Monday, July 30, 2018
In the months since April 7th’s alleged chemical attack from Assad, numerous details have come out which make the official story about the incident hard to believe. I hope that the government and media figures who’ve claimed this version of events answer the following questions, and I hope that the Western public takes them into consideration.
-The official story claims that Assad attacked a civilian crowd which largely consisted of children, that he did this at a moment when no drastic actions were needed to defeat the severely weakened anti-government forces in Syria, and that he took this impractical action when he surely knew that it would result in international retaliation. If this story is true, what could Assad’s motive have been for carrying out the attack?
Friday, July 27, 2018
Activist circles often involve infighting, abuse, and other toxic behaviors because as activists, we’ve all taken on the political role as the mythological hero. As the hero goes on their mission to do good in the world, they need to decide which people to pick as allies and which people to cut themselves off from, they need to keep their ego on check, and they need to figure out how to fight for good without inadvertently doing damage. It’s endlessly complicated, and it’s too much for a lot of people to handle.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, after a recent trend towards siding with the agenda of the U.S./NATO empire, is working on a deal to expel Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy. After this happens, it’s very likely that the U.S. or the U.K. will be able to fulfil their threats to arrest Assange-an arrest that, telling from the past language of President Trump and his top officials, could result in Assange’s torture or execution.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
First, these facts are important to mention:
-Mueller’s indictments this month are based in “evidence” which contradicts facts that are already established in the public domain. Mueller’s statement cites Guccifer 2.0 as the persona for Russia’s supposed hack of the DNC. Yet it was found last year that the intelligence agencies’ reports deliberately manipulated the data about Guccifer 2.0 to make it look like it was sourced from Russia. Among the many other ways Mueller’s claims are shown to be false, we know that a hack of the DNC never even took place, as was found when Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity ran digital tests last year which showed a remote hack of the DNC would have been physically impossible.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
From the video “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity”
We know we’re moving in a very dark direction when the Western political class reacts the way it has to this week’s U.S.-Russia peace summit. The countless hysterical statements from pundits, politicians, and intelligence officials about the “treason” of President Trump’s moderate diplomacy towards Russia tells us the mindset that our leaders have taken on: they want warfare and militarism massively expanded, and they’re not going to tolerate any opposition.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
As the U.S./NATO empire quickly declines in its influence, the empire’s propaganda machine needs to promote multiple war runups, a new era of censorship, and the collective illusion that the empire remains strong. These things are the best defenses that the power establishment has against its impending collapse, so the media has created the completely false reality that’s needed for getting people to support them.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The impulse to blame poor people for their poverty comes from the human trait of wanting to punish others for their perceived failures. When someone has reached a bad place in their life, like drug addiction or prison, there’s a less forgiving side of us that wants to blame only the person, while ignoring all outside circumstances. So when people apply this punitive logic to the poor, they feel justified in not having sympathy for the unfortunate people they’re condemning. Because in their minds, the poor have inflicted their situation on themselves.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Evidence continues to come out that a conspiracy is taking place within the U.S. government to manufacture anti-Russian disinformation. As I’ve pointed out, we’ve learned that hand-picked intelligence officers were behind January 2017’s “Russian interference” report; that Obama's intel chief John Brennan carried out a politically motivated plan to paint Trump as “Putin’s puppet;” and that the U.S. has been waging an unprovoked military and diplomatic assault on Russia in recent years. Now former U.S. envoy to Moscow Jack Matlock has published a report which concludes that the intelligence agencies’ statements about Russian interference have been “politically motivated.”
Friday, July 6, 2018
The global economy is being held up with gargantuan accounting fraud and endlessly growing debt. The stock market is in a bigger bubble than it was before the crash of 1929, with the market’s declines so far this year being just a hint of what will come next. This debt is tied in with the housing bubble that’s emerged in the last decade, whose size is also unprecedented. As wages continue to fall for workers around the world, credit card debt has become bigger than ever, with the bottom half of Americans now owning close to zero money on average because of the vast debt they’ve created to maintain their livelihoods.