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, March 19, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, March 19, 2021

  • World Wide Rally For Freedom featuring James Corbett and James Evan Pilato in a 28:34m video first commenting on media corporation's reporting on the upcoming worldwide protests of the pandemic restrictions. After about 18 minutes they talk about censorship issues.
The ruling capitalist class has used the social identity trick for many years to elect first Barack Obama and then in their attempt to elect Hillary Clinton. Now they have expanded their scope of operations to other social identity groups and smear anyone who challenges them (in addition to anyone who questions their pandemic policies). They do this in order to divide us into hating each other, to distract us from forming other ideas that might be influenced by class politics, and to divert our attention away from real issues of inequality under a capitalist system. 
I think they expanded their psychology operation to extend to other identity groups after they failed to elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency. But they saw it as useful because it greatly influenced the upper-middle-class of college-educated professionals which is their core constituency. They drew on their highly trained advertising and public relations experts to study how to "sell" ruling class policies to the rest of the American society. I think Eric London was right when he wrote the following:
Identity politics has become a key mechanism through which the next 9 percent situated below the top 1 percent advances its grievances within the political establishment, fighting for “space” in the universities, trade unions, political parties, state apparatus, and corporate media. This layer, which forms a principal social base for the Democratic Party, is generally pro-war and supportive of the right-wing policies that have produced a soaring stock market. 
Comics like Jimmy Dore exposed their feminist trick, and radical film reviewers like Michael Walsh did likewise in his review of Hollywood film. Satirists like CJ Hopkins cited in 2018 the advantages that this project of social identity had for our masters in the ruling class. He argued that its appeal extended to other groups and all classes of society. But our masters didn't quit--they had finally found the magic key to the manipulation of the general population. 
Over the years the public opinion shapers improved on his project by using it against major dissidents to control and limit their influence on the general population. They discovered last year the benefits of declaring a pandemic: it enabled them to add censorship to their project by using "fact- checkers" to prohibit the use of privately owned social platforms by disobedient dissidents in order to limit their influence. Now they have turned their new weapon on the likes of Glenn Greenwald and Katie Herzog whose writings challenged their newfound weapon. This could not be tolerated. The two in this post, besides commiserating with each other, explain the victimization as a phenomenon of recent converts to prior forbidden social identities as the source of the attacks on them. However, unlike Walsh and Hopkins, the two do not explicitly link this recent persecution to a ruling class that doesn't like their brand of independent journalism.
  • The Puppet Masters: Is There Really a Deep State? by Philip Geraldi from Strategic Culture Foundation (based in Russia, but independent and international). My reaction: For a long time I have suspected Geraldi to be an agent of one of the Empire's many secret services, and now I am sure. You see, they have heavily infiltrated many news agencies located in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire in order to shape public opinion according to the orders of the Deep State. For the past several years Geraldi has posed as a supporter of Palestinian rights and in opposition to Israeli policies to the extent that one could label him with an anti-Semitic bias. However, now that he is firmly established in various publications and has collected an audience of mostly left-wingers, his bosses in the Deep State ordered him to obscure the CIA, the foremost US secret service, and gaslight the Deep State, the hidden, real government of the USA. In this article he poo-poos the concept of a Deep State, reverses the role they play in relation to their secret services, and he conflates the term "Deep State" with "establishment". Contrary to his assertion, the concept of "deep state" was not coined by a Turkish author, but by Peter Dale Scott. You see, for more than 50 years, I have observed and read about the subversive actions of the CIA, the hidden government represented by the Deep State, and I've developed an advanced "nose" for detecting such fake opinion-shapers. In this case, the stench is overwhelming.
  • Myanmar: Hidden Opposition Violence by Brian Berletic from his weblog Land Destroyer Report. My reaction: I have covered Berletic's reports, when he was known as "Tony Cartalucci", for many years, and I've always found them to be reliable. In this post he takes a report from a Western news agency and shows by reading line by line how it is scripting reports from other "color revolutions", whose activists are funded via Western NGOs, to hide what is really going on--starting a revolution in Myanmar.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, March 18, 2021

Although Greenwald lambasts the journalist profession with a "holier than thou" tone, he only lamely examines the reasons why most of the profession has been corrupted. It is the corruption of this profession that is the root of so much ignorance among ordinary Americans about what their ruling class and its government are doing. 
The corruption of government is another subject that needs exploring by brave (suicidal) people, and a few are doing this. Many members of the legal profession, of which Greenwald is a member, collude in government with liars in the secret services, corporation execs, and the whole fascist Deep State. Maybe he should stick to his own profession with his lofty principles. It is the story that needs to be reported, but a relatively few people are doing it, and mostly in alternative media. These few courageous people are constantly faced with innumerable difficulties such as begging for funding from the public, lack of resources to do their job, constantly labeled by mainstream journalists as engaging in "conspiracy theories", and under constant attack by ruling class censors posing as "fact-checkers", etc.
The major problem is the overwhelming power of the capitalist leviathan that has grown to the fascist monster that it is during the past several hundred years. Oh, it was cute as an infant and few people saw that it had the potential to become the bête noire that it is today. Nowadays, it is in control of an empire, all institutions therein, control of nearly all jobs and careers, and in control of resources, wealth, and power that could only be dreamed about by earlier ruling classes.
  • For Leviathan, it’s so cold in Alaska by Pepe Escobar from "The Saker" weblog. (Note: Escobar, a Brazilian journalist, brings his great geopolitical expertise to focus on two meetings between two top antagonists--the super-aggressive US/Anglo/Zionist Empire versus those nations (Russia-China-Iran alliance) which insist on a multipolar world. You will need to know what he means when he references "the Quad"; also here are the lyrics to Caroline Says II.)
  • DISCUSS: President Magufuli dead at 61 from Off-Guardian. My reaction: This is what invariably happens to those leaders who oppose the Empire's policies and actions. The leaders don't even have to be from a foreign country. The assassination of the Kennedy brothers demonstrates this.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • 💥Intersectional Imperialism: A Wholesome Menace by Alex Rubinstein from his weblog on Substack. This is a best post. My reaction: This post is a most revealing exposé of identity politics ("wokeism") and how it is used to legitimize the most heinous acts and policies of the capitalist ruling class both within and without the USA. This strategy has its roots in the advanced technology of advertising so necessary to sell all the shoddy and unnecessary products of late-stage capitalism--the selling of anything.
  • Do U.S. and UK Have the World’s Most-Censored Press? by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: Although Zuesse avoids Marxist terms like ruling class, and instead prefers feudal words like "aristocracy" because a Marxist lexicon is verboten in the advanced capitalist societies, his description of the ruling class and their fake version of democracy is "spot-on".
Wet bulb temperature sounds almost comical, but the implications of it's [sic] extremes could not be more serious. And as our planet's atmosphere continues to warm, our tropical regions move ever closer to posing that existential threat to billions of people.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Exceptionally good posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • 💥James Corbett Interview – COVID-19 Censorship, Technocracy & The Amazing Country Of Digital Gulag features Ryan Cristián in a discussion lasting nearly an hour and seven minutes with Corbett, a Canadian, regarding Patreon's letter that effectively tries to censor him, problems with Japan's postal system, and the coming digital gulag which will imprison all of us by restricting our communication of information. This is a best post. My reaction: Of course, the digital gulag is powered by the private ownership of communication-technology under the rules of capitalism in contrast to Corbett's arguments that focuses on government authorities. Of course, government authorities are controlled by billionaires in the capitalist ruling class.
  • 5 former OPCW officials join prominent voices to call out Syria cover-up by Aaron Maté from The Grayzone. (This post offers a recent update regarding the UN investigation of the crimes committed in Syria involving the White Helmets. a propaganda organization used by US & British intelligence agencies to help enlist support for their war efforts in Syria from people who live in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)
  • Do we know what we’re doing? by Tone Lanzillo from Duluth Reader, an alternative website in Duluth, Minnesota. My reaction: I strongly suspect that this post applies to all US cities.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Mark Carney: value or price? by Michael Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: Roberts discloses how one of our masters in the Empire's ruling class really thinks.
  • American Pravda: Covid-19, Its Impact and Origins After One Year by Ron Unz from The Unz Review. (Note: This is a rather lengthy article, but an excellent one.) My reaction: I differ with him in that I strongly suspect that this devious sub-project is related to the Great Reset project to reset the existing capitalist system to be a sustainable economy that can survive the destabilization of the climate. However, I entirely agree with his conclusion that it was a project conspired by the directorate of the Empire's ruling class and executed by secret agencies of the Empire. The Deep State of the USA have never ceased their interest in bio-weapons which had its roots in the Korean War. (Read This Must be the Place by Dave Chaddock.) 
An honest examination into the origin of SARS-COV2 suggests a danger more pernicious than the virus itself. How much of scientific opinion is dictated by non-scientific interests? How many other “consensus” positions are rooted in inexcusably poor reasoning and assumptions? If we can only rely on independent researchers to bring clarity to these topics, who is going to give them a voice? If there is a fact that can be extracted from this debate it would be that “trusting the science” and trusting what a media source says about “the science” can be two very different things.
When the Bulletin first took on climate change as an area of focus, it might have seemed an odd fit. “As they say, nuclear can do us in in an afternoon; climate change will take much longer,” Kennette Benedict, the Bulletin’s former director and publisher, who oversaw the inclusion of climate change in the clock-setting, told me. But the two crises are now an inseparable apocalyptic pair. If memories of fallout shelters and air raid drills make rising sea levels and extreme temperatures feel more pressing, then so be it.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, March 14, 2021

  • 💥Bill Gates’ Foundation Funded ‘DNA Mining’ Using COVID-19 Tests featuring Ryan Cristián in an excerpt (36:34m) from his regular show "The Daily Wrap Up 3/6/21" (lasting nearly five hours) posted on The Last American Vagabond. (Note: Cristián reports with documented evidence numerous unsavory connections between not only Big Pharma working under "public-private partnerships" with government agencies, but China as well.  He reads extensively from an article published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shocking revelations which disclose the corrupting influences of international pharmaceutical corporations, in collusion with various governments, Congressional leaders, Bill Gates, etc.) This is a best post. My reaction follows: There have been so many qualified people who have raised serious questions and objections regarding these vaccines (here is another) that I wouldn't get a vaccine if they paid me a small fortune to get it.
  • The 4 Steps To Evolving Past Capitalism features Lee Camp in an 11:54m video via his YouTube channel explaining four steps (with occasional interjections of humor) that we can take to lead us away from capitalism.