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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, March 12, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Debunking Virology With Dr. Thomas Cowan, Dr. Andrew Kaufman and Dr. Stefano Scoglio featuring Derrick Broze who listens to the explanations of three specialists about isolation of viruses versus the fairly recent practice of virologist's claim that they claim the isolation of SARS-COV-2 virus which result in Covid-19 illness. This is a 41:26m video discussion posted from EarthNewspaper's channel of Bitchute. (Note: This explanation is not that the disease of Covid-19 doesn't exist, but the development of vaccines to prevent the disease is not valid from a scientific perspective.)
  • Vaccine Secrets from Children's Health Defense. (Note: A cartoonist's conspiracy theories factual reporting on vaccines in the USA. But these facts are secrets that Big Pharma, their sponsored Congress, government bureaucrats, media corporations, and capitalist-funded "fact-checkers" don't want you to know. Such facts are documented on this website.)
The reason these little hall monitors do not consider this to be “real reporting” is because they do not care about — except when they venerate — real power centers like security state agencies (CIA/FBI/NSA/DHS) or the Pentagon, Wall Street hedge funds, Silicon Valley monopolies, repressive regimes. They think “reporting” means writing what those agencies and power centers tell them to say, or ruining the reputations of people for saying bad words on 4Chan and expressing prohibited thoughts with Facebook memes and Clubhouse chats. That is all they recognize as journalism; everything else is “harassment” because real reporting makes the lives of elites and people who wield real influence more difficult ....
Such granular levels of information could only be dreamed of by Allen Dulles and the CIA’s disinformation efforts behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. But, today, our digitally-integrated world allows for such dystopian dreams to become a reality. At the same time, it makes exposing these operations that much easier.
Nuclear power has always been a corrupt enterprise, but in Japan now that corruption is coming back to hold its perpetrators accountable. On February 19, the Tokyo High Court ordered the government and TEPCO to pay damages of $2.63 million to 43 people who were forced to evacuate from their homes by the Fukushima disaster. The presiding judge called the government’s regulatory inaction “extremely unreasonable.” There are as many as 30 more such suits pending in Japanese courts.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, March 11, 2021

The rich US capitalist ruling class using direct threat of violence supplied by the US military have succeeded in using Columbia as a base to control all of South America. They have done this under the guise of fighting the trafficking of illicit drugs, and, of course, against any violation of human rights. However, their real intentions were to control South America for the benefit of US corporations. 
 
Meanwhile, this self-seeking wealth and power ruling class have used censorship and propaganda to keep out any hint of their real intentions from ordinary Americans who have in the past enjoyed some of the benefits of this control. As long as some of the benefits kept coming for ordinary Americans and they were distracted by all the entertainment that the ruling class supplied to them, they ignored what their government, controlled by capitalists, was doing to the rest of the world. Thus, our masters have depended on the ignorance of their subjects regarding their real intentions. 
 
It is becoming increasingly clear to ordinary Americans that they have been deceived about a number of issues by their masters in the ruling class. Whether a sufficient number of ordinary people wake up to this fact to challenge these policies remains to be seen. A positive outcome requires ordinary Americans to identify with ordinary people, not only Colombians but all people of the world because they have all been targets for exploitation by capitalist ruling classes.
  • Aid for Profit: The Dark History of USAID by Saheli Khastagir from Current Affairs. (Note: This general policy used government aid to underdeveloped nations following WWII to serve the profit needs of US corporations by tying aid to purchases from US corporations.)
  • When American Small Towns Loved Socialism by Dave Nance, Noah Van Sciver, Paul Buhle, and Steve Max from Yes!. (Note: This post is for those of you who, through no fault of your own, are ignorant of the real history of the USA. Also, I think that the contents of this post don't justify the headline that only "small towns loved socialism".)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  • Empire Update: US Kisses Saudi Crown + Taliban’s Tet Offensive featuring Abbie Martin reporting the adventures of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire during the week in a 8:38m video from Media Roots. (Note: She reports more news than the title of this post acknowledges.) My reaction: This would be good for Americans to watch this weekly report instead of TV "news" reports by media corporations.
  • Chaos In Ukraine Is Making An Epic Comeback from South Front. (Note: This post includes a 3:48m video report and transcript.) My reaction: This is another report on how true Joe Biden's statement that "America is back". The main capitalist ruling class is back after the Trump interruption and returning to their favorite strategies to counter Russia's influence as illustrated by Ukrainian developments reported in this post and the bombing and missile strikes on Syria. Among the developments in Ukraine are those that the ruling class is already implementing here in the USA:
It all started with the shutting down of opposition TV channels and immediately moved to attacks on the largest and most popular opposition party – “Opposition Platform – For Life!”.Opposition leaders were then sanctioned, for being “Putin agents”, and many of its members were openly censored and persecuted. Then it came down to censoring and persecuted another well-known opposition figure – Anatoly Shariy, and his party.

Websites were pulled down, accounts were banned, cases were opened against those against President Volodymyr Zelensky and his “Servant of the People” party. 

  • BREAKING: Jaw-Dropping Development In Malcolm X Assassination featuring Lee Camp at his YouTube channel reporting a new eye-opening development related to the assassination of Malcolm X. This is direct evidence, that many people have suspected over the many years since the assassination: that the NYC police department is responsible for this murder. Of course, the latter was acting according to orders issued by the ruling capitalist class to silence him because they didn't like his efforts at raising the consciousness of poor African-Americans. This incident will never be reported by mainstream "news" corporations who will continue serving the ruling class with the dissemination of propaganda.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Is it the reputable scientists, virologists, epidemiologists and other medical experts who don’t have a stake in the outcome and who base their judgements on the science alone, or is it the conflicted state bureaucrats, the public health toadies and the billionaire activists who control the media and whose shadowy and sinister motives are still not clear?

Most people know the answer to that question already. It’s obvious.

  • Another Independent News Show Gets Shut Down. This 13:51m YouTube video features Jimmy Dore and a guest Kit Cabello whose channel has been censored by YouTube. My reaction: It's amazing why Dore's channel hasn't been censored. My hunch is that he has a very large following. 
  • Enforcing Orthodoxy by Patrick Lawrence from Consortium News. (Note: Based on another example of ruling class censorship (Consortium News), Lawrence comments on the significance of censorship.)
  • Reclaiming Our Common Home by Vandana Shiva from Yes!. My reaction: I think that the basic needs of humans must be equitably shared. But at the same time, humans must learn about the fact that they are one of a vast number of species in the web of life on planet Earth, and act responsibly. Neither one of my conditions will be met as long as self-serving classes rule over humans. From scientific reports I've read during the past 45 years, I think that humans living in class-structured societies have not acted responsibly and they will become extinct as well as many other species on our exceptional planet Earth.
  • Biden and the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ by Alastair Crooke from Strategic Culture Foundation (based in Russia but international in scope). (Note: "4IR" means "fourth industrial revolution" which was announced by Klaus Schwab by the Great Reset. The latter is a project decided by our masters, the billionaires in the transnational capitalist ruling class of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)
Crooke writes:
 
America’s position as ‘global leader’, Stephen Wertheim has observed in his book Tomorrow the World, was premised on a set of impermanent and atypical post-war circumstances that handed primacy to the U.S.; but Wertheim then goes on to underscore how “those days of incontestable unipolarity are over, and cannot be wished back”. The U.S. empire is, then, at an impasse: Its moral and political justification of overseeing a global order shaped to its norms is now beyond its capabilities (militarily or financially) to maintain.
 
His view differs from mine in that he sees only an American empire, whereas I see the reality of a transnational capitalist empire built on the ruins of the former British Empire combined with the military power of the USA and extended by their combined power over numerous other nations, primarily Europe and Israel. This is the history since WWII of the development of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire which has largely replaced the Nazi ambitions of the Third Reich. 
 
However, in the end Crooke returns to the political dynamics of the USA to imply that most Americans simply want to return to "normal" and will not go along with this delusional agenda. Although his metaphor using "Alice in Wonderland" is clever, I don't think this implication is accurate. I don't see that ordinary Americans will become a significant factor in the future. I believe that too many Americans have been so brainwashed by fake history, capitalist culture, and the advantages that Americans have enjoyed since WWII to be an effective actor in the future. I also believe that our present ruling class suffer from a dangerous delusion, one among many others, of omnipotence that will make the near future much more dangerous than what Crooke suggests.
["The Biden regime"] needs some face saving period of 'peace in Afghanistan' to justify a pull out. It also wants to keep some CIA counter-terrorism force in the country which is something the Taliban are unlikely to allow.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, March 8, 2021

  • The New Normal (Phase 2) by CJ Hopkins, a master satirist, who gives mostly a straight critical report from his weblog Consent Factory, Inc. of the conditions in Europe (a little in the US) regarding how the authorities are dealing with the pandemic and its significance. 
I don't like his framing of what I consider a subversion of the Democratic Party as left-right on the political spectrum. Terms like left and right refer to different classes under a class structure society. In the current era we see mostly capitalist structured societies. 
 
The right-wing capitalist agencies of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have used subversion of political parties as they have successfully used to subvert entire movements and nations. All they need to do is link benefits or money to the change of orientation to reflect capitalist interests and values. This is the secret of their success. 
 
Remember that most people are motivated by benefits and money they receive from a ruling class. This is the Thatcher principle that that defines a weakness of humans: "...there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families." This ignores the role of different benefits accrues to various social-economic classes under any class-structured society. A capitalist ruling class always, and necessarily, must obscure the role of classes in order to exploit other classes.
 
Capitalist ruling classes have often used this control over jobs and careers in a primary way to co-op people into activities that they would otherwise not engage in. This is especially true of highly educated people (upper-middle-class) necessary to maintain and protect all the capitalist machinery necessary for the system to enhance the wealth and power of the ruling class. This practice has led to the corruption of many highly trained professional and managerial people throughout every institution in the Empire and beyond.
  • Return of the Leviathan: The Fascist Roots of the CIA and the True Origin of the Cold War [part 1 of 3] by Cynthia Chung from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: Chung bases her history of the growth of the CIA on original documents and other writers who did likewise which is the responsibility of every good historian. WWII was really fought by the British and their American allies to preserve the capitalist system and what was left of the British Empire, but they temporarily needed the Soviet Union to accomplish this. However, the history of this period has been re-written by propaganda hacks hired by the subversive cabal lodged in the State Department and Wall Street and their fake history has been subsequently taught in US schools, media, and Hollywood films. Most Americans and many others have no idea of the real history of this period. This project was intentionally undertaken after WWII to prepare Americans and others for the Cold War against the Soviet Union and their bureaucratically controlled socialist-type of economy, and to build a capitalist empire of their own in place of the Nazi's Third Reich. Her history dovetails nicely with my historical posts regarding WWII (see this and this).
  • Me and my doubts by Philip Roddis, a Brit, from his weblog Steel City Scribblings.
  • Going Dark Documentary Watch Party featuring Dr. Guy McPherson and his partner, Pauline Schneider, in a rather personal chat beginning about 2 minutes into the YouTube video. They go on to do a historical summary of his efforts to educate the public on his discovery (approximately 2012) that human life, and most other species, on planet Earth will soon come to an end, and finally answering questions at 47:25m until the end (1:32:30). 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, March 7, 2021

  • The Problem with Conspiracy Theories by Kevin Ryan from his weblog Dig Within. My reaction: the ruling classes' governments can only issue conspiracy theories, not citizens (sarcasm).
  • Bioethics and the New Eugenics featuring James Corbett from his weblog focusing on "death panels" passed under the "Obamacare" law and similar laws in Canada in a 39:33m video. My reaction: This is a good way to get rid of "useless eaters" (sarcasm). Unfortunately, true to his commitment to anarchism, he points to governments, and occasionally, billionaires, or in this video academic eugenicists, but never to the capitalist ruling classes who control governments or, indirectly, academic appointments.