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The Big Picture

Eddison Flame

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There is a trend that seems to have been going on in the world for a pretty long time now. Rulers in the world have been actively suppressing a particular kind of social movement whenever and wherever it appears. These movements vary in name and in scale, but they are united in principle. In principle, what they all have in common is they are inspired by and founded upon principles of cooperation among people.

Consider for example the United States’ long standing anti-socialist policies toward Latin America. These have led the overthrow of one socialist government after another all throughout Latin America and for many years. Even now this policy has not changed, an overthrow attempt in Venezuela is ongoing. Commenting on the subject publicly in mid February Trump tweeted, “We are here to proclaim that a new day is coming in Latin America. In Venezuela and across the Western Hemisphere, Socialism is DYING…”.

Even more, as documented by Wayne Madsen for the Strategic Culture Foundation, a number of right wing leaders throughout south and central america have recently come together to form an official coalition whose purpose is to, essentially, combat socialist movements in the region. They seek to, “eradicate all vestiges of Venezuela’s late president, Hugo Chavez, and Brazil’s wrongfully-imprisoned past president, Inacio Lula da Silva.”

Another example is the hippy movement of the sixties. This was a movement that, somewhat unexpectedly it seems, grew up right in our own backyard. This movement was also rooted in principles of peaceful cooperation among people, and it too was ruthlessly stamped out by our own government. As Richard Nixon’s chief of domestic policy stated in an interview with Dan Baum for Harpers Magazine:

The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

There are many many more examples of this type of thing occurring throughout history, this fight against cooperative movements goes back ages. The real question is, why do they keep having to stamp these movements out? Why do they need policies aimed at combatting these kinds of cooperative movements? And why do these movements keep coming back?

It’s almost like, to them anyway, the world has contracted some kind of disease that keeps breaking out all over the place. Whenever they take their eye off some place, people start cooperating again, and they have to hurry in and smash those communities to bits before the cooperative ideas start to spread.

For them, this seems to be the crux of the problem. The cooperative paradigm is the better, more efficient paradigm. Why else would people keep doing it? Even when they know the U.S. will try to crush them, even now in Venezuela while the U.S. is actively crushing them, the people remain dedicated to socialism. Once people have seen how much better a cooperative paradigm is, they don’t want to go back to the competitive one.

We can do a little thought experiment here to illustrate the point. Consider the two paradigms. One group says society will be more efficient if everyone competes with everyone else. Another group says society will be more efficient if everyone works together. One group suggests that everyone will be better off if we all fight over everything, and whoever gets the most stuff gets to keep it all, and if someone doesn’t get anything at all, too bad. The other group says that if we all work together, we can ultimately accomplish much more and we can simultaneously ensure that everyone always has at least enough to get by.

Do we even need to analyze these alternatives? How can anyone with even a shred of intellectual honesty argue that people will get more done fighting amongst each other than they will by working together? It’s absolutely ludicrous! If these people weren’t actively trying to destroy us all the time, the situation would be quite funny.

The problem for us is, they are trying to destroy us all the time! These people are extremely dangerous. They are literally killing people in wars all over the world for profit. Their actual policy is to actively identify and destroy collectivist movements of any kind wherever they appear, and they do this using all kinds of brutal tactics. These people rule the world, and they have endless resources at their disposal. They are rich, they are powerful, and they are thugs.

Still, they have a problem. Their problem is that the truth is on our side. Their problem is that the cooperative paradigm is the better paradigm. This is why they have to keep stamping out movements whenever they pop up, because they don’t want the word to get out. They don’t want people to find out that a better paradigm exists.

This ties in to a related topic, that poverty is a feature not a bug of the current system. Poverty is actually a useful feature for the super rich. If you want people to do things that they would otherwise not want to do, you have to have some kind of leverage over them. You have to engineer a situation where if they refuse to do what you want them to do, then you can make them suffer. This is poverty.

If you want someone to work for long hours in an uncomfortable and unsafe factory, the alternatives have to be pretty bleak. They have to pretty much be living in abject poverty. In fact, for the rich capitalist, the more rampant poverty is, the more power he wields. If people are really poor, I’m talking on the brink of starvation poor, they can be convinced to do all kinds of horrible things for a just a bit money.

So this is the real reason why the rulers of the world are quick to stamp out such cooperative movements. These movements threaten to undermine their leverage, their control over the people. If everyone starts taking care of everyone, it could get to the point where all the people have enough to eat and a place to sleep. Then people will not behave like slaves anymore. If people are generally satisfied and taken care of, how can they be exploited? This is the problem for the capitalists.

Their greatest fear, by far, is that some cooperative ideology could take hold of the people everywhere. It would undermine their whole power structure. Without their leverage over the poor, the rich have no power.

Having said all that, here is the bigger issue I want to address. We need to recognize where we stand. We need to recognize the mortal danger these people represent to we the people. We need to recognize how they see us, not as people but as slaves. We also need to recognize that what these people value most is power, and that any attempt to free ourselves is, to them, a direct assault on that very thing they love the most.

If we were to free ourselves. If we were able to reshape society into a cooperative one, everyone would win, but in their minds they would have lost. They would have lost their control over society, which to them is the most important thing in the world. So this is not something they will allow.

Recognize too that they have seen the world this way all along. They have always considered us to be like cattle. Their job has always been to keep us at work and focused on anything but them. They have always well understood the stakes and what could go wrong for them. They have always known that if we did figure out what is really going on, then we might rise up against them. They are well aware of this, and they have always been prepared to put us back in line, (as quietly as possible of course, so as not to upset the rest of the herd).

So the point is this, they have always been fighting against cooperative ideologies, and they are prepared now to fight us again the next time we try to rise up. In fact, they have certainly seen the shifting tides. They are aware that people are waking up, and they have been making preparations for it. They are beginning to lock down the internet. The police all over the western world have been militarized. They are working hard to take away peoples guns. These people are preparing to go full authoritarian. They are preparing to lock down all of society. The question is, are we prepared to resist when they do?

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Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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BigB

The really big picture is reality: and our place in it. Are we really – as Sartre would have it – thrown and abandoned in a hostile and meaningless universe …burdened with the self-responsibility of making what little sense we can of it – (ontologically) ‘ens causa sui’ (self-caused or self-described)?

Or as Eliot would have, as the “Deception of the Thrush”

“Go, go, go, said the bird: humankind
Cannot bear very much reality”

Humankind cannot bear very much reality because it has a vested interest in unreality. Reality is nondual: our descriptions of reality – our language and logic functions – are militantly dualising. Dichotomising dyadic descriptions that can only reach beyond their structure as poetic allusion. Capitalism exploits the seeming gulf between the real and the unreal description – to create its own niche market as a quasi-real dualised imaginal. Capitalism can only not operate outside its own-created, own-described quasi-real imaginal – it seeks to exploit the unreal by expanding, marketising, monetising, and valorising binary illusion …into binary delusion. The illusion and delusion of separateness has to expand to be marketised. The gap between the real and the quasi-mind dichotomised unreal has to open up – or seem to do so. Capitalism can only operate in a universe of deceit – of discreet, objectivised, non-relational parts – not wholes. The wholesale realisation that the universe is not split, dualised, cut, diced, dissected, and vivisected into an taxonomy and axiology of symbolic and token worth – falsely described as wealth and monetisable value that is said to be innate – “in itself” and “for its own sake” – would entail market collapse. Yet, nothing can be said to exist “for its own sake” – especially not us. So how do these parthood object descriptions persist?

Capitalism thrives on just such a set of ‘in toto’ descriptions of an objectivised and particularised reality. So if capitalism is not an isolated and definable external economic system – separate from reality and human consciousness …what is it? An epochal set of descriptions and fixed rule-based ontological architecture of belief – that manifests as dualised descriptions and discreet non-relational parts? Or is it what we have become?

In a nondual universal reality – nothing is separate from human consciousness. This is axiomatic and non-debatable. We cannot experience anything without being conscious of it. There is nothing beyond consciousness. This is not verbiage or obfuscation, but the brute fact of existence. What is collective verbiage and misplaced concretised pseudo-sense is that it could ever be any other way.

The reality that can be permanently divided, is by definition, not real. Relative reality is a construct, a set of descriptions that are not relative to reality – but relative to each other. Descriptions of descriptions. Descriptions that deceive. The deception is capitalism – which because of its systemisation, intitutionalisation, and constitutionalisation – has entrapped us all. We cannot escape the collectively monetised and capitalised state constuctivism and relativisation of reality – but we can at least free our minds and see it for what it is.

Capitalism is a dialectic that can only operate out of split-dualised minds: which in turn valorises and validates split-dualised minds. It does not have to contain everyone on a personal level. It operates at a systemic level – beyond any personal or group control. As a computer metaphor: which is a major part of its own self-specification – it is a set of protocols – programmable rules – that run its own self-representational descriptions of reality. As these are root dualisations: that description can never be truly real. This is the shared quasi-mind imaginal: one that has taken on a life of its own. We live under the aegis of the cyber-technique of computational, analytical, onto-mathematic descriptions of reality – in the epoch of the techno-technocratic Machine-Age Mind. Dualisation is capitalisation. It can be nothing else.

Which, as we are not machinic – but flesh-and-blood real living, feeling, and emoting …and yes, frail and error-prone living realities – is a universe without us in it. Hence, the epochal alienation and dehumanisation – violently imposed. The participant universe is undivided – and undividable. It is not controllable – not even by force. Nor under the dominion of a self-deterministic scientific conquest. These are our core delusions of absolutised grandeur.

Dualised descriptions can be a useful communicative and organisational tool – only they cannot be hypostatised into an absolutised, concretised, computational, self-representational, relative reality that can in anyway be said to be really real. This is our Cartesian Error. And the deontic modality and ethical rules that produce the Machine-Age computational unreality model – the quasi-mind imaginal …become the self-describing Cartesian Error Protocols.

The only way out of this aporia is to change the rules of the game. In order to truly realise that is possible – we must become the new reality. Going beyond the split mind of duality is indeed possible. We have 4,000 years of the Perennial Philosophy to rely on. Reality is nondual: and science is slowly catching up to that. Reality is tangible as the living universal experiential process: right here, right now. A humanity that is harmonised with reality makes capitalism and champagne socialism redundant. Socialism is the Universal. Pale dualised discursive imitations need not be applied.

Gezzah Potts
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Gezzah Potts

BigB: the South Downs must be wonderful for the contemplation of, and meaning of life, and this system we all live under. Your comments are much appreciated BigB.

binra
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We rented a caravan at a nice site there once and one morning were jointly and wordlessly moved to extend a little pre breakfast walk into a wider exploration of trek up along the Downs. Something in the day – no words – but more a feeling. At one point up and away from any village or shop I felt thirsty and within a few moments saw a large cistern. Anyway its top cover was chained but I felt to climb up and just check it … and it was only draped around the clasp and not padlocked. So just beneath the lid was a ballcock valve and handscoops of water.
The experiencing of life as a gift isn’t necessarily a result of great achievements or problem solving. I don’t know that we would have had that walk or that day if we had interjected normal behaviours like nipping back to get food, coats, walking boots or a plan. I think we have developed the expertise in getting in our own way and making it a heroic achievement, or of course a great tragedy.
The wooded site had wi fi with the maximum length security code! I think that was 124 random characters to type in. The brain starts to go fuzzy while the entry turns to ****. Getting that first time seemed like a miracle too!
Not investing in the self-doubt is different from trying to manage it when its already speaking your thoughts. Or rather identifying in such thoughts as true of me.

How does a true movement of Life become an egoic identifiction?
When we seek to grasp, keep or control it.
We cling to the form but Life wont fix in form and BE Alive.

Possession and control from a presumed self-definition of lack, doubt or division.
Or to put it more accurately, allowing our mind to become possessed of a fear of lack or loss that takes on the functions of life when it isn’t designed for or capable of doing so.

Thus to maintain ‘control’ it has to limit and filter or divide and rule consciousness to seem to be in charge. In moments when it isn’t on top of the world then it remains in charge of judging the dissonance in terms of failure and guilt to be hidden and diverted or dumped on all the conditions (and behaviour of others).

Two year old have tantrums that generally subside to much more strategically adapted goals and methods.
Our attachment to our life in the world comes up when our underlying conditions are not only unmet or partially obstructed, but broken or revealed baseless. However, given recognition and welcome, Life of itself can move us and renew us to a world we do not manufacture or define in terms of prediction and control – and the difference is such as to give a basis to notice more of the ways in which we effectively but unknowingly undermine our good and align in normalised joylessness.

dhfabian
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The idea of some sort of socialist/leftist movement in the US is an absurdity. For the past quarter-century, liberals/liberal media have promoted capitalism via defining one of its products — the middle class, the deserving servants of the corporate state — as the paradigm of moral virtue, human superiority. There has been no interest in examining the consequences of capitalism, our quietly growing poverty crisis.

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

I truly do appreciate your cynicism dh, but just because the leftist movement appears emaciated now, does not mean it will be so for much longer. People are waking up. The quietly growing poverty crisis you speak of is not going away, it is only growing. As I say, time and again, the next economic downtown will greatly exacerbate the situation. Soon the U.S. will have a legitimate leftist movement. If you look with the right kind of eyes you can see it growing already.

Ramdan
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Ramdan

I would say the Big picture runs deeper than just “competition vs. cooperation”, or simply that the “competition vs. cooperation” is the
observable expression of a deeper sitting divide.

It goes to materialistic vs. non-materialistic perspective, self vs no-self, egotistic vs spiritual.
The materialistic ego needs to own something, needs to be someone…once “you” are someone who “owns” something the rest follows….cause if you own ➡️you “have” to defend it against all “others”…It is the “I” vs the “Them”…
For the Ego is not enough a beautiful landscape but only if the landscape is his, even if that ownership is a mere peace of paper with letter that the ego believe means something in reality (until war comes and good-bye paper, good-bye landscape, good-bye owneship).

To support this anti-natural perspective then
a suitable narrative needs to be MADE UP : “I am superior cause I am more this and that”

The egotistic perspective of the I, the competitor on this rat race that human society has become, will always and inevitably lead to suffering, no matter what.

taybow
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taybow

Probably most forms of government would work if you could just find honest and just officials to oversee them. It doesn’t seem possible in this world. The U.S. has a great constitution that tried to design balances to protect against abusive government officials, but there are too many that are corrupt. It would be the same with socialism, communism or a monarchy.

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

Power corrupts. That’s true. Any system relying on an absolute authority is bound to fail because humans almost inevitably end up abusing their authority. Even if some humans are able to avoid it, power eventually passes to someone who will abuse it.

This is why we need to implement voluntary and decentralized systems of governance.

traducteur
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traducteur

Robert Tressell’s classic novel, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, sets forth a full and fair picture of the socialist ideology, and it’s enough to make one’s blood run cold. No private ownership of land: I wouldn’t own this farm, producing vegetables, meat and firewood for my family and walking through my woodland for pleasure and exercise, and then leaving the place to my children when I die. No, some commissar might allow me to live here provided I toiled like a slave growing cabbages or something, but as soon as I weakened or grew old, I’d be herded into some state-run old folks’ home, and someone else would have the use of the farm. If it weren’t a matter of weakening or getting old, but perceived slacking, it’s not an old folks’ home that I’d be railroaded into, it’s a political re-education camp, probably for a twenty-year stretch. No private trading of any kind, selling beef to my neighbours or anything like that. No saving of money! My very children would not be my own, they would belong to the state. Surely the worst excesses of capitalism are preferable to this. Socialism is inhuman.

Rob Sharrock
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Rob Sharrock

Have you actually read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists? I have and I don’t recognise your description of it.

BigB
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BigB

Traducteur

Private property rights are fine. Except when they are transferred from ‘natural persons’ to ‘legal persons’ – which allows Nestle to own a nations water supply ….forcing young mothers to choose between choleric pond water and baby formula – because they can’t afford both. Then they kinda stink. Capitalism is inhumanism writ large too.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

You hit the nail right on the head .Thank you.

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

“and then leaving the place to my children when I die”

Leave something better to your children when you die then a mere place. Leave a whole society. A society guaranteed to provide for each of them whatever the circumstances. That is the better legacy.

Your “place” could easily be destroyed by a natural disaster or stolen by thugs, and then what will your children do in this world where only the strong survive. Where are they then?

No, it’s your vision for society that makes the blood run cold. We see the results of your system. It leads only to war, enslavement of the poor, and destruction of the environment. Probably soon we will even see global nuclear war added to the list of consequences for your system.

bevin
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bevin

” I wouldn’t own this farm”
It would be interesting to learn how you came to ‘own your farm’. Who owned it before you and what the farm is composed of in terms of land. How much of it was common land in 1750? How much of it was farmed on a two or three field system, divided into strips? If it was part of a great estate when was the estate assembled, and when was it broken up and sold off.
If you really believe that Robert Tresell’s novel gives a proper idea of what socialism meant a century ago you are remarkably naive. If you believe that it explains what socialism means in 2019 you are an idiot.

Some Random Passer-by
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Some Random Passer-by

Do you refuse subsidies?

Ramdan
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Ramdan

Why do you believe the picture of that novel IS the picture?

Ownership is a story tale, we own nothing in this world, in this life…if that were the case we could determine what happens to it in ALL regards and at ALL times (if it rains or not, if its productive or nor and so on)
For believers, God is the ultimate owner and “he” has no papers backibg his claim, nor does he comes to reclaim what is his.
For non-believers, Nature is the ultimate owner….and it behaves exactly the same way God’s behaves

Can’t you imagine a different picture where so called “ownership” is not needed, neither a commissar and all the rest of the horror movie?

Can’t you not picture something where you own nothing, work for the benefit of others, including your childrens who will take care of you once you are old and at that time they will be the ones working the farm for the benefit of others (including them) and you?

Ramdan
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Ramdan

Btw traducteur, .I grew up in a socialist country then I moved around to capitalist, come back to Socialist.
My mother passed away, my father is long time gone…Nobody came to take them to an “old people house”, no comissar or anything or anyone (besides death when it was time) came to the door…nobody gave “my” land to anyone….

Democracy failed. Extremists are winning
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Democracy failed. Extremists are winning

“Rulers in the world have been actively suppressing a particular kind of social movement whenever and wherever it appears”

And these anti-socialism rulers have always been actively promoting conservatism and Christianity in one way or another. While church attendance is down, Christian representatives are elected in record numbers.

Christians conservatives are one side and reality suggests that white supremacists and extreme right wing parties and factions are the other side of the same coin.

Lupulco
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Lupulco

Interesting article and thought provoking. But it as been said before and with similar results for its leader and his followers;

Our Father who art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done. On Earth as in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, Lead us not into temptation,
But forgive us our temptations as we forgive others.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory.

Does it sounds familiar?
A true socialist, but the establishment of his day Killed him.
Then Infiltrated and corrupted his teachings to do their own will.

ref; Paul and then Constantine.
Constantine legitimised the Christian Church, which went on to be the first global corporation. This global corporation did not allow any dissenters [especially weak ones] but did tolerate powerful ones. The Coptic Church and the Eastern Orthodox [ref the tripartite meeting in Nicea.] now Iznik in Turkey.

What do we have now, but on a much larger scale [yet just as ruthless with dissenters]
USA = North and South America [with maybe Australia, New Zealand and the UK?
Russia/EU = From the Atlantic to Vladivostok. [with maybe countries that border on to the Mediterranean?
China = From its borders with Russia in the North down to South East Asia [witha possible coalition with Japan and India?

Just leaves the scramble for resources in Africa, [as for the Arabs without oil they are becoming irrelevant? Iran? as oil, but it as a large population of educated young people, not to mention a long history. Conquered by both Islam and the west, just may be waiting and watching [like India?

So the plan is not for one world government, but a power block of three, or maybe four. [but working quietly together] but just to create the illusion of choice openly criticise each other and their ideologies. But will not allow things within their own sphere of influence to get out of hand.

Rulers rule and cooperate. The ruled moan and groan, but are still ruled. Not a lot as changed down the centuries apart from the names of Rulers and Countries. Just make the best of it.

Dingdingding
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Dingdingding

The title doesn’t exaggerate. This is the biggest, broadest picture. There is just one thing to add. So-called socialist or left ideologies are a partial subset of cooperative ideologies. There is a a specific cooperative tendency with international institutional and legal support from two thirds of the world’s nations comprising 80 per cent of world population. Here it is.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Solidarity/Pages/InternationalSolidarity.aspx

The human right to solidarity. You want to know who’s on your side against the USG, look at the GA and charter body votes on this. It’s like a roster of all official US enemies and threats. The real vanguard of American civil society has already hitched onto this. Look at what the black alliance for peace is doing:

https://blackallianceforpeace.com/

The human right to solidarity draws on and integrates human rights and humanitarian law with the old bolshy concept of internationalism from below. When you’re ready to decapitate the CIA junta and its NATO satellites, this is how you do it.

Philpot
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Philpot

I am essentially a child of Thatcher – I loved her but could see her faults too. I prospered as a teenage ‘entrepreneur’ in late 80s/early 90s. However… the demonisation of socialism worries me greatly. To call basic human care (as in much of Latin America) as rampant socialism is utter nonsense. In the so-called free market UK we have (thank the Lord) free access health care and a social security net. We are far more ‘socialist’ in practice than anywhere in Latin America.
As a term of abuse ‘socialism’ as applied to Venezuela or anywhere else in Latin America is a joke – the people are often barely above subsistence. They need a lot more socialism to get to European concepts of free market.
The USA is now a failing dictatorship with terrible education and health care.
Given the choice of the USA or Maduro, as a Thatcherite I’d choose Maduro any day.

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

Actually there isn’t , never has been and never will be a ‘free-market’ The ‘free-market’ is a purely ideological construct with only the remotest relationship with the real market. The real market is a conjoint relationship between political and economic power. Only the existence of state power ensures the approximate existance of an actually existing markets. Always and everywhere markets are manipulated to suit powerful economic interests. Public goods are the absolute prerequisite for the accumulation process of capitalism. These public goods consist of infrastructure, laws, regulations, education, health systems, long and highly developed cultures and monetary systems which are indispensible.

The real questions are therefore: who makes the law and regulations; what are the rules and regulations; who profits by the rules and regulations.

mark
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mark

The system we have is nothing remotely resembling free market capitalism, which only exists in an economics text book.
What we have is crony capitalism, crapitalism, parasitic finance capitalism, corporate welfare, or a looting kleptocracy. Call it what you like. Call it fascism, call it fried chicken if you like. We have never had free market capitalism anywhere in the world, at most some approximation of privileged monopolistic exploitation.
All of the supposed bastions of free enterprise turn out to be something very different when you do no more than look a little more closely.
All the titans of Silicon Valley just milked the publicly funded R&D of the military industrial complex. They were allowed to reap the colossal benefits of public investment.
Drug companies extract monopoly pricing, charging $750 for a pill that costs a few cents to produce. The development costs of that drug have already been publicly funded to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
This is just parasitic rent seeking, not entrepreneurial behaviour. It contributes nothing to the economy or wider society.
Even in the Gilded Age, the millionaire class like the Fords, Carnegies and Rockefellers did at least produce things of lasting value, like car plants, steel mills, railways, oil refineries.
Today’s billionaire class are just super predators and super parasites extorting bloated rents out of productive businesses through financial manipulation and bleeding them white.
Philip Green took over businesses like Top Shop and Next, using borrowed money and loading down their clean balance sheets with debt. Then the first thing he did was pay himself (or rather his Monaco-based wife) a “special dividend” of £1.2 billion (£1,200 million), without paying a bean in tax. The Glaziers did the same thing with Manchester United.
Of course, taxes are for the little people, not Boeing, who haven’t paid a red cent in tax in over a decade. Ditto Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Boots the Chemist and a roll call of the Dow and FT100.
40% of the US and UK economies are now “finance.” Banksters who drive SMEs into bankruptcy so they can loot their assets like vultures. Responsible for a litany of endless fraud and criminality, endowment mortgages, personal pensions, PPI, sub prime, the list is endless. Vulture Funds stealing the food out of the mouths of children in the Third World.
The system we have is rotten to the core. A vital first step in any reform is the nationalisation of banking and the creation of credit.
Instead we have captains of finance preaching personal responsibility and then running to the state crying like babies for tens of trillions in handouts when they have blown up the economy and ruined the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

binra
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“Carnegies and Rockefellers did at least produce things of lasting value”

Or of lasting toxicity – if you are on the other side of the balance sheet.

I don’t know that political critiques often question the basis of politics by stealth – as by subversion and capture of medical and other leading scientific institutions.

Broad spectrum dominance is assigned to US but the parasitic agenda is transnational. Different facets are gotten to play different roles – and some of these can be huge diversions while such things as (eg; mandatory vaccinations, are introduced. But hey these are our protection and security and are tested for safety and we can see this is being done on our behalf – right?
You know where power is being abused by what you are not allowed to challenge or openly discuss.

I’m not against the freedom to explore, use or choose methods of pre-crime toxic shock association as treatment if it operates under enforced laws of safety and accountability. But I am not supportive of medical experimenting on human beings without their fully informed consent – this means releasing regulatory protections (written or otherwise) to open flow of information and respect for the freedom to choose what is put into or don’t to our body under the name of herd science.

The pharma monopoly (or medical mafia) protected as such by regulation, is a direct inheritance of Rockefeller and Carnegie et al and part of a corruption of science to a technologism that serves the marketisation and weaponising of corrupted power or deceit accepted true and given power. Old man Rockefeller would let a physician near him but had his own private homeopath – while working to deny and discredit his method of choice to others who were to not only buy but think in terms of chemical derivatives and synthetics. Crude oil as cancer cure started his wagon rolling; ‘Nujol’

The use of money for evil is its leverage in corrupting, buying influence or buying off rivals or potential threats. That and what money can buy or procure to seal the deal when money itself would not work.

The war-mind isnt a part time job – it subordinates everything to serve possession and control. In the terms of the world, most everyone plays but very very few get to win and winning never satisfies. I feel that enacting fantasy upon the bodies of others has become normalised. Many have healthy inhibitions against using other people for private agenda – when they become aware of it – but that the function of fantasy or illusion is a substitution for truth.
vengeance fantasy rates high in the polls.

Whatever unfolds or emerges in human development is USED in ways that was not anticipated or foreseen when it was accepted or embraced. For sure PR works to get those who have no need of it to want it and identify it with status and fight to keep it – even if it kills them. So the bottom line is a true education – which is not just children – but for Life – and not as a part time job. It isn’t enough to see what is wrong with life in the world (life as we know it) without uncovering and growing in what is right or a true good. My sense is that identifying an evil, sets up a polarised reaction that claims good or righteousness by setting against it. This is the way people are baited into reaction but we can also do it all by ourselves as an attempt to hide, deny or escape what we hate or fear or cannot tolerate in ourselves – and so it spews out onto a target as a discharge or mitigating relief – but heals nothing and sets up a displacement reality and a sense of threat from shadows that are activated or trigged within us – but underneath the surface consciousness.

Surface consciousness is itself a kind of narrative control – because it operates a narrative continuity of invested identity. Freedom may be innate – but we only know we have a choice in the moment of recognising it. So while there are all kinds of circumstance that seem to rule it out – there are always some moments of awareness from which a different choice can occur than the default response and the appreciation of such moments diminishes tolerance for subjection and grows willingness to notice and consciously follow a different ‘drum’ than the war mind. I don’t say this in terms of ‘pacifism’ – but for living from unconflicted purpose – which the war mind can seek to enforce on the vast unconscious/denied bulk of itself while holding an elitist or self-special sense of possession and control.

I sense our corruptibility is directly related to fear – which is division and contagion to a mind like itself. Hate doesn’t heal fear but replays and feeds it. Lather rinse repeat.

Archie1954
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Archie1954

Political and economic collusion? Isn’t that the definition of Fascism?

Some Random Passer-by
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Some Random Passer-by

…the so-called free market UK we have (thank the Lord) free access health care and a social security net…

Not for long though.

NHS is just a logo for private companies to hide behind. And as for social security…

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/tory-council-set-to-force-disabled-people-into-residential-care-to-cut-costs/

_Always_ judge a society by how they treat their weakest!

Thatcher started all of this, the only good thing she did was die.

olavleivar
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olavleivar

The thing is .. the ones who are persecuted are NOT the LEFTIST LIBTARDS … who are Supported and who are the STORMTROOERS of the GLOBALIST OLIGARCH AGENDA … like ANTIFA and that sort of LOW CEREBRATED TRASH … the REAL DEFENDERS of EUROPE at moment are PATRIOTIC EUROPEANS ..neither LEFT not RIGHT … defending their ANCIENT CULTURES against being overrun…. or ” EXCHANGED ” …. by Corrupt Billionaire Bankster INSTIGATED MIGRANT INVASIONS

Seamus Padraig
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Seamus Padraig

You’re not wrong. When self-described leftists proselytize for open-borders, globalism and ‘free’ trade, they only serve the most anti-worker elements in the political system. The oligarchs they are inadvertently helping are hard at work trying to engineer a race war to forestall the class war that will otherwise happen. We are running out of time …

Ramdan
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Ramdan

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

The problem is not of open or closed borders. The problem lies on the causes of that migration which is the destruction of livelihood in places like Lybia, entire Africa, Syria….ans so on….the causes of the migration are the wars and the killings supported and carried by the highly cultivated Europe and the exceptional americans…which has managed to make believe that killing can be do foe good reasons…with the good reasons being a complete fake…..and those that remained silent when the killing was ongoing were complicit on the killing….and now complaint of the inmigration!!!!

Ramdan
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Ramdan

What ancient cultures? The ones preceding Roman invasions? The ones that were called “barbarians”?
Or are you talking even “more” ancient?…Neanderthals maybe??

Some people tend to forget their (ours) origins constructing an “identity” based on carefully selected episodes and fascinating accounts depicting only glorious days…

milosevic
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milosevic

LEFTIST LIBTARDS

Why don’t you go back to 4chan, where you belong?

Gwyn
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Gwyn

I really like the following definition of true communism/socialism, which (if memory serves) is by Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain:

”A highly altruistic and advanced progression of the pre-elites hunter-gatherer world.”

BigB
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BigB

It is not a cooperative ideology that is being violently suppressed – but the natural human condition of empathy and cooperation. I’m not interested in the ontological archaeology of the current convergence crisis – but that is what it amounts to. The entire capitalist Cartesian Error Protocols – which have involuted and degenerated into the Capitalist Extinction Protocols – are a fabrication. A state constructivist ideological fabrication that we are all educated in to, yet more and more , we the people, can perceive that they do not work. The question remains as to whether that incipient feeling can be self-organised into a viable community of equals, in societies of cooperation and shared common ownership of the life commons and necessary resources.

As I have argued elsewhere, not whilst we are reliant on oil. Capitalism is hydrocarbonism: subject to entropic decay and limitation. Decay which concomitantly decays and delimits the very social fabric as the capitalists seek to maintain their rentier ‘free lunch’ profit margins. Society will inevitably degrade due to entropy and competition over scarce resources.

Scarce resources that were deliberately made scarce by monetising them. This is another element of capitalist control: the unequal exchange of labour for entropic resources. We sell ourselves cheaply – in terms of experiential living in return for consumer purchase power …to buyback experiential living and quality of life. Those who control this monetised token exchange have enormous power and say over our living standards. Which makes us biddable to control: especially when, through globalisation – they control the food, energy, healthcare, welfare and shelter requirements we all need.

Hungry people will kill for bread; not to overcome the parasitical inhuman extractivism of the life resources. So all they have to do is create scarcity scenarios – real or counterfeit – and they have us at each others throats. The ingroup/outgroup fracture lines are already drawn. No one is looking at the entire system as parasitical and inimical. The entire capitalist system is, in effect, leaderless and de-territorialised. To a greater or lesser degree, it is also internalised through bad education and a state and social narrative constructivism based on divisionism and sectarianism. The social strata stratify, ingroups vilify outgroups, and community spirit atomises further into factionalised, fragmentary, internecine conflict states. Which can easily be nationalised against a common exterior enemy – a process known historically as fascism.

All the while, capitalism objectifies, monetises, valorises, monopolises, and totalises life. So long as we choose to split along identitarian fracture lines – by race, by gender, by nation, by religion, by class, by political affiliation, by age; etc – we fall into the root ideological narrative trap capitalism has created within its DNA – the Cartesian Error Protocols. We split because we are split from birth: subjected to an identity we are not containable within: subjected to a hierarchical class structure that all but ensures that we will never regain our holism; depoliticised from the politics of a meaningful life and wholeness – egalitarianly distributed as universal suffrage and autonomous unity; subjected to a monetised self-esteem regime of meaningless and loneliness – within a hierarchical regime that entails permanent disunity; watching this unholy fucking regime of truth and power destroy the lives of our international brothers and sisters; whilst all but ensuring that we will be among the last generations to comfortably inhabit this still mostly beautiful planet …and we are supposed to take this lying down like good capitalist interpellated automatic subjects? Fuck you, Mr Trump – you can’t put the people down forever.

As soon as we realise our innate holism – and stop working through the fear-first behavioural algorithms of self-stratificational sectarian control …in other words, imposing the capitalist regime of power transversally, through peer pressure and shared fear-first operant conditioned responses – we can realise the true socialism of a common bio-geographically heritable Universal Humanism. All the armies in the world can’t keep the people down then. Especially not when we have Nature on our side.

David Wells
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David Wells

Have you ever considered writing in English? It’s a lovely language.

Maluka
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Maluka

https://www.voltairenet.org/article205934.html

On the squalid piece of shit Elliot Higgins and the other deadshits at Bellingcat.

Elliot Higgins is a lying puss filled turd.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

Thanks for the link .New information for me.And yes Elliot Higgins is a POS just like many others in his circles.
Cheers.

milosevic
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milosevic

— conversely, perhaps he’s a lying turd-filled pustule.

binra
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The Herod syndrome is the Principality that runs fearfully insecure because it is usurping power rather than resting in its true nature – for a prince inherits and extends sovereignty for the Land and the People, but assuming power as a personal attribute is an invisible set of robes that demand sacrifice of true vision in order to survive in a personal attribute of fear and insecurity – and thus defence.
The parable of the tenant farmers is where the Master leaves them in charge, but in his absence they assume possession and control, when the Messengers come from the Master – the tenant farmers kill them.
Running off with a false sense of power is a prodigal dream cum nightmare.
The inducement to seek to be as gods in the Garden, crept into the mind through thoughts of self-lack that induced a temptation to self-expansion – and Fall – but this was a self in image and form. To make image and give it worth over the Totality of which our inherence is integral is to set up an image-ination AS IF in opposition to the movement of being and therefore defended in imaged mind against its own Life!

None of what came up as sketches are offered for political criticism – they are all relating in story-forms to consciousness.

The madness and contagion of the mind of possession and control is not located IN the symptoms that are then given power to propagate an undermining of sovereignty in the People and the Land as the inversion or reversal of power in imaginations set ‘real’ by rules that extend pain and punishment for the ruling out of truth from the subjected mind.

The mind that would ‘lord it over’ Life – the People and the Land is in everyone the voice of judgement and self-justifiction. The naked emperor is in every mind as a voice for self-specialness that induces an exclusive assertive and blind identity of rights demanded and denied. The patterns of conflict and limitation that set a strategy of adaptive survival are internalised conditionings to external behaviour patterns. The training operates AS IF the chains are still on. The perception of the world IS the chains.

Recognition of another as our self is ruled out by all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
trying to put Humpty together again.

Fragmentation and conflict is seen as an act of power that kills or replaces and usurps the power that holds all things one. This is the activation and acceptance of the PURPOSE or mind of a usurping division of the need to subjugate its OWN chaos or fear – and is the subjecting judgement that suffers to be subject to its own Word because giving and receiving are one and the attempt to outsource pain of toxic debts or sins onto the People and the Land – as if to keep power for a ‘self’ apart and alone is delusional.
Likewise each holds their own patterns of denied thought and feeling that is dumped on relationships and dumped or stored in the body – that then seems ‘self-willed’ in the power of sickness.

It wasn’t that ‘God is dead’ but that we have accepted and give worth-ship to a dead god. The meaning of God is I AM THAT I AM – and this Meaning is shared or given to All That Is – and so the ‘principle’ of Self Extension is a giving and receiving as an expression of individuation of the whole. This is Creation.There IS no self but the GIVING – and the making of a self by getting or taking for self in image, makes a world in false with-ness as a masking over being that promised power and protection but delivered subjection and dependency of powerlessness.

When the prodigal bottommed out, he could no longer maintain identity, but in the absence of its claim is the remembrance of the father who ‘rushed in’ because it is the true nature that cannot be recognized by the assertion of a false.
But the father is not destructive upon the illusions of the son – because they are not true and the father in this story is truth. But the son was turned away from truth by the conviction in guilt for desecration of the inheritance and defended against it by fear of retribution – as the gesture of denying inherence and effecting self-rejection as unworthy and therefor outside truth.

The truth is a recognition through us and not a possession of asserted narrative control.
Joining in the latter is the identity politic of mutually reinforced fears and judgements – but joining in the willingness for truth is shared purpose – regardless the differences in form.

Unified purpose holds all things one – and conflicted purposes hidden under narrative robes of seeming authority – propagates division by the very attempt to stamp it out.

So cooperation of willingness is the aligning to the true will – which a usurping mind thought to coerce, enslave, deny and replace. A quality of service that must learn to receive truly rather than live for getting – so that our thought, word and deed are reintegrated to living presence instead of presentation.

Listening within – while looking out is not ‘thinking all the time’ and reacting from its habit – not engaging in struggle with thinking so much as realigning in a willingness that the old habit mind is predicated to rule out or evade.

Breaking the spell, is not ‘waking and saving others’ as if by this to become valid or better – but first a quiet or firm refusal to give allegiance – and so the conditions in which to recognise and align in something worthy – and it doesn’t need to ‘prove or justify itself’ but that the extension of a true appreciation break the isolation and lets Life in.

The shift in purpose shifts the world with it. But until the habit of mind is walked out of by persistent choosing for the willingness for truth, we haven grown a stability of consciousness and so we remember only in glimpses. While thinking jumps in imagined or recalled pasts or futures – we can only be truly or fully conscious now – and it is always now where our willingness is found and not in division and struggle.

The true will is Universal – and as such has a quality of synchronicity. When we are being the true of ourself we come into right timing. This is a coherence of being. The idea of enforced collectivism from the control mind is backwards.
There was a ‘BBC Money Program’ using the orchestra and conductor that was relevant here – but I cant find a link to it now.
This is in a similar vein

As a musician I regard us an instruments of a quality of communication that comes through us.
There are technical considerations but life without being is a dead letter or indeed a technocratic control system based on sin rather than errors that call for correction and are not only undone – but become the experience through which a greater music shares.

There is the story of a mistake that covered up, becomes a lie which is destructive and is covered up, becomes an identity lost from a true inclusion, a society in which corruption is normalised such that NOT conforming becomes socially dissonant.

Some Random Passer-by
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Some Random Passer-by

I realised many years ago that we are worthless. It’s an unpleasant thought to deal with, but there is no escaping this reality. I’m not really that well educated, but I have a great memory. I remember being taught about the mining done in the past, and how the pit ponies were rescued, but the men were left to fend for themselves.

What’s honestly changed since then? Billions of lives have been ground up. Some for localised profit (crime etc) but most for the greater good (whoever they are…)

As the writer says, we are cattle. For milking mostly, but like all cattle, slaughter is an inescapable destiny also.

What can we do? The Gilles Jaunes are the best template we have. And here in Britain, we don’t share the solidarity the French have.

I keep thinking of that lousy film, Shooter. The (stereotype) politician gloats “You’re either at the table, or looking at the table”. Do you join them in the hope of escaping slaughter (and gaining wealth)? Or do you watch?

One of the few times where ignorance really is bliss.

Mucho
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Mucho

The UK Rave/free party scene is a good example. That scene was based around some very forward thinking, co-operative minded folk who just wanted to party, everyone’s invited. It was revolutionary, for these shores. The police to this day ruin many parties and they are not the all inclusive spaces they once were.
A friend told me about a party they had near Brighton, said it went on for a few days but ended when a load of full on meatheads arrived en masse, organised, smashing the place up causing all sorts of problems, beating people up etc. It took me about a nanosecond to twig what was going on. These were paid to go in and do that, by the authorities. The British establishment are fucking cunts, and that is exactly the sort of lowlife behaviour I expect form them. They were probably some undercover military wing. Why the fuck would meatheads from all over the place descend on Brighton to smash up a free party up? Total establishment hit job.
The rave scene got too big, too mainstream, all kinds of people were dancing and seeing the light. The last thing they ever want is their soldiers from the barracks ending up in the fields of Devon and Somerset boshing a load of gurn pellets and dancing til sunrise, sat in a car at 7am with new found friends and a fat j going around. They want people who will carry out their war crimes for them. They want the military to see such activities as a hostile, enemy force which threatens their way of life, which of course, it does.
Go to festivals now and they are large scale hunting grounds for the security industry, public and private, to try out new techniques and technology and generally be the unpleasant, thuggish knuckle draggers they are.

Pablo
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Pablo

If the ‘Dead Head’ fans of the Grateful Dead and the ‘Hippie’ counterculture of the 60’s is anything to go by (see Dave McGowans book “Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Covert Ops and the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream” about the connections between the offspring of Senior Military figures that somehow seemed to be leaders of the counterculture that all somehow lived at Laurel Canyon, close to the secret Lookout Mountain Military base/film studio) then likely as not the UK rave scene was similarly a controlled movement to put the youth of the day into a suspended adolescence playpen where they would be incapable of radical action or serious thought that could have challenged the establishment status quo. It also creates a “Social Enemy” i.e. an accepted external menace, that is essential to social cohesiveness as well as to the acceptance of political authority. The menace must be believable, it must be of a magnitude consistent with the complexity of the society threatened, and it must appear, at least, to affect the entire society.

What can a group of people achieve dancing or partying especially when out of their heads on ‘gurn pellets’, of course the establishment doesn’t want the lower ranks out of their heads at a rave; they want obedient goons who are incapable of doing anything but follow and execute orders without question. So of course they are going to come down hard on these events which challenge societal norms but even then it’s all part of the Hegelian Dialectic or problem > reaction > solution.

Dave McGowans book is a staggering and convincing argument that the entire 60-70’s music scene and hippie culture was a Military planned Psy-Op, it’s available widely or you can find a PDF online or read a version here http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/

Slightly off topic but relevant is “The Report From Iron Mountain” the report’s subtitle is, “On The Possibility And Desirability Of Peace“, Here is what the report notes on (page 39):

The war system not only has been essential to the existence of nations as independent political entities, but has been equally indispensable to their stable political structure. Without it, no government has ever been able to obtain acquiescence in its “legitimacy”, or right to rule its society. The possibility of war provides the sense of external necessity without which no government can long remain in power. The historical record reveals one instance after another where the failure of a regime to maintain the credibility of a war threat led to its dissolution, by the forces of private interest, or reactions to social injustice, or of other disintegrative elements. The organization of society for the possibility of war is its principal political stabilizer. It has enabled societies to maintain necessary class distinctions, and it has insured the subordination of the citizens to the state by virtue of the residual war powers inherent in the concept of nationhood.

Quotes above are from http://projectcamelot.org/Report_from_Iron_Mountain.pdf and https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/boston-bombing-the-importance-of-public-executions-in-peacetime/

Also worth hearing “Laying the Dead to Rest” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa3bLMRvk6HpNH2P3rN9ur-fdcY3iRF8D

Clam B
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Clam B

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1889421.You_Gentiles

A terrific read for you poor pasty faced slobs

You can download a pdf from archive dot org

wardropper
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wardropper

No thanks.
We don’t live in that world any more.

Clam B
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Clam B

So you are a subject steering committee member then are you.? A khaki troll…is that your pathetically embarrassing game.?

I don’t think anyone here gives a rats for your wet blanket technique. Risable. Amateurish little boy thing you are.

bevin
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bevin

And you, presumably, are the angry subject of a conspiracy too big to buck, screaming out to be freed from a slavery that it wholly notional, the product of an imagination with room only for nightmares.
The world that I live in is barely controlled by a capitalist class rapidly reaching the end of its tether, reduced to blowing smoke into the eyes of its antagonists in the hope that they will turn on each other, blaming their problems not on their obvious cause but on immigrants, white people, jews, terrorists, leftists, homophobes, lesbians, catholics, calvinists, muslims, the unemployed, tax dodgers, grooming gangs, irish people, London, Corbyn, the list is as long as it is pointless.

milosevic
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milosevic

Only one of those groups is effectively a class category. It’s not really a conspiracy, if they do it right out in the open, and use their control of politicians and the media to suppress all opposition.

In an October 2018 survey of 800 American voters who identify as Jewish, conducted by the Mellman Group on behalf of the Jewish Electoral Institute, 92 percent said that they are “generally pro-Israel.” In the same poll — conducted after the United States closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, appointed a fund-raiser for the settlements as U.S. ambassador and cut humanitarian aid to Palestinians — roughly half of American Jews said they approved of President Trump’s handling of relations with Israel. On what is considered the most divisive issue in U.S.-Israel relations, the establishment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a November 2018 post-midterm election poll of more than 1,000 American Jews that was commissioned by J Street, the pro-Israel lobby aligned with Democrats, found that roughly half said the expansion of settlements had no impact on how they felt about Israel.

milosevic
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milosevic

We don’t live in that world any more.

— or so goes the Official Story.

WHEN VICTIMS RULE — A Critique of Jewish Pre-eminence in America

Caring understanding nurturing type
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Caring understanding nurturing type
wardropper
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wardropper

Not quite.
The EU serves Washington, and Washington rather likes it that way.
It won’t admit it too freely, though.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

But the times ,they are a changing.

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

Peter Kropotkin, along with many other Anarchists, realised cooperation was as natural as evolution. In fact, the most successful species were those that cooperated. Kropotkin called it Mutual Aid.
Humans dancing or playing music together is a beautiful example of cooperation.
Emma Goldman put it best:
‘If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution’

summitflyer
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summitflyer

I love this one .

binra
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Being moved is literally to be transported. The nature of dance as a physical embodiment is more apt as a metaphor for true Creation than breathing Life into clay – although the forming or structuring arising from the living expression of receiving and giving as one movement can also be seen as a form given life – and the underlying energetic communication translated into movement of pattern of form is of course akin to our deepest understandings of the natural world AS an energetic expression of explicate expression to implicate ‘music’ or the call to move.

Ritual forms of dance may be associate with shamanic or ‘magical’ forms that served purpose. An intentional invocation and alignment for the appropriate qualities.

In human terms the purpose to which anything is put, makes it what it is and not the form.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.

But apart from that the qualities invoked may be for war or healing as a group attunement – the modern mind has a new variation of backwards or mimicry of the form of life imposed from the outside in or top-down. This sets the targets and checks the tick boxes to present ‘post-truth’ or fake dancing – in which the inner movement has been cauterised or ruled out, to be aligned and attuned as golems or robots to a socially engineered proprietary substitute for Life.

Of course we can inhabit any form with living qualities by incarnating a true presence – but if the only permitted expressions are defined and dictated by a system of capture and control then we accept a kind of zombie existence.
Learning to discern the movement and only move when moved is where presence Is and the expression of presence as this moment. The attempt to manually override and replace Life is not only absurd, but tragic.

The video shows a lot of fun and enjoyment – a permission slip for presence to shine and share.
Note how we have collectively set up such a joyless world in which true movement invites exclusion and persecution UNLESS in the permission zone of current social filtering – such as ‘for charity’ or on being a winner of something or more traditionally through convivial gatherings of cultural expression.
Of course culture continues to express through the filtering or framing of its ‘identity’ – but is that identity something that shines and shares or corporately provided?
Nature and nurture can become confused – and in general nature demonised by nurturing the fear and distrust and division for a control mind to interject and take over.

I know someone with handicap who hasn’t full brain function, among other limitations, who in many ways remains a child yet is nearly 40. The first time she met free dancing at a party she danced exactly as someone with no handicap at all – but fully and unselfconsciously creatively. But when she went to other social occasions she soon met stylised forms of social expression that were too complex a mind-body coordination for her and so she met exclusion and a sense of inadequacy that tries to join in but in very limited and ‘brain-tied’ ways – excepting of course she WANTS to belong and be one with, and so engages that wish as a fantasy over actuality – as a displacement map or overlay on a freedom she does not bring forth and have as her gift TO her relationships because she hasn’t developed the trust and confidence to grow in its expression. Some of that may seem to be her inhibitions and some the conditions or circumstances available. Emily shows me a lot that is actually true of us all.

Generating the conditions for Life to happen is through bringing them forth – as a movement of desire. We all have this, whether we ever allow it or keep it on a tight leash or a prison. We also have the self-conscious inhibitory fear of knowing and being known that is part of any real relational embodiment.

Non verbal communication is often shut down to coded separateness. Dancing and music can join heaven and Earth – but subverting their forms can be used to make sure that never the twain shall meet.