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, February 12, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, February 12, 2021

Radhakrishnan explains why farmers are rising up, how they are organized, and how the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi has responded to the movement. 
Just one day after this interview, the Modi government raided the offices of Radhakrishnan’s employer, Newsclick.in, and detained its editors in what has been denounced as an act of intimidation against critical media. Learn more about the disturbing press crackdown here.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • New NORAD Warfare Strategies and Canada’s Role in the Great Game Revisited by Matthew Ehret from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: Although I don't agree with his main thesis that the British ruling class has taken the initiative and was the main actor behind the construction of what became the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire (it was a transnational capitalist project), this paragraph got my attention:
Anyone who has read Cynthia Chung’s Dr. Strangelove’s Spoonbenders will quickly realize why using AI to pick up algorithms that would normally be missed by human analysts, and generate hair-trigger decisions to counter threats from Eurasia creates a mountain of trouble for humanity, as glitches and mis-readings of Russian/Chinese intentions can easily escalate unstoppably into a nuclear retaliation by deductive/inductive machine thinking.
  •  Interview 1618 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato featuring James Corbett and Pilato reporting and sarcastically commenting on the news. Posted on The Corbett Report in a 22:08m video with links to relevant documents. The topics they discuss: The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election [from Time Magazine]; Germany Hired Koch Institute And Other Scientists To Justify Unconstitutional Lockdowns; and Nevada Bill Would Allow Tech Companies to Create Governments.
  • The Fire Next Time by Rebecca Gordon from Tom Dispatch. (Note: You will need to scroll down to the article following Tom Engelhardt's introduction. I am posting this article only to criticize its weaknesses.) My commentary follows:
Although well-meaning, this is a post that exemplifies the blindness that has infected American "progressives" and (political) liberals (in the contemporary sense--def#5) since WWII. The tremendous war effort and reactionary historians succeeded to erase the memory of radicalism that appeared in the 1930s. Gordon also exemplifies a person who has been thoroughly brainwashed by the secret cabal that has taken over not only American education but every other institution in the USA. This aggressive capitalist ruling class now rules over an Empire built on the ashes of the war when the US first reigned supreme in its military and economy.
She is the perfect product of an "education" that forgot the rising tide of the appeal that truly radical parties had on ordinary Americans. Gone is the memory of general strikes that hit San Francisco, Minneapolis, and many other cities. Gone are the memories of this radical appeal when Soviet citizens enjoyed rising standards of living and no unemployment. Gone, too, is the memory of FDR's reply to the charge that he was promoting socialism. Gone are Upton Sinclair's and John Steinbeck's descriptions of life during the Great Depression. Gone are the reports of US capitalists' approval of fascist developments in Germany and Italy. So much has been erased from history that is taught in American schools; and what was not erased, has been revised by historians that serve the ruling class.
Gordon (and by inference, Tom Dispatch and CounterPunch who re-posted this article) supports the "correct political line" of the day by condemning Trump's faction of the capitalist ruling class, but not capitalism which has led the nation and world towards either, in the short-run, nuclear war, or, in the long-run, climate destabilization and extinction of nearly all life on our Earth. 

But, no worries, because our masters have a plan to avert climate destabilization. It's called the Great Reset. But carefully disguised in the plan is population reduction, and that reduction is ridding our working class of low-level workers, including small businessmen, who do not contribute to the wealth accumulation of today's corporations and many of their billionaire owners.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • The Disarticulation of Pandemic War Propaganda by Raul Diego from Mint Press News. In this post Diego presents a mountain of evidence that a propaganda project is being imposed on the US and (likely) European populations that China is responsible for most of the onerous restrictions imposed on populations worldwide. The sub-headline says what his prodigious research has uncovered: "An investigative analysis takes apart a hackneyed piece of propaganda authored by an international alt-right clique with links to the Pentagon." Read the post for the detailed and supporting evidence.
In an era where artificial intelligence seems to be rapidly developing by the day, should society begin to question to reliability of the fairly novel technology? We hear from co-host Ben Swann and cybersecurity expert Morgan Wright on the potential shortfalls of the computer intelligence and the perils that could accompany complete reliance.
  • The Headless Chicken and the Bear by "The Saker" (Andrei Raevsky) from "The Saker Blog". I regard Raevsky, who now lives in the USA, as the foremost expert on Russian politics writing in English today. Thus, this statement near the end of the article caught my eye:
For these reasons I would call the probability of an actual military clash between US/NATO and/or Russia/China as “likely in 2021”. As for the future of NS2, I always assumed that EU politicians can count their Euros and realize that the EU needs that project way more than Russia. Frankly, I am not so sure now: counting on the mental abilities of a headless chicken is probably not a good idea! Neither is counting on the courage of the type of politicians whom Boris Johnson once called “supine invertebrate protoplasmic jellies“.

You will need to know what his use of "3B+PU" means. I found what it means in another article he has written--"3 Balts plus Poland and the Ukraine". ("NS2" in the paragraph above means Nord Stream 2, the natural gas pipeline nearing completion which is posing a problem for European political leaders not wanting to offend the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire who have been dead-set (def.) against it.

  • Wish You Were Here by John Steppling from his weblog. (Note: Steppling is an American playwright who currently lives in Norway, but has traveled extensively throughout the world. Not only has he traveled, but he has lived in numerous countries. In this post, he muses about the significance of travel, identifies its roots in colonialism, and generally how travel serves, and has served, the ruling classes from a historical and cultural perspective.)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Trust the Science by Dave Cullen, an Irishman, in a satirical 9:37m video from his Bitchute channel Computing Forever.
  • The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror by CJ Hopkins from his satirical weblog Consent Factory, Inc. My reaction: No doubt the NY Times triggered this response by calling for a "Reality Czar". I think Hopkins could be put out of the satirical business by reading/watching mainstream media. They increasingly write/show their own self-targeting satire.
  • Joe Biden and the Revenge of the Behaviorists (Why Statistical Thinking Can Get You Killed) by Matthew Ehret from FRN (Fort Russ News). My reaction: This post reveals how scientists can, and often do, serve the capitalist ruling class, who are already corrupted by wealth and power, by manipulating data to support ruling class policies. Such scientists are rewarded with comfortable careers for the benefit of themselves and their families. The necessity of preserving their privileged life-styles is often too alluring for scientists, especially when they already have sociopathic tendencies.
  • Canadian Government Delays Mandatory Traveler Quarantine featuring an interview with John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which appears to be a non-profit center that is independent of the government, conducted by James Corbett, a Canadian, from The Corbett Report. (Note: Canada is very much a part of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire being a former member of the British Empire. Many of Carpay's comments apply to Americans. Of course, we are both citizens of the same imperialist Empire.)
The Canadian government announced it was going to subject Canadian residents to mandatory quarantine, at their own expense, after returning from international travel, regardless of their negative COVID status. After public backlash and the threat of legal action, the government is now delaying those plans, but some are alleging that the government has already arrested Canadians arriving in the country by air and transported them to a secret hotel location. Joining us to discuss this developing story and what Canadians can do about it is John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

The plan to radically restructure agrifood in the country is being sold to the public under the guise of ‘modernising’ the sector. And this is to be carried out by self-proclaimed ‘wealth creators’ like Zuckerberg, Bezos and Ambani who are highly experienced at creating wealth – for themselves.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Perhaps I was prepared for this article after some related thoughts that infiltrated my consciousness as I was gradually awakening this morning. In any case, this short article contains some fundamental gems of truth that powerfully connects with me, and it has stimulated my thinking with further questions. However, I don't think that this essay is merely about elections. This insight applies to all of the delusions that they impose on us to preserve their power.
To extend the metaphor of this Alzheimer's facility even more, I ask this pregnant question: What if the staff operating that facility are also filled with delusions of power and grandeur? What if their system of capitalism has so concentrated wealth and power in their hands that they see themselves as super-humans, as a species apart from ordinary humans? Then their actions make more sense--at least, to me.

But this is a dangerous thought. Imagine that our masters in the ruling class have in their deluded thinking reached a conclusion that in order to save themselves they must get rid of us untermenschen? They might in this belief decide that we ordinary humans are "useless eaters" and expendable, or worse yet like "communists" or anti-capitalists--class enemies, and kill us all in order to save themselves from the climate crisis, which they have caused, and they know is coming sooner or later. Perhaps the Great Reset is one such delusion.
Given the history so far of the rich planners behind the coronavirus pandemic and their statements regarding the Great Reset, I think that a cyber-crime event on some scale is being crafted by at least the people involved in the Great Reset (which consist of the transnational ruling classes behind the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire). They are motivated to create this risky gamble by the following reasons: the basic conflict between capitalism and the stability of the climate, the potential possibilities created by privately-owned high tech corporations in the advances of artificial intelligence, the future of capitalist enterprises using automated technology that obviates the need for most workers, and the difficulties of capitalist financial institutions and the rich ruling classes to maintain their current existence in the face of so many debts.
  • The Boiling Frog Effect featuring Dave Cullen, an Irishman, from his Bitchute channel Computing Forever. (Note: This video was banned from YouTube.)
  • The Mainstream Bubble by Ralf Arnold, a German journalist, (translation by S. Robinson) from Off-Guardian (based in Britain).
  • Ofcom outrage must be opposed by Hugh Goodacre from CGTN (China Global Television Network--a prominent Chinese TV network). (Note: "Ofcom" is the UK's Office of Communications.)