Like the mysterious origins of the Egyptian pyramid scattered around in strategic locations, fasci, the symbol of people united under a single, authoritarian state and its man-made laws. Fasci can be found in places most Americans might find odd if they were aware of the meaning of these ancient symbols.
To be a “citizen” of such a state is not what it’s cracked up to be. Home of the free, and land of the brave, are little more than meaningless words in such a system, regardless of how many times they are repeated in song and literature. I hope to give a glimpse or two into the false world we live in, and possibly a way we all might learn of a way to abolish slavery once and for all.
It’s been a while since POM visited the Freddy Mercury/Queen mystery. There were some comments that wondered if the whole thing wasn’t some “project.” I don’t know, but I do find it a bit unusual to find this in the 2020 offerings at The Royal Mint. All those British bands, and this it the only one with its own minted (official) coin. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation, yet it eludes me. Might need help with this one.
Mark and others have demonstrated how the climate
change narrative has been doctored and promoted by a multi-disciplinary team of
liars that serve the collection of oligarchs presently anxious to begin their
turn partying in the driver’s seat. But will the new, green economy do the
trick? Will climate change create the hysteria needed to inflate the next
global economic bubble and transition us into a new world order – much like the
old-world order — that is less dependent on perpetual war and violence against
the non-compliant? Can the ruling class reach consensus?
Privatization, deregulation and austerity
(neoliberal principles) have served the uber-rich since the 1970s at the
expense of everyone else. Countries rich in oil and other natural treasures
have suffered most. Wealth has
accumulated at the top, stolen in the usual manner, at gunpoint, by the proxy
armies of NATO and private mercenaries and international NGOs, funded by the
U.S. defense budget and laundered money from gun-running, drugs, trafficking
and gambling, all channeled through global banks like the BIS, IMF and World
As we approach another yet another fake ceremony pretending
that 9/11 was not an inside job, I’ve been thinking of the coincidence of that
date and the other significant events that happened on that date. September 11 is not just a date to remember
because of the 2001 razing of the Twin Towers and Building #7 in New York
City. It also commemorates the
anniversary of 1) the birth of neoliberalism and 2) the military coup in Chile
ordered by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger and executed by the CIA.
Duly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende,
was forced out, replaced by General Augusto Pinochet, and later
assassinated. The primary objective of
the September 11, 1973 coup was the neoliberal economic transformation, which led
to rapid price increases for basic goods and looting of the nation’s most
valuable natural resource, copper. But even
more important, perhaps, was the denigration of national sovereignty – creating
a vassal state ruled by a puppet dictator.
Anybody’s bet on a place not to find me would be at Red Rocks Amphitheater, just down the hill from where we live, during a rock concert. We have been there three times before, but never for a packed house performance as we saw the other night. Our friends came upon some free tickets, and offered us two, and because they are really nice people and fun to be with, we accepted.
As 2020 approaches, isn’t it time we meet the folks designing your “full-spectrum” ID future? ID2020 doesn’t just expand national biometric identity programs. Casting a wide net to ensnare stateless individuals with no “record” in state-based systems. This is of course being pitched as a benefit to individuals who “…must have the capacity to assert their identity across borders…” — “Privacy, portability, and persistence are necessary for digital identity to meaningfully empower and protect individuals.”
Meet the ID2020 Alliance:
The ID2020 Alliance is an innovative public-private partnership committed to improving lives through digital identity. The Alliance brings together multinational institutions, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and governments to set the technical standards for a safe, secure, and interoperable digital identity that is owned and controlled by the user. It funds high-impact pilot projects that bring digital identity to vulnerable populations, and uses the data generated to find scalable solutions and inform public policy. Partners include Accenture, FHI360, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Hyperledger, IDEO.org, iRespond, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Simprints, and United Nations ICC.
Anybody buying this benevolent corporate
double-think? I know, to many of our POM
readers this is covering well-traveled territory. But there are always new wrinkles to what we
think we already know. Here’s something
the last session of Congress (115th) there was a bill requiring
biometric ID for all U.S. citizens. It
hasn’t been reintroduced in the 116th Congress as far as I know. If passed, anyone who wants to work in the
U.S. would need a biometric ID. Cross a
border, get on a plane, enter a secure
federal building, you get the ID-ea.