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 LappĆ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, February 26, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Capitalism and Political Violence at Home and Abroad by Rob Urie from CounterPunch. My reaction: The article requires a real knowledge of history which has been substantially removed for most people by the rewriting of history by "historians" employed by the ruling class and colluding Hollywood producers of films. I found his thesis that violence is used by the capitalist ruling class, both at home and abroad, to maintain their system is somewhat obscured by his writing style. But Urie fulfills the function of giving CounterPunch a superficial radical cachet (def).
  • Heating the Planet Through a New Cold War by Michael Klare from Tom Dispatch. (Note: I only recommend the first section that carries this title. The rest is how Joe Biden is largely responsible which is very naive. Biden is just a figurehead--the capitalist ruling class is in charge of all major policies.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, February 25, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • How and Why Government Creates Disease Panic by Barry Brownstein from American Institute for Economic Research. (Note: I don't support everything he argues, but his arguments that good news is suppressed and censored is "spot-on".)
... journalists are the ultimate corporate insiders looking out at a world to be manipulated and pacified from the heart of Elite Media Club. Journalism, particularly broadcast journalism, is far too important to people with power for it to be any other way.
  • Secretly, Biden’s Foreign Policies Are Trump’s Foreign Policies by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: In the last paragraph, substitute "capitalist ruling class" for his use of "aristocracy". You see, he is a product of American education which, like all institutions, any Marxist concepts have been carefully expunged.)
In this second part of “Dragon’s Blood Harvest at the Dawn of Human Capital Markets,” we will examine the virtually unbroken history between American power-brokers and the highest echelons of power in China — a history that harkens back to the earliest days of capitalism, slavery, and the opium trade and that established a permanent pipeline for the transfer of technology and medical and scientific knowledge to China through Western philanthropic organizations dating back to the early nineteenth century.

Towards the second half of the twentieth century, even as China’s post-war communist revolution seemed to diminish Western influence in the country, these early links to American academic, scientific, and banking circles were never completely severed. By 1971, diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mao’s China were officially restored, just in time for the wholesale transfer of American manufacturing to China under the auspices of the “opening” of the Asian continent.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Presentation of 3 January 2021. "In the middle of that day we took a break and we walked over to the Supreme Court, and that was the video that got 20 million views. It gets 20 million views not because I can sing as Beyonce, but because human beings recognize truth. We have something inside of us, right. I really emphasize that point. Within an hour all of the platforms censored us simultaneously. [...] YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, facebook, Twitter, all of them."
  • Snowstorms, the Breach of the Arctic Vortex and the Effects of Ice Meltwater on the Oceans by Dr. Andrew Glikson from Global Research. My reaction: Prof. Chossudovsky who founded this website, has in the distant past (over one decade) been always negative about scientific evidence that indicated over-all global warming. But it seems that he has changed by recognizing scientific evidence that indicates climate destabilization along with abrupt global warming.
The extreme rate at which the global warming and the shift of climate zones are taking place virtually within a period less than one generation-long, faster than major past warming events such as at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary 56 million years ago, renders the term “climate change” hardly appropriate, since what we are looking at is a sudden and abrupt event.

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, February 22, 2021

    • šŸ’„Government Docs From 2002 Reveal 20 Year Plan To ‘Alter Evolution’ With Nanotechnology, a one hour excerpt from Ryan CristiĆ”n's usual several hours talk video-talk show posted on The Last American Vagabond. This is clearly a best post. (Note: I encountered several technical problems while accessing this audio-video program. CristiĆ”n has helpfully posted this essential and very interesting post on various websites. He quotes from various government documents (which he cites) starting from more than 20 years ago that clearly is alarming about research combining the fields of biotechnology, information technology, and nanotechnology to modify human behavior and engineer bioweapons which serve various interests of the ruling capitalist class. The resemblance of the recent Klaus Schwab's Reset speech and this research is uncanny, to say the least. This ongoing research is accompanied by government drives in support of censorship.)
    • The ‘Transition’ of the Ɖlites by Alastair Crooke from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: In this essay Crooke, a British ex-MI6 agent, diplomat, now geopolitical analyst, sees the core of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire, the USA, as being fragmented by generations and factions. Perhaps the imperialist USA is in a dying phase in which fragmentation is the last phase. It is to be hoped because I have never before experienced such a deep feeling of living in an insane nation.
    • The Arab Spring – A Personal Story by Finian Cunningham from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: You will need to know the meaning of the British phrase "came a cropper".) My reaction: Suddenly news about the ongoing riots and protests in Bahrain dropped out of sight. This story fills in the gap of missing information about the attempted, and very genuine, revolution in Bahrain beginning in 2010. It also confirms my theory that all mainstream media concentrate their reporting on events that are crucial to their masters in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. This experience together with the MSM's extensive coverage of Arab Spring events in Egypt helped me to see that the 24/7 TV coverage by MSM about the exaggerated "corona pandemic" is largely serving the Empire's policy interests.

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

    Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, February 21, 2021

    • Musings From Dystopia, a 29:40m video featuring Dave Cullen from his channel Computing Forever on Bitchute. My commentary follows: 
    I object to his and other dissidents' statements impugning the climate crisis that we already in. The climate crisis is real and the ruling capitalist classes know it, but they themselves are guilty of causing it. Furthermore, they have chosen the wrong solution--depopulation of "useless eaters", that is, people who don't contribute to the profits of corporations. 
    And, he is wrong about associating the coronavirus strategies used by capitalist governments with socialism/communism. Cullen's views have been shaped by schools in capitalist Ireland. He mentions billionaires and the rich, but he doesn't associate this with anything--it's just a fact of life like the air we breathe, not a system that capitalists have created to serve their needs of wealth and power. Again, like a good anarchist, he targets the "state" as being the villain. The Irish capitalists will love him for this. But I agree with the rest of his observations regarding the governments' solutions.
    • Is there a remedy for the PCR disease? (Part 1) by T.P. Wilkinson from Dissident Voice. (This article features an important 48:49m video in which "Dr FĆ¼llmich, a German attorney, explains why the evidence to date warrants not only charges of fraud (not negligence) and crimes against humanity".)
    Amidst mass protests against their US-backed dictator, Abby Martin covers how the American Empire has determined the destiny of the Haitian people for generations. 
    • The Urge to Dominate by Nathan J. Robinson from Current Affairs. (Personal note: I remember in the late 1980s I went to a San Francisco store that advertised as having 10,000 games. I wanted to purchase a cooperative game, but I discovered they had none. I think this experience illustrates the power of a ruling class to shape all institutions in society, even games. Unlike the author, I think cooperative games can be fun, but it teaches values and methods of cooperation not competition which is incompatible with the underlying capitalist system or any other authoritarian and class-based system.