The John James Newsletter 159
11 February 2017
Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.
From 1945 to 2003, the US attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist movements fighting against intolerable regimes. In the process, the US bombed some 25 countries, caused the death of several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair
240 million people live in countries at war. Should we welcome them all?
Marie le Pen
In the long term, the world can only survive if it lives like nature Many small units of governance, quick decision-making, and visible implementation. Lots of Switzerlands and the top who doesn’t mess up.
Number of billionaires owning as much as 50% of the people in the world: in 2006 – 255, in 2010 – 43, in 2016 – 8.
There’s a glacier in Antarctica so immense that would raise sea levels by 3.5 metres.
The Totten glacier is the biggest in east Antarctica. The glacier itself is around 120 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide and drains some 538,000 square kilometres of the continent. That’s an area bigger than California. The ice is kilometres thick, but it’s melting at 70 metres a year in some spots andwarmer water was melting the Totten ice from below.
Welcome To Sumatra: Environmental Genocide In The Making
Indonesia has become the global leader in deforestation, and the reason is the world’s thirst for palm oil. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet. It can be found in over half of all packaged products at the supermarket, including everything from cooking oil to lipstick.”
Iran to stop using US dollar in response to Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’
the country would switch to another common foreign currency or a basket with a ‘high degree of stability” for all financial and foreign exchange reports. The decision will go into effect at the beginning of the new fiscal year in March.
Turtle Hatchlings Die As Queensland Sand Temperatures Hit 81°C
We’ve had hot years but we’ve never experienced anything like this before.
The rich know something about NZ we don’t
92 high net worth individuals granted New Zealand citizenship under special terms for high-rollers as they seek a “lifeboat” destination to escape to when the rest of us are reduced to hunting and gathering along the shattered streets.
West Bank Demolitions: On the Way to Annexation
In 2016, Israel demolished 1,093 structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 1,601 people, the highest number on record. The total number of demolitions in the occupied territories in 2016 was more than double that in 2015.
State Sponsored Terrorism: The Attack On Yemen
This was not a “reinforced al-Qaeda base”, as spun. It was a few nondescript houses in a small, rural tribal village, inhabited by a few guys who were hired by the Saudis as anti-Houthi fighters. Yemen is a clannish maze in perpetual motion. QAs many as 57 Yemenis were killed – including 8 women and 8 children, and including the 8-year-old girl
Droughts and flooding rains already more likely as climate change plays havoc with Pacific weather
Major disruptions will tend to occur every four years on average, instead of every nine. The increase in the frequency of rainfall disruption in the models arises from an increase in the frequency of El Niño and La Niña events in some models, and an increase in rainfall variability during these events as a result of global warming. This boost occurs even if the character of the sea-surface temperature variability arising from El Niño and La Niña events is unchanged from pre-industrial times.
Climate Alarmism Doesn’t Seem To Be Scaring Anybody Any More
Scott Pruitt hasn’t even been confirmed yet as EPA administrator, and already the floodgates are starting to open around the world to rapidly expanding fossil fuel use, particularly coal.
Flies are spreading antibiotic resistance from farms to people
The colistin resistance gene, mrc-1, has now been found in 25 countries, on four continents. It was first detected in China, though it is not known if it evolved there. It could well have as colistin is not used as an antibiotic in people, but 8000 tonnes of the drug is given to animals as a growth promoter every year, mainly to pigs and chickens. In April, this practice will be banned in China, and colistin will begin to be used to treat people instead. But it may be too late.
Romania Has Made Corruption Legal
Protests by 150,000 people started after the current Romanian government passed a law making it almost impossible to convict people in political office for abuse of power.
It is too easy to fill these pages with the real stories of the Trump holocaust on democracy. Under the guidance of Steve Bannon this government will expunge all norms of political compromise. Two centuries of hard-fought legislation designed to protect people and the environment will be systematically terminated. The state is being retooled as an arm of business in putting profit before all else. When this team has finished and if there is any democracy left we the people will have to start fighting again, from the very ground, for the protective social legislation that eight generations has gradually put together. Or, if there is no democracy left, then ….. ??
I am not going to spend your time on the daily acts in this Vendetta. But the analyses that follow each describe an important aspect of this terrible man and his anti-societal despicable henchmen.
A well-documented analysis of where the power lies in our times.
Donald J. Trump and The Deep State
This refers to individuals and groups that have the resources to shape the direction of the world to their benefit and don’t hesitate to make use of them. At times, the interests of different factions of the Deep State collide. That often happens when the direction of the world is rapidly changing, as is the case now after the election of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump: Profile Of A Sociopath
A narcissistic personality disorder can be accompanied by a large number of deleterious traits and behaviors including arrogance, callousness and envy, and is associated with a preoccupation with power, prestige and vanity. Other negative characteristics include “grandiosity” and “a distain and lack of empathy for others.” Worryingly, this condition is also characterized by exploitive behavior to achieve personal gain, exaggeration of skills and accomplishments and intolerance of the views of others. Pathological narcissism is also associated with derogation and insults of others and an inability to tolerate disagreements or criticisms.
Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic Worldview About Civilization’s Coming ‘Trial By Fire’
Bannon believes the only way to usher in a new world order with a “massive reckoning” that results in conflict. He’s already shown he’s willing and eager to enact policies that disrupt the existing laws of the land. ‘Our big belief, one of our central organizing principles at the site, is that we’re at war.’
An insurgent in the White House
Today’s ideological struggle is not over universal human rights, but the defence of “Judeo-Christian” culture from Islam. Seen through this prism, the UN and the EU are obstacles and Vladimir Putin, for the moment, a potential ally.
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump’s Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump’s campaign from demise
Make America Ungovernable
Donald Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the US into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through the abolition of regulations and laws, will be unimpeded. Global warming will accelerate. A repugnant nationalism, amplified by government propaganda, will promote bigotry and racism. Hate crimes will explode. New wars will be launched or expanded.