Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Understanding People Better

 Reconsidering History,

Samo Burja looks at Gobekli Tepe, a 12,000 year old neolithic Site, highly organized, made of stone, which predates the current estimates of large scale agriculture, which could have fed enough workers to make it. It was a big, long term, well organized construction project. How did this happen?
Samo posits that our main resource, for many millennia, has been our organizational talents, and that we should see our species more clearly in this regard.
Our assumptions about ourselves may be in error, so we would mis-project our future performance in hard times. We should seek to know ourselves well.

More quick facts about Gobekli Tepe:

Models of what we are and how we will respond differ...
  Since the very start of the great pandemic of 2020, something about the public health response didn’t feel right. It was clear from the measures that were enacted and from measures that were not enacted that their purpose had little to do with public health. Instead, they seemed to further a different agenda. Soon we learned that this was all connected to World Economic Forum’s hugely ambitious Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Great Reset. But the agenda and the steps taken seemed rushed, panicked and frankly, hopeless.
  Many of the solutions and technologies that would need to be rolled out and ready to use turned out to be non-existent or only in conceptual stages of development.
  As months went on, the events proved this impression correct as we watched the authorities muddle through, destroying their own credibility in the process. In a very recent interview Dr. Rainer Fullmich stated as follows: “We have a whistleblower and she told us that the original plan was to roll this out in 2050. But then those who are involved with this got greedy and pulled things forward to 2030 and then to 2020 and that’s why so many mistakes are happening.”
  I do not believe that the people involved with this got greedy — I believe that their concern is with the fragility and imminent demise of the financial system which is their key mechanism of control over all the levers of influence in society. The implosion of that system would also jeopardize their position of power, so they rushed the Great Reset right off the back of the 2020 pandemic to try and front-run the collapse and give themselves an iron-fisted control of things ahead of the unfolding crisis...
“We are witnessing the manifestations of the old systems collapsing. And while some of those manifestations appear fearsome, 
keep in mind Confucius‘ counsel:
A seed grows with no sound. But a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence … grow silently.

Jim Kunstler seems to see it similarly, from his own angle:
​  ​Beneath all the psychotic babble that sore besets the collective national hive-mind over a pandemic that comes and goes in waves, and phantoms of contrived identity animus, looms an economy that would collapse without gigantic IV infusions of “money” from the false god that our government has become. The collapse is working its way out in strange ways as we create ever stranger work-arounds for avoiding it — such as the unanswered “help wanted” signs while legions of unemployed adults cash government support checks.​..
  ​Anyway, as the time-frame for inflation compresses, the people notice that their money won’t buy what they need, and they get restless, perhaps dangerously so. In the process, the government begins to look incompetent, on top of the usual perception that it is corrupt, and before you know it, legitimacy slips through the widening cracks of the floor. Until now, the authorities have been successful in pitting citizens against each other, and the ill-will unleashed has been spectacular. But the memes of “white supremacy” are so obviously dishonest that they’ve only succeeded in hugely pissing off the substantial demographic of white people who struggle desperately to remain employed, housed, mobile, and capable of raising children who are not being driven crazy.
​  ​The coronavirus situation is not so reassuring. We are one more serious up-wave of illness from tanking whatever remains of this vaporific economy. An emerging pattern suggests that higher vaccination rates might generate new-and-improved iterations of the disease more efficiently — just as the government tries more aggressively to sell vaccination to the public. The public is also noticing the alarming statistics, and many remain unconvinced that the vaccines are even vaccines in the usual sense, but rather insufficiently tested exotic experiments desperately employed against something that looks more and more like a bio-weapon that the government itself was complicit in creating.

"Bright Green Lies"  Thanks Paul.
“The industrial economy is based on systematic theft from land bases, and the conversion of these living communities into dead products
That’s what an industrial economy is. The economy does not create value for the real world: It destroys the real world”, (2) insist the authors...
​  ​Development is “a euphemism for destruction”, (3) they point out. “There can be no such thing as a ‘green superpower’, a ‘green industrial system’, or a ‘nonextractive industrial system’. These are all oxymorons”. (4) ...
​  ​Wishful thinking lies at the heart of the general blindness regarding the severity of the problem. People simply don’t want to believe that things are really that bad, that they might really have to leave behind the plastic security of the industrial womb and face raw and natural reality...
​  ​“The brutal truth is that oil is fundamentally irreplaceable for an industrial economy”, (11) the authors note. “It is remarkably dishonest to pretend that ‘renewables’ meeting 74 or 78 percent of electricity on a sunny, windy, weekend afternoon even remotely implies that ‘renewable sources can power a large industrial nation’”. (12) ...
​  ​“Why aren’t more people screaming at the absurdity of these bright green fantasies?” (15) ask Jensen, Keith and Wilbert. “You have an entire culture killing the planet and calling this destruction ‘saving the earth’”. (16)

​It's only fair to give these companies 5 years to come up with a voluntary plan to get these toxic chemicals out of your food, after they hid some of the evidence about those persistent toxicities. We can't risk destroying our whole food distribution system, can we?
Chemical giants hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging
The chemicals, called 6:2 FTOH, are now linked to a range of serious health issues, and Americans are still being exposed to them

The Norwegian Refugee Council confirmed that 11 of over 60 children killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza over the last week were participating in its psycho-social program aimed at helping them deal with trauma.
All of the children between 5 and 15 years old were killed in their homes in densely populated areas along with countless other relatives who died or received injuries.
“We are devastated to learn that eight children we were helping with trauma were bombarded while they were at home and thought they were safe,” said NRC’s Secretary General Jan Egeland. “They are now gone, killed with their families, buried with their dreams and the nightmares that haunted them. We call on Israel to stop this madness: children must be protected. Their homes must not be targets. Schools must not be targets. Spare these children and their families. Stop bombing them now.”

​  ​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blasted the Joe Biden administration for standing idly by while the civilian body count piles up in Gaza after one week of unrelenting Israeli airstrikes. And even more than this Turkey is outraged over new reports that Biden approved a $735 million dollar weapons sale​ [gift]​ ​from the United States to Israel.
​  ​"Now, unfortunately, you (Biden) are writing history with your bloody hands with this event (in which) Gaza is being attacked with seriously disproportionate force causing the martyrdom of thousands of people. You have forced us to say this."
​  ​And specifically on the new reports of Biden-approved weapons sales to the Jewish state, Erdogan scolded further:
"Today we saw Biden's signature on weapons sales to Israel," Erdogan said in reference to US media reports of a new arms shipment approved by the Biden administration.

​"Bibi; help me out a little, here, just a little, please."​
Biden Urges "Significant De-Escalation" By "Today" In Gaza Call With Netanyahu
​  ​In their second call in just a few days as the Gaza death toll soars amid unrelenting Israeli airstrikes, President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he expects a "significant de-escalation" in violence which can open a window for a ceasefire soon.

​Bad Impression​


  1. Your first link to palladiummag is worth checking out. Lots of podcasts with interesting titles. Some of the titles might be misleading, implying advocacy for certain positions rather than discussion, but overall, intelligent conversations.

    1. Samo Burja is a good analyst of human organizations, and humans within them.