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, April 16, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, April 16, 2022

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. 
Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, Anthony Fauci let the truth about lockdowns slip… that they are theatre designed to scare people into getting vaccinated.

When asked by host Andrea Mitchell about the unfolding lockdown hellscape in China, Fauci actually praised the Communist government’s actions.

Fauci stated “China has a number of problems, two of which are that the complete lockdown, which was their approach, a strictest lockdown you’d never be able to implement in the United States. Although that prevents the spread of infection, I remember early on they were saying, and I think accurately, they were doing better than anyone else.”

Then came the kicker as Fauci declared “You use lockdowns to get people vaccinated so that when you open up, you won’t have a surge of infections.
[my emphasis]
  • sometimes? by Mickey Z. from his weblog on Substack. (Note: This post is a very brief statement.)
  • Dr Vernon Coleman: “The Great Reset is frighteningly close to the terrible conclusion we’ve been dreading” features Dr. Coleman in a video (38:54) from The Exposé, a British website. My reaction: He often relates his most hard-hitting criticisms to communism. This I think is a product of brainwashing from many years of propaganda that he could not escape, but I also suspect that Stalin's long reign had much to do with it. Because there is nothing of the reign of Stalin that reflects the ideologies of the founders of communism--Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Because this topic is related to absolute control by the manipulation of people's minds, Coleman's remarks most likely refer to high-tech fascism that the transnational ruling capitalist class has adopted in their de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.
My name is Jeremy Brown. I am a 20 year US Army Special Forces Master Sergeant that served this nation honorably. In October of 1992, I swore to an Almighty God that I would protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, Foreign and Domestic; This Constitution that codifies the Rights that God granted us at birth. I have upheld the Oath as a Ranger, Green Beret, Fire Fighter, Citizen, Business Owner, Coach, US Congressional Candidate and now as a Prisoner of War.
... how did this proxy war come about? In order to understand that we have to look at the U.S. imperial grand strategy. Here we have to go back to 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved or even further to the 1980s. There are two prongs to this imperial grand strategy, one as geopolitical expansion and positioning, including the enlargement of NATO ....
  • 💥Will Europe Replace the Middle East as America’s Arena for Future Conflicts? by Elijah J. Magnier from an unknown source and re-posted on Internationalist 360°. Let us hope and pray that he is not right about the conflict in Europe. Unfortunately, his record of integrity and journalism ensures that he is right, but you can never tell about humans and their propensity to be deceived by their own ruling classes using their vast material rewards accumulated for more than a half-century of compliance. Without regard for the climate crisis that is on the horizon, the conflict in Ukraine is really a final test for humans and their durability.
As Russian forces and Donbass militias continue advancing amid the special operation in Ukraine, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed more military aid for Kiev’s troops, saying it would include sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles as well as anti-tank missiles and high-grade military equipment worth around £100 million ($130 million).
A special military operation by Russian troops has yielded additional information on US military and biological activities in Ukraine, confirming numerous violations of the Biological Weapons Convention.

Taking advantage of existing gaps in international law and the lack of a clear verification mechanism, the US administration has consistently built up its military-biological capabilities in various regions of the world.

The Russian Federation has made continuous efforts to establish a BTWC verification mechanism, but this initiative has been consistently blocked by the collective West, led by the US, since 2001. 
[my link inserted in this quote]
The document, titled “On Russia’s concerns in the context of massive supplies of weapons and military equipment to the Kiev regime,” was forwarded to the State Department by the Russian Embassy in Washington, in which Russia accused NATO of trying to “pressure Ukraine to abandon peace negotiations with Russia in order to continue the bloodshed.”

Moscow also warned Washington that US and NATO shipments of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict and could bring “unpredictable consequences.” Russia experts suggested Moscow, which had labeled weapons convoys coming into the country as legitimate military targets but had not thus far attacked them, might be preparing to do so.
  • More Escalations In Online Censorship by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (10:09) in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog.
Zelensky and his handlers want the whole of Europe to drive over the abyss. But the talented Mr Zelensky is pushing the script beyond acceptable limits when he starts slapping Berlin around.
  • Thierry Meyssan: The Goal of the Ukraine Conflict is to Economically Collapse Europe features an interview with Meyssan, a French intellectual and blogger, conducted by the unnamed interviewer from his Geopolitics & Empire's channel on Odysee (1:08:18). (Note: Because my hearing has limitations and his thick accent, I could not understand much of what he said. However, I know from earlier years when I posted his articles (translated into English), that he has an independent point of view.)
  • Amazon Union Organizer Goes On Tucker & Sh*tlib Brains Explode! features Jimmy Dore showing clips of the entire interview on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program with Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls --from Dore's channel on YouTube (26:39). Dore's show also includes comments by other members of his show. My reaction: Mainly comedians are only allowed to express dissent on major media platforms, but they are doing a superb job by heaping ridicule on mainstream politicians and their policies! That way the ruling class can take credit for free speech and limit it from serious dissenters. For my mental health, I think I will attend his show when it comes anywhere near southern Minnesota.
  • Wait… Did They Just Admit That? features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (12:44). My reaction: Brand states at 4:58 and other places that one needs to exercise a "great deal of discernment" if you follow mainstream media sources. I say that mainstream media is designed to reflect the views that the ruling capitalist class wants you to think about current various issues, but not the real news.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, April 15, 2022

  • You Couldn't Make This Sh*t Up features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (13:53).  
Everywhere we look, the data combined with what’s happening on the ground appear to be clear: disastrous outcomes are happening. Right now. All around us.

A large insurance company CEO is on the record stating that deaths among working-age adults (below 65) are 40% above expected values. That is not just “unlikely” but shouldn’t happen ever outside of a major war.

And it’s not covid-related because we are supposedly tracking those. So, besides it being a massive surge, what exactly is the cause? It’s not all because of suicides, though we know those are up, tragically. It’s not cancer. It’s not war, yet. It’s not fentanyl overdoses.

What could it be?
My reaction: Martenson acknowledges that there is no one that explains this phenomenon, but he insists that societies would ordinarily determine the cause of this striking statistic which is from a recent study in contrast to what was found in 2020. (I have not yet listened to all of the remarks by Martenson.) He seems to suggest that "mass psychosis formation", and governmental authorities, medical authorities, and media corporations resist this recent data statistic from becoming common knowledge. 
I've personally read several articles about athletes dropping dead while participating in their sport.
  • The Alliance of MI6, the CIA and the Bandéristes by Thierry Meyssan from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: There is only one thing glaringly wrong with Meyssan's history. I've read widely on the events that led up to WWII, but I never read a concern about "absolutely all Western states without exception believed, at one time or another, that the Nazis were the solution to the economic crisis of 1929". On the contrary, I read that all the ruling capitalist classes approved of Germany and its aim to create lebensraum in the East and extinguish socialism forever in Russia. Time Magazine even appointed Hitler as "Man of the Year" in 1938 (although not on the cover because they didn't do that in previous years). 
The Western ruling capitalist classes approved of the Nazis and gave in whenever their interests were not threatened. Hitler, in his fanatic desire to restore Germany to pre-WWI borders, attacked Poland in September of 1939 after Chamberlain waffled in negotiations with Hitler because the British had a mutual defense treaty with Poland. Included in this history is the "phoney war" pursued by the British Empire against Germany for eight months. You see, the British ruling class approved of Hitler's goal of adding lebensraum in the Soviet Union which would result in their longtime efforts to extinguish a belief in any system other than capitalism. 
On the eve of WWII, the capitalist nations had plans to carve up the world into sections that they would exploit and rule over. Japan's ruling capitalist class had their own imperialist concept of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. What most Americans are unaware of is that the US ruling class had their own concept, the Grand Area (this area was extended after WWII and became known as the "free world"). The Allies patiently let Germany expand and grow their empire on the European continent and move east toward the Soviet Union. However Germany unexpectedly invaded Poland, with which Britain had a defense treaty, instead of going from Czechoslovakia toward the Soviet Union. Thus began a phony war after which the Nazi government attacked Britain and continued to move east and invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. 
Because the ruling classes of European nations were split with their attitudes toward the Nazis, Netherlands, Belgium, and France had been easily overrun by German forces. The Allied ruling classes expected that Germany would easily defeat the Soviet forces. But whereas the defeat of the Allied countries was mainly due to their ruling classes being split in their orientation to the fascist nations of Germany, Japan, and Italy, the Soviet government was united in their opposition to fascism, an advanced form of capitalism. As a result, the German forces encountered great difficulty after only a month into their invasion.
In the present day, the directors of the Empire knew that the threat of the Russian experience with the Nazis of WWII would greatly worry them. The Empire established a far-right wing government as the result of their engineered coup in 2014, and cultivated and promoted ties with the neo-Nazis in Ukraine. Added to this, the army of the Empire, NATO, was threatening the Russian nation by pushing ever closer to their borders, and they finally had enough with these moves of the Empire. Thus, they invaded Ukraine to de-Nazify the country.
... a series of ostensible crises — Russiagate, the 1/6 riot, the COVID pandemic and now this war — have, in rapid succession, convinced not just liberals but increasingly large numbers of Westerners in many ideological camps not only to tolerate but to crave state/corporate censorship. 
... the loudest criticism is certainly coming from the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany who is constantly in the media to accuse the country of cowardice, especially at the beginning of the war when Germany refrained from sending weapons to Ukraine. Although Berlin has made a major turn and is now sending weapons to Ukraine, further anger is caused by the fact that incumbent Chancellor Olaf Scholz is not bowing to American and Ukrainian pressure to close Russian gas taps altogether.

Russian gas is a matter of existential need for Germany, which due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, is threatened with achieving a lower than expected GDP. In fact, Germany would experience a devastating recession if it were to turn off the Russian gas taps.

  • Who’s Watching The Watchers? features host Ross Ashcroft and his guest Peter Bloom, author of Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data--from Renegade's channel on YouTube (27:42).
  • How NY Times Used Subway Shooting To Push Pro-Cop Propaganda features Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal, and showing Twitter clip by Alex Karakatsanis, a civil rights activist and author, to illustrate propaganda promoted by the NY Times, as an example of mainstream media, instilling in the public the need for more cops in spite of the fact that such crimes are very low--from Dore's channel on YouTube (18:26).
A conversation with theologian Carmody Grey, anthropologist Justin Kenrick, and Extinction Rebellion activist Clare Farrell interrogating the meaning of courage in our times.
What kind of courage is needed as we enter an era of climate breakdown? How do we find courage when we see continued rampant investments in fossil fuels and other activities that worse the impacts of the climate crisis?

This is a conversation aiming to encourage each other as we move through this phase of on the streets rebellion, because how we respond collectively now affects everything.

  • Edge of Extinction: It's Not Your Fault features the views and analysis of Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--06:53), who has fearlessly focused his attention throughout much of his prior career and retirement on the climate crisis.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, April 14, 2022

Justifying lockdowns and endorsing the “threat” of Covid is doing the establishment’s work for it.
  • A Free Person Is One Who Owns His Own Labor by Paul Craig Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: Roberts argues that the modern-day American owns his labor the same as the historical American slaves owned theirs! Yet, the ruling capitalist class, which essentially owns the government, determines the government's tax policies. This is quite a dramatic conclusion for a capitalist supporter to make.
  • The Assange Case Invalidates US Criticisms Of Russia: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (06:02) in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog. (Note: In this post, Foley missed entire paragraphs.) My reaction: She's right that this war in being implanted in the minds of ordinary people using propaganda and psy-ops, and most ordinary Americans are either "falling for it" (def.#2) or totally ignoring it while they focus on their individual lives. They do this in order to survive in an advanced capitalist system.
The accusations against Russia are the lying justification for a policy of military escalation. First, the war plans were laid down; then the accusations were made to justify them.
My reaction: The CEOs of the military-industrial complex must be happy! They are in control of government policies supporting constant wars, especially using the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder.
  • Kremlin issues final warning to Kiev 'decision-making centers' features Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris discussing the significance of the decision by the Russian leaders that they will attack decision-making structures in Kiev if they continue to attack Russian territory--from Duran's channel on YouTube (32:23).
The merchants of Death—Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, et al—gathered in Washington on Wednesday like a flock of vultures descending on roadkill.
For many decades, the term ‘new world order’ has been discussed obsessively in the United States, yet few have any idea where the concept originated from and where the individuals who promote this grand vision wish to lead humanity. But one thing is for sure, Russia is having none of it.

This week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov remarked that one of the goals of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine is to end the U.S.-dominated world order, which is categorically at odds with Russia and its ally’s desire for a multipolar global system.

  • Michael Raw - The Hunger Games features Ross Ashcroft interviewing a British (as far as I can determine) agricultural expert on the effect of food prices as a function of supply--from Renegade's channel on YouTube (02:09).
Benjamin Norton speaks with Pakistani scholar Junaid S. Ahmad about the US-backed coup against Prime Minister Imran Khan, aimed at reversing his alliance with China, Russia, and Iran and support for Palestine.
My reaction: It seems that the US ruling class always supports, and develops ties with, the military in foreign countries. 
  • India’s rich keep getting richer features Aunindyo Chakravarty, a journalist in India, from Peoples Dispatch using Newsclickin's channel on YouTube (14:26). My reaction: He gives a good explanation of how capitalism brought this about under previous government administrations of India.
  • An Inconvenient Apocalypse features various climate specialists discussing the impending climate crisis--from Facing Future's channel on YouTube (34:38).
The dream of endless bounty is over. We must save as much of nature as is still possible, and end the wealth concentrating system that is destroying it. Wes Jackson, in his no-nonsense fashion, explains how our ecological collapse began with #agriculture, when we started to remove carbon from the soil to grow crops, then from the forests to build ships, and finally from the deep ground to build civilizations. Now we need to power down as we face irreversible changes.
Inconvenient, to say the least. Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen envision a transition - to fewer and less - to life without dense energy, with less destructive systems of agriculture. They chart a collective, realistic path for humanity - not only to survive, but also to emerge on the other side with a renewed appreciation of the larger living world, recognizing that the rediscovery of nature, and of human connection is the greatest renaissance of all.
My reaction: The scientists leave out the system that has caused all of the destruction of the ecosystem of the Earth--capitalism. They have all obviously been educated in capitalist societies. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, April 13, 2022

California Assembly Bill #2098 was introduced on February 14, 2022. If passed, the bill would “designate the dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or ‘COVID-19,’ as unprofessional conduct.” 

Translation: It’s corporate-sponsored censorship aimed at taking away power from health professionals who see through the COVID bullshit.

  • This Is A Deeply Ominous Sign features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (19:24). 
  • The Real Cost Of The Gig Economy features host Ross Ashcroft interviewing writer and filmmaker, Shannon Walsh, to discuss the topic--from Renegade's channel on YouTube (27:50).
  • Universities Follow the Politics, Not the Science by Daniel Nuccio from The Pulse. My reaction: This is true of every institution in the "free world", that is, except for a few, in the nations that make up the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. This latter sometimes appears to be an open psychiatric ward of the world.
The coterie of neocons and liberal interventionists who orchestrated two decades of military fiascos in the Middle East and who have never been held to account are now stoking a suicidal war with Russia.
  • What is NATO Doing in Latin America? from Internationalist 360°.                                                               
  • 💥Michael Tracey on the Refugee Crisis and US Troop Buildup in Poland features Mnar Adley, founder of Mint Press News, interviewing (1:21:22) Michael Tracey by phone an independent journalist, who has just returned from the Polish border with Ukraine and who is now in London--from Mint Press News. This is a best post. (Note: I listened to all of this fascinating interview which will cause me to be late in posting other articles and doing what I intended to do--an elaborate commentary. I'll try to do the latter tomorrow. The text introduces video and audio versions of the interview. Michael's Substack address is: <https://michaelsnyder.substack.com/>)
  • A Love Letter To All Draft Dodgers by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script (04:27) in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.)--from her weblog.
As a regular conflict, the ongoing Ukraine war is being fought with kinetic weapons and traditional power projection platforms in conventional operational battlefields. However, its span transcends the domain of military statecraft. It goes much further. In fact, this unfolding confrontation must also be understood as a major clash in the rising strategic competition to determine the future architecture of the global financial and monetary system – a dangerous game played for the highest stakes.
My reaction: The Empire (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) now controls the international monetary system and this control has very much worried the directors of the Empire. This together with the dominance of world affairs are the major reasons why the directors and their monopoly media lie so much to their own populations. Russia is leading this challenge of these issues in addition to their existence as a nation. This is precisely why the war in Ukraine matters so much.
The Washington Post – owned by billionaire oligarch Jeff Bezos, who has CIA and Pentagon contracts – has called for censoring Chinese news outlets on social media, while praising Silicon Valley for purging Russian publications.
The press release by the State Department states that ‘the United States reiterates its grave concern over continuing reports of ethnically-motivated atrocities committed by Amhara authorities in western Tigray, Ethiopia, including those described in the recent joint report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. In particular, we are deeply troubled by the report’s finding that these acts amount to ethnic cleansing’. (4) The USA is not known siding with the truth. It has almost always sided with the TPLF (Tigrayan forces) disregarding the atrocities committed against the people of Ethiopia and in particular the Amhara people both by TPLF and Oromo nationalists (OLF). The Ethiopian Government reacted to the joint report and stated that ‘The biased ethnic undertone of the report from organisations that paint themselves as defenders of human rights and the implications of reckless misrepresentation of facts on the ground did not go unnoticed’. [my emphasis] 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Should everyone get a fourth booster shot against COVID? Certainly, if the FDA is to be believed. But maybe not, if we’re to believe insiders at the very same agency who have spoken out and insisted that the scientific case for boosters among the general public has not been made. But who cares about science when the pharmaceutical industry has profits to make?

Jimmy and The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal discuss the uniquely American phenomenon of demanding boosters for all regardless of the science.

  • It All Makes Sense Now features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (17:58).
What’s the truth of the covid origins? A bombshell article by Vanity Fair based on more than 100,000 leaked documents uncovers some damning revelations.
As debate over ‘The Science’ has increased, more and more people have started to question whether or not there is more to COVID-19 in terms of underlying agendas, in particular with respect to global-level actors such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and so-called ‘Big Pharma’. In the early days of COVID-19 any such talk was immediately dismissed as ‘conspiratorial’ nonsense and, broadly speaking, people raising non-mainstream doubts about any aspect of the COVID-19 issue were subjected to vilification by ‘authoritative’ voices and corporate media. Such dynamics were very much in evidence with respect to speculation about the origins of COVID-19. And yet, today, the so-called ‘lab leak theory’ has moved from a ‘sphere of deviance’ to a ‘sphere of legitimate controversy’ with many people, from mainstream science and corporate media to popular podcasts, discussing it.
  • 💥We Have Eight Months Left features Dr. Vernon Coleman from EarthNewspaper. This is a best post. (Note: The post follows with a rough transcript of his address--38:54.)
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal addresses the April 10, 2022 Defeat The Mandates rally in Los Angeles, demanding public workers who refused the jab be given back their jobs and slamming the corporate state that generated $65,000 per minute for Pfizer and Moderna while millions sank into destitution. Blumenthal also urged solidarity for Julian Assange, describing his silencing as a precedent for the current wave of censorship: "In a corporate state, character assassination, censorship, and official silencing is the price of telling the truth."
  • 💥How The U.S. Does 'Diplomacy' by Bernhard, a German independent blogger from his weblog Moon of Alabama. This is a best post. Bernhard's opening statement is as follows: 
The U.S. doesn't do diplomacy. Every country has its own [ruling class] interests. But the U.S. and its pricks in the State Department insist that its interests must have priority over all others. Any country that disagrees with that will be called out on this or that issue or will even get sanctioned. [my insertion]

My commentary follows:
From a socialist point of view, I argue that, up to now in modern history, societies reveal a certain structure characterized by social classes ranging from a ruling class and ordinary people that make up a working class. Thus, nowadays one must think of societies ruled over by capitalist ruling class interests of profit and power. In advanced capitalist societies, one must think of monopolistic capitalist ruling classes that are often tempted to become fascist ruling classes like the Nazis in Germany and the present ruling classes in the transnational capitalists in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. The latter rule by arbitrary "mandates". As we have seen, such mandates often bypass the respective constitutions and legal policies of entire nations in the whole world due to the capture by the Empire of the UN's World Health Organization. 
So, you have the Empire insisting on dominance over the entire world which are the reasons for the war in Ukraine and the ongoing conflicts in the south China Sea and Taiwan between the Empire and China. Russia and China, which are mixed socialist and capitalist nations, are spearheading efforts to establish a multipolar world. 
The end result will be the end of the Empire, capitalism, and we will eventually see the construction of truly independent socialist societies, that is, if we humans, and most other species, are not disappeared by the impending climate destabilization--which is likely.
When the 'boy mayor' of Cleveland took a stand against privatization of public power, the region's elites deployed every weapon in their arsenal against him, including attempted assassination.
  • UK Newspaper Hides Ukraine Truth in Plain Sight features Brian Berletic, an independent geopolitical expert and ex-Marine who for a lengthy time has lived in Thailand with his family--from his channel on YouTube (16:13) demolishing news sources (propagandistic) from Ukraine. 
  • Poking The Bear features Ross Ashcroft, host of Renegade's channel on YouTube (27:57) interviewing, once again, Scott Ritter, a recognized military expert. 
Britain’s MI5 has always maintained that the UK is just four away meals from anarchy. So with fractured supply chains, rising costs and failing agricultural policy, how worried should the Brits - who are net importers of food - be?
Ross Ashcroft is joined by agricultural analyst Michael Raw to discuss our national food security.

No, the US State Department does not care about human rights abuses. Blinken’s remarks are just the latest in a series of shots across the bow that the US empire has been firing at New Delhi to warn it against moving into alignment with Moscow.
Since objective reality has no place in United States foreign policy, it is interesting to look at how the US sees itself and how it regards other countries that are doing what Russia is doing or worse. When it comes to its own self-perception, America’s so-called leaders believe that their global leadership role is one by right and they can do no wrong by virtue of a quality referred to as “American exceptionalism.” That is of course a mythical attribute created to permit the United States to get away with mass murder and regime change without any consequences.

A principal beneficiary of American financial and political largesse is, of course, Israel, which consists not only of people “chosen” by Yahweh but also by the media, the United States Senate, House of Representatives and the White House.

Amid the ongoing global inflation crisis, NATO heads of state and mainstream media repeat a mantra that high energy prices are a direct result of Putin’s actions in Ukraine since end of February. The reality is that it is the western sanctions that are responsible. Those sanctions including cutting SWIFT interbank access for key Russian banks and some of the most severe sanctions ever imposed, are hardly having an impact on the military actions in Ukraine. What many overlook is the fact that they are increasingly impacting the economies of the West, especially the EU and USA. A closer look at the state of the global supply of diesel fuel is alarming. But Western sanctions planners at the US Treasury and the EU know fully well what they are doing. And it bodes ill for the world economy.
  • BREAKING: Lawmakers from Imran Khan's party resign from Pakistani parliament from The Cradle, based in Columbia. My reaction: Also see "Imran Khan: The fall of Pakistan's populist prime minister" from Middle East Eye, based in London. I want to direct your attention to the 48 minute interview conducted by two representatives of the Middle East Eye which, I think, reveals Khan as a leveled-headed Pakistani statesman.
This conflict of aims by ‘the West’ comes at a time when global warming and climate change are reaching a ‘now or never’ tipping point, where the Paris target to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5C cannot be met. In presenting the latest IPCC report on climate change (which supposedly outlines ‘solutions’ to mitigate global warming and meet targets), UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres commented: “The facts are undeniable. This abdication of leadership (by governments) is criminal.”

Monday, April 11, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, April 11, 2022

Lockdowns were never part of conventional public health measures. In 1968, 1-4 million people died in the H2N3 influenza pandemic; businesses and schools never closed, and large events were not cancelled. One thing we never did until 2020 was lockdown entire populations. And we did not do this because it does not work. In 2020 we had no empirical evidence that it would work, only flawed mathematical models whose predications [predictions] were not just slightly off, but wildly off by several orders of magnitude. [my editing]
On June 18, 2021, an evolutionary biologist named Jesse D. Bloom sent the draft of an unpublished scientific paper he’d written to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the president of the United States. A bespectacled, boyish-looking 43-year-old often clad in short-sleeved checkered shirts, Bloom specializes in the study of how viruses evolve. “He is the most ethical scientist I know,” said Sergei Pond, a fellow evolutionary biologist. “He wants to dig deep and discover the truth.”

More than a year into the pandemic, the genesis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was still a mystery. ....
Bloom’s paper was the product of detective work he’d undertaken after noticing that a number of early SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequences mentioned in a published paper from China had somehow vanished without a trace.
The bird flu outbreak is not real.

That should be everyone’s starting point – with everything, really – assume the media is lying and wait for them to prove they’re not.

Always doubt the press.


  • This Is Impossible To Ignore features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on YouTube (18:10).  
The war in Ukraine was instigated by the imperialist powers through the relentless expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe, the transformation of Ukraine into a NATO arsenal and staging grounds for attacks on Russia, and the refusal to negotiate over Russia’s demands for security guarantees.

The US and NATO want the war to continue. The objective—as blurted out by Biden in his Warsaw speech—is regime change in Russia.
  • Could NATO-Supplied Arms Change Ukraine's Fate? features Brian Berletic, an independent geopolitical expert and ex-Marine who for a lengthy time has lived in Thailand with his family--from his channel on Rumble (14:58). Note: The text is an introduction and summary of the video and begins as follows:
NATO has claimed it would begin sending more significant, heavier weapons to Ukraine including armored vehicles, missiles, and even floating discussion over tanks and warplanes.

However there are serious complications going unmentioned across the Western media: 
"The UK and the European Union (EU) will indeed be on a collision course this week over sanctioning Russian gas supplies after Brussels ignored a plea to set a clear timetable to eliminate supplies," says Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh, an international oil economist and visiting professor of energy economics at the ESCP Europe Business School in London.
  • On March 22, as a result of a strong storm in the Black Sea, the system of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which provides more than two-thirds of Kazakhstan’s total oil exports, was damaged, as a result of which the export of Kazakh oil was threatened.
  • It should be particularly noted that, in addition to the weather factor, Kazakhstan’s reduction in the amount of oil supplied to the European market is due to delays in the repair work as a result of the unscrupulous behavior of Western partners who refused to supply mechanisms damaged in the storm.
  • Thus, Western suppliers have demonstrated not only to the CPC, but also to the whole world their unreliability as business partners, and therefore, it is unlikely that anyone will trust them with mutual cooperation after the current US sanctions frenzy ends. And it will certainly end, since Western countries themselves are already suffering more from anti-Russian sanctions, and riots of discontent among the population in them will inevitably lead to a change not only of the sanctions policy, but also of governments in a number of states. 
It looks to me like in the near future, the Empire is winning in the contest in Ukraine between Russia and the West (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire); but in the long term, anything could happen. It all depends on the Europeans and their attitudes about the loss of reliable petroleum supplies.
  • A World At Odds: The Great Principles Wipe by Phil Butler from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: Suppose his recent late night's epiphany is correct? Are we being reprogrammed for a new reality, the one in which resembles Aldous Huxley's or George Orwell's dystopian future?
We’re undergoing a morality and mind wipe no psychothriller novelist ever imagined. The idea came to me like a bolt, snapping me from a deep sleep last night. Something about all that’s been going on has gnawed at me, as I am sure it has you, for months now. And now I know what it is. We’re being prepared for those artificial wombs that Aldous Huxley conjured up for his post-dystopian Utopia in the novel Brave New World.

I will leave these questions for you to answer.
While staff members of The Kyiv Independent grandstand about how “independent journalism is the cornerstone of democracy,” they are quietly being funded by Western governments – a fact that should ring alarm bells with critical media consumers.
The most powerful empire that has ever existed, which is circling the planet with hundreds of military bases and continuously works to destroy any nation who challenges its global dominion, claims that it is in a global power struggle against “authoritarianism”.

And because the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire has a monopoly on information services ...

Russia will lose the propaganda war on every front, at least in the west. It will lose every narrative dispute about alleged war crimes in the court of public opinion, whether those allegations are true or not. The US military is beatable, the US dollar is beatable, but the US propaganda machine is an unstoppable juggernaut. 
It is only small websites with relatively few followers like mine that produces accurate information from unbrainwashed, critical thinking, and informed people, but I worry each day that I will be cut off from the internet.

It’s actually really disturbing that US empire managers now feel comfortable just leaking the fact that they are blatantly lying to the public to win a psywar against Putin. It means they’re confident they can get the public to consciously consent to their rulers lying to them for their own good.

But, read the rest of the article to see the way the brainwashed, uniformed, and uncritically-thinking people see the war in Ukraine--the same way they see the official narratives of the assassinations (Kennedys, MK King, Malcolm X, etc.), 9/11, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the invasion of Iraq, the "pandemic", etc. It's the same way the victims during the 1930s eugenics movement asked the authorities as reported by Edwin Black in his book War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

Like so many [around 60,000], Mary never understood what was happening. She recalled the day doctors told her. "They asked me, 'Do you know what this meeting is for?' I said, 'No, sir! I don't. ''Well this is a meeting you go through when you have to have a serious operation, and it's for your health.' Well,' I said, 'if it's for my health, then I guess I'll go through with it." See, I didn't know any difference." Mary didn't learn she was sterilized until five years after her operation. [my insertion]
  • Assessing the Combat in Ukraine: Learning from Mistakes by Elijah J. Magnier from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: According to Magnier, there are nine lessons that Russian militaries must learn in order to defeat NATO and the Nazi forces in Ukraine. He concludes with this statement:
All anti-American forces are watching the battle to learn lessons from it, hoping that it will not last much longer. Meanwhile, the sanctions war between the West and Russia is just beginning and can be expected to considerably harm both sides and their respective populations.
Instead of doing a chemical weapons false flag, the West  [the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire] has decided to do random traditional weapons attacks against civilians in the Ukraine. [my insertion]

I don’t think anyone who isn’t a totally brainwashed American believes this garbage.
  • 💥Inflating A Cold War State Of Mind features Ross Ashcroft interviewing Matthias Weik, an author, financial expert, and Alex Krainer, founder of Krainer Analytics from Renegade's channel on YouTube (27:21). This is a best post. (Note: Weik and Krainer discuss the important topic of inflation and printing money, the central bankers of the Empire (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) are practicing and the consequences for ordinary people.) My reaction: The Empire needs the war in Ukraine, but ordinary people don't. The question is: who will ultimately determine policies.
Khan's ouster comes amid his cooling relations with the powerful military and an economy struggling with high inflation and a plummeting Pakistani rupee. The opposition has charged Khan’s government with economic mismanagement.

Khan has claimed the U.S. worked behind the scenes to bring him down, purportedly because of Washington's displeasure over his independent foreign policy choices, which often favor China and Russia. He has occasionally defied America and stridently criticized America's post 9/11 war on terror. Khan said America was deeply disturbed by his visit to Russia and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24, the start of the devastating war in Ukraine.
The lingering suspicion unfolds a reasoned impression that Imran Khan – the hurriedly ousted PM’s failure is the net success of the nine skeleton grouped parties – “Democratic Front.” This Front is not formed by the people but by the few discontented figures eager to grab political power by any means. It would be illogical to describe the opposition as democratic as so many of them are listed indicted criminals, thugs, killers and failed politicians of the recent past. The current political chaos does not signal any ingenious mechanism of rational perception to appreciate the necessity of political change engineered by the few against many – the masses of Pakistan.