Monday, May 30, 2016

 

Power of Power

Purchasing prominent critics--willing to sacrifice their principles for profit and prestige--arbiters of power procure a useful veneer for the ruthless brutality of their masters. Securing the souls of former critics of the power elite, i.e. Samantha Power and Naomi Klein, the commissioners of war crimes and crimes against humanity--past, present and future--obtain the cover they need to convert these atrocities into 'humanitarian interventions'. Conflating these interventions, in the age of social media, enables the acquisition of public approval and support for 'war without end'.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

 

Labor Priorities

Looking at the political landscape, I think labor and social activists will have their work cut out for them fighting privatization and defending New Deal programs such as Welfare, Social Security and Medicare.

Jumping on the 'clean energy' bandwagon (that only benefits Wall Street) is not an effort with any payoff to society, except in manufacturing and construction jobs, but it still supports increased consumerism and militarism that drive the increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Evils of Soy

Deforestation, murder, tyranny, toxic pollution, birth defects and cancer are just some of the impacts of soy monoculture.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

Unquestioned Faith



350 Shibboleths

The widespread unquestioned faith in 350 propaganda and the myth of 'clean energy' seems to have rendered many incapable of independent thought. Some might believe that it is a coincidence that the 350 campaigns (KXL, Divestment, and Break Free)--funded by Warren Buffett via TIDES Foundation--benefit him financially. I don't happen to be that gullible.

As for the primary thesis of the Break Free campaign, that we can become fossil free, there is no evidence whatsoever indicating that is remotely achievable without nuclear power. The fact that Bill Gates is the number one proponent of nuclear power in the world is another one of those unlikely coincidences, considering that 350s Bill McKibben is a major promoter of the New Economy that incorporates nuclear power as a UN 'sustainable development' goal.

Ozzie Zehner's Green Illusions video--that is linked to in my NWC article--seems pretty straightforward in its conclusions: 'clean energy' doesn't work, and can't work; it is a myth that is more harmful than fossil fuel. That, along with other 350 shibboleths, is sacrosanct to 350 followers, and if those go by the wayside, then the whole reason for 350 falls apart--along with the false hope and fake identities they have constructed for themselves around these fantasies.

Very few people in media or society at large follow the money, rather than swallowing whole social media, public relations, and press releases posing as news. Those who do discover that the world of make believe 350 built with money from the financial elite benefits the financial elite.

Color me shocked.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Break Free Corruption

If it wasn't for the nuking the future aspect of the 350 'clean energy' Ponzi scheme, the Break Free from fossil fuels campaign might be amusing, in a fairyland sort of way. I mean, Wall Street's always at least a dozen steps ahead of these bozos prancing around like they're saving the world. Ponzi schemes are just part of the new world order, and the do-gooders are always the last to catch on.

But then there's that little aspect of this exceedingly pompous foolery generating some genuinely pissed off responses from some not so tolerable sorts, who might get it in their heads to  commission some revenge against innocents like the Indian tribes, who are just trying to look out for their treaty rights--all because the idiots with nothing better to do are threatening to put people out of work.

So then we have to come out of our lovely retirement and clean up the mess these idiots caused with their fanatic fantasies about politics that brings out the worst in some folks who harbor racist resentment and start looking to do some wilding on our Native American friends, like they did twenty years ago--which was a real pain, and not a bit like the jolly camp out of May 14-16 at March Point.

Friday, May 20, 2016

 

An Attack on Democracy

Glenn Greenwald interviews Brazil's President Dilma Roussef, now under attack by the extreme right-wing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

Green Illusions

Emerging research on the side effects and limitations of solar cells, wind turbines, biofuels, electric cars and other alternative energy strategies will likely transform conventional wisdom about what’s green, and what’s not. Watch Green Illusions, a talk with Ozzie Zehner, UC Berkeley.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

 

Breaking Free

Breaking Free from fossil fuels. The latest hoax from 350.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

 

Fact-Checking Hillary

Polls show Sanders has a better chance of defeating Trump than Clinton does. Clinton, although as yet unindicted for her proven crimes of money-laundering and influence-peddling as Secretary of State, is especially vulnerable to impeachment--even if she did win. Without having the corrupt corporate media, super-delegate system, and DNC behind her, she wouldn't even be a contender.

Friday, May 13, 2016

 

Zionists vs Human Rights

Glenn Greenwald interviews BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti about fighting Israeli apartheid in Israel, Europe and the US, and the growing racism by Zionists opposed to equal civil rights for Palestinians and to their human rights under international law.

 

Indict Hillary

Clinton Cash debuts at Cannes Film Festival on May 16.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 

California Key to Defeating Clinton

After wins in Indiana and West Virginia, Sanders eyes California as key to defeating Clinton.

 

Michael Ratner 1943-2016

Michael Ratner, human rights lawyer, 1943-2016.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 

The Chosen

Holly Wood discusses The Delusions of "Heroic" Innovation, the marketization of society, and the Great White Man version of history.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

 

An Enemy of Church and State

Betty Medsger writes the eulogy for Daniel Berrigan.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

 

Earth Economics

In Hijacking the Environmental Movement, I wrote that the ‘New Economy’ privatization cheerleaders, i.e. 350, Avaaz and CERES, all have fundamental ties to Wall Street moguls and finance sector criminals, and are “currently pressing for changes in international law that would give the finance sector carte blanche in privatizing all of nature.” What this so-called ‘sustainable capitalism’ is in reality sustaining, I observed, “is totalitarian corporate control of world governance and human survival.” Earth Economics, initially founded by TIDES, is a key player in promoting this scheme.

--excerpt from Earth Economics: Running with Bad Company

 

The Creation of Discursive Monoculture

The ulterior strategy of Avaaz as the ‘Great White Hope’ in other venues, subsequently allowed this social media marketing agency to easily herd so-called progressives to line up behind the neoliberal imperial campaigns in Libya & Syria–where Avaaz literally designed and managed the PR campaign for NATO and the US–in order to present the Al Qaeda affiliate Al Nusra as the good guys in ‘white helmets’. Networked psychological warfare (Netwar) is not hard to grasp; it just isn’t discussed anywhere, making Communication: The Invisible Environment.

--excerpt from The Creation of Discursive Monoculture

Thursday, May 05, 2016

 

Our Pain Their Gain

David Dayen reports from the Beverly Hilton.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

 

Hillary's Moral Depravity

Holly Wood offers her candid reflections on the moral depravity of the Democratic Party, and the role the Clintons have played in that:
Resolutely, I declare: fuck these people.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 

Whistleblowing

We, the people, are ultimately the strongest and most reliable check on the power of government.
--Edward Snowden, Inside the Assassination Complex

Monday, May 02, 2016

 

The Holy Outlaw

We confront the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian bodies, and the synagogues of America with their silence and cowardice in the face of our country’s crimes.
Daniel Joseph Berrigan, 1921-2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

 

Attitude Makes a Difference

Hillary's astounding record of smugness toward young voters.

 

Native Trauma

Peter D’Errico reports that Native suicides reflect an infection of the soul by the disease of silent despair, an unresolved grief from the civilizing of Indians by Europeans. The ongoing loss of lands, resources, and ways of life, he says, leave Native communities in a state of perpetual mourning as each new generation is born into “a world in shambles”.

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