Tuesday, February 09, 2016

KXL Deciphered

Apr 2013
By Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch, Weekend Edition

Sep 2014
By Cory Morningstar, Wrong Kind of Green

Nov 2015
By Jay Taber, Fourth World Eye, Center for World Indigenous Studies

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Values & Virtues

Native American clans -- symbolized by totems (i.e. Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Beaver and Swan) -- are representative of universal values (i.e. courage, strength, cunning, industry and beauty), that are distinct from wide-spread virtues (i.e. ethics, honor, integrity, decency and nobility), all of which are institutionalized in American Indian special societies (i.e. gourd, medicine, protector, shaman and warrior).

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flattery and Disappointment

Presidential contests in the US are a lot like navigating offshore along the Pacific Coast of North America from Vancouver Island in Canada to the mouth of the Columbia River -- which separates Washington from Oregon -- initially passing Cape Flattery, and finally arriving at Cape Disappointment.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rave New World

As the establishment rave in Paris winds down, the chimera of clean energy propels industrial societies toward nuking the future. The new age ghost dance, as an expression of social despair, has led to progressive self-delusion that promises us the world, if only we believe.

Stepping through the looking glass, Michael Swifte examines the metrics of messaging by establishment social media and philanthropy, that, combined, is the driving force of the non-profit industrial complex. As Swifte observes, "Money speaks most loudly in the messaging sphere."

The non-profit industrial complex, says Swifte, "incubates a constantly expanding web" to amplify establishment messaging, which requires maintaining silence about "lines of inquiry best left alone". These lines of inquiry include such things as following the money behind social media stars, as well as examining the false hope they and their funders promote.

Manufacturing consent to the establishment energy agenda through messaging is what Swifte calls "a particularly diabolical manipulation" leading to a massive explosion in new fossil fuel plants under the guise of carbon capture. The party line of the establishment, says Swifte, is to force a false choice between 'clean coal' and nuclear power.

Meanwhile, the stable of establishment NGOs -- used to bolster establishment media -- continues "feigning care for the earth while plotting the future for the oligarchs".

Sunday, November 29, 2015

You Say You Want a Revolution

The only way to revolutionize public policy is to take over the government; to do that you have to make yourself a viable threat to the establishment.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Click Away

The term 'civil society' -- bandied about by social media enthusiasts -- is not commonly understood. In its simplest sense, civil society is that which belongs to citizens.

The cessation of civil society, through privatization, has led to the diminished civil rights of citizens to political equality and social freedom. The usurping of these rights by NGOs has made civil liberties like free speech a privilege, reserved for the aristocracy and its supplicants.

With the destruction of community through displacement that severs community ties, citizens are disconnected from society, and dispossessed from participating in civil affairs. Absent an authentic civil society, the annihilation of civil liberties is just a click away.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Same Old Crimes

New global order, same old crimes.
--DI Harry Synnott, The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan

Gangster State

The modern state is a gangster organization.

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