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

Friday, January 22, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, January 22, 2021

  • New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato featuring both James commenting initially regarding planned proposals by billionaire Bill Gates and later other crimes that are being committed by our ruling class posted on The Corbett Report. True to his anarchist ideology, Corbett declares that people like Bill Gates is "not the font (def. #2)" (around 4:20m) of these crimes, "the government is the problem" (12:35m). He does not yet identify the system and its rewards in the form of wealth and power that seems to always end up in the hands of a tiny class of billionaire capitalists. He continues to mix-up the problem, the capitalist system, with the government which is only a facade constructed by the ancestors of the ruling class and sponsored by this tiny class of billionaires--a ruling class whose power shapes all of our institutions. I can't wait for his "solutions" (sarcasm).
The Covid-19 pandemic which is real but exaggerated to a great extent by ruling class's control of the media, using bribes to hospitals to identify an upper-respiratory illness as Covid-19, pressure on doctors to diagnose anything that looks like coronavirus to do the same, tests like PCR that the creator of the test, Kary Mullis, severely criticizes as inappropriate, censorship of all voices in opposition no matter how qualified they are, etc.
I can't entirely figure out where Chossudovsky's views are coming from. He has in prior years severely criticized those who worried about the deterioration of our environment and the climate crisis. He hints of that position in this article by writing:

The same philanthropic foundations (Rockefeller, Ford, Soros, et al) which are the unspoken architects of the “Great Reset” and “Global Governance” are also involved in (generously) financing Climate Change activism, the Extinction Rebellion, the World Social Forum, Black Lives Matters, LGBT, et al.
He mixes in the climate crisis with all the nefarious projects that are sponsored by the capitalist ruling class. The latter, which is unsolvable under their system, has been worrying them since The Club of Rome issued its 1972 report "The Limits to Growth" which correctly recognizes that infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible. However, the emphasis was on population growth which ironically had been previously celebrated by capitalist sources because the increase of population always meant more customers for their products. The international capitalist ruling classes have been worried about this problem ever since. The Great Reset is often cited by critics as an example of a population reduction project, that is, a reduction of "useless eaters" (those who do not contribute to the profits of major corporations) as a major objective of its project under the cover of protecting people's health.

Perhaps he, too, is an anarchist.
Presented as a neutral authority, the Washington Post did not inform its readers that the IISS is largely funded and overseen by the weapons industry, with five of its six most generous contributors — Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon — major defense manufacturers, each donating six-figure sums. The IISS’ council includes a former NATO Secretary General and previously included the CEO of Lockheed Martin.
  • Navalny Should Be Released by Craig Murray, a whistleblower from Scotland, an article from his weblog that gives us a true scoop (with his recommendations) about the latest Empire propaganda project regarding a Russian "dissident".

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • After 'Incredible First Steps' on KXL and Paris, Biden Urged to 'Go Further' on Climate by Jessica Corbett from Common Dreams. My reaction: This liberal (in the current sense in the USA that promises only reforms to the capitalist system benefiting ordinary people) website celebrates the return to "normal": by thinking that the Biden administration will go forward to enact serious environmental regulations. The latter will only pretend as they have for so many years. Such liberals will be silent with the disappointing results, and they will be well-rewarded with solid careers for their silence. The capitalist ruling class, which supports both parties in our "democracy", will never compromise their system in any way that interferes with their access to their highly addictive drugs of wealth and power. But the corrupted Democratic Party will now promote the ruling class's agenda that results in the culling of "deplorable" workers ("useless eaters") not only in America, but across the globe as their preferred way to cope with the climate crisis. As for foreign policy, which few Americans pay attention to, it will be more of the same.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • 15a) War Propaganda 2: The Cult of Militarism by Rod Driver from his weblog Elephants in the Room. My commentary follows: 

    I detected two biases in this otherwise excellent article: the understandable bias of George Orwell and the bias of Rod Driver whose immersion in capitalist propaganda explains his bias. I'll not get into all the propaganda uses of the word "communism", but it is a word that is diametrically opposed to capitalism, and this explains why communism is always and everywhere trashed in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.

    You have to know about the history of the Soviet Union to understand how this word is used to defame communism. You have to know about the visceral hatred and actual deeds that capitalist ideologues have toward, and against, any system that opposes the private ownership and control of the economy. But you will have a hard time to access information about either subject in any location where the Empire exists--such is the power of capitalist ruling classes to censor and propagandize any subject.

    Understanding Orwell's attitude toward the Soviet Union is derived from his experience fighting for the newly elected government in Spain during the 1930s. This experience added to an understanding of the history of the Soviet Union illuminates Orwell's attitude toward what he saw as "communism", but in reality was central planning of the economy by a privileged bureaucratic class as represented by Stalinist rule. To create this understanding, read my commentary of a year ago in which I criticized Rainer Shea's article and explained why the Soviet Union withdrew forces from the Spanish Civil War. I would add the factual history that the Soviets were severely degraded by the constant invasions from many capitalist countries, mainly by the British Empire that aspired to rule the world and which had a visceral antagonism against any form of socialism, or public ownership and control of the economy.

  • I’m Blocked From Uploading to GooTube (and Other News) by James Corbett from his weblog The Corbett Report.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Freedom Airway featuring a 24:22m interview with Professor Delores Cahill, who has a degree in molecular biology, conducted by James Corbett from his weblog The Corbett Report.
Professor Delores Cahill joins the deprogram today to discuss a solution for freedom-respecting travel in the age of COVID. The Freedom Airway & Freedom Travel Alliance is seeking to create travel options that don’t require travelers to submit to vaccination, face masks or quarantines.
  • Government Mistakes Provided the Breeding Ground for the Mutant Virus, Which it is Now Using as an Alibi for Its Failures by Patrick Cockburn from CounterPunch. My reaction: Cockburn's observations regarding the poorest areas of Britain produces an argument that the ruling class's government knowingly allowed the coronavirus to mutate and spread among the poor. Because Britain's poorest go without immediate access to quality medical services and that they had to keep working to survive, the ruling class had perfect alibis to cull the poor from their nation. Could the rich directors of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have engineered this virus in their secret bio-weapon laboratories in order to cull the "useless eaters" from their population? One might suspect so because they are guilty of other social crimes (wars for one) of this magnitude. This suspicion leads one to the insight that the global pandemic is a class war that the Empire's capitalist ruling classes are committed to winning.
  • January 6 Was An Inside Job featuring in a 26:03m podcast Abby Martin, Mike Prysner, and Brian Becker, who has made a study of the Jan. 6 incident, discuss why they think it was an "inside job". I suspect that it was a Deep State project carried out by the secret intelligence services to prepare the public (psy-op) for more legislation curbing civil-rights of the general public. But I do not agree with them in their prediction that the "powers that be" will legally go after Trump to the extent of imprisoning him. If you have a special interest in this event, you may be also interested in a piece of investigative journalism entitled "Was Trump Ousted from the Military Chain of Command?" from the same website.
  • How Billionaires Transfer Blame to Others by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: Zuesse is always careful to portray the US government as determined by an "aristocracy" of wealth in order to avoid the Marxist expression "ruling class". You see, any hint of Marxism is verboten in the USA.
  • US makes aggressive opening move on Russian chessboard by M. K. Bhadrakumar from his weblog Indian Punchline. My reaction: He is convincing in his argument that the USA or by extension, the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire will attempt to use the "divide and conquer" strategy in a move in the dangerous global chess game.
One species – Homo sapiens – is annihilating life on Earth, driving at least 200 species to extinction each day. In the time it took you to read this article, another species of life on Earth vanished into the fossil record.
My reaction: After researching this subject for more than 40 years, I hold the opinion that it is already too late to save our species; but that to redeem ourselves, we must fight capitalists and their addictions to profits and power by establishing our ownership and control over the economies of the world.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, January 18, 2021

This article is entirely accurate, but it will be a surprise, and likely not to be believed by ordinary Americans and others. This history contradicts the "history" that most children have been exposed to in their educational experience in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire that is now the dominant force in the world. As capitalism evolved into its natural end-state of fascism among many of the leading capitalist powers in the 1920s and '30s, it was natural that leading political figures of all the capitalist states were drawn to the fascist leaders of that period. But this didn't last, because the leading capitalist power of that time was the British Empire, and it was threatened by the rise and power of fascist Germany and their allies.
“Signor Mussolini” would only become a problem for Churchill and colleagues in the latter stages of his fascist rule, when British interests were threatened by the despot’s colonial ambitions.
It is unfortunate that Quinn did not develop the many implications of this historical development and the rewriting of history that was subsequently done by most historians, and especially those upper-middle-class propagandists and careerists employed by the ruling classes of the USA and throughout the British Empire. It demonstrates the power of ruling classes that is often missed by ordinary people. The latter are reared to be compulsively obedient to authorities who are employees of the capitalist ruling ruling classes. Notice I didn't mention actual members of the ruling class because they mostly stayed invisible by controlling the authorities with job and career opportunities. Often employees were thoroughly indoctrinated and co-opted by the ruling class to engage in sociopathic activities that would please their bosses.

This tale is so pregnant with many insights about humans, but I will explore only one of them. It is obvious that propaganda played an enormous role in changing the views of ordinary people who mostly had to struggle to maintain themselves and their families. This lack of time and the effects of indoctrination provided by their masters to respect and obey their authorities encouraged ordinary people to believe what they were told by mostly upper-middle-class authorities. The latter's well-paid careers were controlled by the mostly invisible capitalist ruling classes.
This actual history of the author explains why the British Empire and allies suddenly found themselves disenamored with, and severely threatened by, their fellow capitalists in the Axis nations to the extent that they joined their arch-enemy, the Soviets, to defeat the competing capitalist empire represented by the Axis powers. (This was especially evident in the behavior of Prime Minister Winston Churchill who had a visceral hatred of the Soviets. FDR often played a conciliatory role when he and Churchill met with Stalin.) If Germany had not launched their major air attacks on British cities after more the eight months since they declared war on Germany (the "phony war") and instead had headed east through Czechoslovakia to invade the Soviet Union, actual history might be telling us a very different story. (See my history of the war.) However, Germany had always competed with Britain to be the dominant force in the world, and their defeat in WWI left a residue of revengeful taste in their collective mouths.

Thus, the Allied capitalist ruling classes of WWII suddenly found themselves in a very different situation. The British ruling class was severely threatened by the growing fascist countries and gathered their Empire forces, warmed up their relations with the USA (which saw threats to their interests from a rising fascist Japan), and even established relations with their arch-nemesis the Soviet Union in order to defeat the threat of the German, Italian, Japanese threat to their British Empire.

However, they had to deal with their previous history of approval of fascist powers in order to prepare their ordinary citizens to fight this threat to the British Empire. The history of this propaganda project was successful beyond their wildest dreams. As a result, they had to banish Allied history from any hints of previous support for fascism. They didn't overlook its successful accomplishment and its lessons for further control of the minds of ordinary people via advanced propaganda technology. We are now seeing in America the fruits of this development in blatant examples of censorship, heavily biased anti-Trump propaganda, and psychological operations such as 9/11 and the exaggerated corona pandemic.
  • Who Is Bill Gates? A series of four by James Corbett from his weblog The Corbett Report. (Note: This excellent series was posted in May 2020, but he is playing such a major role in today's pandemic that I am posting this now.)
Perhaps this is a world of moral, not mental, illness. A sickness of the soul. And it is easy to sell one’s soul to the Devil if one has no moral sense, if it is a shrivelled appendage like a spiritual appendix. No longer needed, surplus to requirements, a useless eater of our body energy. Better to cut it out in one clean, surgical strike. 
Can a whole culture fall prey to a collective soul-sickness, poisoned with the Kool-Aid of a warrior death cult? Can “this is war!” lose its power to thrill in the boardrooms, sports stadia, and fields of battle? Can Veblen’s “predatory culture” evolve past the need for “full spectrum dominance?”
  • Psychological Attack on the UK by Dr Bruce Scott from UK Column (Britain). My reaction: This sounds so familiar. The pressures to conform have personally affected me. I might have to move.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • 9/11 Justice in 2021: An Interview with Ted Walter featuring Walter, a high-profile activist who is associated with various 9/11 organizations demanding an independent study of the 9/11 event which was the greatest psy-op in history. He is currently Director of Strategy and Development at AE911Truth from which this interview is sourced. Except for a self-disclosure of Walter's background as a teacher in Philadelphia, I could find no other information regarding the educational credentials of Ted Walter. However, the AE911Truth organization consists of mostly architects and engineers who see the obvious flaws of the government's official account of the 9/11 event.
Baker is completely unaware that he is exposing the contradictions between the logic of capitalism as applied to the current health pandemic that is creating havoc among people who do not have access to medical care and low-cost drugs and the profit motive of capitalist actors. He doesn't realize that under advanced capitalism drugs are only considered a commodity like any other to enrich those who have ownership (and control) over intellectual patents. Advanced capitalism is where the capitalist class has so much consolidated wealth and power that they control government institutions that supposedly serve the people. Baker, whose career as a well-paid economist has been comfortably serving capitalist institutions for the benefit of himself and his family, still isn't aware of the contradictions of capitalism that promotes the welfare of a tiny class of rich capitalists against the well-being of the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
Silicon Valley’s most influential companies, alongside healthcare companies, US intelligence contractors and the Commons Project Foundation, recently launched the Vaccination Credential Initiative. The initiative’s ambitions reach far beyond vaccines and will have major implications for civil liberties.
... the US is waving around a broken stick and has run out of carrots. China on the other hand, waves around a big stick and one not aimed at players in the region, but at America and its retreat across the Pacific. China is also enjoying an abundance of carrots which to offer potential allies. 
For all of these reasons, the US, through its own foreign policy, is isolating itself, not China and it is a trend that will only continue into the foreseeable future until the US is able to forego its position above all other nations and accept a constructive position among them instead.
  • The Russian Revolution: Separating Truth from Myth by Max Parry from The Unz Review. My reaction: I've encountered this propaganda so often. This article describes how capitalist ideologists tried to re-write the history of the Russian Revolution to conform to capitalist propaganda. But the irony is that his capitalist masters fired Prof. Antony Sutton in 1976 from Stanford's Hoover Institution after he wrote in his book Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler that international capitalists funded the rise of the Nazi Party. Sutton was highly erratic in his interpretation of history, but so were his peers who were trying to ingratiate themselves with their capitalist bosses to provide support for their propaganda.