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, February 19, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, February 19, 2022

In dribs and drabs, the hideous effects of treating human beings like insects in mason jars with holes poked in the lid are coming to light. We cannot repair the damage done, but we can highlight and expose those who were responsible for the remainder of their waking days.
In this interview, Szamboti summarizes the glaring errors in the analysis by engineering professor Zdeněk Bažant, who, in a series of papers published between 2002 and 2011, purported to explain how the Twin Towers could undergo total collapse once the tops of the towers began to fall. 
The World owes Canada’s finest a debt of gratitude.

Certainly, their model of protest has been impressive—after all, the lory drivers aren’t burdened by BLM brains. The big rigs had initially managed to halt commerce on the Ambassador Bridge, between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, as well as at Coutts, Alberta, opposite Montana; and across from North Dakota at Emerson, Manitoba.

Inspired by the quixotic Canadians, liberty loving Europeans are rising against the Continental Covid cartel that has created tiers of subjects some better than others. In France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria brave men and women are demanding their liberties be reinstated, many waving the Canadian flag in recognition of those who went before. They are doing the same in New Zealand and Australia, even in Israel.

In quick succession, the system of segregation developed around vaccination has begun to crumble across Canada in the wake of trucker persistence.

  • Trucker Convoy Donors DOXXED! featuring Jimmy Dore, and a guest, using Dore's channel on YouTube (10:26). (Note: You will need to know the meaning of the word "dox" and its derivatives.)
  • 💥The Crisis in Ukraine Is Not About Ukraine. It's About Germany by Mike Whitney from The Unz Review. This is a best post. My reaction: Whitney begins his essay with this quote (below) from a CEO of a right-wing, private spy agency. The quote's argument contains an obvious truth behind the current efforts to create war hysteria in Europe. Having lost the battle on Nord Stream 2, the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire has created a backup plan. But what happens if and when this plan fails? The directors of this Empire feel that the Russian-Germany relations are key to their longtime objective to rule the world, and desperate enough to keep them apart. Could the directors offer another example of projecting their tactics onto the Russians for propaganda purposes? If so, we may see a false-flag operation designed by the Empire and blamed on the Russians. In contrast to what many Americans think, who are preoccupied with the issues related to the covid "pandemic", I think this crisis is very dangerous.
“The primordial interest of the United States, over which for centuries we have fought wars– the First, the Second and Cold Wars– has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united there, they’re the only force that could threaten us. And to make sure that that doesn’t happen.” George Friedman, STRATFOR CEO at The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs 
I don't know if the US/British/Zionist Empire will decide to go to war over this issue or not, and I don't think that the directors of the Empire will finally know--although they are in agreement now to go to war. I still agree with the above commentary.
Even though US officials have been saying, at least ever since Joe Biden became the US president, that they do not intend to start a new cold war with China and that they do not want countries in Asia and the Pacific to choose between Washington and Beijing, the fact that the US continues to officially project China as a threat to these countries means, directly and unambiguously, that Washington wants these countries to reject China and embrace Uncle Sam as part of its overall politics of global hegemony.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, February 18, 2022

  • Omicron a wolf in sheep's clothing by world-renowned vaccinologist Geert Vanden Bossche from his weblog Voice for Science and Solidarity. (Note: This post is rather technical.) 
In conclusion, there is no place in this pandemic for any of the current C-19 vaccines. Even the most passionate vaccinologist can only conclude that the current C-19 vaccines are harmful, both from an individual and public health viewpoint, and that their use in mass vaccination campaigns is violating all rules of vaccinology. Instead of cutting the chain of viral transmission, these vaccines are now increasing the rate of infectious cases in the vaccinated as compared to the non-vaccinated population across all age groups (14-19). Furthermore, there is no single scientific rational, let alone scientific data, to believe that their use in mass vaccination campaigns across all age groups (including children and pregnant women!) will not entail detrimental consequences for both individual and public health. Those would come on top of the alarming rate of adverse events that are regularly reported shortly after the injection of the genetic C-19 vaccines. Their administration (without informed consent!) should be halted immediately and replaced by large-scale antiviral chemoprophylaxis at a population level (to control the pandemic in countries with high vaccine coverage rates) and early multidrug treatment at an individual level (to control the disease in vulnerable individuals). The ongoing mass vaccination campaigns are a threat to our human species. Vaccine mandates and immunologic discrimination are, therefore, a crime against humanity and will undoubtedly be referred to as such in the history of mankind.
My reaction: The billionaires have "pulled the wool over our eyes" (def.) in this "scamdemic". By ignoring or censoring such experts as Bossche, the ruling class has used only one of its "bag of tricks" in order to deceive ordinary people. This is class warfare!
A French research team confirmed this when they stopped random volunteers in a park. The team separated the groups into vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and tested their gadgets. The team found that the vaccinated registered an unnamed MAC address.

To be clear, the MAC address is a machine dress code, all electronic hardware that makes them identifiable wirelessly. It’s a unique address to the device, so it’s just a hexadecimal number that identifies particular hardware, and each vaccinated person is disseminating a separate and unique code.

  • How Did They Cover This Up?! featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian turned critic, to criticize Johnson & Johnson, Inc. regarding thousands of lawsuits against them for sales of carcinogenic baby powder--using his channel on YouTube (13:12). 
“American colleagues at the Pentagon told me, unequivocally, that the US and UK never would allow European-Soviet (re: EU-Russia) relations to develop to such a degree that they would challenge the US-UK’s political, economic or military primacy and hegemony on the European continent. Such a development will be prevented by all necessary means, if necessary by provoking a war in central Europe.” Christof Lehmann
The US-manufactured crisis in Ukraine is part of the NATO drive to subordinate Europe and Asia, to prevent their tilt toward the China-Russia alliance and the Eurasian powers’ attempt to build a new multipolar world. 
The Saker reports that the latest information from Donbass is that the Ukrainians are using UR-77 mine clearing vehicles to clear mines from the Donbass border.  This is the operation that is conducted just prior to a ground attack.  

It would seem that if any invasion is planned, it is a Ukrainian invasion of Donbass calculated to bring the Russians in.  The report of an invasion of Donbass would be labeled a Russian false flag attack, and the Russian intervention would become the predicted invasion.  If anything happens, I think I have described it.

The war hysteria that has rolled in like a tidal wave in recent weeks and months is the most striking example. Known by its jargon, “shaping the narrative,” much if not most of it is pure propaganda.
My reaction: Which story do you believe: the explanation by this sports lawyer or the reports from media corporations?

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, February 17, 2022

Michael Rectenwald returns to discuss the ESG Index or "woke capitalism" as a selection mechanism or demarcation device to delineate which businesses are onboard with The Great Reset and punish those who are not compliant. It is effectively a Social Credit System for companies, feeding investments toward the compliant while starving dissident firms, competition, and industries. This sets up the possibility for doing to companies what is being done to individuals in Canada right now, de-banking them and freezing their assets, and is totalitarian in nature. This global government combines the worst of both systems (capitalism and [state-bureaucratic] communism). We discuss the WEF Young Global Leaders program, the threat posed by the people who don't see COVID1984 for what it is, resistance, and parallel structures. [my insertion]
My brief commentary follows: 
The "woke" strategy in the title is only the latest strategy to sustain the transnational capitalist ruling classes. The (unnamed) interviewer suggests (08:57-10:23) that we patronize his sponsor which is only another capitalist short-term scheme. The interviewer and his guest, Rectenwald, are confused by years of propaganda and indoctrination regarding Russian "communism" during the Stalinist years after the destruction of the development of real socialism by capitalist invasions of Russia (see this and this) in support of the White Army. The White Army wanted to continue Russia's participation in WWI and were capitalist oriented. These invasions resulted in a Stalinist bureaucratic group taking control of the Soviet Union. 
The interviewer identifies himself as a conservative (meaning a capitalist conservative which I interpret as old-fashioned capitalists), but he and Rechtenwald are really anarchists as well as old-fashioned capitalists who believe that any government during this concentration of capital is necessarily corrupt. Both do not understand that the establishment of historical capitalism necessarily evolves into fascist capitalism that we see today, and that we saw in Germany and Japan in the 1930s. Trying to establish parallel democratic institutions is not the answer, real socialism in which we, ordinary people, are the ruling class in which the class system itself will disappear.
I don't pretend to know what the conditions are like in China or Russia. But I know that Covid-19 is real, and many multi-system nations are dealing with it they best they can, and certainly better than many capitalist nations.
China’s infrastructure drive directly jeopardizes the West’s current “international order” under which Western hegemony is maintained by denying nations infrastructure, stability, and prosperity. This is why the United State through its “Build Back Better World” and now the EU through its “Global Gateway” are posturing as if they plan on competing with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but upon reading the fine print, are clearly planning to simply roll it back and maintain the status quo. 
My reaction: With Berletic's use of the "West", he means the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. I, after many years of research, produced this explanation for the rise of another capitalist empire much like Germany's Nazi empire and Japan's Empire. And this post, which explains how the ruling capitalist class has engaged in a long-range conspiracy to rule the world after WWII, was recently supported by a book from a University of Columbia (USA) professor in a book entitled Tomorrow the World
  • Davos and the Purloined Letter Conspiracy by F. Robert Engdahl from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: This is a recent development is only a part of the long-range goal to obtain global control by the control "freaks" of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.
Read those words again. “No oversight from Congress or the courts.” Essentially, US citizens are expected to trust the CIA to restrain its operations on its own volition. No one would, or should, accept such terms, especially from an organization such as the CIA with a proven track record of dissembling when it comes to telling the truth (as former CIA Director Mike Pompeo noted, in April 2019: “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment”).
It is already law that protects the highly secretive CIA which functions as the operation agency of the capitalist ruling class used to destabilize foreign governments and to manipulate our own population. This bill was passed after the staging the "9/11" contrived event to shock with fear the population of the USA. Fear is the weapon they've used frequently on the general population to pass such legislation. This was also demonstrated in the war on drugs, the war on terrorism, and now the covid pandemic. Before those events, there was always the threat from the Soviet Union and now the Russian Federation.
China’s infrastructure drive directly jeopardizes the West’s current “international order” under which Western hegemony is maintained by denying nations infrastructure, stability, and prosperity. This is why the United State through its “Build Back Better World” and now the EU through its “Global Gateway” are posturing as if they plan on competing with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but upon reading the fine print, are clearly planning to simply roll it back and maintain the status quo.
The West means the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire which is striving for Empire's hegemony over the world (see this, which is supported by a Columbia professor in his recent book Tomorrow the World).
The planet is heating at an alarming rate. We need to raise the albedo, reflect the Sun’s heat, draw CO2 out of the atmosphere and reduce acidity in the oceans. It’s a tall order. Peter Wadhams and Ye Tao argue the case for different methods of geoengineering, and for restoring the acid/base balance in the oceans.

Peter advocates both #MarineCloudBrightening and Direct Air Capture. While Ye’s #MEER reflection project works with mirrors, particularly on farms, where increased shade would save water and cool crops in the escalating heat and droughts to come.

Both Peter and Ye recommend farming #oysters and using their shells to recover the acid/base balance of the ocean, while host, Dale Walkonen, recommends ending industrial animal agriculture. These solutions would be very powerful in restoring Earth’s natural systems, both on land and in the sea.
My reaction: Ye Tao of Harvard University is the author of the conceptualization of the mirror reflection project (see this), and thanks Guy McPherson (at 32:50) for the inspiration to come up this solution. But this solution requires the wealthy nations to put forth enormous investment in mirrors and their installation. I don't see any discussion of this solution from the leading capitalist ruling classes whose wealth and power is based on profits. Thus, I don't see this solution as feasible in the short-term unless the wealthier nations converted to socialism in the limited time remaining. The wealthier capitalist nations might employ this method in desperation at a last stage of the global warming crisis, but it will be too late.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • The Mind Control Police: The Government’s War on Thought Crimes and Truth-Tellers by John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute. My reaction to their statement: "The U.S. government, which speaks in a language of force, is afraid of its citizenry." It is not the US government, but the capitalist ruling class (the Deep State) that "owns" the government that is the problem. Otherwise, this post is very good.
  • Alex Krainer: The Ukraine Crisis & COVID1984 are the Same Conflict features Krainer in an interview conducted by the unnamed interviewer giving his (Krainer's) views from the website Geopolitics & Empire and their channel on Odysee (10:57) My reaction: Krainer refers often to the "empire" or "Western Empire". This is equivalent to what I declare is a more accurate description--the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, the latest capitalist empire that emerged after WWII, with the merging of US military might with what was left of the British Empire, and in 1967 adopting Israel and Jewish right-wing wealth to help police the Middle East.
... under prevailing ambitions of US hegemony, for Washington, the expansion of NATO must continue without restriction. Because the aim is intrinsically a hostile design on Russia. As long as Russia seeks to remain an independent global power with an independent vision of economic development as in Eurasian integration with China, then it will be a target for US imperial enmity. In that context, NATO's eastward expansion is all about entrenching hostility towards Russia and keeping European allies under Washington’s economic and military suzerainty.

The problem is not Russia's so-called escalation, as the Western media portray. The root problem stems from the US escalation of military forces over the past three decades against Russia in the form of its NATO instrument growing without relent and putting a blade to Russia's throat. The core issue is American imperial hostility towards Russia and any other perceived global rival.

The US government is not actually worried about Russian propaganda. The US government is worried about people disrupting US propaganda. Every day we’re offered new reasons why it’s important to regulate what online materials are seen by people, from fake news clickbait to Russian propaganda to Covid misinformation to foreign trolls to domestic extremism to election security, and the only thing they all have in common is that the solution is a more tightly regulated internet. At a certain point you can only conclude it is internet regulation itself that they are after, in the same way you’d conclude after a stranger kept offering you different reasons why you should let him hold your wallet that he’s really just after your wallet.

Whoever controls the narrative controls the world. The ability to control the thoughts people think about what’s going on in their world is the only thing standing between the oppressive, exploitative status quo and revolutionary change. The powerful understand this while the general public do not. There is nothing, literally nothing, they wouldn’t be willing to do in order to ensure their control over dominant narratives.

A glaring contradiction in the Kurdish account of the events leading to the jailbreak in al-Hasakah is that if the US claims the ISIS leader remained in operational command via a network of couriers who were closely monitored and their communications intercepted by the CIA, then how is it possible that the fugitive ISIS chief staged a brazen prison break at al-Hasakah, hundreds of miles from his northwestern Idlib hideout, without the knowledge of the US forces tracking him down?
The lines have been drawn. One of two likely outcomes will likely prevail: either Canadians will sacrifice their freedoms and comply with the mandates or the mandates will be repealed and Trudeau will have to step down. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks about Justin Trudeau giving himself emergency powers to squash the freedom convoy, the truly sad mainstream media double standard for non-left protests, vaccine mandate protests spreading globally, and Jordan Peterson’s message for the truckers. First, Dave shares clips of the Justin Trudeau speech where he announced radical emergency measures and invoked the Emergencies Act to shut down any financing of the truckers. He is even altering the Terrorist Financing Act to be able to shut down their bank accounts. Next, how is the liberal media bias going to handle the freedom convoy? Brian Stelter of CNN tries to argue against the concept of freedom to attack the truckers. He also includes a clip from “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to try to demonize all the protesters as ignorant idiots. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is even more insulting to the truckers. Dave also shares a clip of how the media acted a bit differently during the BLM protests. Next, clips of how the freedom convoy protests have spread across the world. Major protests have now erupted in Italy, New Zealand, Israel, France, and many other countries. Finally, a clip of Jordan Peterson’s message for the truckers of the Canadian freedom convoy. He explains the difficult choice they have in front of them and whether or not they should back down.
  • The Official Story 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
The official story is that we live in a free democracy where our teachers tell us the truth about our nation, our government and our world when we are children, and then the free press continue telling us the truth about our nation, government and world when we are grown, and then every few years we have free and fair elections in which we use this truthful information to make decisions about which politicians and policies to vote for, and it is only by pure coincidence that what we vote for just so happens to benefit the most wealthy and powerful people on the planet.
  • This Is Worse Than We Thought featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious analyst (although occasionally interjecting humorous satirical comments), arguing that things are getting worse regarding our American government. (It is no different for Britons--Britain is an integral part of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.) From Brand's channel on YouTube (14:08).
In stark contrast to the US, China treats other countries on the basis of equality and works to develop mutually beneficial relationships. Since Chinese loans don’t come with punishing conditions of austerity and privatisation, Latin American governments have been able to leverage China’s investment and purchase of primary commodities to spend at an unprecedented rate on reducing poverty and inequality. As such, from Chile to Bolivia to Venezuela to Mexico, the relationship is producing tangible benefits for ordinary people in the region. 
The drive for dominance has always been fueled by one objective: To position U.S. capitalist interests to be able to more effectively plunder the labor and resources of the peoples and nations of the world.
Al-Akhbar reported on 15 February that one of the spies arrested in Lebanon’s largest spy ring bust had regularly written anti-Hezbollah articles at the request of Israel who recruited the spies, many through front organizations and job offers.
[my insertion]
The suspect, a journalist identified only as M. Sh., wrote “dozens” of anti-Hezbollah pieces at the request of foreign interests, according to the report, receiving between $300 and $700 per article.

  • Conversation Between Professors Beril Sirmacek and Guy McPherson about El Niño Southern Oscillation featuring the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--39:55), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout much of his career on the climate crisis. In this post he is really being interviewed by another scientist, Sirmacek, who appears to be a Dutch scientist, and who has focused much of her attention on climate. My reaction: (This is another post which has thin lines under the post in the Google entry form which suggests to me that we should not take the link seriously.) McPherson explains the increasing amplitude of El Niño and its effects on the climate crisis. He goes on to explain that the ruling capitalist class and the general population have ignored many studies that have pointed to the crisis because they wish only good news. This is particularly true of the ruling class because capitalism, a system from which they have benefited so much in terms of power (control) and wealth, and the ecological crisis--both in direct contradiction with each other.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, February 14, 2022

Two unattended very serious problems are the continuing research in weaponizing viruses and making them contagious that is financed by Fauci at NIH and by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the absence of medical research about how to help those whose health is damaged by the mRNA vaccines.  

Under the Biological Weapons Convention, this research is banned.  Fauci gets around the law by claiming that the research is not for biowarfare purpose, but to anticipate viruses that might emerge in nature so that we will be prepared to combat them.  Francis Boyle who wrote the implementing legislation for the US says that gain of function research, which gave the Covid virus its contagious feature, is a violation of the law. 
(Note: Roberts refers to Professor Dr. Francis A. Boyle, a bioweapons expert, who authored the bill prohibiting bioweapons.)
  • Are Ivermectin Studies Being Compromised? featuring Jimmy Dore, a comedian turned anti-propagandist, commenting on a study to determine the effectiveness of Ivermectin, and guest Kurt Metzger, a comedian mostly interjecting humorous satirical comments, from Dore's channel on YouTube (11:44). 
  • Is He Serious? featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian, using his skills to criticize the Gate's Foundation regarding "independent" board members using his channel on YouTube (14:05). 
"Left" and "right" on the political spectrum of any nation refers to the supporters of various socioeconomic classes under capitalism. "Right" refers  to supporters of the rich ruling classes, and "left" refers to the support of workers that the self-serving ruling class provides political parties for the workers which inevitably includes fake political parties. The ruling class is self-serving because they control every institution of society in order to benefit from their power in the form of control and to enjoy the comforts of life without having to work. Other members of classes are regarded as "deplorables" and thus are completely disposable to serve a minority of the ruling class and others who will be also be rewarded by serving them. Owning the means of production gives overwhelming power to them in comparison to the workers who benefit from scarcely any power by lack of ownership. The point is that under capitalism, the "owning" ruling class determines the political spectrum and enormously benefit from this form of control. Any action which threatens their loss of control will be sufficient reason to pursue war. That is why the world has been plagued by wars since the beginning of the 20th century. But in the nuclear age, wars have become so costly to capitalist ruling classes that they avoid wars with other nations which possess nuclear weapons. Thus, local wars involving nations which do not possess such weapons will frequently continue (in addition to Israel which officially denies it).
Under capitalism, the ruling classes must support an enormous drive to establish indoctrination and propaganda services to counter the fact that capitalism is inherently antagonistic to democracy. Under this compulsion, they will shape propaganda from one to the other political party, but both or all, political parties that are allowed under capitalism pretend to support "democracy" and likewise to support their various capitalist interests. This practice creates many pro-capitalist ideology specialists not only to sell products produced by their factories, but to indoctrinate the general population with pro-capitalist ideology. The latter tendency is growing.
Under real socialism, the people will be in control of the economy--not the fake kind of socialism that Bernie Sanders advocates--and such powerful classes will disappear. They will disappear because working people will be in control of every institution having eliminated the rich investors, who, under capitalism, live off the "ownership", and thus control, of economic property. 
Likewise, with worker control of every institution, the people will govern every institution for what's best for all working people. Working people consist of all healthy workers and not the elderly or those that cannot work because of disabilities. People with disabilities will be encouraged to work and contribute their talents to society to the extent possible. Under socialism, the present capitalist class will be required to work to enjoy any comforts, and will necessarily disappear as an "owning" ruling class. Under the present capitalist system, this explains the abundance of smearing propaganda associated with Russia and China which are determined to end the Empire's domination of the world.
  • The 'Frozen Ground Theory' And Other Ukraine War Nonsense by Bernhard, a German independent blogger, from his weblog Moon of Alabama. (Note: It is important to recognize the centigrade temperatures in his graph. Germany, like the rest of the world, uses centigrade temperatures rather than Fahrenheit temperatures like we do in the USA.)
  • Since Washington Wants War So Badly Why Doesn’t Washington Simply Attack Russia? by Paul Craig Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: This could be (I hope) all a bluff to spread fear among Europeans about a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The directors of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire are concerned about the Russia-Europe economic connections (particularly Nord Stream 2) which spell the end of the Empire's hopes for world domination (see this, supported by this). The capitalist directors of the Empire may be thinking that this represents a point of no return (def. #1) for capitalism and their control of the world. This attitude together with their delusional thinking that their Empire possesses superior weapons, the directors may opt for what they consider to be a short war which will inevitably progress to a major nuclear war. Such a war will be the end of the human species and most other species.
.... I think we are nearing false flag, because the United States literally cornered itself and has no good scenarios of extricating itself from this mess without losing whatever is left of the US "face". ....

I am on record: strategic ambivalence of Russia is terrifying for the US now because the US doesn't know what will follow after the false flag, granted this false flag succeeds to dupe European poodles into utter submission. But here we enter the speculation territory and a field of secret diplomacy which is called secret for a reason. Is there one between US and Russia now? I don't know, I see nobody in the US currently who you can talk to.

  • [a mis-named title] features Chris Hedges who relies on Prof. Richard Wolff to explain how the US sanction's strategy will result in an abandonment by Russia and China of the SWIFT international financial system. This abandonment and subsequent creation of another system will cause all kinds of problems for all Americans, but most of all, the ruling capitalist class. From RT America's channel on YouTube (27:35).
  • ‘I will never allow the establishment of a Palestinian state’: Israeli PM from Middle East Observer. My reaction: This recognizes why Israel was established by the main capitalist powers of Britain and the USA, which have merged to form an empire after WWII: to ensure the latter's control of the Middle East. The establishment of Israel attracted many extreme right-wing, or fascist-capitalist Jews ("Zionists"), from all over the world.
  • The Fear Not to Be by Edward Curtin from his weblog Behind the Curtain. (Note: This post is for religious folks, particularly those raised in Catholicism as Curtin was.) My reaction: I don't consider the human species as innately exceptional beyond other species as Curtin's conclusion suggests:
The courage to be was Tillich’s way of saying that we are upheld by far more than we know. Call it Being, Tao, the Great Spirit, or God. Courage is contagious and will carry us on. It is what we need to resist the fear-mongers who are at our throats.
  • Science Snippets: Mass Extinction Event is Well Under Way featuring the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his Nature Bats Last YouTube channel--(06:50), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout much of his career on the climate crisis.