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

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, July 10, 2021

In a modern society freedom of speech cannot be absolute. Defamation, personal, racial, gender and other insults are inadmissible. There are courts that are supposed to protect the rights of those offended, but no one can deprive a person of the right to express his or her opinion on such issues as illegal migration, the destruction of the education system, the tax system or when heterosexuals serve in the army alongside representatives of sexual minorities. Or maybe already can? In the midst of the pandemic, freedom of speech has become lopsided – the “cancellation culture” has led to calls for violence against members of the successful middle class, who in turn are no longer able to raise their voice in defense of their rights. What is even more outrageous is that this was done to please the old political elites … mostly white and very wealthy. [my emphasis]

My reaction: The ruling billionaire class has cynically switched to using the Democratic Party for their fake new support of sexual and racial minorities. I argue "fake" because they are using high-tech industry personnel many of whom are college graduates who they have discovered support these minorities. And, what better way exists to back a traditional worker-identified political party to win support from ordinary Americans who don't follow politics much (maybe once every four years and mostly subject to political commercials)? Our ruling sociopathic masters will use any device to manipulate the minds of the public. And now that they control all media corporations, they use censorship and manipulation of the news to control what Americans think.
  • How China Is Conquering The World Now by Neenah Payne from Activist Post. (Warning: This article contains much information about China's infrastructure. It will take you some time to digest all, but it is important.)
  • Say hello to the diplo-Taliban by Pepe Escobar from "The Saker" weblog. Escobar states the following: "Deploying diplomatic skills refined from Doha to Moscow, the Taliban in 2021 has little to do with its 2001 incarnation". 
"... nothing is off the table for Washington when it comes to derailing BRI. Crucial silos scattered across the deep state must be already at work replacing a forever war in Afghanistan with hybrid war, Syria-style." And he warns us by stating "Fasten your seat belts: It’s gonna be a bumpy ride."
My reaction: Escobar is one of the best independent journalists and geopolitical analysts in the world today.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, July 9, 2021

With many focusing on tomorrow’s Cyber Polygon exercise, less attention has been paid to the World Economic Forum’s real ambitions in cybersecurity – to create a global organization aimed at gutting even the possibility of anonymity online. With the governments of the US, UK and Israel on board, along with some of the world’s most powerful corporations, it is important to pay attention to their endgame, not just the simulations. 
And Webb, in conclusion, reminds of our duty to organize and react:
All of this should serve as a poignant reminder that, as much as our lives have become interconnected with the internet and online activity, the fight to protect human freedom, dignity and liberty against a predatory, global oligarchy is fundamentally one that must take place in the real world, not only online. May the coming “cyber war”, whatever form it takes, remind many that online activism must be accompanied by real world actions and organizing. 
  • Designing Humans for Fun and Profit featuring James Corbett using a 50:40m video/audio from his website to explain to us what our masters in the billionaire ruling class are planning for us in the hi-tech world of tomorrow.
... resistance is imperative. But unless this resistance is strategic it will not achieve the outcome we seek.

Why? Because this elite coup has been decades in the planning and so resistance that is not carefully designed and rigorously implemented will not succeed. The elite is too well organized for haphazard acts of resistance to have any impact. Hence, there is no point simply reiterating the need for resistance. Only a strategically-focused campaign of nonviolent resistance – such as that outlined below – has any serious prospect of succeeding.

So what does it mean to resist strategically?

  • Will Congress Break Up Big Tech? featuring Ben Swann and David H. Hansson discussing and explaining the issue of Big Tech monopolies (14:03m) from ISE. My reaction: The answer is "no!".
  • Was it Just? America and Her Suicidal Combat Veterans by Matthew Hoh from CounterPunch. My reaction: These veterans have put the lie to corporate news media like none other. This is America's dirty secret. Now with the "domestic war on terror", we will see the lies turned onto the general American public.
I do not recommend this article, but it is important as a representative of how CounterPunch obscures the capitalist system behind words that make you feel angry. The is how CounterPunch poses as rebel to capitalism, but in reality it is only a release valve for a system that represents a pressure cooker for workers. I list this article as only an illustration of how CounterPunch serves the capitalist system. 
The author's primary assumption is that the system is illegitimate because it incentivizes "owners" of private "property" to pay the lowest wages to workers in order for them to accumulate wealth. This, in turn, leads capitalists to get rid of workers and replace them with machines. Fine! But this does not explain how the myth of "ownership" obscures the control of property. This is the best kept secret of capitalism: their control of property through the fake concept of "ownership". The latter is short-circuit term to hide the man-made construct of belonging to individuals (corporations are considered individuals under capitalist definitions). That is, the term confers to individuals the near absolute power to decide the disposition of an asset. 

The term "ownership" or "private property" is rooted in antiquity or past class-structured societies that arose when civilizations were first established. This initially was done through violence or the threat of violence to people to enable the violence-agent to possess (control) what he/she had not worked for.
Now they promise with the Great Reset project that you will own nothing and be happy. If you fall for this monstrous lie, you deserve to be unhappy. Because the Great Reset is designed by billionaires to give billionaires, or major capitalists, the opportunity to control everything and be really happy.
The objective of the article is to make you angry, but without understanding the complete true nature of the capitalist system as a set of constructs (social conventions), and must be destroyed before it destroys us.
United States warmakers have become so skilled at propaganda that not only can they wage a war of aggression without arousing protest; they can also compel liberals to denounce peace activists using language reminiscent of the McCarthy era.
Take the case of Syria.
  •  The American Empire in Asia in the 1800s from Tales of the American Empire. (Note: This is an opportunity for you to learn real history instead of revised history that you have been subject to in your schooling.)
Historians declare that the American empire began with the Spanish-American war in 1898. It really began decades earlier when the US Navy formed the East India Squadron in 1835 that grew into of the Asiatic Squadron in 1868. American warships deployed to Asia to intimidate and attack whoever interfered with American business interests. This force also established American colonies in China, Hawaii, and Samoa before the Spanish-American war.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, July 8, 2021 (abbreviated aggregated post)

  • Corporate Socialism: The Great Reset featuring Michael Rectenwald, and his insights about the Great Reset, the latest fantasy of billionaires to save capitalism, being interviewed (nearly one hour) by Bonny Faulkner (audio only) from her website Gun & Butter. (Note: This use of the word "socialism" is only to highlight corporate rule. Corporate "socialism" = fascism.)
  • The Issue of Asbestos Exposure in the U.S. by Gregory Cade from Activist Post. My reaction: I am surprised that the author didn't mention the recently settled legal case against Johnson & Johnson corporation, a producer and seller of a Covid-19 vaccine, for including asbestos in their baby powder. (Personal note: I occasionally used this product in my crotch while bicycling long distances, but I suffered no ill-effects.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Documents relating to the Second World War, previously classified, have now revealed that the Soviet Union's western allies didn't want to help Moscow fight the Nazis at the start of the war – but were themselves planning their own airstrike on USSR assets.
  • Science Update: Arctic's Last Stand by Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--17:03m), who has fearlessly focused his attention and career on the climate crisis. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (abbreviated aggregated post)

There may be fewer people like Australian virologist Danielle Anderson who dares to share what the targeted WIV lab she worked in is really like. It has the highest biosafety designation, she said, and she is "dumbfounded by the portrayal of the lab by some media outside China, and the toxic attacks on scientists."

The mission for the U.S. intelligence is self-explanatory: to blame the outbreak on China whatever it takes. Flashback to 2003 and the vial of detergent before the Iraq War. It should still remind the United States of the huge embarrassment and the dark stain on its credibility when politics override facts.

My brief commentary follows:
Why are only two plausible ideas about the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic: Natural origins via other animals versus a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute? It seems to me that there is a third theory that is likely an almost probability, but it isn't being considered: a planned conspiracy by biowarfare agents of the USA under the direction of the ruling class to carry out this project because it would likely create numerous problems for China. Scientist's reluctance to take part in this quarrel is understandable.
The evidence that US agents have already committed such an act during the Korean War is overwhelming (read This Must Be the Place by Dave Chaddock). Perhaps Chinese authorities, with their tendency to avoid any kind of conflicts (as well as a lack of proof), and US media corporations with the hesitancy to consider such an unthinkably criminal theory--they both refuse?
  • Exxon Admits Capitalism Created The Climate Crisis by Nathan J. Robinson from Current Affairs. (Note: The title is erroneous, they didn't admit that "capitalism created the climate crisis", only Exxon admitted that it did. The author has posed a dramatic headline to lure leftists into reading the article. Robinson also thinks that socialism is equated with social democracy (def.), a common mistake in the propaganda-infused (def. #3) USA and other capitalist nations.) 💥My commentary follows (this is a best commentary):
Socialism is a new, unformed system. The attempted first appearance was in Russia after the Bolsheviks attained control of the government in 1917 and changed the name of Russia to the Soviet Union. Unlike capitalism which has been in existence for the past several centuries, socialism's first appearance met fierce resistance from capitalist nations (see this and this), led by the British Empire which affected the course of socialism in that country from monarchy to a deformed socialism under the autocratic control of Stalin and his bureaucracy.

This history of socialism means that true socialism, that is, a drastically limited role for privately owned commerce in which they do not play a significant role in the economy, and in industry none at all. In the Soviet Union family-owned enterprises such as stores, lodging, and farms were acceptable. Socialism does not exist in this contemporary world. At best there are mixed economies typified by China and Russia in which their economies have a mixture of control by government and private enterprises. But this is not fully formed or mature socialism where ordinary people have control over the economy as well as all other institutions.
  • The Real Role of NGOs in Venezuela from Internationalist 360° which translated an article from Misión Verdad. (Note: Using the example of Venezuela, this article explains why it is so difficult to expose the role of NGO's operating on behalf of the de-facto US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)
The US and British governments had openly armed and trained these groups during World War 2 and have since provided them with support through organisations like USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and through more clandestine and indirect forms of support, particularly in regards to providing arms and military training.

These ethnic armed groups now play a key role in training the so-called PDFs fighting government forces in Myanamr’s urban centres as well as funnelling war weapons to these armed groups.

Little if any mention is made of the atrocities carried out by these ethnic armed groups, atrocities that have been ongoing throughout the decades in their fight to divide Myanmar into a patchwork of Western-sponsored ethnic narco-terror fiefdoms.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, July 4, 2021

  • Batty Bioweapons, 5G, and Star Wars featuring a long discussion posted by Paul Haeder with three other knowledgeable socialists regarding the subject (1:48:52hr) and an additional script. (Note: I hesitated to post this because it is very lengthy, but I decided to do so because of the shortness of this general post.)
  • Case Against Julian Assange FALLS APART! featuring Jimmy Dore and occasionally Ron Placone in Dore's YouTube channel (09:43m) commenting on the sociopathic snitch that the FBI recruited to testify against Julian Assange.