Important Articles By Others

“‘Corruption’ As A Propaganda Weapon” by Robert Parry, April 4, 2016 (re the Panama Papers, dealing with offshore tax havens)

“Hotel Propaganda” by Antony Black, October 4, 20-14 (99% of the global population that has any knowledge of the Rwandan genocide has it exactly backwards in important respects. The Hutus did not plan and implement a genocide against the Tutsis. The Tutsis, led by chief genocide architect Paul Kagame, planned and implemented a genocide against the Hutus that had the support of the West and powerful special interests in mining etc.. The idea was to destablize the region and allow easier plunder.)

“Duping Progressives Into Wars” by John Hanrahan, April 14, 2016

“A Chill Wind From the North: the US Returns to Latin America” by Vijay Prashad, April 17, 2016. (So Vijay, Is Latin America falling or being liberated? Make up your mind.)

“The unbearable lightness of Stéphane Dion” by Matthew Behrens, April 28, 2016 (Canadian foreign policy under Justin Trudeau is just as unprincipled and bloody as it was under Stephen Harper. The difference? Harper bragged about the bloodiness. Trudeau says he’s all about ‘sunny ways’.)

“US, Canada, Ukraine reject UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism; Moscow ‘bewildered’” by RT News (Moscow’s bewildered, but I’m sure that they can figure it out. I’m disgusted.)

“Inside Canada’s Defence Lobby” by Mitchell Thompson, September 14, 2015 (This article is very typo-ridden. In one instance, the author refers to “Michael Brys, professor at the University of British Columbia.” I am pretty sure that that’s Michael Byers. Also, I have serious issues with Mitchell Thompson. See my blog post titled “Wait And See Is Fine. But Care And Know.”)

“The Week The World Stood Still” by Noam Chomsky, October 15, 2012
(The book, by Ervand Abrahamian, that Chomsky refers to in his article, is now out. It’s titled “The Coup – 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations.” It’s a very informative and important book.)

“Garrisoning The Globe” by David Vine, September 13, 2015

“Liberals shameful BDS stand gives carte blanche to Israel” by Murray Dobbin, March 5, 2016

“Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?” by Black Catte, July 18, 2016

“Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence” by Nick Turse, Aug 2, 2016 (re The US’s pivot to Africa. The US actually pivots to everywhere. It’s just a matter of emphasis and attention and interest that ebbs and flows.)

“Trudeau Should Forget Infrastructure P3s And Support A People’s Bank” by Dru Oja Jay, November 17, 2016

“Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban'” by Robert Parry, January 29, 2017

“Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex” by Patrick Henningsen

I was being blocked (via a gatekeeper or in some other fashion, apparently) from commenting on 21st Century Wire for a while. The block, whatever and whoever it was, has been removed. I emailed 21st Century Wire about and got no reply, which doesn’t impress me.

Patrick really lays out his case well for thinking twice about supporting what rights orgs and petition generators want you to support. There’s a fair number of typos in the lengthy piece, but I’m sure he’s busier than I am, ergo. It in no way takes away from the story and the information. I might quibble with only one thing in the long piece and that would be his casual quote from an Antiwar.com writer named John Glaser. Now, Maybe this particular writer is okay, but Glaser’s running with an evil crowd here. Which means that either he’s ignorant or incompetent or part of the problem. (I also don’t agree with 21st Century Wire about climate change or global warming. They pooh pooh the idea. They – who exactly, I don’t know – believe it’s a hoax. I believe that it’s not reasonable to expect that you can throw wrenches – unregulated industrial activity that pollutes, and destroys carbon sinks – into the complex machinery of living ecosystems and expect it to have no negative impact.

*edit, June 18, 2018 – Sibel Edmonds has sold her soul. See my post titled “The Destruction, Or Self-Destruction, Of Newsbud.”

Sibel Edmonds presents a video that, so far, is open to the public to view (“Newsbud’s Warning on the Fake News Bucket List: Watch out for the Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”) and which delves into this one example – Antiwar.com – of pseudo alternative media. I don’t know what Patrick’s attitude toward Sibel Edmonds is. I haven’t given up on her, although her association with James Corbett now distresses me. That has to do with my having read Corbett’s smear job on Noam Chomsky. I actually welcomed Corbett’s assessment of Noam Chomsky. I have learned so much from both Noam Chomsky and James Corbett. Until I read Corbett’s smear job, I trusted him to fairly assess Chomsky, expecting him to note Chomsky’s contributions to both our understanding of the world and invidious American foreign policy as well as pointing out what issues he might have with Chomsky’s views and/or information. The problem is, James’s piece was just hate-filled ranting. It was awful. It was a pure smear job. I don’t get the hate-on he has for Chomsky, but it is what it is. (See my blog post, “”Meet Noam Chomsky, Academic Gatekeeper: The Corbett Report”,” about that.)

“Jeremy Corbyn and George Soros” by Barbara Mckenzie (Jeremy Corbyn is looking more and more like faker Bernie Sanders.)

“THE RISING OF BRITAIN’S ‘NEW POLITICS'” by John Pilger (This is also about faker Corbyn.)

“Preparing the Chessboard for the “Clash of Civilizations”: Divide, Conquer and Rule the “New Middle East”” by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

“Peace Accords or Political Surrender? Latin America, the Middle East and Ukraine” by James Petras (Here’s a great example of the strategic rule-breaking that self-modified believers in inequality, violence and deceit engage in.)

“2006 State Department Cable Reveals Plan To Use Terror, Intrigue, Kurds To Destabilize Syria, Weaken Assad” by Brandon Turbeville (Notice the awful unconcern for democracy or for human life evident in the planning for not just Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s destruction, but Syria’s destruction. There’s zero regard for principles and right and wrong. God’s standards are completely absent here. The plan for Syria’s destruction isn’t just anti-Syrian and anti-Assad, but it’s anti-God.)

“From Pinochet To Assange: A Tale Of Two Extraditions” by Elizabeth Vos

“The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex [ACT I]” by Cory Morningstar

This is big stuff. Although I’m not terribly impressed with the presentation (Forrest Palmer helped with editting; Quotations not sourced or poorly sourced and there’s clunkiness here and there.), I’m am still very, very impressed with the research and information. And Cory Morningstar is impressive (and decent and real). Why do websites use light gray on a white background though? And on Cory’s own website, “The Art Of Annihilation,” she uses a lot of light gray on a white background! Why, why, why?! (I’m on a WordPress.com blog. I don’t know how to do websites and I can’t afford to have someone do them. I take what I get. The theme I use, Twenty Ten has been retired. I wanted to do a second WordPress.com blog just for my JFK compendium and tried to but could not for the life of me figure out how to set it up. I thought I’d use Twenty Eleven, hoping that it was similar enough to what I am using that I’d be able to figure it out. I don’t remember WP being so hard to set up. I tried to set up the blog but couldn’t do it. Therefore I deleted it. WP seems to have succeeded in both dumbing down WP and making it more complicated at the same time!)

Cory’s examination of Greta Thunberg and the New Green Deal is a six-parter that she calls Acts. It should all be collected together in one page or something. But that’s a quibble. (And the larger the project, the more organized you need to be and the simpler you should make things.) You can easily find each Act from any Act, since all Acts are listed clearly at the top of each Act. Everyone, progressives included, is falling for the New Green Deal. For something ‘new’, there’s a fair bit of old in the deal. The ‘new’ that’s there is mainly in the area of marketing, which you’d expect from a Corporatcoracy-inspired and backed deal. Just the involvement of (pro Syria regime change) Avaaz should tell you that the people promoting Greta are not to be trusted. For example (from Act 2):

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On the day following the 350.org-Avaaz press release, December 15, 2018, NGOs and institutions alike scrambled to catapult the words of Thunberg into the hearts and minds of citizens all over the world. From the UN, to Avaaz, to the World Bank, to grass roots resistance, they all clamoured to spread young Thunberg’s words. But one NGO took it upon itself to redact many of Thunberg’s words, releasing an abbreviated version (79K views on Facebook). With no disclaimer to its audience, Avaaz removed four excerpts from Thunberg’s speech. [4] The two excerpts that follow, which were cut by Avaaz, are most revealing:

“You only speak of the green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake.”

“But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilisation is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.”

It is not surprising Avaaz would strike Greta’s comments considering a primary function of Avaaz is to promote market solutions that accelerate “green” economic growth – in servitude to “a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.”
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“Looking the Basic Income Gift Horse in the Mouth” by John Clarke

I found out about Canada’s released report on missing and murdered indigenous women when reading an article by Paul Richard Harris on Axis of Logic. The article is titled “At last! Your move, Canada.” In the article, Paul mentions a couple of examples of the report’s recommendations. One is a guaranteed annual income. This shows us how inhuman our benefactors in power are. They use a report like this to slip in a recommendation, that, if implemented, will in effect be a gift to bosses – only. There are two versions of the guaranteed annual income (which has various names, including ‘basic income’), namely 1. a rightwing version and 2. a people’s version. Which version do you suppose the government would like to implement?