Monday, January 30, 2017

Deep Ecology, the Deep State and Donald Trump

Deep Ecology is the absolute opposite of the Deep State.  Deep Ecology simply says the earth is our mother and we must care for her or die. Most First Nations still adhere to this notion, however imperfectly. It’s a wonder they remember it at all, considering how white immigrants and refugees from other wars along with governments tried their best to wipe First Nations out completely. The Deep State has taken this “might makes right” notion to a fine art.  A few people at the top of the exploitation heap believe they must rule the earth, as they are superior people (they must be, look how rich they are).  They feel they have the privilege to reap almost all of the rewards of our fiat money system and they base this privilege on continuous wars and the impoverishment and deaths of ordinary people. 

Who are these people of the Deep State?  Heads of the international banks that are getting obscenely richer as they syphon off worker’s decreasing wages while imposing crippling austerity measures on ordinary people.  US presidents and US government officials…the Bushes, the Clintons, Reagan, the high flyer architects  of regime change in oil producing countries like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Henry Kissinger who act as a kind of superior CIA over the CIA we are allowed to see.  Other Deep State people?  Wall Street hedge fund operators, real estate tycoons, The Saudi princes, Zionist lobbyists, UN officials who think they are the government of the world,  heads of wealthy corporations, mostly connected with electronics, robots, and most of all, companies who make all those wonderful planes and cluster bombs. These are some, not all, of the Deep State who are increasingly controlling the world view. But the Deep State was born of the love of, and the need of, war.  The blood of war keeps the Deep State healthy.

Donald Trump is obviously not a believer in Deep Ecology. Or any environmental ecology for that matter.  However, he is obviously also not a member of the Deep State.  He believes in working with Russia.  And the Deep State will punish him for this. The Deep State wants war with Russia which Hillary was happy to promise them.  Some of the US protestors, egged on and orchestrated by the Deep State, are now calling for Trump’s assassination.   This will lead to unimaginable chaos in the US, as Trump’s supporters would revolt.  But the Deep State is not afraid of this.  They already have the many new privatized jails and prisons built especially in anticipation of such an event. Their tanks and weapons of war will be ready for anybody who protests the military takeover of the good ole USA. Of course the Deep State “adorables”* will remain free from the fray in their fancy underground bunkers built with the best the people’s money can buy.   The police haven’t been militarized for nothing.  Yes, the Deep State is ready. Where is Deep Ecology?  Has she vanished altogether?


*A term Hillary Clinton called some of her supporters, in opposition to calling Trump’s supporters “deporables”

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Questioning "Nasty" Feminism

My heart warmed to the beautiful actor Ashely Judd’s passionately spoken truth to many thousands of women (and men) at the Women’s March in Washington.  She was great on the topic of disparity of wages between men and women.  And she plowed right into other topics with gusto like how Viagra is not taxed in the US while the products that women and girls must have when menstruating are taxed. Reproductive women and girls, if not pregnant, must have these hygiene products every month. We are not talking pocket change. It adds up.  But when Judd starting adding up the names of the brave, courageous women (nasty women*, as she calls them, and counting herself among them) her message starts separating out the “women of the deplorables” (working class ignorant Trump supporters) from the “nasty women” (university educated, sophisticated). We got it.  So did the crowds. Deplorables bad (they support Trump), nasty women good (they support Hillary Clinton).


How did Judd do this?  First, just by using these courageous (read: nasty) women’s first names “. Rosa?  Judd must mean Rosa Parks. Eleanor?  Oh, of course.  That must be Eleanor Roosevelt. Anybody from the south would know about these two women, both who are heroes of mine. But then Judd called out the name Gloria on her list.  Gloria? Gloria Steinem?  The renowned feminist who recently said while campaigning for Hillary that the only reason young women flocked to Bernie Sander’s camp during the election was because “that’s where the boys are?” Ah, my enthusiasm for Judd’s speech started waning.  Especially when at last, Judd called out the name “Hillary”.

Hillary Clinton, in my opinion, is a steely eyed war monger in a soft woman’s body with a man’s brain for compartmentalization. She knows how to say the sweet words of equality and compassion that women long to hear.  And yet Hillary was high in the circle of power resulting in the assassinations, murders, invasions, destructions and dislocations of entire populations and territories of other countries, which have been among the worst in all of history. And Hillary Clinton cheered them all on and orchestrated much of the criminal mayhem.  She’s has helped assignations and military coups elsewhere; why not at home?  I would trust her feminism as far I would trust a pit of rattlesnakes.

*Trump called Clinton “a nasty woman” during the last televised debate.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dictators Inc.

The US despises any world leader they can’t control.  When a country displeases the US the first word they apply to the leader of said country is that of “dictator” to express evil incarnate. In some instances it can be. But not always.  Take the former Colonel Gaddafi of Libya. He was a dictator.  But he was also a socialist.  In the years before Gaddafi was disposed in a coup by a US led uprising, and his country destroyed by US led NATO bombing in 1986, he had decided to open Libya to foreign investment.  That went down well with the US.  Access to Libyan oil was a sweetener like no other.  Gaddafi went from being a vicious dictator who supported “terrorist” causes while murdering and oppressing his own people, to being considered a gentleman and true friend of the US.  But even when they were best friends with Libya the US didn’t speak of the real internal policies of Gaddafi’s government. 


Who in the West knew that under Gadhafi Libya was a secular, progressive state, the most progressive in Africa at the time?  That the Libyan people enjoyed free education, even post-secondary, and free medical care? Who knew that Libyans under Kaddafi had free electricity and dirt cheap gasoline? That mothers of newborns were given bursaries for $5,000 US? Almost nobody.   All we knew was that the US somehow made an about face, and far from being a friend of the US, Gaddafi went back to being a vicious dictator and terrorist.  He was accused of being behind multinational bombings that was never proven, the truth or falsity of them may never be satisfied.  But in some opinions, the main reason for the sacking of Libya and the murder of Kaddafi was because Gadhafi threatened the US national and international banking systems.  How did he do this?


By trying to introduce a single African currency, the African gold dinar.  We’re talking gold here, not fiat currency that we all know and love (or hate).  This would have allowed Africans to charge whatever they decided was a fair price for their precious resources and rise out of poverty. However, our very own dictators (the global western international bankers) decided this was a red line. “It has been said that the gold Dinar was the real reason for the NATO (read US) led rebellion, in a bid to oust the outspoken leader” (Global Research News, May 2014).

Go figure. Of course.  This is the same reason why the US and international banking systems loathe Russia and fear China to the point of hysteria.  It’s the new banking systems China is setting up with Russia and the other BRICK countries. China is having success in getting other countries to accept the Chinese yuan. It’s all about who controls the currencies.  That’s the reason for all the hate propaganda against Russia and China.  This is why we are told Putin is a dangerous, demented madman, a vicious dictator who eats babies (metaphorically speaking) and presents China as a kind of enormous sly, fat evil Buddha, waiting for his chance to swallow up the entire world.  Maybe things will get better when at least some of the most rabid neo-con war mongers straining at the bit for war with Russia in the Obama cabinet and present Republican congress fade into the woodwork.  Will Trump be any better?  That is, if he is actually inaugurated?  Time will tell.  But the poet Omar Khayyam cautions: “The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on…”