Democrats appear poised to take a page out of FDR’s New Deal promotional tactics with a media blitz of their own, pushing a “Green New Deal.” Sorry, no fireside chats. There will be an impressive electronic/digital media blitz. Soon we will all hear the story. It has been playing nonstop for a while now. The trick is to gain consent. By hook or by crook commoners will be taught to sing a single chorus line in harmony – all from the same green-energy/climate-change hymnal.
it time for a real shift toward conservation and protection of nature? Or are we
– most of us passively – sitting on the sidelines, witnessing yet another clever
ploy to coopt “the left” and once again, save capitalism and the two-party
system (how many times is this now?) from recurring fatal flaws: Greed, wage and wealth inequality (slavery)
and ecological destruction. In order to
fully understand the implications of the Green New Deal, one must be familiar
with the New Deal. We only think we know
what happened in the 1930s.
The (Extra Strength) Tylenol
murders of September,1982 remains one of the great unsolved crimes in U.S.
history. The story we are supposed to
believe is that 7 random individuals died after purchasing and consuming Tylenol
deliberately dosed with cyanide. Store
shelves were not safe. Panic in the
marketplace led to a massive, nationwide (31 million bottles of capsules)
recall by Tylenol manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. New, federal legislation initiated mandatory
“anti-tampering” packaging, which magically gained J&J even greater market
share in a few short weeks after the incident.
Excellent crisis management, or premeditated PR stunt? Was J&J in on
it? We’ll never know for sure.
Here’s what we do know. Tylenol
has long been promoted as a “safe” alternative to aspirin and/or ibuprofen and
other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Johnson & Johnson says so on the tv, and
in magazines piled high at MDs’ offices throughout the world, so it must be
A newsfeed came across our inboxes that promoted a notion that China was somehow misbehaving regarding the use of CRISPR to create edited humans. The dialectic was a non-sequitur because earlier press releases on the efficiency of CRISPR read like a high school newspaper writing about the success of its stageplay being a success because it was over, yet was a total train wreck of a production. CRISPR can indeed edit a genome for the target mutations, however there can be a hundred downstream changes that were neither intended or predicted or controllable. That used to be called: The Operation Was A Success But The Patient Died.
What is CRISPR? CRISPR (/ˈkrɪspər/) (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is a family of DNA sequences found within the genomes of prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria and archaea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnYppmstxIs
WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ARE DOING BUT WE ARE DOING IT WITH GUSTO
U.S. Presidents issue Executive Orders. The following 2018 EO is a doozy, which, if carried out by affected agencies, will bring more bulldozers and more clearcuts (“active management”) into untrammeled national forests than former Pres. Ronald Reagan could ever have dreamed of. Just another chapter in man’s never- ending quest to turn forests into deserts. The narrative, of course, sounds nothing like the actions planned. However evil, we must “work together.”
An excerpt: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect people, communities, and watersheds, and to promote healthy and resilient forests, rangelands, and other Federal lands by actively managing them through partnerships with States, tribes, communities, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.
For decades, dense trees and undergrowth have amassed in these lands, fueling catastrophic wildfires. These conditions, along with insect infestation, invasive species, disease, and drought, have weakened our forests, rangelands, and other Federal lands, and have placed communities and homes at risk of damage from catastrophic wildfires.
Active management of vegetation is needed to treat these dangerous conditions on Federal lands but is often delayed due to challenges associated with regulatory analysis and current consultation requirements. In addition, land designations and policies can reduce emergency responder access to Federal land and restrict management practices that can promote wildfire-resistant landscapes. With the same vigor and commitment that characterizes our efforts to fight wildfires, we must actively manage our forests, rangelands, and other Federal lands to improve conditions and reduce wildfire risk.” – DONALD J. TRUMP, THE WHITE HOUSE, December 21, 2018
I will not go into the details of this planned escalation in the federal government’s war against forests, and national forests in particular. Suffice it to say, privatization and deregulation – fundamental elements of neo-liberal economic fantasies – are alive and kicking in the Trump Whitehouse. You can think of it as “austerity” for forests.
Only a psychopathic, fictional mind could be behind the design of such folly. Now, I’m not singling out Pres. Trump, actor-in-chief. This science-fiction portrayal of Nature is but one example of how our vast, man-made, legal matrix of artificial reality is designed for maximum extraction and extortion of wealth from the dumbed-down, physically-weakened masses. Trump is just the successor to a long line of forest rapers and scrapers extending back to the Cedars of Lebanon, which built King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. Solomon reigned from 970 to 931 BCE, according to some historians. So, let’s just round it off to around 3,000 years ago – a long time to be whacking down forests by one exalted leader or another.
Like all “fearless leaders,” empathy and good sense is not a prerequisite. What’s needed is a perfect actor to carry out orders from upper-level management – orders ALWAYS handed down by the ruling elite. Exploit and enslave. Repeat. You’d think this would at some point get terminally old for the enslaved masses.
Obviously, we are not acting as Nature intended, in perfect harmony with our God-created surroundings. Instead, we are determined to be Nature’s #1 enemy. What is our destiny if it is to not to protect and revere all of existence, which we are a part of? Man’s world today is a hollow shell, a corporate structure represented as an ever-increasing “Ponzi-scheme” of bets against our health and well being as part of Nature. Our house of cards is an illusion that can only fail. Fear not, for the very old (probably tracing back to King Solomon) bloodlines always have their hand on the “reset button.” The destruction of this version of the dystopian nightmare is certain. Planned obsolescence IS THE PLAN.
Forests are just a part of the grand, master (mining) plan. But when forests are gone, so goes the water that sustains life. No water, no life. So, as I see it, the “Twin Towers” spectacle was a warning shot across the bow. It’s ALL coming down, liquidated for one last gasp to save this latest variant of Empire, based on the “green-back” with the words “IN GOD WE TRUST” centered perfectly on each piece of paper we’ve been conditioned to love and worship, instead of the land and water stolen from us by these immoral, corporate imbeciles. We must make way for the new empire, or not.
One last quote from Clint’s book, Strawman, before we flip the page from 2018 to 2019.
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH; BUT TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: FOR IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, NEITHER INDEED CAN. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” – Romans 8: 5-8, KJB, http://www.strawmanstory.info/, p. 1097
Happy New Year, all you POM readers and commenters. The Chinese fire drill is over, won’t somebody turn off that hand-held gadget, gather your wits, take the wheel and drive?
Honeybee populations have been dying off at an alarming rate for over a decade now. As researchers look for answers, it is becoming more likely that whatever “effective strategy” emerges to save bees, may in turn save man (man and woman) from extinction too.
Over 30% of the national bee population has disappeared and nearly a third of all bee colonies in the U.S. have perished in less than a decade. At the current annual rate of decline, the estimated financial loss is somewhere North of 30 billion dollars a year. I have seen no figures yet for the 2018 Farm Bill, but in 2014 the USDA responded with a paltry $3 million “investment” in farmer aid, which won’t scratch the surface of the breadth and seriousness of this largely man-caused pandemic. Continue reading “Bees die, we die”→
It was another long summer of smoke-filled eyes in the West. An early snow storm in the Northern Rockies ushers in a season of peace and solitude. Wildfires frighten tourists, excite the media and reacquaint homeowners who built in the forest to Mother Nature’s laws. Hey, I get it, fires are deadly and sexy – good ratings. But after decades of kicking the environmental can down the road, at the first sign of smoke most politicians want someone else to blame for their pathetic past performances.
Three of the last four summers (2015, 2017, 2018), Glacier National Park erupted in a fury of smoke and flames. Tourists scampered away to Yellowstone, “inholder” homes were evacuated, some incinerated. But that’s not why I picked up the pen today. Let’s talk about quiet, yes quiet. Where has our quiet gone? Continue reading “Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild”→
Every once in a while I try to explain critical elements of global debt-slavery. It’s not a popular topic, I suppose, because we all — excluding the ruling elite — live the same lie. Democracy. Freedom. Justice. Equality. You get the picture. All giant lies. The following comment over at Moon of Alabama this morning may help bring reality into greater focus for some who either deny, or cannot, for one reason or another, bring themselves to accept what simply is. Thank you “donkeytale.” Enjoy! Continue reading “Smell the Coffee.”→