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, December 31, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, December 31, 2021

The Justice Department’s China Initiative Was Established by the Trump Administration to Crackdown on Chinese Economic and Scientific Espionage
However, its primary targets have been academics prosecuted for failing to properly disclose their connection to Chinese universities on grant forms and it has led to numerous miscarriages of justice 
  • Live Talking Maxwell Verdict w/Whitney Webb 12/29/21 featuring Whitney Webb's interpretation of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial to date as revealed in this interview with Webb, who has done extensive research on the Maxwell case. This interview and discussion was directed by Graham Elwood using his channel on YouTube (33:40). (Note: This is not a 1:08:03 interview because Elwood has technical difficulties with YouTube and other problems with hooking up to Webb. The interview starts at about 10:00 and lasts until about 43:40, which equals about 33:40 total for the interview with Whitney Webb.) My reaction: As you probably know, Maxwell was found guilty of five of six counts during her recent trial. But that isn't justice served because the two main criticisms of the trial are provided by Webb which indicates that the trial made a concerted effort to prevent any prominent names associated with Epstein's trafficking of minors for sexual blackmail purposes would be kept out of the trial, and prevented any examination of Israeli spy involvement with this essentially blackmail operation. Elwood near the end cynically speculates about the sentencing of G. Maxwell put off until another day.
  • Brian Williams’ RIDICULOUS Retirement Speech featuring Jimmy Dore commenting about the hilarious speech that Brian Williams gave on TV, with mostly humorous comments interjected in the conversation by comedian Kurt Metzger--using Dore's channel on YouTube (25:46). My reaction: Williams is representative of the shallow, morally-compromised people who work for media corporations, and the mouthpiece of corporations and the ruling capitalist class in general. He has been rewarded with a long career at NBC as a presenter of the "news" or, more realistically, ruling class propaganda.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, December 30, 2021

A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine [capitalism] in the face of a pathogen that targets almost exclusively the unproductive (over 80s). Why all the humanitarian zeal? Cui bono? Only those who are unfamiliar with the wondrous adventures of GloboCap can delude themselves into thinking that the system chose to shut down out of compassion. Let us be clear from the start: the big predators of oil, arms, and vaccines could not care less about humanity. [my insertion]
Unz, a writer who promotes old-fashioned capitalism, labeled by neoconservatives as paleoconservatism, argues that Kennedy's book The Real Anthony Fauci has reopened a controversy that raged in the 1990s set off by Prof. Luc Montagnier, the medical researcher who won a Nobel Prize for discovering the HIV virus in 1984. Unz writes: “Tragically for humanity, there are many, many untruths emanating from Fauci and his minions. RFK Jr. exposes the decades of lies.” Kennedy also included names like Kary Mullis, the renowned creator of the revolutionary PCR test, and Prof. Peter H. Duesberg. 
One of the major scientific heroes in Kennedy’s account is Prof. Peter H. Duesberg of Berkeley. During the 1970s and 1980s, Duesberg had been widely regarded as among the world’s foremost virologists, elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences at age 50, making him one of its youngest members in history.
Unz goes on to report in this article:
In 1996 he published Inventing the AIDS Virus, a massive 712 page volume setting forth his case, with the Foreword provided by Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, the renowned inventor of PCR technology and himself another leading public critic of the HIV/AIDS hypothesis. Duesberg even underscored the confidence of his HIV skepticism by offering to be injected with HIV-tainted blood.

But rather than openly debate such a strong scientific opponent, Fauci and his allies blacklisted Duesberg from receiving any government funding, thereby wrecking his research career, while also vilifying him and pressuring others to do the same.

According to Unz, other attacks on Duesberg followed.
This article reports on the fakery behind the current ruling class's promotion of the Democratic Party and their "woke" policies which pretend to show how minorities like homosexuals and African-Americans have been discriminated against by old-fashioned conservatives, the former capitalist ruling class, which was replaced by neoconservatives (right-wing Jews or Zionists) like Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, etc., who arose in the government during the Reagan administration and promoted the new ideology of neoliberalism. This ideology formed a basis for the new transnational capitalism which has morphed into the thoroughly corrupt ruling class in which the latter chose the Democratic Party as an instrument to further their agenda as we see today. 
However, this is a ruse to further confuse and divide Americans while the ruling capitalist class installs foreign military bases, engages in subversive activities to overthrow governments they don't like, and wages wars in order to construct their world Empire. Meanwhile, they continue to make half-hearted attempts to cope with the climate crisis which will increase in the near future.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell Is Guilty by Dan Adler from Vanity Fair. My reaction: The fact that this was reported in Vanity Fair is significant. Only the rich ruling class read this magazine because VF report on matters that affect them. (Note: If you have limited time, Ben Swann also reports and comments on this from Sovren--03:11.)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The conventional wisdom is that the Fed’s recent emergency lending facilities to Wall Street were caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The above chart, which uses the New York Fed’s own Excel spreadsheet repo loan data, shows the conventional wisdom is dangerously wrong.
  • Thought The Pandemic Was BAD?! This Is What's NEXT! feature Russell Brand, a British figure, at his channel on YouTube (08:03) interviewing Professor Dr. Brad Evans, of Bristol University. My reaction: Dr. Evans is trying to elevate our critical thinking of government secrecy and on recent technological developments of surveillance especially in relation to the critics of the policies of the ruling class (who control the government).
  • 💥Leftist YouTubers Co-Opted to Counter Covid Restriction Critics featuring Jimmy Dore and guest Max Blumental (of The Grayzone) commenting on the recent efforts to control what on what "left" and "right" means in the political spectrum in an effort to smear critics of the Empire policies by propaganda agents of the US/British/Zionist Empire--from Dore's channel on YouTube (33:12). This is a best post. My reaction: This is an important propaganda psy-op to confuse various "left" leaders of the Empire in an effort to smear real left critics on various issues--and it's working!
  • 2021: How Capitalism Went Wrong by Polly Boiko from RT's channel on YouTube (08:41). (Note: This is a lite (def. #2) and satirical post mocking capitalism and it effects on some of the changes in socioeconomic class in 2021.) 
  • White House confirms US-Russia meeting in January featuring Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University, in an interview conducted by Faran Fronczak via RT's America channel on YouTube (05:12). My reaction: Kuznick is far more positive than I am regarding the various meetings between Russian officials and various leaders of the US/British/Zionist Empire.
  • ‘TPLF’s regime was throughout supported by US, EU financially, militarily, and politically’ from Peoples Dispatch. (Note: This post features Elias Amare, editor of Horn of Africa TV giving his views on the subject via Peoples Dispatch's channel on YouTube (14:06).) My reaction: The US/British/Zionist Empire and its recent historical record reveal that it won't hesitate using violence in the form of invading armies, terrorism, and especially propaganda to control and subdue a population for the geopolitical benefits of the transnational ruling classes of the capitalist Empire toward its goal of world domination.
  • The Gordian Knot of Climate Finance featuring an address by Mia Motley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, before the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, via a video from Facing Future's channel on YouTube (09:07).
In citing the UN’s IPCC Report “Code Red for Human Driven Global Heating” [02], Prince Charles then talked about carbon capture and carbon taxes, which of course, we’ve all heard before, as those who will be taxed, will be the commoner and small business owners that are blamed for, what they call “Human Driven Global Heating” while the big corporations owned by the cartel will be blessed with carbon credits which will be tradable on their rigged stock market while they continue to drive the biosphere into global ecological destruction.

The pretentious solution Prince Charles leads up to, is of course, sustainable growth.

However, the sustainable economic growth system Prince Charles is pushing is not a solution to ending the global environmental destruction that they are strangely calling climate change, because the continuation of a devastating consumer growth market will continue to be the real problem as it always has been in reference to the destruction of our environment.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, December 28, 2021

  • Video Transcript: Why are Hillary and Trump United in Warning of Bitcoin's Dangers? Interview with Alex Gladstein featuring Glenn Greenwald interviewing (107:23) Gladstein--from his weblog on Substack. (Note: This post features a literal audio transcription in addition to a video interview which you will need to scroll down to it.) My reaction: I have been mostly collecting posts of cryptocurrencies, but I haven't made up my mind yet even after listening/reading to the post over the long weekend. I offer this post to you for your study only--I do not endorse cryptocurrencies. I am not a financial analyst. Recently Sovren has been running short video appearances by various individuals here, here, and here.
  • The central bank takeover of Russia by Edward Slavsquat from his weblog on Substack. (Note: I have no idea if the author is a legitimate knowledgeable authority or not regarding cryptocurrencies and central banks.)
The US/British/Zionist Empire engages, as always, in psychological projection accusing Russia of aggression when it is the other way around, that is, the Empire is engaging in aggressive actions by encircling Russia with military bases next to it border designed to provoke Russia in defense of its nation. No doubt this strategy is accompanied by lucrative rewards to European politicians to support the Empire's goal of making Europe dependent on American gas. 
The capitalist Empire always offers monetary rewards to bribe its way to power and domination when direct intimidating violence is out of the question. It will be up to ordinary European citizens to decide this contest.
It is my opinion that the aggressive policies of moving NATO troops up to the Russian border and promulgating militant anti-Russian propaganda are methods to sabotage efforts of Europeans to secure much cheaper gas from Russia. To the directors of the Empire, this is a crucial strategy to keep Russia and Europe apart. For them to cooperate in this economic effort would be a major defeat for the goal of global domination of the world by the capitalist Empire. The directors of the Empire are staking everything on the success of this strategy which is threatening the world with a global nuclear war conflagration. This is the reason why Russia has issued some "red lines" (see here, here, and here.)
Russia’s strategic patience has worn out. Years of relentless encroachment by the United States and NATO on Russia’s territory has reached the point where Moscow has peremptorily declared red lines that must be respected. In short, no more eastward expansion by the U.S.-led military bloc and, secondly, the removal of U.S. strike weapons from neighbouring states.

The latest phase in the long post-Cold War game has been the vicarious menacing with Ukraine. Moscow could be criticized for being too complacent about the bad faith and backsliding by NATO since the late-1990s in ripping up assurances to Russia over no eastward expansion. But the NATO-backed Kiev regime threatening Russian people in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s national security is the last straw. Better late than never.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, December 27, 2021

A number of renowned doctors and scientists have been sharing evidence calling into question the measures that health authorities have taken to combat COVID. Whether it be catastrophic harms of lockdown measures, vaccine mandates or science that calls into question the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines, both evidence and opinion have been shut down, censored and ridiculed.

Many experts in the field have been subjected to ridicule campaigns as well. The Great Barrington Declaration scientists are a recent example.

  • 💥UNCENSORED: RFK Jr. Tells Shocking Truth About Anthony Fauci featuring an interview with RFK, Jr. conducted by Jimmy Dore from Dore's channel on Rumble (1:04:39). (Note: There is an abbreviated (censored or self-censored?) version (44:49) on YouTube.) This is a best post. My reaction: RFK, Jr. gives a condensed version of his book. This is an illustration (need I elaborate?) of how the ruling capitalist class and their rich conspirators' corrupt individuals and institutions to serve themselves with wealth and, especially, power to rule much of the world. Read all about it in my essay here and recently corroborated by a Columbia University historian
Even though Barack Obama had explicitly campaigned against George W Bush’s foreign policy (as well as Hillary Clinton’s in the Democratic primary), he soon proved himself amenable to many of their ideas. Power was a key influencer, holding multiple positions in the Obama administration.
My reaction: This post, one of many, that demonstrates the fact that there is a Deep State or a ruling class that controls the government which has the effect of continuing policies regardless of which political party is in control of the government.
  • The Weather Underground & Political Violence featuring on RT's channel on YouTube (28:39), Chris Hedges in an interview with Mark Rudd, author, and former leader of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). (Note: SDS evolved into the Weather Underground, an organization that organized a violent guerrilla movement with the ultimate aim to take over the US government.) 💥My commentary follows:
 I cannot judge these people because, as is well-known, hindsight is 20/20, and especially nearly 50 years later. I think that many of the left organizers in SDS were reaching the height of frustration when organizing efforts did not seem to pay off in the face of widespread ignorance that infected the American people plagued by so many years of indoctrination and incessant propaganda. 
I think that if they had succeeded, we wouldn't be facing the twin threats of our demise that confront us today: nuclear war conflagration and the inevitable destabilization of the climate leading to the extinction of humans and most other species. If they were successful at causing the government to be in the hands of the people, they certainly would have restored peace in the world and we might have had a chance to solve the climate crisis. It was obvious at the time they were concerned with stopping the aggressive foreign policies that led to the Vietnam War and all the other wars in the future. 
Thus, they would have averted a nuclear war Armageddon, and we would have had a chance to avert the other threat--the climate crisis. Looking back nearly 50 years later by Hedges and Rudd at their unsuccessful attempt is hardly a criticism of them. They should be celebrated as heroes.