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, November 6, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, November 6, 2021

  • 💥Vaccine Authoritarianism Explained by Max Borders from American Institute for Economic Research. This is a best post. My reaction: I very much doubt that Borders explains the obsessive promotion by the ruling class of the Covid-19 pandemic with his "follow the money" scenario--that will await further revelations. But he does explain how irrational it is from a public health perspective. But for now, I will patiently await further revelations.
Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security. 
  • “This Takes The P*** Now!” Biden’s New JFK Files Excuse featuring Russell Brand, a British comic, using the postponement of the JFK files as a comic theme, also as an illustration that the ruling capitalist class (throughout the banking and corporate circles) via their government has been deceiving you for nearly 60 years--from his YouTube (09:36) channel.
  • Shock Update! featuring Lee Camp from his channel on YouTube (12:13) cynically and comically reporting and commenting on the ol' Russiagate story reported in recent years by the ruling class via their control of all corporate media and the Democratic Party (actually both significant political parties that are allowed to participate in US elections) to once again fool the American people.
  • The End of Media featuring an interview (1:03:00) with Ben Swann conducted by Chris Martenson, PhD from his weblog PeakProsperity.
The most powerful private financial interests in the world, under the cover of COP26, have developed a plan to transform the global financial system by fusing with institutions like the World Bank and using them to further erode national sovereignty in the developing world.
  • What America's 17 Intelligence Agencies Won't Say About the Origins of Covid by Ron Unz from his weblog The Unz Report. My reaction: Although I have criticized this source for casting all Jews in a negative light; that their political orientation is old-fashioned (industrial) capitalism; and it is obvious that while The Unz Report argues against neoliberalism and neoconservatives, they also favor industrial capitalism. However, I also think that this site basically issues real evidence on other topics, and I think this is one example.
Although China has dedicated efforts to maintaining good relations with India, the South Asian country inherited Western geopolitical ideas and principles from its suzerain when it was a British colony. India conducted numerous cooperation with the US in cybersecurity and it is reasonable to speculate that behind the hacker groups there is intelligence sharing between India and the US, Shen said.
The climate denial delegates are listed as attending COP26 on behalf of the US-based Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), both of which have a long history of rejecting mainstream climate science and have previously taken funding from oil giant ExxonMobil.
 
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This desire to create true world money would involve the creation of a digital special drawing right (SDR). SDRs are issued by the IMF to member nations and may be issued to other multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.
 
My comments:
 
The IMF is part of the UN, as is the World Bank. Long ago the IMF began issuing debt (technically not currency) under its Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). It is the IMF's goal to become the single currency of nations, using SDRs to issue its debt. SDRs are convertible to nearly all Government based currencies and even have a corresponding conversion table update in real-time, but again, they claim it is not a hard currency, but just a drawing right issued to governments central banks.

In 1969 the IMF created the first SDRs, however, its origins went back to the Bretton Woods agreement of 1944. This enabled the UN to act as a big brother piggybank to smaller nations. The SDR is roughly made of a basket of five currencies contributed by member nations, and is generally used as a loan for poorer nations.

What do these loans actually accomplish?

In Geneva, UN member nations come to convene business with corporations at the United Nations Council on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). These are "open-door" closed meetings where UN-recognized members, representatives, etc., of companies, corporations, and nations sit down to agree upon what minerals, hydrocarbons, and other national capital assets are available to sell, how much to sell, and to who they will sell it to.

This right here is exactly what the United Nations is truly about. Commerce.
 
In extracting the resources, the member nations are issued essentially credits into their central bank which they can use to obtain currencies used to buy hard assets, like mining rigs, trucks, and whatever is needed in the extraction of resources that were forecast and agreed upon in sales at the UNCTAD meetings.

Sometimes during this process, someone is corrupt and takes their special position and access to reroute this money into their own special interests, be it companies, friends, personal wealth, etc.
 
So, when you think of the IMF, they're really just a method of financing of resource extraction from member states that the banking world agrees to. It's all a big self-referential bullshit machine that signifies nothing more than a paper agreement to take land and resources from the people of earth in an organized and orderly fashion.

In my humble opinion, these are the real thieves of nations.

The fairest and most reliable monetary system I can think of is one that is the least elegant, with a plurality of currencies, overlapping and not organized. This copies food systems found in nature, which are not organized and elegant, but chaotic and overlapping.

The only true efficiency achieved by the SDK is control of many by the few, and as such, is to be avoided at all costs.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, November 5, 2021

  • Florida Now Has Lowest Covid Rates In Nation! featuring Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal from Dore's channel on YouTube (14:48). My reaction: This was a surprise to me. The ruling class, via their control of media and the Democratic Party, must do a better job of distorting statistics or else admit to their efforts at distorting data and the use of pro-pandemic propaganda.
  • Hear the Suppressed Voices of the Vaccine Injured featuring Ben Swann from Sovren covering the highlights of the hearing at the "U.S. Senate building in Washington DC where vaccine-injured spoke about their experience and the tens of thousands of others who are being 'erased' by politicians and social media". My reaction: I'll bet you didn't learn of this government hearing from corporate media.
... after five weeks, I had to quit a job where my requirement was supposedly to help people living in poverty, living with mental illnesses, with traumatic brain injuries, with developmental disabilities, get job ready, get their job profiles and interview skills up to speed, and to get them jobs ....
  • Why Democrats Lost In Virginia Is Painfully Obvious featuring Jimmy Dore exposing the meaninglessness of the US government as providing any kind of "democracy", the electoral system, and corporate media from Dore's channel on YouTube (27:59). My reaction: I wonder when Dore gives up on his efforts to expose the ruling capitalist class and their stranglehold on the US nation. I think we will all be strangled to death by our masters much before he ever succeeds.
Their ability to display ideological cohesion at the expense of a reflexive process of dialogical thinking is remarkable but not surprising: establishment liberals do see themselves as the centre of political enlightenment. If they appear vainglorious and self-righteous it is because they are part of a power structure that produces and perpetuates these character traits. Those who entertain the possibility of failure are side-lined as bearers of bad news, the centre-stage is reserved for those who project confidence and a sense of moral superiority. As to considering opposing viewpoints, that is entirely optional.
That’s why I use the word “miracle” sometimes. Because if you really grasp how fucked things are and still hold out hope that we can change things in time to save the world, you’re basically holding out hope for a miracle. You might not use that word, but you’re hoping for something to happen that on paper is impossible.

So what do we do? The only thing we can do in such a situation: work tirelessly to spread awareness. To spread awareness to other people, and to spread awareness within ourselves. To facilitate awakening, collectively and as an individual. It’s the only thing that ever leads to healthy change.

Do that with everything we’ve got, and do it for its own sake with the full allowance that it could easily not be enough, and who knows. We just might get our miracle.
Israel is doing what any colonial power does. It expands at the expense of the native population. The onus is not on colonial powers to behave themselves, but on the rest of the world to hold them accountable.
 
My reaction: Actually this entity is a colony of largely right-wing European Jews settled in Palestine thanks to the power of the then US-British Empire (read chapter 3 of Stephan Wertheim's Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy) after WWII.  The colony was designed to serve the former Empire in order to police the Middle East. In 1967, after it proved its loyalty to the Empire, Israel was admitted to the now de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. 
  • Japan’s Energy Policy and its Significance for Russia by Petr Konovalov from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: Here we see a national interest emphasized over the planet's interest in reducing carbon-emitting fuel. That is better than what we see in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire: a family's interest--jobs and careers--via a corporation's interest of profitability. Although this author's take is morally a little better, and Russia's interest in pursuing a multipolar world and defending against the Empire's obsessive drive to dominate all nations (also see my "best post" here) of the planet might be a moral excuse for pursuing a national interest. But, either way, the planet is going to get more inhospitable for all life-species despite any COP meetings.
Outside of the above vital consideration, I learned from reading the article a lot about carbon emissions. For example, this one about hydrogen power:
 
Indeed, hydrogen does not pollute the environment when used. However, the environment is polluted during hydrogen’s production: surprisingly, most of the hydrogen produced in the world comes from the same oil and coal. Other ways of producing hydrogen on an industrial scale are not cost-effective yet. Thus, to avoid processing hydrocarbon fuel on its territory, Japan will have to pay a lot of money to other countries, and only later receive the finished product. In the eyes of the United Nations, this may absolve Japan of responsibility for air pollution. Still, it will not make the number of harmful substances in the Earth’s atmosphere any less.

The following posts are selected by Brad Fredricks (and his reactions, commentaries, etc.) for this website:
A man from Florida, actually the Governor of the State with the current lowest COVID-19 infections, is suing the Biden administration over the latest White House Executive orders mandating vaccinations.

Normally headlines about a man from Florida are followed by insane stories that seem far-fetched, however, we are in a totally inverted reality where everything is backward.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, November 4, 2021

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter suspended hundreds of influential pro-Sandinista journalists and activists days before Nicaragua’s November 7 elections, falsely claiming they were government trolls.
  • Mass Media Hasten To Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself In Afghan Airstrike by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. This post discloses an illustration of how the ruling class constructs the "news" that you obtain from social media and corporate news sources.
AP, along with Reuters and AFP, is one of just three news agencies which write the bulk of international news media reporting in the western world. Corporate media outlets who generally can’t be bothered to do their own original reporting on international affairs often run articles published by those agencies, along with whatever propaganda, spin, and journalistic malpractice they happen to contain. A quick search shows that this AP report has already been picked up and run verbatim by Politico, The Independent, Yahoo News, and many other outlets.

Not only there is there clearly nothing “independent” about government officials investigating their own agencies, but the possibility of any actual independent review of the airstrike has been made impossible, since the Pentagon’s report on the matter has been classified.

  • How the CIA Trained Violent Tibetan Extremists To Stoke Unrest In China featuring a video interview (08:28) with Ken Hammond, Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University, conducted by Rania Khalek from Breakthrough News. My reaction: Young people are more informed than my generation regarding Tibet. I remember when the Dalai Lama visited the Seattle area, public schools bused their student to listen to his address. I remember all the bumper stickers saying something like "Free Tibet" of graduate students of universities that I attended.

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New OSHA and CMS Rules Mean Two-Thirds of All Workers Now Covered by Vaccination Rules from The White House. They will require employers with 100 employees to:
  • Get Their Employees Vaccinated by January 4th and Require Unvaccinated Employees to Produce a Negative Test on at Least a Weekly Basis
  • Pay Employees for the Time it Takes to Get Vaccinated
  • Ensure All Unvaccinated Employees are Masked
  • Employers are subject to requirements for reporting & record keeping
My comments:
 
Hot on the heels of The Lancet Report, which states "fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts", one must wonder why any of this is being forced on businesses and people despite the obvious issues around leaky vaccines (read as ineffective).

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • The Covid Hoax: The Steamroller to Tyranny by Peter Koenig from Global Research. (Note: Koenig also asserts what the real agenda is, and what the real effects will be.) My reaction: No, Covid-19 is real, but the pandemic and government and business measures against it are a hoax. I have little doubt that the ruling capitalist class engineered this pandemic.
Yet the steamroller bulldozes on, rolling over all the scientific evidence, and since the steamroller pays and corrupts the media, the media keep lying and corrupting people, and the governments keep corrupting, threatening, blackmailing, coercing certain vulnerable scientists into continuing with the lie despite their better knowledge. 
  • The Matrix Has Tightened Its Grip by Paul Craig Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: I thoroughly endorse this post with the "matrix" being the ruling capitalist class rule.
  • UPDATE 2-California judge delivers drugmakers 1st trial win in opioid litigation by Nate Raymond from Yahoo Finance. My reaction: Essentially the California judge ruled in favor of major pharmaceutical corporations that caused what I argue is a pandemic of opioid addiction across America. I've personally seen the havoc such crimes produced in a family. But, what else is new under the capitalist system? In a podcast from RT the interviewer "asks opioid-epidemic activist and blogger Jake Bradshaw what the ruling will mean for survivors."
The COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic crisis worsened by it has affected people from all walks of lives across the world, with the working class being forced to bear the burden of the ongoing crisis. In most parts of the world, the common peoples’ tax money has been used by governments to save big businesses, while small-scale enterprises and the livelihoods of millions of people have been ruined in this period due to lockdowns and other rotating restrictions to contain the pandemic.
 
Many sections of society have adapted to this ‘new normalcy’ and slowly started reconfiguring their lives, especially as developed countries in Europe and North America – boasting higher vaccination rates – have fully or partially lifted lockdowns and other regulations which were imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, the lives of refugees and poor people still remain miserable as there has been no break on imperialist aggression and capitalist profiteering even during the pandemic.

As global warming becomes obvious, “climate denial” fades into the sunset. The twin twilight stars replacing it are the “Blah, blah, blah” of inaction and “energy denial.”
 
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Dr. Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, along with Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University, and Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, have called an end to mandates and lockdowns, as they're leading to worsening mental, physical and economic conditions for all. 

Despite their well-informed perspectives, rational discourse is useless when the masses have been manipulated by a tightly controlled narrative sponsored by Pfizer ....

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  • How Fauci Fooled America | Opinion by Martin Kulldorff and Jay Bhattacharya from Newsweek.  My reaction: I can't figure out how or why this mainstream publication posted this!
As a pediatrician and a mother, I am particularly concerned about the impacts of climate change on maternal and child health. Pregnant women are especially at risk from heat because they have a higher body temperature to start with, and are “cooling for two”, which makes them more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
 
Constible later adds:
 
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which synthesizes over 14,000 scientific studies, makes clear that human-driven global warming is happening faster than anticipated. The medical community is increasingly speaking out on the grave risk that climate change poses to human health. 
  • Global Blueprint Exposed: The Takeover Of All Genetic Material On Earth by Patrick Wood from Technocracy News. Wood, while disclosing the antecedents to the Great Reset, reaches this conclusion:
     
    Hiding behind benevolent concepts such as eliminating poverty and providing education for all, is a cadre of genetic engineers intent on making life “sustainable” on planet earth by simply changing the structure and nature of life that consumes resources, including humanity itself.

    The mad global dash to inject synthetic mRNA and synthetic DNA into the arms of every human on earth should make a little more sense to the reader. This is their shared vision to bridge the gap between humanity and nature to be “living in harmony” with it, to balance the scales of resources vs. consumption, to create new markets for new products, to bring to life the transhuman dream of modifying DNA to achieve life extension and ultimately, immortality.

    This has happened right under our noses while everyone’s attention was focused on other issues. What we thought were the key issues of Agenda 21, the 2030 Agenda, Biodiversity Convention, etc., were indeed real issues, but they were not the main issue.

              Indeed, the main issue is the takeover of all genetic material on earth.
     
  • 💥Frogs Slow-Boiling in Their Pans by Alastair Crooke from Strategic Culture Foundation. This is a best post. My reaction: Crooke considers that opinion-makers often see geopolitical contradictions everywhere, and he offers an insight that is less than reassuring in a human-world that is shaped more by power/control and its ultimate power--violence:
The rules-based liberal order was always, in part, an illusion – albeit one that gripped much of the world, for a period of time. Power everywhere was more important than rules, but the illusion still maintained its’ slowly-eroding aura of stability, until power moved elsewhere. And that shift has now occurred.

Perhaps this is culturally too difficult for the western Establishment to bear. All this bluffing may be to distract. The danger however, is if some U.S. ̩lites should come to believe their own bluffs. The water in the pan is reaching boiling. Maybe the frog is already too zombified, too enervated by the heat, to jump Рand, if it should try, may find it has not the energy and vitality remaining to clear the fires below Рpotentially those of Taiwan, Iran or the Ukraine.

  • Why A Conservative Conference in Florida?: Organized and paid for by Israel by Philip Giraldi from The Unz Review. My reaction: Aren't right-wing Jews of Israel excel at making money via the capitalist system? It seems to me that if you favor capitalism and the rich, you favor Israel. But I suspect that is not the case with Ron Unz, the founder of The Unz Review. I further suspect that he is against all Jews, and favors a racist position in capitalism.
Today [10/11/2021] I spoke with Lebanese journalist, mother and academic Marwa Osman about recent events in Lebanon orchestrated by the US and Israel to foment sectarian violence and civil war. We talk about the latest Israeli aggression and Resistance Allied Command retaliation and the change in the Resistance Axis strategy that threatens Zionist/US/UK hegemony in the region now and in the future.
  • Big Telecoms Secretly Label Customers “Gay,” “Troubled,” Etc. by Naomi Karavani from the Redacted Tonight's channel on YouTube (05:03). My reaction: Surprised? But you shouldn't be because everything is geared toward capitalists' interests in capitalist societies. Privacy laws only pertain to useless personal information, that is, personal information in which capitalists don't have a major interest.
  • The Trillion Dollar Industry That Will End Humanity featuring Lee Camp from his channel on YouTube (10:05). My reaction: Camp exposes how we come to believe falsehoods according to knowledgeable ad executives and their ad specialists. That is why businesses spend so much on advertising.
  • Monday~COP26: Glasgow by John Allen from his weblog on Medium. (Note: It looks like you can access this article a limited number of times before Medium requires you to subscribe. But, the subscription rates are very reasonable--I have subscribed.)
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The Epstein inquiry continues to bear fruit and rolling heads. On Monday Barclays CEO, Jes Staley, resigned amid an ongoing probe into his ties to Jeffrey Epstein during his time working at JP Morgan.
 
While the world struggles under the weight of inflation and vaccine mandates the elites struggle under the weight of their pernicious desires and questionable associations coming to light. Before anyone speculates on Staley's patronizing of underage women with Epstein, it should be said that when it comes to money it appears there is no morality. Banks do business with anyone and everyone, so long as the profits outweigh the potential losses. This too can be said for Staley.

As people are barely surviving to make ends meet, don't worry about Staley. He is disembarking from Barclays with the safety net of his contract which entitles him to receive $3.3 million in cash and Barclays shares until October 31 of next year.

It appears the good ole' boys are running for cover but less than likely any of those involved in Epstein's trafficking of underage women, be it recruiting or consuming, will actually go to jail. But, don't give up hope there's always Prince Andrew. Who is still under federal investigation in the US, may become the sacrifice to appease the lions of brain-dead masses still not realizing the world is controlled by a heartless, morally corrupt, and apparently perverted elite. 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, November 1, 2021 (Shortened version)

  • The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins by Katherine Eban from Vanity Fair. (Note: To be fair, I accessed Lee Camp's podcast wherein he refers to Eban's article, according to him, in a "mainstream" publication, Vanity Fair, in a long rambling commentary which I refuse to post.) My reaction: Lee Camp's description of Vanity Fair as a "mainstream" publication is totally erroneous. Vanity Fair is a capitalist ruling class publication that is for the rich. Vanity Fair is part of the Condé Nast conglomerate which caters to the rich. Just look at the advertising. Just see my many articles on Vanity Fair earlier in my years of blogging by typing in "Vanity Fair" into one of my search engines. Thus, you will see Vanity Fair candidly recognizing the fact that the US did sponsor gain of function for the corona virus which is totally ignored in mainstream news outlets such as CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times, etc.
Winter is coming … and you know what that means.

That’s right, it’s nearly time once again for the global-capitalist ruling classes to whip the New Normal masses into a state of mindless mass hysteria over an imaginary apocalyptic virus. the same imaginary apocalyptic virus that they have whipped the New Normal masses into a state of mass hysteria over throughout the Winter for the last two years.
 
They’ve got their work cut out for them this time. Seriously, how much more mass hysterical could the New Normals possibly get at this point? 
Framing means talking the people into something that doesn‘t even exist. It is the last and ultimate manipulative strategy used by any author to describe everything he wished had happened in a way that bequeaths his own brilliant legacy and fits an imaginary plot.
  • Tuesday~More Rigging & A Show: The Money Game by John Allen from Medium. (Note: It looks like you can access this article a limited number of times before Medium requires you to subscribe. But, the subscription rates are very reasonable--I have subscribed.)
  • Friday~Rigging, cont. by John Allen from Medium. (Note: It looks like you can access this article a limited number of times before Medium requires you to subscribe. But, the subscription rates are very reasonable--I have subscribed.)
And yet most of the world's population ideologically supports their rule under the system of capitalism. Logically they should reject their rule and especially the system which gives them so much power and control. But they are so manipulated by all-encompassing propaganda and 24/7 indoctrination since birth that the world's population merely goes along with this system while devoting all their efforts to survive within it. Caitlin argues:
 
There are almost infinite examples I could highlight, but I think my point is clear. Billionaires and billionaire corporations own our media, influence our thinking, manipulate our economies, interfere in our politics, determine the fate of our ecosystem, and shape our world. And they are the very least qualified among us to be doing so.

Thus, the self-serving billionaires have demonstrated so much hubris that they are now thinking that they can control the natural forces of the universe as they have done to the rest of the Earth's humans. However, the billionaires cannot control the natural forces of the universe--besides the fact that scientists have determined it's already too late. Humans together with their human billionaire-masters are destined to go the way of many other species, like the Dodo bird, and become extinct. 
 
Billionaires are convinced--or thoroughly addicted to power/control--to believe, together with most other humans, that they constitute an exceptional species which can control the forces of the universe. Imagine, if you can, the terrible surprise that's awaiting humans in the years ahead.
  • Cucked Progressives Already Caved On Spending Bills featuring Jimmy Dore reporting and commenting on another new study from his channel on YouTube (21:49). My reaction: This is a bill for a 10 year period. Thus, on annual basis this is less than nothing compared to what our government spends on weapons. I also wish to point out that Rep. Pramila Jayapal was the darling for the far-left in the Seattle area--fooled again!