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, March 5, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • Biden Claims Gun Makers Only Industry That Can’t Be Sued, Fails to Mention Blanket Liability for COVID Vaccine Makers by Megan Redshaw from Children's Health Defense. My reaction: This glaring mistake by President Biden points to an insight how capitalists use weapons as a defense against any opponents regardless if it against entire nations (it is well-known that the US has supplied many weapons to their allies) or against ordinary people. Weapons, of course, pose the threat of ending individual lives, and there is no threat that is greater than this to motivate ordinary people to comply with the wishes of their oppressors in the ruling class who have abundant and powerful weapons. That is why the ruling class ensures the control of police forces and military forces. The fact that drug manufacturing corporations that are included in Big Pharma is also revealing: the capitalist ruling class own these corporations.
  • The hysterical anti-Russian campaign and the US-NATO drive to war with Russia by Jordan Shilton from the World Socialist Web Site. My reaction: This ideological drive is promoted by the ruling capitalist classes in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire because the outcome is vital for their hegemonic rule of the world. This drive is similar to the other hysterical promotion of the "pandemic" ideology.
  • Russia Ukraine 2 by Patrick Armstrong, a retired analyst formerly with the Canadian Department of National Defence, from his weblog Russia Observer offering his analysis of the strategies and tactics occurring in Ukraine.
  • How Ukraine’s Jewish President Made Peace With Neo-Nazi Paramilitaries by Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal from Mint Press News. 💥My reaction: This post is not about "how" the Jewish President Zelensky collaborated with the Nazis. Rather, it is about pro-capitalist Jewish activists, or Jewish Nazis, who collaborate with the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. Jews, like any other ethnic and religious groups, have pro-capitalist elements in them. Apartheid Israel has been imposed on the world to police the Middle East by the capitalist Empire for that very reason. Capitalism--and its end state is fascism--is a system that pits power (control) and wealth of tiny ruling classes against those social classes (ordinary people) that lack power and wealth (read War Against the Weak by Edwin Black). Power and wealth attract most people--and Jews are no different. Power and wealth have fueled capitalist ruling classes and their Empire; and because the outcome in Ukraine is too late, they (power and wealth) are leading the way to the extinction of humans. 
  • Ukraine War Driving Rampant Censorship At Home featuring Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal (founder of The Grayzone) discussing examples of absurd censorship that is becoming widespread in the USA and its allies--using Dore's channel on YouTube (16:25). My reaction: mmm, this is just like censorship of medical practitioners who objected to censorship and views expressed by dissidents who opposed mandates or any questioning of the official propaganda regarding the "pandemic". 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, March 4, 2022

  • It's Official: They Lied featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious activist, commenting on the Canadian policies to crush the Freedom Convoy--from Brand's channel on YouTube (13:12). My reaction: Canada, as a part of the British Commonwealth, is an integral part of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.
  • Israel Defends Kiev’s Nazi Authorities by Vladimir Odintsov from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: The delay in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine demonstrates Israel's commitment to capitalism and to the de-facto US/British/Zionist capitalist Empire, much more than its own history.
  • Ukraine Neo-Nazis Infiltrate EVERY LEVEL Of Military & Government featuring Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal (founder of The Grayzone) furnishing evidence that the neo-Nazis are in control of Ukraine, supplied with NATO's huge weapons and using right-wing President Zelensky as a capitalist-Jewish cover for propaganda purposes to deceive the world--using Dore's channel on YouTube (25:48). 
  • US/NATO Provoked Ukraine War Say Most Experts On Russia featuring Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal (founder of The Grayzone) both of whom elaborate with the facts of Ukraine history and outrageous propaganda coverage by mainstream media, and others who have been longtime critics--who have been always ignored by mainstream media--of the Empire's policies--using Dore's channel on YouTube (34:38). My reaction: The Nazi goals are pursued by the capitalist de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire because it is a continuation of policies to eliminate any nation that aspires to independence or has anything like a socialist system. The capitalist directors of the Empire continue to pursue such fascist policies, the last stage of capitalism. For an explanation of this view, read my exposé which is supported by the more recent book entitled Tomorrow the World by Stephen Wertheim, a Columbia University professor.
  • The Overton Window Is Being Shoved Toward Warmongering Extremism by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (07:17), but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. My reaction: The de-facto Empire is now employing censorship and job-loss to anyone that attempts to question its policies just like it did during the "pandemic".
  • 💥How Russia Will Counterpunch the U.S./EU Declaration of War by Pepe Escobar from Strategic Culture Foundation. This is a best post. My reaction: It is clear to me that this war in Ukraine is a fight-to-the-finish or a pivotal event in the geopolitical history of the world. On the other side, we won't see either a capitalist and a mixed or socialist systems anywhere in the world existing at the same time--one will disappear. In any event (def.), we will face abrupt climate destabilization in the near future that will take all our faculties to overcome.
  • Beyond Code RED : IPCC 2022 featuring Raya Salter speaks with Dr. Deborah Ley, a Lead Author of the #IPCC Report, which focuses on widespread and irreversible impacts, adaptation and vulnerability--from Facing Future's channel on YouTube (34:52). My reaction: Notice the optimistic report comes from this very conservative organization which is heavily influenced by representatives of the capitalist Empire. The directors of the capitalist transnational Empire have no intention to prevent abrupt climate destabilization, with the exception of reducing the world's population, which might interfere with their pursuit of profits and power.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, March 3, 2022

The World Health Organization has signed a contract with Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) subsidiary T-Systems to build a software solution for global electronic verification of coronavirus vaccination certificates, the telecoms company said.

The QR code-based software solution will be used for other vaccinations as well, such as polio or yellow fever, T-Systems said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the WHO would support its 194 member states in building national and regional verification technology.
As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to escalate and dominate the world’s attention, the increasing evidence that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is and has been working to create and arm an insurgency in the country has received considerably little attention considering its likely consequences. This is particularly true given that former CIA officials and a former Secretary of State are now openly saying that the CIA is following the “models” of past CIA-backed insurgencies in Afghanistan and Syria for its plans in Ukraine. Given that those countries have been ravaged by war as a direct result of those insurgencies, this bodes poorly for Ukraine.
The growing risk of the Pentagon initiating biological warfare using over 400 US biological laboratories located overseas around the world and the need for a clear response to the risk of worldwide biological disaster from such secret US overseas facilities has been repeatedly pointed out. After all, these biological laboratories employ some 13,000 “employees” who are busy creating strains of killer pathogens (microbes and viruses) that are resistant to vaccines.
  • Understanding Ukrainian Nazism by Lucas Leiroz from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: Leiroz strikes the ring of truth in that the "West" (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) only has its most effective ties to the Ukrainian neo-Nazis via NATO, otherwise it appears to be like any other bourgeois-democratic nation. This is similar to here in the USA which appears outwardly to function as a bourgeois democratic nation, but in reality the billionaire-capitalist class rules the nation behind the scenes by the Deep State (the ruling class consisting of major financiers and the CEOs of corporations, particularly those of the military-industrial complex, and executed by the highly secretive CIA and other "intelligence" agencies, Pentagon, NATO, etc.)
  • 💥Ukraine, John Mearsheimer, and Unexploded Intellectual Bombs by Ron Unz from his weblog. (Note: This post contains five lengthy videos, but I think it is very important for those of you who have been watching TV news programs.) My reaction: So, turn off mainstream media that broadcasts incessant ruling class propaganda, and read/view this post for what's is really happening in Ukraine. On the other hand, if you are a member of the billionaire-ruling class, continue to listen/view TV and mainstream media to engage in fantasies.
To discuss  the government and media hypocrisy and dangerous escalation by the West and Russia, Rania Khalek is joined by Ali Abunimah, director of The Electronic Intifada and author of the Battle for Justice In Palestine.
“This is the largest, and most shocking, display of a centrally-controlled media flood of vicious invective that I have ever seen.”

I made that comment to myself after reading thousands (and I don’t exaggerate; I mean thousands) of articles in all the Western world’s media about Kamila Valieva and Russia at the Olympics. But I’d hardly gotten the words out of my mouth when Kamila fell to second place, replaced by Vladimir Putin and Russia (again).

For background, I generally peruse 30 or more publications each day, in 15 or 20 countries, to learn what different countries are saying on important topics, and I save all webpages with useful content. With these Western attacks on Russia, I stopped. I’ve been doing this for many years, but in this case I could no longer stomach the rubbish I was reading, and I quit.
  • Political Cartoonists Who Get Ukraine RIGHT featuring Jimmy Dore, a comedian turned anti-propagandist and guest Kurt Metzger, a comedian mostly interjecting humorous satirical comments, from Dore's channel on YouTube (02:45).
  • Science Update: IPCC's Bleakest Warning Yet featuring the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--10:27), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout much of his prior career and retirement on the climate crisis. My reaction: Bear in mind (def.), the IPCC is a conservative organization and is likely to underestimate the impacts of abrupt climate change.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

  • The following very perceptive political cartoon was drawn by Allen Forest from Dissident Voice:
  • Bankers Want Control Of Digital IDs featuring Jimmy Dore, a comedian turned anti-propagandist, commenting on a Canadian banker's promoting a digital ID, and guest Kurt Metzger, a comedian mostly interjecting humorous and satirical comments, from Dore's channel on YouTube (13:33).  
  • Defending Freedom And Democracy Sure Requires An Awful Lot Of Censorship by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (08:59), but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. My reaction: Because the title of this post is ironic, she goes on to argue that the current propaganda is similar to what the mainstream media spreads about the covid "pandemic".
Kind of makes you wonder if perhaps rallying behind the idea that it’s fine to censor people to preserve the establishment narrative about things, like Covid-19 and vaccines for example, was every bit the slippery slope that everyone warned it would be. If perhaps we have foolishly consented to a reality where the most powerful people in the world get to control the information people consume in order to shut down dissent against a murderous and oppressive globe-spanning oligarchic empire.

And it kind of makes you wonder, as we watch the same empire that just destroyed Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen being entrusted to carefully navigate extremely delicate nuclear brinkmanship escalations without ending the world, if we might perhaps be better off with a lot more dissent, rather than a lot less.
  • CrossTalk: Changed world featuring a video of Peter Lavelle, who currently lives in Moscow, with his expert-guests consisting of two Americans and one Russian from RT's channel on YouTube (24:59)
  • Pro-War Media Caught Pushing Fake Ukraine Stories featuring Jimmy Dore, a comedian turned anti-propagandist, his guest Kurt Metzger, pointing out and laughing about the outrageous fake propaganda which is filling mainstream media, from Dore's channel on YouTube (18:31).  
  • Disarming Ukraine - Day 7 by Bernhard, an astute independent German blogger, from his weblog Moon of Alabama. My reaction: I think that the purpose of his weblog is to inform Americans about the reality of the geopolitical world that is not reported in the US mainstream press. Bernhard wanted to disguise where this was coming from. That is why he has named in his weblog as such. The song "Moon Over Alabama" is often translated into German as "Moon of Alabama".
  • (Note: Because I am running late and out of energy, I think you should check The Saker's weblog founded by Andrei Raevsky because he, although an anti-socialist, is an expert on most things Russia.)
  • 💥Has Putin Miscalculated? by Pepe Escobar from TheAltWorld. The world's top journalists, in my opinion, gives his report and background on the happenings in Ukraine. This is a best post. (Note: The interview conducted by Richard Medhurst includes mainly the first YouTube video. Thus, I only recommend the first video interview with Escobar because the second one is marred initially by technical difficulties and Medhurst continues his take on related issues for the full length of more than five hours in the 2nd video.) My reaction: I don't why this post is entitled as it was because I could find only one mention by Escobar in which he expressed the "west" (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) was winning so far, but the remainder of the interview he argues that in the not very distant future the Russians will win. I was particularly interested in his remarks related to Nordstrom 2 pipeline ("Nordstream 2" in English) because I see this as a major consequence of the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine. Escobar starts his report related to this pipeline at 58:52 during the interview (in the first video) and he continues on for more than seven minutes. I found his report on Nordstrom 2 the most enlightening.
No one is talking about China ousting the US from Europe yet, but it is obvious that what is commonly referred to in modern media as “soft power,” which, according to popular opinion, developed states use against less developed ones, is now being used by China in Europe at full power.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, March 1, 2022

  • So They DO Run The World featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian turned activist challenging the Great Reset, sarcastically and effectively proves that the WEF and Klaus Schwab are participating in a conspiracy--from Brand's channel on YouTube (14:36).
  • Is “Medical Oligarchy” Preventing Treatment For Long COVID? featuring Jimmy Dore in a conversation with Dr. Ram Yogendra, a medical practicing physician, who after patients came to him to ask for help, found himself participating in a research project--from Dore's channel on YouTube (28:40). As a result of his experience in the research project, the participants discovered helpful treatments for covid, but they experienced opposition from Big Pharma.
Board-certified anesthesiologist and Chronic COVID Treatment Center co-founder Dr. Ram Yogendra has been researching the causes of and treatments for so-called “Long COVID,” but has found that promising experimental treatments are often derailed or defunded by what he terms the “medical oligarchy,” of which Big Pharma is an integral part.

Jimmy and Dr. Yogendra discuss the state of research into Long COVID and the institutional barriers to developing new treatments.

  • VSS Science Updates During Pandemic Times #5 by Geert Vanden Bossche from his weblog Voice for Science and Solidarity (VSS). (Note: I am posting this because Bossche is only one example of many highly trained virologists--indeed, he is world-renowned--ignored by the ruling class and/or its agencies that pretend to follow science.)
The fear of “terrorism” is an important tool for the plutofascist system in its attempts to intimidate its slaves and stop them from breaking free from exploitation and control.

But how would things look if we could show people that far from protecting them from some insidious threat, the system is itself that threat? How would things look if we could show them that the real terrorists are those in power?
My reaction: Writers nowadays will go to extreme lengths to not name the system. Here Cudenec identifies the system as a "plutofascist system" instead of a capitalist system in its last stage of fascism. Apparently they will go to extreme lengths to deny that Marxism, which identified the system more than 170 years ago as one of social class conflict, has anything to do with the current system. Perhaps this self-censorship is practiced in order to publish such an article anywhere in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. Otherwise, I think that Cudenec is "spot-on".
... if the US/EU were to block Russia out of SWIFT, it could directly – and very forcefully – accelerate the growth of payment systems that are not only not dollar-centric, but would ensure that the global payment system is no longer West centric. Thus, a Russian exclusion of SWIFT – which remains a possibility as more and more western countries join the call for Russia’s exclusion – could mean the beginning of the end of the US/Western financial hegemony.
This new international payments system would be the equivalent of a check-mate for the end of the capitalist Empire.
  • The Single Most Important Question In The World Right Now by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (08:59), but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. My reaction: Johnstone doesn't realize that the Empire's hegemonic goal over the world has meant the directors of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire see themselves as making a desperate last stand to maintain their Empire regardless of the horrendous costs to the rest of us.
Monopolizing the Dollar Area’s oil market and isolating it from Russian oil and gas has been a major U.S. priority for over a year now, as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline threatened to link the Western European and Russian economies more tightly together. 

💥My commentary follows: 
The directors of the long-established de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire care not for the welfare of anybody, except for their transnational capitalist class interests of world hegemony. This linking of European economies to Russia is inevitable. Only the European capitalist class stands in the way, but they soon will see the profit advantages of an integrated economy with Russia. This terrorizes the directors of the Empire, and accounts for their ignoring the present security concerns of Russia. 
The encroachment of Russia with NATO bases on its western flank by the Empire has been intentional, and explains why Russia has invaded Ukraine for existential reasons (their existence as a nation). The directors of the Empire hope that by terrorizing Europeans of a Russian invasion that they will refuse the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that provides cheap gas to ordinary Europeans to heat their homes. 
It is finally up to Europeans to decide whether we all disappear into a mushroom nuclear cloud or enjoy peace and comfort in the near future. I say near future because we will all see the end of the human species and most, if not all other species, disappear because of an over-heated planet brought on by capitalism.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, February 28, 2022

  • The CIA: 70 Years in Ukraine from Internationalist 360°. (Note: The text serves as an introduction to three videos by Douglas Valentine.) My reaction: The highly secretive CIA serves the real fascist policies and values of the de-facto US, British, Zionist Empire desperately trying to hold and expand their capitalist empire for the domination of capitalism all over the world. Valentine, after 30 years of study, exposes this highly secretive agency of the ruling class.
  • 💥"Divide and conquer strategies are on full display in the nations of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, a transnational capitalist empire" by Ron Horn for this weblog.
The media corporations continue to crank out their daily doses of propaganda to divide the people into two groups: worthy and unworthy people ("deplorables").
Remember that the Empire's most successful weapon is deception. The great recent success of the Empire is to portray in its propaganda of "news" TV programs is that the "deplorables" are not like us "good people" of the Empire. The "deplorables" consist of ignorant, uneducated, worthless, and unvaccinated people, whereas the "good people" are obedient, trustful of authorities, and vaccinated. This appeals to the self-serving instincts of the "good people".
The "good" people see themselves as worthy of special respect, and they benefit from their support of powerful authorities which makes them good people. This is very much like the German Nazis of the 1930s and their racist disparagement of Jews. (All Jews were blamed by media corporations for the Russian Revolution of 1917 because the leaders were mostly Jewish people.) This is similar to what the capitalist Empire's ruling class now describes as "deplorables" or worthless people. The "good" and obedient people can ignore everything that is said or written by the "deplorables" and their supporters. Thus, extreme measures like mandates, vaccination passports, and denying basic human rights to the "deplorables" are completely justified. 
  • ‘Russian Propaganda’ Is The Latest Excuse To Expand Censorship by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (08:11), but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. My reaction: The censorship practiced by the ruling class is exposed in an attempt to ban any other interpretation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine than theirs.
  • Read Real Experts. by Andrei Martyanov from his weblog Reminiscence of the Future.... (Note: The text serves as an introduction to a Chilean's view (18:51) of the propaganda spread by US media corporations and Martyanov's remarks about propaganda posing as information.)
  • Monday~War: Empire Continues Its Mad Dash Towards Doom by John Allen from his weblog on Substack. (Note: Because Allen was de-listed from Medium in December, he now writes a weblog on Substack. I've had trouble posting most of these articles because I was not notified by Substack of them. I've since fixed this, I think, but only time will tell. I don't normally re-post articles that are more than a month old, but I will be posting some of his still relevant articles that I've missed during this time period--you need to pay attention to the dates of each one.) 
  • 💥"The de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire prepares for a guerrilla war in Ukraine" by Ron Horn for this weblog. (Note: I post all articles and most commentaries written by myself as "best posts" to inform you of my opinions and analysis.)
If only 10% of the recent postings by Internationalist 360° are correct (see this and this), the de-facto Empire is preparing for a guerrilla war in Ukraine to sap the Russian Federation and exhaust its nation in a long-term war of attrition much like happened in Afghanistan during the 1980s. Remember the allied efforts to implement "stay-behind forces" of Operation Gladio after WWII? This together with the strengthening of neo-Nazi forces in Ukraine by the Empire has at least a chance of success.  The success of this strategy will mostly depend on the efforts by Russia to de-Nazify Ukraine and rid Ukraine of these Nazi vermin that the capitalist Empire supports.
Not wanting to sound hyperbolic, but I am starting to conclude that the nuclear madmen running the U.S./NATO New Cold War they started decades ago are itching to start a nuclear war with Russia. Their hypocrisy and nihilistic thirst for death and destruction are so extreme that it boggles my mind. They accuse Russia of starting a New Cold War when they did so decades ago and have been pushing the envelope ever since. Now they act shocked that Russia, after many years of patience, has struck back in Ukraine.
My reaction: The ruling class of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire are not mad, they are only trying to defeat any threats to their world dominance. Russia and China (and a few other states) merely want to preserve their independence from the control of the Empire. Preserving their dominance of the world and their empire is all that they are concerned about.
Because Becker has far more knowledge of the historical background of Ukraine than Martin has, this discussion became an interview conducted by Martin with Becker. My reaction: Becker, in particular, has an encyclopedic and accurate knowledge of the history of this conflict since WWII, but he is constrained by the host interviewer from revealing his full Marxist and socialist views until nearly the end. 
I don't agree with Martin's attitude that war is a criminal enterprise--that both sides are at fault. However, Becker, in his attempt to not disagree with her, tries to go along with her conception of superficial leaders instead of the reality of ruling capitalist classes that are determined to damage Russia and stop both Russia and European economies to connect with each other. If this would occur, the Empire will be finished. 
This is what I have against most interviews: the attitude that we won't or can't disagree with the host interviewer or interviewee. The real knowledgeable and suppressed real left of the US is grateful for any media access to their fellow countrymen that they will go to extreme lengths to not antagonize the hosts of these programs.
  • UK Commanders in Ukraine Met Neo-Nazi National Guard to “Deepen Military Cooperation” by Matt Kennard from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: Although the Ukrainian government has features of a legitimate government, the highly secretive agencies of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire maintained ties with the fascist core of the Ukrainian society. Although Kennard, from his experience, tells the story of highly secretive British ties to this core, these connections remain true for the secretive agencies of  the other components of the Empire--that of the US and Zionist Israel.
  • The Land Where History Died, Part 1 by David Stockman from The Unz Review. My reaction: Although Stockman is not an anti-capitalist, he is knowledgeable about history and he can't accept the propaganda stories put out by media corporations.