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 and how is it used?
- 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.
When "selling" so called "free trade agreements" to the populace, politicians and corporate boosters trot out misleading platitudes and assurances about how such trade agreements are good for consumers, workers and small businesses. However, as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrates (from 20 years experience) such agreements destroy jobs and small businesses while health and environmental protection for consumers are undermined.
Secrecy surrounds the negotiations and few politicians take the trouble to study the small print of these agreements but those that do, baulk at them with indignation.
Senator Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents; Other Elected Officials Should Do the Same by Kevin ZeeseSenator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the few members of Congress who has taken the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But, he has gone a step farther than other members - he told members of Congress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP says and why Congress should oppose it in a five page letter to his colleagues.
The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will destroy jobs and small businesses (as NAFTA eliminated US jobs and the livelihoods of Mexican farmers) while threatening the health of all species (including humans) and the environment. In spite of these dangers, Which (the consumer watchdog) is commending TTIP to its members.
TTIP: Which side is ‘WHICH?’ on? by Linda Kaucher
Is TTIP really going to help consumers?
It pays to read the small print.
John Kerry admits defeat: The Ukraine story the media won’t tell, and why U.S. retreat is a good thing by Patrick L. Smith
The U.S. seems to admit it overplayed its hand over Ukraine. Caving to reality is actually the best possible policy
While lowering tension between the US and Russia is desirable, this development should be viewed with some circumspection. It doesn't preclude Poroshenko's government in Kiev from escalating attacks on eastern Ukraine, nor does it rule out double dealing by the US.
However, if détente holds, there remains a concern: Russia is the major obstacle to a one world government. If this "agreement" means Russian compliance with the Strategic Elite agenda, then we have an even bigger battle on our hands to save our civilisation from collapse.
Sunday's Daily Pickings referred to John Taylor Gatto who gave up teaching because "he could no longer torture children". Gatto covers a wide range of issues in The Ultimate History Lesson which is packed with valuable references. It is essential listening to gain a better understanding of how education distorts our world view and suppresses creativity and independence of thought.
The interview is conducted by Richard Grove who also introduces the series and describes the relevant resources available to everyone.
Grove took on the US banking establishment in court over fraud and software manipulation; he won but nothing came of it because by the time the case was settled, it was beyond the statute of limitations. His battle for truth continues on a much broader front, education.
Geopolitics are seldom simple and straightforward; there are invariably multiple, overlapping yet competing agendas.
On one level, China is colluding with the Strategic Elite in the creation of a New World Order while at the same time flexing its military might around its neighbourhood. This is the pretext for the "pivot to Asia" and deployment of US forces among its allies in the region purportedly under threat.
US Bombers to Australia: Washington’s Deployments in the Pacific by Binoy Kampmark
The language never reflects the actual conduct. Deploying weapons to a region in greater numbers is not seen as provocative, even if placing such items in a theatre of operations is bound to get neighbours nervous. This is particularly the case about the US “rebalance” in the Asia-Pacific. “The ongoing deliberations,” notes John J. Hamre of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, “are shaped more by the legacy of the past (for example arguing about where to relocate particular facilities) than by the security imperatives of the next thirty years.”