The Crumb Trail

“Connect and be outraged. This is the path to true patriotism, a love of one’s home country and the world that is our home.”  Thus the author concludes his shareworthy piece linked below.

I agree with him in part, and entirely in spirit, but not anymore in suggestion for solution or the reason for correction. Patriotism isn’t helpful or even reasonable. It’s just an expression of collectivism, which is immoral and leads to horrendous practical results for those not living inside ‘Rome’ in the earlier stages, and finally for all ‘Romans,’ eventually. He also, though, says this in the same paragraph: “We are not lost children without a way out of the forest of deception and fear. Follow the knotted string to freedom. Add to it.”, and that I have no argument with (I also applaud the timeline, in general).

The question isn’t whether collectivism works (maybe it does, I suppose, in some ways, like roads and bridges building and maintenance), but whether it’s moral, above all, and what its total consequences are. Most importantly, and the most relevant thing to consider when looking at the timeline in the linked article, I think, is whether any of that which is outlined could have been avoided within the prevailing paradigm human society currently operates under, including the U.S. I think not. Not at all.

I’m persuaded that there isn’t anything at all in the way of non-trivial reform or oversight that can be applied to the existing structure of societal control. Whereas if your local laudromat’s coin changer machine started returning 3 quarters on the dollar every 5 times a dollar was inserted, the situation would either get fixed or the place would very quickly get abandoned, there is no like mechanism available to “citizens”, of whatever entity. No matter how much intention, corruption and incompetence the timeline suggests or is provable, no one of us can turn his back on the institution which is common to all of it, withdraw his support from it via a lack of participation, without facing the threat, if not the fact, of force.

So, none of the timeline could have been prevented, because the entity which is common to all of it cannot be controlled or reformed. The paradigm, and the moral and practical arguments put forward to support it can, however, be reconsidered. And then abandoned, as they should be.

Global Research

As we know, children love to trace, to connect the dots, to make connections, but often the connections they make frighten adults who try to ignore their points or offer some ridiculous circumlocutions. Maybe we adults are much like children in our desires to make connections, but the thought of it frightens us, even when we are already frightened by being lost amidst a forest of propaganda.

2017 9/11 Film Fest

If you live close enough to go, this a whole bunch of pretty admirable people all in one room (Faulkner, Barrett, PEPPER!, et al), with other good guys like Corbett contributing media to it. How often does that happen in real life? (Nice room, too.)

William Pepper is the main speaker, and he’s the lawyer who got an actual civil judgement in the case of MLK’s death asserting active government involvement in it (and demonstrating that J.E. Ray was not a lone gunman – or a gunman at all, if memory serves). Didn’t and doesn’t make the corporate news, of course, but a pretty big deal, and definitely something to share with others unaware of it, whether digitally or in conversation.

9/11 Truth Film Festival – Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters

Speakers in Order of Appearance Our mistress of ceremonies, Bonnie Faulkner produces and hosts Guns and Butter, a one-hour public affairs program on KPFA and WBAI radio stations that investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics, reporting on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war and the furtherance of a national security state.

OBL on 9/10/01

A longstanding and oft repeated rumor, allegation, whatever. If true, it’s just another of the many deal-breakers about the official story of the big day’s events and its background.

Global Research

This CBS Report suggests that Osama bin Laden had been admitted to a Pakistani Military hospital in Rawalpindi on the 10th local time, less than 24 hours before the terrorist attacks. The report does not mention when he was actually released.

Strip Mining the World

A concise summary by another open-eyed, open-minded human, I admire the writing, clarity of thought and analogy. Would like to now read his follow-up about the solution to the quandary, the problem being very well outlined by very many since the cold water in the face moment of 2001.

Strip Mining the World, by Robert Gore

The richest vein in the history of predatory mining is just about played out. A gigantic mine engages in every conceivable destructive practice-strip mining, heap leaching, tailings dams and ponds and so on. It pays such low wages its workers only make ends meet by borrowing from the company at usurious rates.

James Corbett on psychopathy

It would appear to me, in light of the psychopath’s innate behavior and demeanor (and the sociopath’s developed like traits), that as long as there is a pool of enforced treasure to capture and direct (state collected funds and the mechanism of central banking & fiat currency), and a centralized authority to likewise capture and direct (government, the state) – thus drawing the moths to the flame – and which may NOT be opted out of by those non-PPs who see the problems – permanent ones – with the entire paradigm, both moral and practical, that the dynamic is likewise a permanent one, and terminally weighted in favor of those who naturally seek and delight in the control of others and of the resources needed by all.

There may stepping stones on the way to a solution that I don’t see now, but after much contemplation of the issue, I suspect that until people of conscience can opt out of enforced interaction and affiliation with people without any, via citizenship, and defend themselves against same once known, and can legally, and perhaps also geographically, become stateless persons, we have an unremediable societal and moral problem, and one in which the outcomes envisioned and planned by amoral or evil people will continue to constantly and indefinitely be routinely manifested, and always have the path of least resistance available to them. That is, the removal of the requirement to participate is the only permanent remedy I can see. The DM