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 23, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • The Pandemic Isn't Over? features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on Rumble (15:39).
  • I notice that the Strategic Culture Foundation has been taken off the internet, that is, the one I can access. In my 12 years of administrating this website, I have posted articles from this source as much as any other. This censorship policy of the Empire's capitalist ruling class illustrates how much they want to censor anything that will contradict their narratives. This also demonstrates how insecure they are. RH  4/25/2022 update: this note was probably in error. This link is only temporarily down. Later 4/25/2022 update: I accessed the site today, but I have my Firefox set to VPN. According to a west coast activist, one can only access the site if one has one's browser is set to VPN.
When the ecosystem is dying because of economic systems which depend on infinite growth on a finite world, your choices are either (A) abandon those systems or (B) pray that sociopathic oligarchs somehow get us into space in the next few years. Guess which one we’re going with.

Humanity’s major problems arise from the impulse to control. Ecocide arises from the impulse to control nature. Empire arises from the impulse to control civilizations. Oligarchy arises from the impulse to control political outcomes. Ego arises from the impulse to control life.

A healthy humanity would be free of the impulse to manipulate and exert control: over life, over people, over nature. But it would be so different from the humanity we know now that falling into that way of functioning would be a kind of death. And it would feel like a death.

Sometimes it seems like people want the world to end, want humanity to go extinct. I’d suggest that this may be a confused expression of an intuited truth: that there’s something good on the other side of ending all this. But it’s the end of our dysfunction, not of our species. 

  • Oh, So It’s Just Bullsh*t Then features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic discussing the imminent extradition of Julian Assange to the USA--from his channel on YouTube (13:48).

Friday, April 22, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Shanghai Lockdown: Facts vs Western Fiction featuring Brian Berletic, an independent geopolitical expert and ex-Marine who for a lengthy time has lived in Thailand with his family, interviewing Andy Boreham, a New Zealand journalist stationed in Shanghai, China, who gives us a more accurate report of the circumstances than we are receiving from the Empire's ruling class media corporations during the upsurge in Shanghai of Covid-19 and China's current lockdown policy to deal with it--from his channel on Rumble (36:12). 
For those of you who have an intense interest in the origins of the covid pandemic, I very much recommend that you listen to this post. Although the interview is about two hours in length (minus the nearly 12 minutes after the end of the interview), the more I listened to it the more I learned from Unz who has studied the topic more than any other person I can think of. 
For those of you who haven't the time, I will summarize the interview for you. Unz concludes that covid was a biowarfare weapon gone wrong. He constantly says "that evidence suggests", and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject. After he reviews the evidence, he goes on to "speculate" that his conclusion best fits the evidence. Once it had been launched, the rogue conspirators encounter numerous "blow-backs" and some of which they tried to take advantage of.  
I left the physicist (retired?) by being impressed with his scientist's mind.  Although he does think that a "rogue" element in the government carried out this bio-weapon attack (on China and Iran), he does not consider that the origins lie in a ruling class (or an anti-democratic deep state of the capitalist US/British/Zionist Empire) that violated the biowarfare weapons treaty and gave the go-ahead order. This is a common failing of those highly trained scientists who have been educated in the Empire.
  • Kramatorsk Train Station Attack by Scott Ritter from The Unz Review. My reaction: This will be one of the few articles I will post from a credible source because I do not want to use my website as a counter-propaganda for the lies media corporations will tell their populations about the war in Ukraine.
A British magistrate’s court has approved Julian Assange’s extradition order, meaning the Australian journalist may soon be sent to the United States to face up to 175 years in prison for “revealing state secrets” and “computer hacking”.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Note: I ended up not sleeping the entire night, so I don't know what extent that I will finish this posting and the quality it deserves. Yesterday's disappeared post was a shock to me. It is likely, more than not, that technicians have revised Google's worksheet, and that was the cause of the disappeared post yesterday. The technicians probably left an error in their program which will be corrected soon. We shall see. They have done this a number of times in the past years, and it always caused difficulties for me, but I was able to continue to post using various adjustments.

I will not post tomorrow because of a medical appointment.
Dr. Jessica Rose discusses the fraud we've all experienced over the past few years in relation to the pandemic. The data shows negative efficacy regarding the COVID19 vaccine, meaning that it's actually hurting you. If they can lie about issues surrounding COVID19 so easily, then what have they been lying about the whole time? She goes into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and how the adverse event and death reports related to COVID19 injections are off the chart. The FDA and CDC are not even looking at the data. She believes the vaccine is a segueway into introducing new injection platforms, normalizing injections, and digitizing the human. She agrees the goal of the Vaccine Passports is to install the Social Credit System. The WHO Pandemic Treaty will be the total loss of sovereignty for all countries and individuals. That's the end.
  • Is Covid Actually Snake Venom?? Episode 57, Part 1 by Chris Martenson from his weblog Peak Prosperity. Martenson reviews the evidence behind the documentary “Watch the Water”. He write the film is a hugely successful/popular “documentary” that purports that Remdesivir is actually snake venom, and that what we call Covid is really people’s reactions to snake venom. (Note: There is also a video (54:34) which features Martenson and his criticism of the movie.)
The United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics “the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute” has quietly released substantial data on the COVID-19 vaccines.
The larger issues that are at stake raised by the Russian intervention in the Donbass were highlighted by Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview he gave to Russian media last week. Lavrov said that “the special military operation aims to put an end to the unfettered expansions and unfettered course toward total domination of the United States and other Western states under it on the international arena.”
My reaction: O'Neill seems to agree with Lavrov's statement.
There is endless excitement about Russia’s imminent “economic sovereignty,” but what about Russia’s medical sovereignty? Does it matter if Russia adopts the golden petro-yuan (or whatever) if it continues to copy-paste “health measures” drafted by an organization that gets most of its funding from NATO states and Bill Gates?

It’s a serious question, especially because the WHO is forging ahead with its so-called “global pandemic treaty.” Slated for completion in 2024, the agreement will give the World Health Organization unprecedented powers to combat new outbreaks of positive PCR tests.

Does Russia really need this? After two years of the WHO’s non-stop virus scamming, maybe it’s time to pull the plug?

Thankfully, a grassroots campaign (aided by lawmakers) seeks Russia’s immediate withdrawal from the WHO. This is an excellent idea—but is it possible?

  • WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The Assange Family Struggle’  features Joe Lauria speaks to Assange's father John Shipton, brother Gabriel Shipton and Ben Lawrence, director of Ithaka, a film in which clips are played. Joe Lauria interviews various figures related to a new film Ithaka in addition to family members--from Consortium News. (Note: The post start at 1:56 and its length is 49:30--so it's about 47:30 in duration.)
Assange faces 175 years in prison for publishing accurate information revealing prima facie evidence of war crimes by the United States. There is a human side to Assange’s story rarely seen.

It is revealed in the new film Ithaka by director Ben Lawrence. It tells the story of a father and a wife’s struggle to save their son and husband. The film follows Assange’s father, John Shipton, and his wife, Stella Assange, during the days of Assange’s extradition hearing in February and September 2020 and Shipton’s journeys to the United States and Europe to gain support for his son with governments and the public.

  • The Telephone by Paul Craig Roberts from his weblog. My reaction: Some local medical outfit's employee sold the email address to an agent who sold the address to numerous corporations. Now I am inundated with emails on my email server I've had for many years. I thoroughly agree with his following statement:
I remember when the telephone was a useful and appreciated device. The digital revolution, one of humanity’s most unfortunate developments, has turned the telephone into a nuisance and a threat.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Note: I think that the censoring agents of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire have finally caught with me by destroying my approximately 8 entries for Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in the middle of my work posting articles for my website while working on Google's worksheet. Because I've used their worksheet for nearly 12 years of posting without this happening, this is probably no accident. However, I will attempt to re-post articles, including most of the missing articles from today's posts, tomorrow. (Updated at 4:16 PM CT)

Monday, April 18, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, April 18, 2022

  • Dawn of a New Global Financial System by Pepe Escobar from Covert Geopolitics. (Note: This post includes an introduction and interview with Sergey Glazyev from Covert Geopolitics. (Note: "Special Operation Z" is Russia's name for their current invasion of Ukraine.)
For the past three years he has helmed Moscow’s uber strategic portfolio as minister in charge of integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU).  
Glazyev’s recent intellectual production has been nothing short of transformative, epitomized by his essay “Sanctions and Sovereignty” and an extensive discussion of the new, emerging geo-economic paradigm in an interview with a Russian business magazine
  • The Parapolitical Hypothesis from "Apparatchik's" weblog on Medium. My reaction: I don't get that this post is about any "parapolitical hypothesis" unless it is the last paragraph, but the history-summary since WWII the anonymous author presents is far more accurate than ordinary Americans have received since that global war in their education, Hollywood films, and mainstream media. Lacking any real education, ordinary Americans cannot understand the current real issues. This is deliberate on the part of the US ruling capitalist class because they have wanted ordinary Americans ignorant of their real objectives: to rule the entire world. They combined what was left of the British Empire with their intact military-industrial complex to establish a transnational capitalist class to rule much of the world, and they have expanded since by incorporating all European capitalists in their plan. In 1967 the directors of their Empire added right-wing, wealthy Jews by admitting Israel in their conspiracy to rule the world. (Read my articles here and here, and this has been recently confirmed (confessed to) by a Columbia U. professor in his recent book Tomorrow the World.) Russia and China (and allies) are challenging the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire and their attempt to rule the world in order to establish a multipolar world.
One factor that Johnstone has missed is that our American society is fractured into socioeconomic classes with the self-serving ruling class determining what news to deliver to ordinary people. I put emphasis on "self-serving" because it's a fact demonstrated throughout history and because a ruling class always serve themselves first.

Because the subject of socioeconomic classes has been banished from our consciousness by the ruling capitalist class, we are ignorant of how it determines the rest of our understanding of so many societal issues. I first met this in the university in my early adult years, but I went around it by using the university library to determine what was false and what was true information. It was quite a struggle, and it is growing worse because of censorship. They not only banished from our consciousness the fact that all societies are fractured in classes, but they have fed us information about other issues that they wanted us to believe for their own benefit--wealth and power.
However, I've found throughout my long life that information supplied to us by the ruling capitalist class is severely distorted with the result that only a few people can realistically understand and communicate their own opinions about what is going on. 
Johnstone and her American husband miss what is the striking feature of American society and nation, and the result is that they mistake what is really going on. They describe the censorship that the ruling class issues as becoming worse by such statements as this:
One severely under-discussed aspect of the latest round of escalations in Silicon Valley censorship which began at the start of the Ukraine war is the fact that it’s an entirely unprecedented order of censorship protocol. While it might look similar to all the other waves of social media purges and new categories of banned content that we’ve been experiencing since it became mainstream doctrine after the 2016 US election that tech platforms need to strictly regulate online speech, the justifications for it have taken a drastic deviation from established patterns.
What they are unaware of is the fact that the ruling class has always influenced the information that they allow us to receive. But what they are missing is this: it is getting worse because the ruling capitalist class have consolidated the ownership which gives them control of our mainstream media and most of the economy. Ownership gives them control over media corporations as well as other features of their (not ours) economy. It is their economy because they have exploited us as workers to attain ownership over the entire economy. Johnstone and her husband substitute "Silicon Valley" for a class that has caused the growing censorship, but failed to point-out that a ruling capitalist class owns Silicon Valley. This is precisely why Klaus Schwab said "you will own nothing and be happy!" He is acting like a used-car salesman selling you a car that was junk because he feels that you are gullible enough to swallow his sales pitch.
The capitalist system works for capitalists and their desire to eliminate competition, and the result is monopolies: a relative handful of owners own nearly all of the economy. Is this so hard to understand?!
Professor John Mearsheimer is the man who predicted the Ukraine crisis. In a new, must-watch video discussion with the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord, he explains why the West’s current strategy is so dangerous.
  • Elon Musk Buying Twitter: Why It's a Bigger Battle Than You Think features Brain 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 (14:54). My reaction: Berletic shows how important social media like Twitter is to our ruling billionaire masters.
Jacques Baud joined Aaron Maté, host of Pushback, to analyse the Russia-Ukraine conflict.  He argued that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbour.
  • The War in Ukraine and the Collapsing World Order, a discussion by a number of top experts including Alastair Crooke, Scott Ritter, Max Blumenthal, and Seyed Mohammad Marandi from The Alt World. (Note: If you have time to hear the comments of this nearly 2 hour video of a group of distinguished guests, I promise it will be at least interesting. I will listen to it after I post today's collection of posts.)