“Bye Bye America” – Part 2

You can’t, with any hope of retaining much in the way of credibility, say on one day “Bye Bye America” – a story of societal collapse – and on the very next day say “Is America Really Collapsing?” – another story of societal collapse with a note of hope at the end.  Yet this is exactly what Umair Hague has done in his follow-up piece on Medium.

He outlines in some detail just what, or some of what, societal collapse means, defining it as “a process of going from function through dysfunction to malfunction, a journey, in other words from one system state to a higher entropic state. An intrinsically one-way process – you can’t unscramble an egg.

Having then outlined four ways that America is in collapse, namely: Political Collapse, Social Collapse, Economic Collapse and Eudaimonic Collapse (you’ll need to read the article) – and this is not by any means an exhaustive list of the possible ways in which a society can fall apart – Hague then goes on to talk about the generally accepted view that a collapse is in essence ‘unstoppable’ as not applying, or – “is not the case with societies”.

What is it with doom-writers not being able to face up to the inevitability of what they clearly see coming up for sections of humanity?  They never seem to be able to abandon hope and think clearly on what to actually do in the aftermath of the events of which they tell.  Always looking around for any tiny speck of hope.  It’s nuts …and facing reality takes courage, not to mention – some sort of plan.  But not a plan which merely hopes to stop the unstoppable in its tracks and back it up to some earlier point in its prior path, based entirely on the good will and enthusiasm of the very people who set the unstoppable train of events in motion in the first place.   Such a plan could aptly be described as ‘pure folly’, whether applied at the purely personal or at a local, national or truly global level.

Now, just a final point.  I was thinking of, or trying to come up with a precedent for the type of social recovery (the ‘minor miracles’ he spoke of previously) of which Hague and other writers are so keen to have us believe.  One might think of post-war Germany or Japan as examples of such, arising from the utter destruction of that time to become major societal economies in the modern world.  However, the ruination of those particular nations in the middle of last century was not specifically or directly a result of societal collapse, moral, social, political or any other -wise.  The destruction of those nations was in each case not as a result of a decay of the central core of the nation, its peoples – those remained essentially, morally, spiritually, etc., intact throughout the ordeal of the forced collapse of their material and economic national structures through acts of war.  Two things then were central to their phoenix-like rise from the ashes.  Firstly the central core of national pride, the people themselves, and secondly they could call on the developing availability of world resources which came fully into prominence, profligate prominence from that time until today.  It was entirely a point-in-time thing, employed alike by many nations around the world to rebuild themselves at the same time.  The likes of which had never been seen before and sadly, after less than a century of complete and obscene global madness during which the world ‘partied’ in a once only orgy of digging things up and using them, it will never serve as an option for humanity to enjoy again.  At least on the same scale – the scale of rebuilding nations into any form of structure we would today recognise as being the equivalent of modern society.

So, there we have it, believe it or not, won’t make any difference.  Undoing collapse today can never return us to any resemblance of yesterday. There is no point starting something you can’t finish.

Someone should tell that to Donald Trump …and all other national leaders who continue to seek the elusive ephemera of ‘economic growth’ or ‘growth and jobs’ or simply ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’.

America is on the way down.  Basically, we are all on the way down.  The West, being for so long standing on the upper rungs of the ladder, will feel it the hardest when there are no more ladders to climb over the shoulders of other people.  A level playing field should look the same to everybody.

 

 

“Bye Bye America”

America, as I have long and often suggested, is in a state of social collapse. Is that down to Donald Trump? No. The process has been going on for decades, as Umair Hague maintains in his latest piece ‘Bye Bye America’ on Medium’s ‘Bad Words’.
 
“One bad leader didn’t make all of this true — decades of neglect did. Thus, the challenge is undoing those decades of neglect.”
 
It has a lot to do with the fact that America is basically a society based on hate, an unhealthy foundation for building anything.
 
“The deep antipathy to public goods, healthcare, education, and so on, in America is the result of a legacy of hate.”
 
Hague suggests that only a series of minor miracles can turn things around, and this is where I tend to disagree with him. Miracles are in short supply these days, even minor ones, and even Hague’s final points seem to negate that possibility. I agree. There is now no stopping the collapse. It’s completely natural. It’s what societies do.
 
“Life will go on. Just not very nicely. Life doesn’t stop because societies collapse. Life just keep going. What collapse really means is that life gets worse and worse. Inexorably, like the frog in the pot. Take the example of life expectancy. It’s already falling. As millions of Americans lose healthcare, what’s going to happen? It’s going to fall further, faster, obviously. That’s what collapse means at a personal level. Life itself dwindles day by day. People live shorter, meaner, dumber, nastier lives.
 
And, as ever, dumber, meaner, nastier people don’t undo the mechanisms of their collapse. They only ever tug the strings faster and harder.”
 
Just you watch and see.

American Exploits

The American dream was always an unreachable and unworkable myth. Yet some Americans still cling to the idea and other Western nations still attempt to emulate that mythos.

For fuck’s sake, why?

The dream could never become reality without exploitation. It needs an underdog to be trampled on, robbed and taken out of the picture. From the overt exploitation of slavery, through the continued exploitation of segregation, on to the current period of stagnation where desperation has reached the point that, even by exploiting (stealing) the wealth of other nations over recent decades and making deals with evil forces, the dream has already faded. As Umair Haigue explains: back in 1971 – “…without a group of people to exploit, the American economy simply began to fail, because it was predicated still on that exploitation to begin with.”

Read the full article here: Did America Ever Really Work?

When is the world going to wake up?  Ever?  I personally fail to see the ‘hope’ for better things that Umair always seems to need to add to the end of his fine writings.  There is no ‘hope’.  So, on to eventual ‘collapse’.  Now that’s something you can really believe in.  It happens every time a society reaches the stage modern society is already experiencing.  I can smell it in the air.  A ‘reboot’ is in order  …and it will have to be achieved without the fillip of the considerable ‘one shot only’, irreplaceable earth resources that we have so assiduously and profligately consumed over the past century or more to get to where we are today.

‘The State Cannot Convict Itself’: Operation ‘Gladio’ & the Crimes of U.S. Empire

I have long held the view presented in this excellent, re-blogged article and encapsulated in this quote from it:
“Given post-WWII history and our current state of affairs Western governments and institutions clearly exist as criminal entities which function outside the rule of all recognized morality and law, domestic and international.”
…and so I am both gratified to the author, Gary Weglarz, for putting together such a fine piece, to Sarah Abed for sharing it, and also pleased to have the opportunity to share it further myself.

This is information that all Westerners should be aware of, if they want to own their own lives and to live consciously, enjoying the freedom to live and act as moral, caring, self-respecting beings. I don’t for a moment expect that everyone would choose to take that course, preferring to remain ignorant and controlled, living under the “full spectrum domination” that is the global objective of the US elites.

Me? I’d rather die fighting for the liberty that is every human’s right to enjoy.

The Rabbit Hole

Written By: Gary Weglarz

Global Research

Also posted on: The Ugly Truth

The key institutions of Western societies have lost their credibility. They fail to merit either the respect or loyalty of the domestic populations they purport to serve.

Testing the validity of this assertion requires examination of Western institutions from a holistic rather than fragmentary perspective. This is easier said than done.

There exists a massive amount of near real-time web based information available for us to process daily if we are attempting to keep abreast of world events. This often leaves us diligently evaluating recent events, while lacking the opportunity to step back and assemble these discrete events into a more comprehensible whole.

The assassinations of the entire elite level of progressive leadership in the United States during the 1960s (JFK, Malcolm X (image left), MLK & RFK within a 5 year…

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Syria: NOT A Revolution! [Video analysis]

Syrian revolution and civil war? What revolution? What civil war? There is no Syrian revolution. No Syrian civil war.

What conflict there is, and there is no doubt that Syria has been suffering constant and terrible conflict for the past six years, was ideated, spread, fostered, promoted, goaded, paid for, supplied, armed, led (from behind, or even alongside), by elements of the West (US, NATO, EU) and their rich and powerful regional allies, and propagandised through their fawning and complicit media.

None of that is in any way to be doubted, since there is ample and sufficient evidence, both internal and external to those entities, to render that position as truth. Indisputably so.

If any more evidence were necessary, and it seems that the truth has not yet been universally accepted or even heard in many quarters, then such is presented here in this reblogged article. I urge any doubters to consider this information carefully.

In Gaza

Mar 18, 2017, Syriana Analysis:

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“The narrative of the corporate mainstream media is that the vast majority of Syrians resorted to peaceful protests against the “dictator Assad regime”.
In this video, I will prove with evidences that, what you were being told is a lie.”–Syriana Analysis

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Related:

My October 2015 article, “Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on SyriaDeconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria“. Excerpts:

“…it is known that from the beginning, in Dara’a  and throughout Syria, armed protesters were firing upon, and butchering, security forces and civilians. Tim Anderson’s “Syria: how the violence began, in Daraa” pointed out that police were killed by snipers in the March 17/18 protests; the Syrian army was only brought to Dara’a following the murder of the policemen. Additionally, a storage of protesters’ weapons was found in Dara’a’s al-Omari mosque.

Prem Shankar Jha’s, “Who Fired The…

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Three Years – Back In The Family

Welcome home, people of Crimea, just three years ago today. Once again part of one of the great and historic and peaceful nations of Earth.

I salute you …and secretly wish that I could be as proud of my own nation as you have the justifiable right to be of yours.

Oh, and a happy birthday to me.  Can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

Video: War on Syria: Manufactured Revolution and Fake Media Narrative

It’s really a moot point now, because while the battles for Syria to retake the areas of their country that were stolen from them over the past six years still roll on, the 24 hour media cycle has long since also moved along and nobody, at least in the West, is still thinking about what occurred in Aleppo (if they ever did think about it) during the past years and earlier this year. But I want to do my part in ensuring that the truth of the matter is historically recorded, not lost behind the false image that has been predominantly foisted on a public more concerned about ‘celebrity’ antics than what is going on that actually matters or should be held to be important, in the world around them …and so I am reblogging, for the record, this fine piece of documentation on those events in Syria by independent journalist Eva Bartlett.

It is kind of heart-breaking that such action should be necessary but in a world where deception and obfuscation of the truth seems to be acceptable and even ‘normal’, even at official national levels, what else can we do to combat the laying down of false claims of historic events?

I congratulate and offer gratitude to brave people like Eva Bartlett and others (Vanessa Beeley https://thewallwillfall.org, Sarah Abed https://sarahabed.com/) for the great work that they do as truth-tellers. Why is it that it is mostly brave women appear to take the front ranks to lead this ongoing battle for truth?

In Gaza

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By Global Research, February 28, 2017

Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett is the object of a smear campaign by Canada’s mainstream media. Listen to what she has to say and then decide who is telling the truth.

The mainstream media denies the existence of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda.

According to mainstream sources, there were no terrorists in Aleppo.

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are supported by US-NATO, Saudi Arabia and Israel. They are the state-sponsors of terrorism. We are dealing with a war of aggression. Eva Bartlett provides detailed evidence of  war crimes.

The following video interview by Global Research TV was conducted in Montreal in January in the context of Eva Bartlett’s Canada speaking tour.

It is followed by her presentation at the Montreal venue. (M.Ch, GR Editor)

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Eva Bartlett’s presentation in Montreal:

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Excerpts from Eva Bartlett’s Sott article entitled

Western corporate media ‘disappears’…

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Combating Cognitive Dissonance

Some wise words from The Rabbit Hole on cognitive dissonance – perhaps the major affliction ailing the western world in the modern age.

The Rabbit Hole

December 31st, 2016

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true. Soren Kierkegaard

I realized tonight that it’s much more frustrating to argue politics with people in person than it is on social media. Especially with close friends who are only familiar with the NATO/US narrative, by choice. Knowing we have opposing views I didn’t initiate the politics talk.

I was told, “you’re intelligent, how could you support a dictator”? I said because I’m intelligent I don’t believe the lies and propaganda spewed on mainstream media, and dig beneath the surface. “But he’s killing his people, he’s using chemical weapons”.. So I proceeded to explain how that’s false and even shared a recent post of mine that said that the Syrian state provided evidence that the opposition were the ones who used mustard gas…

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Not “Living The Lie”

I was inspired today by a shared post on Facebook, recommending the video you will find below.  Inspired enough to reshare it and also to make this declaration.  I hope that any and all readers may find this useful.

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A Declaration of Personal Independence and Integrity

I am human.
I am an individual.
For as long as I can, and for as long as it is within my power and capability to do so…
– I will be myself.
– I will make my own decisions.
– I will decide what is right and what is wrong.
– I will decide what is truth and what is false.
– I will not conform to some pattern that the society I live in would set for me.
– I will not stand silent while evil is carried out by others in my name.
– I will speak up for justice where injustice is done.
– I will call out those who are perpetrating harm, lies, mischief and anything that is not good in the world. No matter who they are.
– I will maintain my integrity by speaking the truth as I see it.
– I will maintain my personal independence.
– I will be a person, not a sheeple.
– I will be alert.
– I will be strong.
– I will be free.

…and that is what this video is all about. Try it. You may begin to see the world – your world – your self, a little differently.

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Hearsay Extrapolated – Amnesty Claims Mass Hangings In Saydnaya, Syria, Provides Zero Proof

Sarah Abed, a Syrian American, with relations living in Saydnaya, Syria, reveals the fake-newsiness (colloquialism for ‘outright lies’) of Amnesty International reports of mass hangings by the Syrian government.

How low is the West willing to sink in its already scraping of the bottom of the barrel in credibility and trust?

Of course it is mainly the US and NATO that are behind such lies, but isn’t it incumbent on their allies and member nations to periodically review their association with such degenerates?

Come on Western nations, grow a backbone.

The Rabbit Hole

If you haven’t heard about this bogus Amnesty International report that came out, then surely you will hear about it soon.

Just a little fun fact.. the USA has executed 212 people since 2011. Where is Amnesty International’s rage about that?  Crickets.

I recently had a lengthy conversation with my Aunt who lived in Saydnaya and I asked her about the situation and there was absolutely no mention of these “slaughterhouse” allegations.

Before we even address these ridiculous claims, let me bring your attention to this report by Levant Report that was written exactly 2 years ago. “The mostly Orthodox Christian population tends to be presented as “pro-regime” in Western media reports – this perhaps because Syria’s most well-known political prison is located in Saidnaya. But the city’s Christian population believes that its very survival is dependent on the government checkpoints, tanks, and soldiers that protect it from the thousands of foreign-backed insurgents that are hunkered…

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