “Good propaganda,” Goebbels wrote, “need not lie, in fact must not lie. Propaganda which makes use of the lie … cannot have success in the long run … but a right idea must also be set forth in the appropriate way.”

They have obviously failed to find the appropriate way to package Covid-19 for the hesitant and disbelieving masses. Hence, their inelegant solution is to try to ram it down everybody’s throat, which is a risky approach and likely to backfire. Schade … the doctor is probably muttering in his molten lake in hell.

In societies bombarded with propaganda – propaganda that gets ever more sophisticated as software and algorithms learn through billions of tiny mind experiments how to trigger us, arouse us, incentivise us – it is extraordinarily hard to think clearly. It requires a huge amount of mental and spiritual energy to gain distance. That’s very difficult to do if we spend all day working, or we are exposed all day to the news cycle. The biggest problem is not just that our thoughts are likely to be someone else’s (often Rupert Murdoch’s), it is that we don’t even know that they belong to somebody else. That is how propaganda works.
  • Humanity Is Still Trying To Be Born by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog.
Supported by America and other foreign forces, including elements within United Nations (UN) agencies, The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is attempting to overthrow the democratically elected Government of Ethiopia and regain power. This would be disastrous for the country and the region.

The impact of the year-long conflict is devastating. Perhaps as many as three million people are internally displaced, tens of thousands have been killed; women and girls raped, property trashed, land destroyed, livestock slaughtered by TPLF fighters.

  • Terms Used to Describe Global Warming featuring the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--06:02), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout his career on the climate crisis. My reaction: McPherson tells us the history of global warming as seen through the eyes of scientists. We learn that more than a century ago humanity first learned that carbon dioxide was contributing to global warming and subsequent scientists, particularly during the 1930s, contributed to this discovery. McPherson also at the end refers to a possible solution for this global warming known as the "mirrors" proposal along with other societal changes. However, in other posts and books, he does not leave much hope for the proposal being carried out by our current masters in the capitalist classes which are far more focused on wealth accumulation and power, control (of ordinary people).