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, December 22, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Omicron Symptoms Appear Shockingly Mild featuring Jimmy Dore and guest Max Blumenthal citing in detail administration's fear campaign contrasted with actual data at Dore's channel on YouTube (35:08).
  • Dumbest Pro-Vax Argument EVER! featuring Jimmy Dore and guest Max Blumenthal arguing that we should not blame ordinary folks for the mishandling of the Biden administration at Dore's channel on YouTube (28:37). 
I think Berletic is on to something. While the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire is doing everything it can to thwart the rise of China and its influence, the directors of the Empire are also formulating methods to control the people of their Empire through the Great Reset. The directors are billionaires who are facing abrupt climate destabilization (the Great Reset is only one part of the strategy to deal with the latter real problem plus reaping rewards of profit) and the challenging rise of China, Russian, and Iran. But while they remain focused on the domination/control of the world, they are undermining all efforts for human survival. Take a look at several posts today.

First, and foremost, my attention was directed toward this post entitled "China forms new state-owned rare-earth giant through merger" from the Global Times, a major publication from China. This inspired me to look into the environmental hazards of rare earth mining, and I found many articles dealing with this subject, but a recent one was from Harvard entitled "Not So 'Green' Technology" which looks at all the problems with rare earth mining. This is never discussed in major media, but instead the latter consistently boasts about electric vehicles (that require rare earth minerals) as one solution to the climate crisis. 
Meanwhile, the ruling transnational capitalist class is doing everything it can to undermine China's economy and destabilize Russia, instead of collaborating with them to solve the dilemma posed by the environmental effects of rare earth mining. The ongoing efforts to curb Iran are a daily reminder. While these countries of the newly-formed Resistance in addition to China and Russia are trying to raise the living standards of their people, the Empire is going about sabotaging their efforts in order to carry out their Empire's mission to dominate the world. This is fully evident from other sources such as seen in this Berletic post, and from the ongoing reports of the Empire's major media corporations citing efforts of NATO to taunt the Russians and to exploit the fears of Europeans about a Russian invasion and the continuing efforts to antagonize China over the Taiwan issue. The contrast is dramatic, to say the least.

If the directors of the Empire were also interested in raising the living standards of the people of the world, they would join efforts with China and Russia to solve the environmental, population, and economic problems of the world. But, instead, they are focused on maintaining their control/dominance over the world. This was their objective from the beginning in 1940. The Great Reset is only one component of their strategy.