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, January 9, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Hanania argues that the US is an imperialist nation that is bent on "global hegemony". After that he introduces several errors in his geopolitical analysis.
Ultimately, the danger for American elites is not that the U.S. may become less able to accomplish geopolitical objectives. Rather, it is that more Americans might begin to question the logic of U.S. global hegemony. Perhaps not every state is destined to become a liberal democracy, and nations with very different political systems can coexist peacefully, as many countries in East Asia do. Maybe the U.S. will not always be at the frontier of military and economic power, and the country that overtakes it may have completely different attitudes about the nature of the relationship between government and its citizens.
First of all, he refers to "American elites". This is a capitalist ideological term for ruling class. Next, in the third sentence, he writes "Perhaps not every state is destined to become a liberal democracy....". The term "liberal democracy" means bourgeois democracy, or the capitalist version of democracy which is a fake version of democracy. The author doesn't understand that nations ruled by capitalism inevitably become imperialist internationally and fascist internally down their acquisitive road to owning and dominating everyone or every nation on Earth. He is arguing for tolerance in a beast that is inherently intolerant.
  • The Capitol Hill Fiasco 2021 by David W. Mathisen from his weblog Star Myths of the World. This was a psy-op performance? Mathisen thinks so and furnishes footage from the event to argue this. (Note: You may also be interested in the comments of "Syrian Girl", who I believe now lives in Australia; and Bernhard's article entitled "Democrats Use Capitol Incident To Suppress Political Dissent".
  • While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland by Alan Macleod from Mint Press News. (Note: You may also be interested in another report about a Biden appointment to be the Director of National Intelligence.) My reaction: Forget about what the "78-year-old Delawarean said".  Biden's administration takes order from the Deep State, whose orders he knows so well, as he continues their program of regime change with nations that demonstrate any independence from the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. Most American workers don't follow foreign affairs, but they may start after witnessing attacks on their safety and welfare. The ever-shrinking capitalist ruling class regards workers as "deplorables" who increasingly do not share their interests of dominance over other nations, and certainly not over them.
  • Sterilisation by Dave Cullen from his channel Computing Forever on Bitchute. (Note: I will be gradually converting from YouTube to Bitchute due to YouTube's practice of censorship.) My reaction: I don't agree with one of Cullen's opinion that there is no over-population on our planet and our masters are concerned with what he asserts as a fake "climate change" scenario. Capitalist ruling classes have always welcomed population increases and they were aided by collaborated religious authorities to promote families having children and restricted access to contraceptives. The Empire's ruling class is aware of, and concerned about, the overwhelming scientific evidence of the threat of dramatic climate destabilization, but their solutions to the crisis are totally self-serving as one would expect. Although vigorously denying it, they refuse to give up on their polluting industries, which directly or indirectly result in global warming, but also provide them with fabulous wealth and power.
This article illustrates the power of the family's interest in whatever social justice values these individuals held before their very comfortable careers in government. This piece of evidence supports the view of the general capitalist class that there is no such thing as society, only families (and possibly their neighbors) so well articulated by the former Prime Minister of Britain Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was only recognizing the reality of the capitalist system and its promotion of the welfare of families. This ultimately leads, like the game of Monopoly, to a few "winners" and many "losers". Placing one's family's interests before society's is downgrading the importance of societies. 
What most people don't know is that societies are what has preserved the human species for several millions of years before humans resided in communities made possible by agricultural advances only in the last 10,000 years. Therefore, class structured societies with their emphasis on the welfare of the family are a dynamic that will ultimately lead to human extinction in which all humans and most other species lose. With the destabilization of the climate caused by human activities under capitalism, humans are threatening their extinction along with most other existing species on our unique planet Earth.
  • Planet Lockdown Interview with Catherine Fitts from her website Solari Report via uncensored Bitchute. This is a "best post". (Note: Both 48:31m videos are from the same interview.)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, January 7, 2021

This website seems to be moving to the right as reflected in its posting of articles about world political events. This article is a blatant example of a naïve approach to American politics that only a recent graduate of a four-year American college graduate who has majored in political science would demonstrate. There is no hint of a Deep State, that is, a well-connected financiers, corporate executives, and other major capitalists who firmly control what Congress does using secret "intelligence" agencies to circumvent Congress and design propaganda that is propagated by their control of nearly all media organizations. After all, they fund the campaigns of "your" representatives in Congress. They are a ruling class who quite literally own the country and much of the economy residing in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. As such, they control millions on jobs and careers. Their ownership gives them powerful control over every institution. I would like to offer an alternative view which is much more realistic than the nonsensical question stated by this author.
Granted, it is difficult to determine what our masters are up to, but there are ways to find out. First, regard all TV coverage as propaganda that is designed to sweeten the deeds of our ruling masters in the eyes of the general public. Do not watch TV to learn what is going on in the world and the USA. Whatever coverage they provide via their TV networks, you must consider their reporting only as a promotion of their interests of profits and power. "News" is the product of corporate TV networks which are owned by the ruling class. They are addicted to "substances" of profit and power and the capitalist system which deliver these addictive drugs to them. Corporate TV will always craft their propaganda as a way to con you into behaving and believing in ways that promote their agendas. You probably already can readily see through the commercials that try their best to promote their sponsor's products. You must also learn to analyze the "news" offered to you by corporations,
Become aware of all the tricks used by propagandists to sell their news-products: psy-ops, gas-lighting, CIA's practices to manipulate public opinion, sources of information that have a history of corruption by funding sources, all the mind control techniques, "factcheckers" acting to censor debate, etc. These are all indications of what I call neofascism, an updated version of old-fashioned fascism that relies more on control of your mind than it does by threats of bodily harm. What people don't usually know is how history has been re-written (an example of manufacturing reality) to favor capitalist interests.
Second, choose other more independent websites and other publications to know what is really going on in the world. I have lists posted on my website (on the right side) that I trust. You can start there. But media organizations change and you must be aware of these changes. Always examine documentation to ferret out what is the author's opinion from what is suggested by evidence.
Third, read books that alternative websites promote and give greater clarity to issues which you are concerned about. Our masters believe you don't read books, so they don't police and censor books like they do other media. Many authors will frequently write analyses in books that they will not elsewhere.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Global problems of this scale require global cooperation. ....The balance of forces available to drive such a class agenda on the international stage is no longer there; political dynamics in the countries of the West, in particular, but also in the larger states of the developing world (such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa) are necessary to change the character of the governments. A robust internationalism is necessary to pay adequate and immediate attention to the perils of extinction: extinction by nuclear war, by climate catastrophe, and by social collapse. The tasks ahead are daunting, and they cannot be deferred.
But populations of planet Earth are under the control of their ruling classes who are descendants of former ruling classes over many generations all of whom derived their power in an ultimate sense from violence, or the threat of violence, against peoples of the Earth.
You two recognize the self-serving class agendas of ruling classes, but you cling to an unrealistic "robust internationalism" as a solution. But the ruling classes and the threats of violence covered over by fake democratic ideologies still exist, so why cling to a false hope such as "robust internationalism"? The answer is to clean your conscience of all guilt after serving the ruling classes all your lives to obtain comfortable lives for you and your families. You two, and the highly educated social classes of which you are members, are as guilty as the ruling capitalist classes of our impending doom. Without people like you supporting the ruling classes and their power over the rest of us, we, and all species on Earth, could not have reached the dire "perils of extinction" with which our very existence is threatened today.

You and your social classes chose the comfortable route in order to serve the ruling capitalist classes. You are not like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Mordechai Vanunu, etc. all of whom made huge sacrifices down through the ages to confront and expose the powerful.
  • Stop Watching Propaganda by James Corbett from his weblog. (Note: Although Corbett recognizes the value of analyzing propaganda, he explains that he is moving on in the future to the subject of a "better way of living" (approximately at 16:15 of this 18:51m podcast)). My reaction: Unfortunately, I infer that he is moving on to pitch the agorist model that has roots in the Austrian school of economics which is an earlier version of capitalism, as a way to live. He doesn't yet give any indication of how he has been thoroughly propagandized (indoctrinated) into a capitalist way of perceiving reality. He has not yet acknowledged the total immersion of capitalist culture (or ways of thinking) that has formed his perceptions since WWII. But I never give up on hope.
He disposes of the Austrian school of economics only to resurrect another false version of American economics as he screams in this article as "SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN". The Canadian academic is well-read on historical material, but he, too, shows symptoms of being thoroughly a product of mainstream American education. 
Although I've spent nearly an hour researching his biography, I can't find where he was educated. Numerous websites list the websites he as published--and they are many. One website furnishes what I think is his perspective of history: American capitalism was on the right course from the "Founding Fathers" to Franklin Roosevelt, but the British are the "evil-doers" that led the US astray.
I think he, too, is a product of American education; and that he, too, has been so well indoctrinated by one version of American capitalism of which he is totally unaware.
  • We Are at War by Peter Koenig from Global Research. This is a best post. My reaction: Although he doesn't mention "class" as in "class wars" and "ruling classes", I think his analysis explains much of the current social-economic issues and it fits with a more Marxist analysis which has influenced my perceptions of social-economic realities through mostly independent studies. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • “Russian Hacking”: NATO PsyOp Revealed from Swiss Policy Research. My reaction: The US/Anglo/Zionist Empire specializes in psy-ops. I think the pandemic is one such psy-op. The general American public has still not realized that the US capitalist ruling class see them also as an enemy. But when they do, it will be "lights out" (def. #2) for the ruling class.
  • Russia vs a Biden Administration by The Saker (Andrei Raevsky) from his weblog. My reaction: He knows more about Russia that most experts know, and he foresees a dim future for the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.
  • Taking ownership: The Western world is responsible for our own COVID-19 self-destruction by Jordan Schachtel from his weblog The Dossier. My reaction: Although I think that Empire agents planned the pandemic as a cover for a number of nefarious reasons, I can't prove it. If the geopolitical strategy against China was a part of their cover, it has proved to be futile. However, many other dubious objectives might be achieved by these agents including (but not limited to) population reduction, the introduction of digital money, introduction of sophisticated technology that will have adverse consequences for ordinary people, but will enormously benefit the ruling capitalist class.
  • Climate Change? ‘Yes, Please’ Says Russia by Climate Change? ‘Yes, Please’ Says Russia from secondarily Anti-Empire, but primarily from NY Times (I refuse to post it from the NY Times, a primary agent of Empire propaganda). This is a best post. My reaction: This is an important lengthy article in that it points to many near-term geopolitical implications of global warming for regions in Siberia, Canada, and the northern regions across the globe. It is a complicated picture, but Russia and China seem to be aware of it and doing the most to reap the benefits from this phenomenon:
Ultimately, it is the clumsy maneuvering of the United States that might prove most responsible for making Putin’s eastern development agenda a success. American tariffs, imposed as part of the Trump administration’s trade war with China, led to China’s own retaliatory tariffs on U.S. soybeans, creating the largest catalyst for Chinese buyers to look north for new markets. According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, China’s total food and agricultural imports from Russia increased 61 percent in 2017 and 2018, yet another example of the U.S. failure to see the chessboard when it comes to the intricate geopolitical implications of climate change.
But, of course, the NY Times, the pre-eminent newspaper of the Empire, is primarily concerned about the geopolitical implications, and not about the longer-range implications for humans and other species.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, January 3 , 2021

  • Never Forget How The MSM Smeared Assange: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix by Caitlin Johnstone from her weblog. (She starts off with an essay regarding the ongoing persecution of Assange, and ends up with thoughts related to his truth-telling.) My reaction: It seems that the ruling class is so immersed in lies that it cannot tolerate the truth, and the lying has been getting even worse because of well-paid careerists who can't, or won't, see the ultimate consequences. Unfortunately, the ruling capitalist class is sustained on lies, and they control our country.
  • Reiner Fuellmich | Full Interview In Berlin | Planet Lockdown (24:56) from EarthNewspaper. (Note: Fuellmich provides an update on the current German legal challenges that he is involved in. He says that "If we can convince a court of law that this is a false statement [re the validity of PCR tests], then the whole house of cards will come crashing down ....)
  • DSA Deny Their Own Manifesto Not To Advocate #ForceTheVote featuring Jimmy Dore using his YouTube channel to point out the hypocrisy of DSA and AOC. (Note: The 12:30m video does not explain what DSA is. These are the initials of the Democratic Socialists of America.) My reaction: Dore is right that the "progressives" in Congress are poseurs. They exist to pretend that the USA's government functions "democratically", but conservatives who are "democratically" elected stand in their way of progressive legislation. These "progressives" function as a cover for the capitalist ruling class to hide their self-serving agendas of profit and power. He is politically correct going after these "progressives" like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to expose what they are really all about--protecting their careers in Congress. This is a necessary step in a process to awaken the American people how "their" government representatives are all poseurs, that is, they pretend to serve their constituents back home while faithfully serving the ruling capitalist class who fund their political campaigns.
  • Good Science vs Bad Science and Propaganda: A review of [WTC Building] Seven by Dr. Piers Robinson from Off-Guardian. My reaction: He reminds us of all the lies told by the ruling class regarding events of 9/11. Can we trust their government bureaucrats to tell the truth about Covid-19 in spite of all the contrary and censored evidence supplied by medical specialists? I think not!
I noticed this article and found that it was a copy of an article posted on The Greanville Post, but whose headline did not reflect the contents. When I saw the dramatic headline, I immediately inferred that it was at least influenced by Patrice Greanville, the founder of The Greanville Post. I also read the "About" section of The Greanville Post and could find no mention of him. Perhaps he is no longer with this website, but he is clearly the founder. I ran some of his posts many years ago, but after some time I found them to be strongly biased toward revolutionary developments. The article, or rather the title--"Chile Votes to End Capitalist Rule", by Greanville is an excellent example of that bias.
Maclean's title is much more appropriate given the contents of the article. Although Greanville gives an important historical context of this event, the rewriting of their constitution, the contents no way suggests that "Chile Votes to End Capitalist Rule". Following a year of street protests, the Chilean ruling class has enabled the people to vote on writing a new constitution. But that is a long way from ending capitalist rule in Chile. The capitalist ruling class is likely to "manage" public opinion so that a bourgeois democracy results. After reading three other articles on this subject from Al Jazeera, Independent, and Internationalist 360°, I concluded that the latter website was the most objective along with the first video (of three) posted in Greanville's article. It is not likely that capitalism will be replaced by socialism (public ownership of the means of production), but that some elements of social democracy will be introduced in Chile.