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 26, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, March 26, 2022

I am posting this as an illustration of how we ordinary people depend on highly trained specialists to honestly advise us. Bossche states the purpose of his weblog as:
Goal: Our newsletter aims at providing regular updates on the science and the truth behind the current pandemic. We are dedicated to bringing the real science to the table and sharing how the truth invalidates the current narrative, for which scientific evidence is now increasingly lacking. We’ll provide an update on a (semi-)weekly basis, on Mondays and/or Fridays. We sincerely hope this newsletter will contribute to raising awareness about the consequences of human intervention in this pandemic, particularly of mass vaccination, from both an individual and public health perspective.
However, I've found his articles to be highly technical that present difficulties in understanding them. Although I have had a full college education, I cannot understand most of the reports of Bossche because they lie in other fields of study than mine in sociology. 
We ordinary people depend on science specialists for their interpretation and utility. But what if we cannot trust these science specialists because they learn their living as science specialists under those who own scientific laboratories? And, what if we cannot trust these science specialists because they depend on grants for research if the latter are government bureaucrats who scientists constantly seek their favor. 
Our representatives in Congress have set up regulator bodies to supervise these bodies to ensure that they serve the public. But what if they have been "captured" by those it seeks to supervise? This means that regulatory bodies are loaded with representatives of major pharmaceutical corporations such that regulatory agencies serve the pharmaceutical corporations rather than the public. What if--god forbid!--Congress has been captured by large "stakeholders" or major corporations? This, I think, is too frequently the case today. 
Under number one, Bossche quotes from an article by Igor Chudov, a mathematician and a business operator: 
The sequence of mutated gp130 genes, found in the DNA reverse transcribed from Pfizer Covid vaccine, does not mean that it will necessarily cause cancer, does not mean that it was added to Pfizer vaccine intentionally to cause harm, does not mean that it is even expressed as a gp130 protein, as expression of genes depends on cellular context. What it DOES mean is that we need to look at this closely.

How can we be assured that depopulation is not the case when scientific critics of the Great Reset alledge is one of depopulation (also see this) and control of ordinary people to the benefit of ruling capitalist classes? Our deceptive masters in these classes often will not put these in explicit words. 
The lack of support from the Middle East is a direct outcome of US departure from the region and its increasing focus on Southeast Asia to tackle China’s rise in the Indo-Pacific region. More and more Middle Eastern states are increasingly asserting their autonomous foreign policy choices, which means that Washington may have overestimated the support it thought it will be able to generate in favour of its politics of NATO expansion.
  • Europe has no alternative to Russian natural gas by Dmitry Orlov from Bramwall's weblog on Substack. (Note: Bramwall, currently living and working in New Zealand after fleeing the USA over 20 years ago because of FBI harassment, has obviously a membership with Orlov's weblog.)
Moscow’s demand that the European Union pay for its gas exports in Russian rubles could shake up the global economy, undermining the Western sanctions strategy and forcing Europe to decide if it truly wants to be independent from the US. 
In a normal, healthy, open society, the mass media would present these terrible events with appropriate levels of outrage, identifying responsibility where it lies – so often Washington and London – rather than attempt to justify them, or shrug them off as ‘that’s just the way things are’.

‘Normalisation’ also extends to making palatable the inactions of governments. The most glaring example is the climate crisis that is now engulfing humanity amidst the utter madness of corporate-driven neoliberal economics. The UN Climate Summit in Glasgow last year was an appalling abdication of duty by those in leading positions in government, industry and finance. As we noted in our media alert last November, COP26 was a ‘greenwash festival’ and its lack of decisive actions a ‘crime against humanity’. 
  • This Is Why America Is F**ked. Features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (08:49).
I spoke with Matt Taibbi is a journalist and author of Hate Inc: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another...He joined me on my podcast: Under The Skin to discuss why both parties are exactly the same.
  • This Is F*cking Terrifying features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (13:58).
Blood has become big business in the United States and there is no shortage of big pharma corporations ready to exploit America’s young and most vulnerable.
  • Free, Enduring Love by Craig Murray, a Scotsman who has also experienced persecution from the British ruling class--from his weblog. (Note: This post is about the wedding of our hero Julian Assange. "The British authorities had done everything they could firstly to prevent, and then to mess up, this wedding".)

Friday, March 25, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, March 25, 2022

Far too many Americans do not comprehend the fundamental issues involved in this conflict. Of course, Ukrainians are fighting Russians, and the near-totality of the West is both condemning the Russians and aiding Ukraine. But Ukraine is only a pawn in a much larger global game. Our managerial and foreign policy elites, despite their professed anguish over the blood being shed tragically in that corner of Eastern Europe, do not actually care about the poor Ukrainians living in besieged Kiev or the poor Russians living in the war-torn Donbas. What is important to them is, above all, the major effort and push for a globalist “Great Reset” using the Ukrainian conflict to finally accomplish their objective of bringing the entire world in accord with their plans for a New World Order. And to do that, Russia, which now stands athwart their designs, must be diminished and brought into line.  
My reaction: The Deep State (the international financiers and the CEOs of major corporations) will decide if this is the final battle for global dominance. 
  • They WANT War (and they’re not Russian) features Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious activist, who analyses propaganda from media corporations of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire--from his channel on YouTube (12:50).
In recent years, many people have become accustomed to thinking about the term “deep state” as something that only applies to the United States. While it is certainly clear that a fifth column has become increasingly embedded across all levels of America’s military, intelligence, bureaucratic, corporate, media and academic influence- very few westerners have any clear idea how this same structure has expressed itself in the nations of Eurasia.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • Black Web, Red Tide by "Apparatchik" from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: Although this post doesn't make it clear, it is essentially accurate that the Cold War did not begin when most people think it did, but immediately after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The British Empire took on the task to restore capitalism in Russia after the 1917 Revolution, but after that the combined capitalist forces that evolved into the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire and their NATO army led the way that we see today in Ukraine. You see, real socialism, not the fake version of the welfare state that sometimes crops up in capitalist nations, brought a major threat to capitalism such that one or the other had to eliminate its antagonist. (Read my articles here and here, and this has been recently confirmed (confessed to) by a Columbia U. professor in his book Tomorrow the World.
  • Biden’s Actions are Behind the Collapsing Dollar by Valery Kulikov from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: Forget about the headline which is designed for Western audiences which have been indoctrinated with the individualist component of capitalism. Biden is only an employee of the collective members of the Deep State, the financiers and major corporation CEOs that make up the Deep State and their deluded supporters among high-tech careerists. The rest of the article describes how unstable the US dollar is which is making worthless the creditors who have invested in US debt. The next move of the Deep State likely will be cutting Social Security payments to their elderly citizens which will affect all citizens. Then it will be "game over" (def.) for our ruling class. That is why they are going all out to win in Ukraine.
  • 💥💥Sanctions: The Blowback featuring Michael Hudson, an economist, express his views about the sanctions--from RT posted on The Saker weblog. My reaction: In the interview with Ross Ashcroft, Hudson appears pessimistic regarding a peaceful outcome of the war in Ukraine (listen to his comments in response to Ashcroft's question "how do you think this pans out?--at 22:50). Because time is running out for the major effects of the climate crisis, perhaps the Deep State regard this is the final battle that the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire seeks in their quest to dominate to the world. To the "stakeholders" (the super class of the Empire that owns everything outside of Russia, China, and a few other nations), it's the capitalist Empire's control over the world--or nothing. (Did I hear Hudson correctly when I heard him say at approximately 21:50 that "even though the US is the largest debtor in the world, it is the largest creditor vis-a-vis the global south"?) [I edited this response at 8:45 AM CT on Friday.]
  • We Interrupt This Program To Bring You the World As It Burns by Phil Butler from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: This is a highly cynical view of the war in Ukraine as Butler points to all the fakery that is confronting American audiences who are exhausted and bewildered after their ordeal of the "pandemic". 
... echoes from the Empire of Lies all but gave the whole game away. There’s no intention whatsoever in Washington to facilitate a peace plan in Ukraine – and that explains Comedian Zelensky’s non-stop stalling tactics. The supreme target is regime change in Russia, and for that Totalen Krieg against Russia and all things Russian is warranted. Ukraine is just a pawn in the game – or worse, mere cannon fodder. 
  • I Know It Hurts But... by Andrei Martyanov, an immigrant to the USA from Russia and who is widely regarded as a weapons expert--from his weblog Reminiscence of the Future....
The split on this issue [among the citizens of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire] is between those who trust this gut feeling and those who choose to psychologically compartmentalize away from it. Because if you don’t compartmentalize away from it, the implications of this are very frightening. It means pretty much everything you’ve been told your whole life about the government, about your nation, about the news media, and about the way the world works, has been a lie.

But that is the basic reality
Two leaked stories from the Pentagon have exposed the lies of mainstream media about how Russia is conducting the Ukraine war in a bid to counter propaganda intended to get NATO into the conflict ....
  • The danger of American bio laboratories by Batko Milacic from The Saker weblog. My reaction: I think that Covid-19 was engineered in such laboratories as an effort to reduce the world's population, a major effort by the ruling capitalist classes to alleviate the climate crisis.
You’ve heard the term “if it’s free you are the product”? Well, that’s always been a quaint yet silly advertising slogan for our collective malaise with our digital world. The implication being if it’s free, you will be paying for it in may many other ways that you cannot see. A more appropriate and honest slogan would be: “You are and always have been the target.” Your body, your mind, your mental state, your political beliefs, your private and public habits, your DNA (the past two years) and now your bank accounts and ideological and philanthropic associations are being targeted by western governments for lists, censorship, seizure and freezing out from participation in society unless you submit and obey, forever. [my correction]
My reaction: Or at least the websites/weblogs we depend on to reveal the truth.
  • Does the US See Ukraine as ‘Another Afghanistan’ to Bleed Russia? With Anatol Lieven in a video in which Rania Khalek interviews Lieven, a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and author of Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry--from Breakthrough News. My reaction: This post has been mistitled because a very short segment has been addressed by Lieven regarding this issue in which he responds with superficial comments. I recommend this post only for a short segment beginning at 1 hour in which Lieven says this war is interfering with possible solutions for the climate crisis. This is because the ruling capitalist classes of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire have prioritized saving capitalism, the system that has brought them so much wealth and power. This shows that they are thoroughly addicted to this socioeconomic system. Because Lieven has been educated in the West, he has suffered from a truncated history of Russia that reflects the interests of capitalist ruling classes on nearly all other issues.
  • The Global Climate Crimes Project from Facing Future's channel on YouTube (30:05). My reaction: I wouldn't include Russia and China from this list going to the International Criminal Court. I tend to think that the ruling classes in these two countries have opted to privatize roughly one-half of their economies in order to better confront the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, a purely capitalist Empire, that wants to dominate the entire world.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • By Allen Forest, a political cartoonist, from Dissident Voice.

  • COVID-19 - A Biological Weapon Targeting Ethnicity and Body Systems by Larry Romanoff from The Unz Review. My reaction: I don't doubt his analysis, but I quarrel with him in his bias toward Jews and his lack of depth of his analysis. It is well-known that the old-fashioned capitalists like Romanoff, Ron Unz, and Paul Craig Roberts are often leading the effort to the conclusion that Covid-19 was engineered, but they all fall short in explaining what the world's grand conspiracy was being pushed by whom. What is familiar among these old-fashioned capitalists is that they tend to blame Jews because they were prominent in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Hitler was the most famous Jew hater and he, with his Nazi armies, invaded the Soviet Union. But, I, on the other hand, blame those in the transnational capitalist Empire (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) which has over 300 laboratories all over the globe reportedly dedicated to developing bio-weapons. Jews, like every ethnic group, are all found across the capitalist political spectrum from right to left, largely depending on how much their individual interests align with the rich people of power most commonly found in the leading circles of today's Empire. And, there are socialist Jews.
  • How the West Was Won: Counterinsurgency, Psyops and the Military Origins of the Internet by Dustin Broadbery from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: The real beginning started with the ruling capitalist class's decision with their abundant money to fund research studies to control public opinion to counter the socialist conception of communism. You can't blame the Soviet Union and the remaining ruling capitalist classes of the West (shorthand for the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) for using propaganda to win WWII over a leading fascist (advanced stage of capitalism) empire in the German Third Reich and Japan's fascist ruling class which began in the 1930s. (The mass use of propaganda began in WWI.) They continued on to form their own fascist empire using the powerful military of the USA combined with what was left of the British Empire. (See my explanations contained in the posts here and here and in the recently published book wherein Columbia U. Prof. Stephen Wertheim confesses this fascist takeover in Tomorrow the World.)
If this is troubling to you, I suggest we do a little exercise together. Let us dare to discern the “facts” for ourselves. Only then, will we cease being mere cheerleaders for a team; only then, can we qualify ourselves to ask in all honest sincerity, “whose side are we truly on?”

Are Nazis Now the New “Good Guys”?

There is a bit of mixed messaging that has been going on, especially in the last few weeks. Are there significant numbers of Nazis in Ukraine and are these “bad” or “good” Nazis in the context that they are fighting the Russian “invaders”?
Military operations continue in Ukraine with two radically different narratives depending on whether one listens to the Western or Russian media. These two versions diverge not only in describing the war, but more importantly in describing the goals of the war.
Without compromise in Ukraine, the world economy is set to face economic tsunamis on the back of misguided sanctions. China will meet the rising risks with resiliency.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced three decades of broken pledges and NATO expansion seeking to “demilitarize and de-nazify” Ukraine ordering a “special military operation.” In the West, the speech was portrayed as a conspiracy fantasy.

Yet, declassified documents show that several US and European leaders did give security assurances against NATO eastward expansion at the turn of the 1990s. And these pledges were posted online by the Washington-based National Security Archive in 2017.

The genetic modification to their coats is intended to help them better withstand heat stress, allowing them to gain more weight and increase the efficiency of meat production2 — but at what cost? While a lengthy approval process is typically necessary for gene-edited animals to enter the food market, the FDA streamlined the process for gene-edited cattle, allowing them to skirt the regular approval process.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • 💥NEW: ‘My name is Spartacus’: COVID-19 Deep Dive Part IV: Mind Control from The Exposé, a British website. (Note: I could not access the audio versions of the various articles in The Exposé. But there are numerous videos posted in this lengthy article that are accessible. The post should be studied.) My reaction: Regarding "Mind control" as a topic, I remember setting up a folder somewhere in the 1980s to collect all the articles that I encountered to be filed in the folder. I still have that folder.
  • US-Ukraine: a Stream of Lies and Slander by Viktor Mikhin from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: I fear for the people of the USA and their international careerist-opportunist supporters. If such lies and slander (propaganda) and threats do their job of defeating Russia, there is zero hope for ordinary people throughout the world. But China stands in the way of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. China will be next on the list of the Empire, which aspires to be the world's hegemon, and China knows it. And, after that it will be the world's ordinary people in deep shit. It is a desperate time for the capitalist leaders of the Empire and their dumbed-down careerist-opportunist supporters. They are desperate enough to risk a WWIII, and a nuclear war with Russia, because of their dedicated goal to preserve their Empire, global hegemony, and their desire to preserve the capitalist system under the Empire's control--which necessarily means imperialism.
  • Surprise Surprise features Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious activist, from his channel on YouTube (14:17).
  • 💥UKRAINE CRISIS: With Gonzalo Lira in Kharkiv [Karkov] from Felix Rex's channel on YouTube (1:39:53). (Note: The narrator of Felix Rex interviews Lira, a resident of Karkov, Ukraine over his circumstances in Karkov and his views. Previously his views were on Bernhard's weblog Moon of Alabama. I've noticed that the few posts were remaining from my list of weblogs that I've subscribed to on YouTube. I don't know how long YouTube will tolerate such posts. Because of a lack of time, I have not listened to all of it--yet.)
  • The war in Ukraine and ways of seeing from Peoples Dispatch which features a video report regarding censorship of news & information reports from the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire and their global corporations.
  • Why the West Hates Putin by the old-fashioned capitalist Paul Craig Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: The first sentence ("Putin is a liberal in the old fashioned sense that no longer exists in the West.") tells so much about Roberts and his colleagues among the old-fashioned capitalist crowd and their opposition to the neocon crowd that have taken over the control of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire from them. As I see it, this is an inevitable result of the capitalist system. For Russia and China, I view this as a necessary consequence of the their need to survive as independent nations. But I continue to fear that the section of the rich capitalists will take over control of their nations.
  • Waking up to climate breakdown featuring Rupert Read & Roger Hallam, obviously Brits, discussing the subject--from Rupert Read's channel on YouTube (25:38).

Monday, March 21, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, March 21, 2022

  • This Is How They Take Over posted by Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious analyst of political events--from Brand's channel on YouTube (00:52).
The theory being examined here is that COVID-19 may have been deliberately released not only in China but in all countries, that the source of the pathogen was the US bio-weapons labs scattered around the world, and that the transmission mechanism was US military bases. The evidence for this theory is largely circumstantial, is admittedly spotty and some of the threads are quite thin. Nevertheless, these shortcomings do not of themselves negate the possibility so let’s look at what we have.

My reaction: The motives under this conspiracy theory is that the rich ruling class of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, an Empire created by capitalists, know perfectly well that we are confronting a climate crisis. This is their solution: to reduce the population in order to save themselves.
  • 💥The Power Brokers You Never Elected by Jonas Nilsson (48:55) from EarthNewspaper. My reaction: This is why you should be concerned. This is why media corporations publish similar stories about world events. My reaction: I take exception to their assertion that the directors of this de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire or "globalists" use the climate threat to push more "globalism" to create a "frenzied fear" for us to give up more of our "autonomy". I repeat that the directors of this Empire are realistically concerned about an impending climate crisis, but they only offer a self-serving solution: the want to de-populate the Earth. (I've only had time to listen to a part of this video, but the rest may compensate for this initial impression.)
This is the game of politics, where there are no friends, only circumstantial allies. It only remains to be seen whether in the diplomatic field the European Union manages to free itself, at least partially, from the Atlantic Alliance, finding a key role in negotiations with Moscow. In the economic field, there is certainty that the sanctions imposed on Russia, if not acted upon promptly in the diplomatic field, will do more damage to the European continent than even the pandemic itself.
My reaction: The author describes the situation of Europe at the present time, but I look to the future when ordinary Europeans wake-up to the fact that petroleum from Russia is far cheaper than imported elsewhere and corporate leaders feel likewise. The present leaders in Europe, with the possible exception of Macron, are presently so tied to the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, but they may be replaced by Europeans who awaken to this fact and see that Russia is no threat to them after the latter defeat the mercenary armies of the Empire and they leave the de-Nazified Ukraine. 
  • The Only ‘Agency’ Ukraine Has Is The Central Intelligence Kind by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (07:44) in the audio version of her text, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. My reaction: Sorry to say this, but millions across the globe fall for the false narratives of the highly trained propaganda specialists that the rich ruling class has set up in well-paid careers so that they can have those careers and raise families. Only by the masses taking responsibility for their futures (acting as well-informed agencies) can ordinary people break the stranglehold on themselves put there by the rich ruling classes. The right-wing rule of the rich use their "information" agencies (mainstream media, schools, Hollywood films, etc.) to fill the minds with fake versions of reality of ordinary people so that they comply with rich people's interests of ever greater amounts of profit and power. The first step is for ordinary people to take control of information agencies that fill their minds with false propaganda how ever difficult this might be. 
This emotional content already is blinding western commentators to military realities on the ground which are ignored and effaced by daily claims of heart-rending atrocities. In today’s West, analysis has become a mere expression of correct culture, and any mention of ground realities, almost a crime. It is the perfect context for mistakes to be made.

To what will it lead: The logic is compelling: A western total war? 
  • The Great Reset: This Is How He Does It featuring Russell Brand, a British comedian turned serious analyst of political events, and guest Nick Corbishley--from Brand's channel on YouTube (10:50). My reaction: Many leftists think that the WEF and the Davos crowd are separate from the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. They are the ruling class behind the Empire. Many people allowed on YouTube to criticize the Empire's policies are comedians or rap artists because the careerist-managers of YouTube think that you may ignore such people in favor of media figures who proliferate all over media corporations that issue only pro-Empire propaganda. Serious real critics of government policies, which are considered "thought crimes", are not allowed on YouTube or social media. That is why they tolerate Jimmy Dore and Russell Brand.
  • P&O and the Tory Road to Serfdom by Craig Murray, a Scotsman, from his weblog. (Note: The P&O is a railroad in Britain, and this article is all about British politics. Consider this in relation to the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, an empire operated by capitalist ruling classes that serve the rich.)
  • Trans Swimmer Destroying Competition And Setting Records 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 (24:10). My reaction: This phenomenon is part of the tactics in the overall strategy by the ruling class to confuse left-tending Americans to co-opt them behind the Democratic Party, a traditional workingman's party.
  • Nuclear Fusion Illusion. Is it time to park the pipe dream? by Dave Borlace, a Brit, from the channel of Just Have a Think on YouTube (14:35). My reaction: This has to be a "wet-dream" of all capitalists to save their system. That is why you see many articles extolling the latest developments of nuclear fusion. Borlace thinks that this may be an illusion.
  • Three Chinese Curses featuring the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--09:43), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout much of his prior career and retirement on the climate crisis. My reaction: It certainly sounds like the climate professor is retiring from warning us about the climate crisis, but he insists that he is only moving on to a project that accepts our human extinction.