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American Militarism Marches On: No Discussion or Media Coverage of Washington’s War Against the World
Philip Giraldi: One of the more interesting stories carefully hidden by the smoke being generate by civil unrest, plague and personal scandals is the continued march of American militarism. ... The story is particularly compelling as neither main party candidate is bothering to talk about it and there is no discussion of foreign policy even planned for the final presidential debate. ... the sad part is that it is deliberate collusion on the part of government and media to make sure the voting public remains unaware the extent to which the United States has in reality become a pariah, a full-time bully in its foreign relations... Visit Website ]
Oct 23, 2020, 3:48pm

Blogosphere
Corporate Fluffers: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone: Do you not think it odd that the single most important civic duty you’re told you’ll ever perform is always a vote for more war, more oligarchy, more authoritarianism, more ecocide, more exploitation and more plutocratic theft? ... You can have anxiety without being poor but you can’t be poor without anxiety. If you want to solve the mental health crisis, start by making sure people have enough money to function. ... Those who’ve done real inner work and transformed themselves know there’s no good reason humanity as a whole can’t do the same... Visit Website ]
Oct 23, 2020, 3:30pm

Meditations
The Limits of Symbol-Based Consciousness
Martin LeFevre: As I stopped on the bike to look at the hills, I was confronted by at least 100 crows. ... Crows are very smart, and I could feel their awareness as they landed and swooped around me. ... On one hand, the evolution of conscious symbolic thought is the single greatest adaptation that evolution has ever produced on Earth. ... On the other hand, it's the most disastrous evolutionary adaptation for the Earth, since the creature in which it evolved-us-is bringing about catastrophic climate change and the Sixth Extinction, which are decimating the diversity of life...
Oct 22, 2020, 10:53am

Blogosphere
Freedom Rider: Biden and Liberal Censorship
Margaret Kimberley: We can thank liberals for turning social media platforms into the biggest champions of censorship in the country. ... The big technology companies are on the Democratic side of the duopoly. ... The corporate media and their liberal friends may pretend to target the right, but it is leftists who they really want to silence. ... The left reveal the plot twists of the kabuki play and must be shut up and shut down. ... The public remains at the mercy of platforms that ought to be regulated while the Democrats strive to keep everyone in the dark... Visit Website ]
Oct 21, 2020, 2:15pm

Blogosphere
America Has No Allies, Only Hostages
Caitlin Johnstone: The unofficial doctrine of the empire-like cluster of international allies that is loosely centralized around the United States does not recognize the sovereignty of other nations, much less respect them as equals. ... This empire takes it as a given that it has every right to determine what every nation in the world does, who their leaders will be, where their resources will go, and what their military posture on the world stage will be. ... If a government refuses to accept the empire’s right to determine these things, it is targeted, sabotaged, attacked, and eventually replaced with a puppet regime... Visit Website ]
Oct 21, 2020, 1:51pm

Commentary
Journalists Should Stop Relying on Cops’ Lies
Ravi Mangla: An investigative report by USA Today earlier this year into police misconduct turned up “at least 2,227 instances of perjury, tampering with evidence or witnesses or falsifying reports.” ... Body-camera footage and bystander videos are revealing the wide gulf between what police say happened and what actually happened during a violent encounter. ... Above all, journalists need to put statements from law enforcement under a magnifying glass and treat them as the unreliable sources they are... Visit Website ]
Oct 20, 2020, 1:59pm

Health
The U.S. Still Uses Dozens of Hazardous Pesticides Banned in Other Countries
Pramod Acharya: Phorate, for example—the “extremely hazardous” insecticide that is most used in the U.S.—is banned in 38 countries, including China, Brazil and India. ... A total of about 400 dif­fer­ent agri­cul­tur­al pes­ti­cides were used in the Unit­ed States in 2017, the lat­est year data is avail­able. More and more pes­ti­cides have been used because they ​“con­tribute to high­er yields and improved prod­uct qual­i­ty by con­trol­ling weeds, insects, nema­todes, and plant pathogens,” accord­ing to the U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture. ... How­ev­er, the USDA not­ed, pes­ti­cides pose con­se­quences for people’s health and the environment... Visit Website ]
Oct 19, 2020, 2:31pm

Environment
The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires
Rory Taylor: The state has yet to reckon with its colonial past and the environmental injustices it wrought. ... The causes of today’s wildfires are complex. There is no doubt that global climate change is changing the intensity, size, and duration of wildfires in California. But the fires have ties to the historical and social injustices done to Indigenous peoples — genocide, slavery, the destroying of cultural rites — which have led to the mismanagement and overdevelopment of California lands... How do Indigenous peoples in California feel about being asked to use their cultural practices to help a state that has largely sought to erase them?... Visit Website ]
Oct 19, 2020, 2:24pm

Did You Know
The US Did Not Defeat Fascism In WWII - It Discretely Internationalized It.
Gabriel Rockhill: ... a paradigm shift is necessary in order to understand the history of actually existing liberalism and fascism. The latter, as we shall see, far from being eradicated at the end of WWII, was actually repurposed, or rather redeployed, to serve its primary historical function: to destroy godless communism and its threat to the capitalist civilizing mission. ... it was understood that the best way to construct the fascist international was to do so under liberal cover, meaning through clandestine operations that maintained a liberal façade. ... Once the war was over, Senior U.S. intelligence officials, including Dulles, Wisner and Carmel Offie, “worked to ensure that denazification only had a limited scope,”... Visit Website ]
Oct 18, 2020, 12:22pm

Meditations
Take a Break From Politics
Martin LeFevre: The rains haven't come yet, but the leaves have begun to turn-yellows mostly. It's early autumn in California, and the winds have cleared and cleaned the air after months of depressing smoke and toxic haze. ... This damn pandemic makes you appreciate little human exchanges a lot more. I can count on one hand the times I've exchanged more than a few passing words with strangers in the last few months. ... There are two primal fears all people share. The first is being socially outcast ... The second, and directly related inwardly, is leaving the known...
Oct 17, 2020, 10:35am

Commentary
End Worker Surveillance
Athena: Today, workers are subjected to an unprecedented level of workplace surveillance and control. From voice monitoring to tracking applications, these systems are being introduced into workplaces that are already stacked against low-wage workers, creating an environment ripe for exploitation. ... Surveillance gives corporations more power over workers. ... When combined with automation that dictates the pace and type of work, it results in a more dangerous, punishing, and precarious workplace... Visit Website ]
Oct 16, 2020, 2:58pm

Blogosphere
Dogshit Presidents, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone: An entire globe-spanning empire depends on the American people not waking up to what’s going on in their government. ... Know what’s way more destructive than a dogshit president? A system which consistently ensures that voters always have to elect a dogshit president. ... Pundits who babble about the “complexities of the Middle East” are just obfuscating the simple fact that we shouldn’t be there. ... The most boring people in the world are those who insist humanity cannot transcend its self-destructive patterning and create a healthy world.... Visit Website ]
Oct 16, 2020, 2:37pm

Meditations
Filling the Metaphysical Vacuum
Martin LeFevre: The mass madness of QAnon has spread beyond America, the factory of reams of memes for a globalized culture. Neo-Nazi Germans believe Donald Trump will invade and save them from Angela Merkel. It would be hilarious if it weren't so terrifying. ... What is going on here and there? Not at the political level, which frightens the bejesus out of the old media, but at the philosophical and metaphysical level that QAnon represents for the West. ... What's the endgame? ... The antidote to QAnon is what "Q" actually stands for: Questioning with the honest intent to understand, not make oneself feel comfortably part of some group...
Oct 15, 2020, 10:52am

Blogosphere
Freedom Rider: Left Out of the Debate
Margaret Kimberley: Both of the duopoly political parties are happy captives of their respective donor classes. The names of the oligarchs change but they all believe in keeping as much of their money as possible and making sure that there is no discussion of any alternative configuration. Their control negates the ability of the government to address the people’s needs. ... The homeless could be housed with government spending. ... That is not possible when the military budget comprises 60% of discretionary spending and prevents the government from interceding on behalf of the people... Visit Website ]
Oct 14, 2020, 3:12pm

Meditations
Urgency Is Not a Function of Time
Martin LeFevre: The next few months may well determine the foreseeable future of humanity. There is great urgency, yet most people, on the reasonable left and rationally right, want only a return to so-called normalcy. The comfortable status quo ante not only led inexorably to this global ecological, spiritual and political crisis however; it is gone. ... As humans, separation and manipulation of 'things' is what we do to survive. But fear, need and greed prevent us from seeing when to stop separating from nature, much less cease dividing us from each other...
Oct 13, 2020, 10:03am


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