All of us, alive today, are both blighted and blessed. Never before, in human history, have we faced such threats (WWIII, global economic, environmental and societal collapse etc.) but never before have we had access to almost limitless information and analysis (both good and bad) and the ability to communicate as a global family of human beings.
We aren't “consumers”, defined by ideology, race, ethnicity or culture but genetically related human beings and we are presented with a unique opportunity to transform humanity and the planet.
We have the accumulated wisdom and history of multiple civilisations from which to understand: Who rules? How did they get their power? How do we distribute power for the benefit of all human beings and the planet?
Who rules? - The Structural Elite (SE) comprised of banking and industrial dynasties, European royalty, those in charge of the "military industrial – media academic complex" (MIMAC), political and economic predators and the super-rich.
Fig. 1. above describes how the world works as a system. The Structural Elite (SE) are beneficiaries and architects of this system which has evolved over centuries. The SE exercise the principle levers of power to foment competition, division, conflict and oppression while preying on humans and the planet to extract yet more wealth (from debt interest, taxes and rents) and power.
Yesterday's Daily Pickings featured Sibel Edmonds talking, in part, about the subversion of alternative media and truth. Her forensic analysis of a recent Democracy Now report relates to corrupt dealings, involving Azerbaijan and oil. Edmonds is fluent in Turkish and Azeri which meant she could understand all the documentation relating to the case. She deconstructs DemocracyNow's slant on the story, showing how the framing of the hour long program, with repetitive emphasis on Russia and Russian oligarchs, gives a completely false impression of what happened and who was responsible. It is a long, convoluted post but worth the effort to understand how alternative media is often a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and see which players have multiple roles in the theatre of geopolitics.
Multiple, independent sources of information and analysis are essential to see through the illusion of the Matrix.
The ruling clique (RC) control TV and mainstream media and have colonised alternative media - be wary and sceptical of everything until independently corroborated.
FBI whistleblower and independent researcher, Sibel Edmonds, of http://www.boilingfrogspost.com and James Corbett discuss the destabilisation of Xinjiang in western China (echoes of Ukraine), Gladio B and the subversion of alternative media.
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13363
The second half of the video explores the motivation of bloggers, independent journalists and researchers and the pitfalls of seduction by money and popularity. Corbett reads WH Auden's The Unknown Citizen at the end:
The internet is what differentiates current dissent from anything before. For the first time in history, we've unfettered access to information and the ability to communicate globally. This is a unique time to challenge the ruling clique (RC) and to cooperate in the development of a political economy to serve everyone's needs but the internet is under threat. Don't let media frighten you into submission. They lie.
It Looks Like An Execution - Charlie Hebdo: Report from Europe By Paul Craig Roberts
US/EU sanctions and economic warfare on Russia, in retaliation for "annexing" Crimea and being "responsible" for the downing of MH17, are impacting EU citizens far more than the average Russian.
Ben Aris on misperceptions of Russia in the Western media & state of economy - Max Keiser (13 minute podcast)
That the overwhelming majority of people in Crimea voted for Russian federation didn't seem to feature in the decision to impose sanctions, nor the inconvenient evidence showing that the US backed Ukrainian junta brought down MH17 with US/NATO connivance (at least in the cover up if not in the execution). The dramatic plunge in oil prices, initiated by the US and Saudi Arabia to bring pressure to bear on Russia and other unaligned producers such as Iran and Venezuela, has produced seemingly unintended consequences.