Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Mutants


I know that you, like me, have wondered when you have time, why the world is becoming such a stinking mess.  It’s not just climate change that threatens all of human and animal habitat although this concern gets more serious every day. It isn’t even the increasing financial ruination being brought to us by corporate rule that now seems to have more power than the governments who protect them instead of us.  


 With every passing month we have less of what we need to live as a civil society.  Workers need higher wages, we all need more public and affordable housing, affordable child care, the cessation of criminal interest rates on credit cards, forgiveness for student debt, and less propaganda about inflation.  Every person entrusted with grocery buying knows that groceries seem to rise in a disgustingly regular fashion, if not daily, at least weekly.  Epidemics of dementia of all kinds stalk the elderly, cancer has become so common that some health scientists predict that one person in two in the western world will contact cancer before they die.  And this is occurring at the same time that only a handful of people, relatively speaking; own most of the wealth of the Western World. 


The elites (corporations, bankers, billionaires, media heads, military industrial complex, lobbyists for eternal wars) tell us one way or another that this is how the world works.  It’s just the way humans develop in a free economy.  You know, it is freedom that does this.  It’s Democracy. Shut up and count your blessings. The economic winners get to write the rules.   


I have been reading a book that explains, at least to my satisfaction, some of the reasons why we, the people, have allowed the social psychopaths of the elites to rise to the top of an increasingly economically miserable heap which the elites themselves have created.  The name of the book I am finding that points to the wealth and power inequality on earth that is killing us is: The Master and His Emissary:The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. The subject is about the human brain and how it works written by Dr. Iain McGilchrist.  McGilchrist has trained both as a literary scholar and as a medical doctor (psychiatry and neuroimaging researcher). 


In order to wrap our heads around the really insane proposition that the sneakiest, craftiest and cruelest people among us must be our leaders, we need to know how this happened in the first place. McGilchrist tells us that it is because the human animal has a divided brain.  However, while divided, both sides of the human brain talk to each other regularly. Except in psychopaths.  I think that our elites – our socially acceptable psychopaths - use only one side of their brain. One side of their brain has mutated and has reduced communication with the other side.  In my opinion they are, in effect, mutants. More next time.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Was Chrystia Freeland “kicked upstairs”?

Was Chrystia Freeland “kicked upstairs”?

Yes, I do think our new Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland was recently “kicked upstairs”.  As I understand it, being “kicked upstairs” is a political phrase used when a minister is making a mess of his or her present portfolio but instead of being outright sacked is presented as being given a promotion.  And certainly Freeland was a rotten Foreign Affairs minister.  As long as Trudeau stays healthy and has excellent bodyguards I don’t think Freeland can continue to damage Canada in her new post as Deputy Prime Minister. At least not to the extent that she was dragging Canada down to meet and even surpass the American contempt for the Palestinian people and the sickening elevation of the Trump-Netanyahu Jewish state over all other considerations.

Perhaps the past election showing Trudeau’s drop of popularity in Canada and with other nations was a “woke” moment for him.  How could he maintain Canada’s reputation as a fair and balanced nation with a Foreign Affairs minister like Freeland who refused to even speak to Russian diplomats?  What kind of a Foreign Affairs Minister was she when Russia had to withdraw her diplomats from Canada because of utter lack of communication with Freeland?  So thank you, Mister Prime Minister, for doing what you had to do to get Madam Freeland out of the Foreign Affairs office.  But what is our new foreign minister like?

So far, so good.  A new page has been turned. Another reason for ousting Freeland from foreign affairs was that Trudeau wants a seat on the United Nations Security Council. He would never have had a chance for that seat with Freeland representing Canada.  But Francois–Phillippe Champagne? Ah, a more reasonable choice for Foreign Affairs.  No Russia baiting or Israeli Old Testament bible thumping here. The Centre for International Governance Innovation constructs Champagne as “not an intellectual, but an operator, someone who delivers… He (Champagne) stood out in Ottawa for his good grasp of his files, his interpersonal skills with Cabinet colleagues and his diligence in the House”.  That’s a relief. May the gods that be deliver us all from politicians like Chrystia Freeland who think they are - or act as if they are - indeed intellectuals, when actually they are ideologues. In contrast Champagne is a graduate in international law.  He was initially appointed Minister of International Trade with the important responsibility of steering Free Trade agreements with Europe, Asia-Pacific and many other countries. 

Time will tell, but I am just so happy that Trudeau, by kicking  Chrystia Freedland upstairs, has thus prevented her from further tearing apart Canada’s good reputation for being fair minded and reasonable. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Is there Justice beyond the Grave for Jeffery Epstein’s victims? (Nov.18, 2019)

Is there Justice beyond the Grave for Jeffery Epstein’s victims? (Nov.18, 2019)

Jeffery Epstein, the notorious child rapist and suspected blackmailer who recently died in his jail cell, probably does not lie so easy in his grave.  And Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former friend, partner, and alleged madam, probably isn’t resting all that easy above ground, either. Not that anybody but her lawyers, and I suspect probably both the CIA and Mossad (Israeli intelligence), know where she is hiding out.  However, she is alive as she and her lawyers have just asked for a one month extension from a federal judge in Manhattan on a court matter.  What is this court matter?


Apparently, Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal team has just applied for a 30-day extension as they prepare to argue that the court should not unseal documents from Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s now-settled defamation lawsuit against Maxwell. The order to release more than 2,000 previously sealed documents came from U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in August. While Giuffre’s attorneys have fought to have significantly more pages unsealed by the court, Maxwell’s lawyers have tried to block the release of new information, arguing that the documents “do not fall under the definition of judicial documents, and therefore are not subject to the presumption of access by the public”…and that “hundreds of currently redacted non-party names may be publicly released”.


Well, we shall see.  The court had ordered that both parties in a previous hearing were to write letters to the judge outlining their positions by no later than Nov. 16.  Now Maxwell’s lawyers wants another month extension.  Will she get it?  Is this whole thing just a show?  Could it be that all the famous names involved and their backers have no intention of being exposed and will do just about anything to stop it?  Even murder?