Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Taking Personal Responsibility

Constructive Citizens,

When we stop taking sides in a squabble, and start working together to build some way of life that can function in our own communities, then we will be acting as citizens, and can build a country. 
We are divided and ruled by Facebook memes.

The Systemic Collapse of the US Society Has Begun, The Saker. Thanks Eleni in Athens.
​  ​For a society, any society, to function a number of factors that make up the social contract need to be present.  The exact list that make up these factors will depend on each individual country, but they would typically include some kind of social consensus, the acceptance by most people of the legitimacy of the government and its institutions, often a unifying ideology or, at least, common values, the presence of a stable middle-class, the reasonable hope for a functioning “social life”, educational institutions etc.  Finally, and cynically, it always helps the ruling elites if they can provide enough circuses (TV) and bread (food) to most citizens.  This is even true of so-called authoritarian/totalitarian societies which, contrary to the liberal myth, typically do enjoy the support of a large segment of the population (if only because these regimes are often more capable of providing for the basic needs of society).
​  ​Right now, I would argue that the US government has almost completely lost its ability to deliver any of those factors, or act to repair the broken social contract.  In fact, what we can observe is the exact opposite: the US society is highly divided, as is the US ruling class (which is even more important).  Not only that, but ever since the election of Trump, all the vociferous Trump-haters have been undermining the legitimacy not only of Trump himself, but of the political system which made his election possible.  I have been saying that for years: by saying “not my President” the Trump-haters have de-legitimized not only Trump personally, but also de-legitimized the Executive branch as such...

​  ​For a civil war to take place you need a​t​ least two sides, each with a clearly identifiable political agenda.  Since the real power in the USA is hidden from the public awareness, there is no potential for a “the people vs the rulers” kind of civil war in the US.  A “Right/Conservative vs Left/Liberal” civil war is also not possible, because both the US Right and the US Left are, in reality controlled by a deep state which is neither liberal nor conservative.  Finally, a “rematch” between North and South is not possible either because the modern USA is not really split along North/South lines anymore.​...
  I call what is happening today an insurrection: a violent revolt or rebellion against the authorities as such.  When you burn a police precinct you do not “protest” against the actions of a few cops, no, what you are doing is expelling the cops from your neighborhood (I know that personally.  In Argentina I lived in a suburb of Buenos-Aires in which the police station was attacked so often that it closed and was never rebuilt).  And since in a civilized society the state should have the monopoly on the (legal) use of force, you are basically rejecting the authority and legitimacy of the state which operates the police force.  This insurrection is most unlikely to remove Trump from office (hence it is not a coup or a revolution), but the anti-Trump faction of the ruling elites have now clearly adopted the strategy of “worse is better” simply because they realize that these riots are probably their last chance to blame it all on Trump (and Russia, why not?!) and maybe, just maybe, defeat him in November.​..
​  ​Irrespective of whether either faction will succeed in instrumentalizing the riots, what we are seeing today is a systemic collapse of the US society.  That is not to say that the USA will disappear, not at all.  But just like it took the Soviet Union a decade or more to fully collapse (roughly from 1983-1993), it will take the US many years to fully crash.  And just like a New Russia eventually began taking form in 1999, there will be a New USA coming out of the current collapse.  Total and final collapses are very rare, mostly they just initiate a lengthy and potentially very dangerous transformation process, the outcome of which is almost impossible to predict.
​  ​However, just as the Russian people had to stop kidding themselves with silly dreams about “democracy” and had to tackle the real problems of Russia, so will the people of the USA have to find the courage to deal with their real problems, frontally and deliberately

​That was a Russian political and military analyst, who has lived in various parts of the US for 24 years. Here is analysis from a Serb. Analysis from those who have recently experienced systemic upheaval is useful, I think.​
The Color Revolution Is Finally Home
...American democracy is their undisputed model and should be implemented everywhere. However, nothing is going well there anymore as democracy has just exploded in America. In the literal sense of the word. That does not make me happy at all. I know that the American establishment, in addition to bombing half the world - including my country - has destroyed its own state. And all this under the slogan of the so-called struggle for human rights.

The erosion of American Democracy goes back to Harry Truman, and involves the CIA? Are you sure? 
Imperialism. We have become subjects of an empire, whose owners are invisible.
​...​JIC-502 claimed the Soviets would achieve military superiority and be able to launch war against the U.S. This proposed military buildup would increase the defense budget from $10 billion to $40 billion from 1950-53.
​  ​During this same period another security doctrine was drafted, titled “NSC-75: A Report to the NSC by the Executive Secretary on British Military Commitments”. The report concluded that if the British Empire collapsed, and Britain could no longer carry out these deployments, in defending the “free world” against the Soviets, the U.S. would not be able to carry out its current foreign policy, including NSC-68.
​  ​It was thus concluded in the report that it would be more cost-effective to aid Britain in saving its Empire!
If you were ever wondering why the CIA was constantly found paired with British Intelligence, starting from its very inception, in a series of coups in countries they had no reason to be in, now you know why.
​  ​The U.S. had gone from an explicit mission to end imperialism worldwide under Roosevelt, to actively supporting and upholding British colonies and vassal states under Truman!​ 
​  ​In summary, since the death of FDR there was a somewhat open battle between members of the intelligence community, which could be categorised as FDR loyalists vs Churchill loyalists (1). ...
​  ​From the moment Kissinger assumed the post of National Security Advisor to Nixon, he set out to centralize all intelligence estimates, diplomatic initiatives, and covert operations over figuratively and sometimes literal dead bodies of members of the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, State Department and Congress.
According to John Ranelagh in his book The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA:
​  ​“Very early in the Nixon administration, it became clear that the President wanted Henry Kissinger to run intelligence for him and that the NSC staff in the White House under Kissinger would control the intelligence community. This was the beginning of a shift of power away from the CIA to a new center: the growing NSC staff.”
​  Kissinger would use the Watergate scandal, where the CIA was caught by Congress directly implicated in treasonous activities, as the impetus needed to form a new CIA, a secret branch away from the scrutiny of Congress.​..
​  ​In 1982, under the direction of Kissinger, President Reagan would sign NSDD 77 under Cold War duress, which would launch Project Democracy, a sardonic name for a Trojan Horse.​..​  
​  ​The structure of the NED ​(National Endowment forDemocracy) ​essentially functions as a private CIA political operations arm of an invisible, secret government beyond accountability and beyond the reach of the law.
​  ​Those who still had a degree of humanity as members of the intelligence community, and had survived the Kissinger purge, were simply kept in the dark about the cloak and dagger operations of the secret government branch​..​.
​  ​In a 1991 interview, then NED President David Ignatius arrogantly stated “a lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA…The biggest difference is that when such activities are done overtly, the flap potential is close to zero. Openness is its own protection”. ​...
 The Trilateral Commission was founded in the wake of Watergate and oil crisis of 1973. It was formed under the pretence of addressing the “crisis of democracy” and calling for a reshaping of political systems in order to form a more “stable” international order and “cooperative” relations among regions.
​  ​Its formation would be organised by Britain’s hand in America, the Council on Foreign Relations, (aka: the offspring of the Royal Institute for International Affairs, the leading think tank for the British Crown).​..
​  ​It would mark the beginning of the end, introducing the policy, or more aptly “ideology”, for the need to instigate a “controlled disintegration of society.”
​  ​The Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental body, its members include elected and non-elected officials scattered throughout the world, ironically coming together to discuss how to address the “crisis of democracy” in the most undemocratic process possible. It is an organisation meant to uphold the “interests” of its members, regardless of who the people voted in.​..
 By the time of Jimmy Carter’s Administration, the majority of the government was being run by members of the Trilateral Commission. But who runs the Trilateral Commission?  ​...
​... In May 1981, Henry Kissinger who replaced Brzezinski as the head of the Trilateral Commission gave a speech at Chatham House describing his term as Secretary of State:
​ “[The British] became a participant in internal American deliberations, to a degree probably never practiced between sovereign nations…In my White House incarnation then, I kept the British Foreign Office better informed and more closely engaged than I did the American Department…It was symptomatic.” (emphasis added).
​  ​In his speech, Kissinger outlined the conflicting ideologies between Churchill and Roosevelt, and concluded with his support for the British worldview as the more superior of the two.​..​
​  ​In 1975 the CFR launched a public study of global policy titled the 1980’s Project. The general theme was “controlled disintegration” of the world economy, and the report did not attempt to hide the famine, social chaos, and death its policy would bring upon most of the world’s population.
​  ​The study explained that the world financial and economic system needed a complete overhaul according to which key sectors such as energy, credit allocation and food would be placed under the direction of a single global administration. The objective of this reorganization would be the replacement of nation states.
​  ​However, before this could occur, nation states would have to falter, or at least give off the impression of faltering.​..
​  Among the most effective strategies towards this end has been color revolutions, which just so happens to be the NED’s specialty practice and has included, to name a few, the nations of Yugoslavia, Georgia, Iraq, Lebanon, Burma, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Ukraine and the ongoing Hong Kong protests.

  CHAZ Occupier Suggests ‘Rounding Up All the White People’ into Work Brigades
“Keeping the white menace under control.”  

​  ​Joe Biden, the presumptive presidential candidate for the United States 2020 election has declared that he does not support the call for defunding the police. Meanwhile, in an investigation it has been found that 99.64% of the Black Lives Matter’s ‘Defund the Police’ donations go to Joe Biden via ActBlue, a Democrat fundraising platform that is the top donor to ​the ​Biden​-​for​-​President campaign.  

Senile Joe Biden is a short-term placeholder. Kamala Harris ​has the look​ they want to ​command​ the new police state.
Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a “Tough on Crime” Ticket
Despite national demands for sweeping police reform, Biden appears likely to choose Kamala Harris, famous for her conservative, “lock them up” stance on crime, as his running mate.​

Don't pay any attention to American War Crimes! That's not the point we're making here.
Julian Assange indictment fails to mention WikiLeaks video that exposed US 'war crimes' in Iraq‘Shameful’ Collateral Murder footage shows Apache helicopter mowing down 11 civilians – including two Reuters journalists – in Baghdad 

Do Palestinians’ Lives Matter?
Not according to the UK Government which continues to cuddle and slobber over the rogue regime that terrorizes, dispossesses and slaughters them.

B​rother's Keeper​


  1. yikes what a depressing report about the efforts of the Trilateral Commission to replace nation states with a global rulership. I wish them strong headwinds.
    Still, I tend to be optimistic. Regardless of the intentions of those who would love to rule us all, running the whole world out of New Zealand or Patagonia or wherever this world government is supposed to be takes resources and those are in ever shorter supply. With any luck, the rulers will start on their grand scheme and run out of resources leaving nothing to show for their efforts but some placards that proclaim coming soon, world government headquarters.
    The rest of us meanwhile will try to figure out how to kill the deer and the gophers that are eating the ouput of our perma/off and on culture efforts.

    1. Thanks Wolfgang, I agree that the power elites can't suport their power structure without a lot of advanced economic base, and it must all remain subservient to them, which degrades it. Local economies will be more efficient, as long as they are independent, so not degraded by distand bureaucracy and resource plunder.

  2. By the way, your photos of your gardening efforts make a nice counterpoint to all the bad news you are reporting. Keep the photos of the vegetables coming.
    Down here in Central Mexico it is mango season. My wife is leading the effort to freeze and otherwise preserve the abundant production. Once the rainy season starts in earnest, insects lay eggs on the mangos. The eggs hatch and start consuming the mangos from the inside. Then mango season is over and it's time to plant corn.

    1. agree strongly - God's good earth looks forward to the New Heaven and New Earth at the end of the book of Revelation - paradise is so often depicted as a garden or jewels, two of the most beautiful things on earth and the TREE OF LIFE is for the HEALING OF THE NATIONS. JESUS CHRIST IS THE APPLE TREE - best Christmas hymn waiting for the second Advent of Jesus.

    2. Hi Wolfgang,
      I tried to grow a mango from seed for a couple of years, bringing the pot in when it froze, then I planted it in Yoakum in late 2018. It did not survive the first winter. I like mangos a lot. They were plentiful in Hawaii when I lived and worked there.