Indigenous Leaders Protect Mother Earth

As Rudolph C. Ryser observes at Fourth World Eye, the call for environmental sanity that works for people and the planet — coinciding with the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples — is a chance for leaders from indigenous nations to press for the protection of Mother Earth. Indeed, the indigenous Aymara leader and President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is responsible for making the world conference possible.

The People’s Agreement — adopted at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010 — is the only realistic basis for seriously reducing fossil fuel dependency. While modern societies can hardly abandon fossil fuels altogether without suffering social collapse, there are ways of achieving effective solutions. None of which are being promoted by 350, Avaaz and other agent saboteurs of imperial civil society.

After failing to sabotage the Cochabamba accord, 350 has subsequently been busy hijacking activism on behalf of Wall Street. If anything lasting is to be accomplished on climate change, it will come from re-igniting the People’s Agreement from Cochabamba, led by indigenous governing authorities–not by falling prey to the Charms of Naomi.

Rapture in Blue

Witnessing the radical blue rants, escalating in anticipation of this weekend’s revival in Manhattan, one is reminded of charismatic church gatherings that in 1999 preceded the millenium celebrations. Lots of hysteria, little reason.

Using the three strikes analogy, so popular in the US, Naomi Klein — the charismatic leader seemingly destined to soon rival Oprah — struck out with her climate week plan to flood Manhattan with a People’s Climate March. As with her two previous strikes — the KXL hoax, and the divestment diversion — the Charms of Naomi only benefit Wall Street, not democracy or the environment. Klein’s new economy campaign, so seductive to A Culture of Imbeciles, likewise, will in time prove to be nothing but bubbles–or as Klein put it in her vapid new book, an “effervescent moment.”

Our only hope is informational public health. The delusions of grandeur in the Klein cult house of cards will eventually collapse. At that point, the present hysteria might look tame by comparison.

Never Land: The Chimera of Clean Energy

The Climateers demand to end fossil fuels is so nonsensical, no one but progressives would suggest it. This gets into the Never Land fantasies, so pervasive in this milieu. Our society would collapse without fossil fuels, yet the chimera of clean energy (whatever that is) lures Klein groupies like the sirens. Seductive energy tales, like most fairy tales, contain a little bit of truth and a whole lot of fantasy.

The Klein mantra against capitalism as the culprit for climate change oddly never mentions the word consumerism. Blaming Wall Street is popular; challenging American gluttony is not. If the capitalist system is supported by consumerism, militarism and racism, then we would benefit from targeting them.

Klein’s radical chic persona as anti-capitalist Superwoman — marketed everywhere in media — obscures the fact that capitalism is perpetuated by brainwashing, propaganda and social engineering. Something Klein and 350 have a lot of experience at.

Two Minute Hate

In George Orwell’s novel 1984, he writes about a future dystopia, where ubiquitous government-controlled telescreens pump propaganda into every home and office. One of the daily programs that was required viewing in this dystopia was the Two Minute Hate, where fictitious evil monsters are demonized on screen, and viewing audiences participate in mandatory rants to exhibit their social conformity.

Fast forward thirty years to 2014, and the Two Minute Hate — thanks to social media — has become a 24/7 toxic wasteland, where any idiot with an opinion can join others in ganging up on thoughtful writers, or in echoing propaganda absorbed from NGOs functioning as fronts for Wall Street and the Pentagon. Having established these mind control operatives of the non-profit industrial complex for the purpose of social engineering, the American aristocracy can with the push of a button mobilize swarms of social media imbeciles in support of war, environmental destruction, or racism–all in the name of humanity.

In her article Syria: Avaaz, Purpose & the Art of Selling Hate for Empire, Cory Morningstar examines how one of the most powerful NGOs on the planet — using the social media equivalent of the Two Minute Hate — herds mindless consumers to rally behind crimes against humanity. With its specialized teams devoted to capitalist imperialism, privatization, and ecological exploitation, Avaaz (also a main organizer of the climate week charades in New York) and its PR partner Purpose are arguably the ultimate psywar combination of all time. As Wall Street creations, they have managed to co-opt 350 and many pseudo activists claiming to be promoters of civil and human rights.

God and Mammon: Time to Choose

In Let Us Now Praise Wealthy Men?: Structural Poverty, Religiously (Re)Considered, Peter Laarman interviews Joerg Rieger, a leading theological thinker in relation to economic justice. As Rieger notes, wealth is about power, and the goal of the culture we have created is to please them and to follow their wishes. This servility and deference to the rich, says Rieger, has now become normalized, shaping the way we think, dream and believe. To counter the power of corporate owners, he observes, churches and unions need to wake up and join the struggle.

Charms of Naomi: The Mystique of Mass Hypnosis

Hypnotic induction — getting a person into a trance or state of increased suggestibility — during which critical faculties are reduced and subjects are more prone to accept suggestions, might help to describe the current fascination with Naomi Klein. While the popularly-expected cultural rituals of celebrity worship in America are familiar to anyone who watches television or reads People Magazine, its application to social media has become a powerful new tool of social engineering by Wall Street. The process of influencing a mass audience to respond reflexively to induced prompts — like marching in parades or flooding financial districts wearing the color blue — requires looking beyond the civil society fad of I-pad revolution, and examining modern social “movements” as cults. Icons like Klein are as interchangeable as Hollywood starlets, but mass hypnosis of social activists by Wall Street titans using foundation-funded NGOs is a troubling development.

When Klein and McKibben herded thousands of college students across America to fight climate change by forcing their schools to divest in fossil fuels, no one stopped to ask if that would make any difference. Using the emotive force of the idea of divestment as people power —  based on an intentional association with its use in South Africa and Palestine — 350 inducted hypnotic behavior that omitted any critical judgment. The fact that apartheid was opposed by a combination of boycott, divestment and sanction by national and international institutions in support of armed insurrection was lost on the climateers. Instead, they were hypnotized into believing that colleges selling back fossil fuel shares to Wall Street (where unscrupulous investors could then make a killing) was part of a magical social revolution. The same could apply to the nonsensical demand to end fossil fuels.

The mystery of the KXL distraction, revealed by Cory Morningstar to be a choreographed hoax funded by Warren Buffett, is yet another example of hypnotic behavior absent critical judgment. As noted by Morningstar, the KXL protests and hoopla promoted by 350 made it possible for Buffett to develop an oil-by-rail empire, now threatening communities across North America with bomb trains, like the one that devastated the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec in 2013. As a diversion calculated to lessen effective opposition to fossil fuel export and over-consumption, seductive energy tales and celebrity-laden photo-ops in front of the White House substituted for popular education and political organizing. By the time Klein’s followers figure out they were duped into being Buffett’s pawns, he and his friend Bill Gates will have made a fortune shipping Tar Sands bitumen and Bakken Shale crude. For the present, the climateers have taken up poster-coloring and holding hands.

Klein’s aura, meanwhile, has taken on a life of its own. Having memorized her mantra This Changes Everything, climateers and other devotees are now all abuzz over her mesmerizing campaign against capitalism. No one asks how that meshes with Klein’s 350 being the darling of Warren Buffett and the Rockefeller Brothers, but suspension of disbelief is nothing new to Klein groupies. As gullible left-wing media begins yet another social media gossip fest over how far left the new incarnation of rhetorical revolutionary fervor might go, 350’s Blue Team and other Klein followers double down on dubious diversions. As Klein and her colleagues work feverishly in creating cover narratives that lefties can flog as insightful op-eds to coincide with the never-ending anti-capitalist revolutionary historic Rockefeller-financed 350 events, it is hard to avoid comparisons with George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in his novel, 1984.

After the groupie chatter and celebrity banalities of climate week subside, trite starlets like Klein will carry on with their Wall Street-backed charades. The question is whether their adherents will reject the fantasy world of vapid luminaries become famous by stating blatantly obvious platitudes, or continue to be wowed by their cult-like mastery. For now, the hoax endures.

Climateers Hoodwinked by Buffett

In Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse, Cory Morningstar reveals how Warren Buffett used 350 to herd the climateers into the KXL distraction so his oil-by-rail empire could develop. Obscuring his stock market money via his family foundation NoVo, Buffett then laundered it through TIDES to fund 350, thus creating an illusion of green activism, that in reality was a corporate front. By financing campaigns presented as “grassroots,” Buffet thereby hoodwinked the climateers into doing his bidding.

Into Oblivion: RINGOs BINGOs Klein and Company

One week out from the climate week chaos, the anticipation of something historic — once again — generates a lot of noise, but not much learning. Learning will come later, after the groupie chatter and celebrity banalities subside. Like the Academy Awards, after the glitter and glamour of trite starlets like Naomi Klein begins to fade, ordinary people will get on with their lives, while the moneyed darlings carry on in their fantasy world. While it is not surprising that Wall Street creations like Klein and friends dazzle the devotees of these vapid luminaries become famous by stating blatantly obvious platitudes, it is quite remarkable that they still manage to wow their adherents with cult-like mastery.

In time, the authentic activists — volunteers not careers — will be seen as true leaders, while the corporate fronts like Klein are recognized as frauds–hijacking the environmental movement on behalf of the aristocracy. Possibly, as indigenous nations bring forward genuine proposals, not phony projects like those promoted by 350, workable solutions to fossil fuel misuse might emerge. While it will be a challenge for honest, practical ideas to be heard over the foundation-sponsored noise — amplified by Rockefeller-influenced NGOs (RINGOs) — it will be easy to spot the Wall Street team; the big international NGOs (BINGOs) like 350 have unlimited funds, used to grab the media spotlight, as well as herd their colorfully-uniformed adherents from meaningless event to meaningless event, ad infinitum.

While it is sad that consumers of this spectacle allow themselves to be brainwashed, indeed crave it, there is some hope that someday they will recognize the patterns of social engineering and emotional manipulation they’ve been subjected to. For the thousands of people worldwide that have been hoodwinked by Klein and company, it will be disheartening — generating disbelief, anger, resentment, and hostility — some toward the frauds, some toward the messengers shining a light on the hoax. But better the pain of embarrassment at being duped, than suffering the horrible consequences from supporting the charlatans and opportunists presently leading the world into oblivion.

Tangled Up in Blue

The Rockefeller Bros. Circus September 19-26 in New York City — beginning with the People’s Climate March — includes a “Massive Coordinated Direct Action Against Climate Profiteers.” So what do the celebrities behind this direct action to “Stop Capitalism and End the Climate Crisis” propose? Wearing blue. Seriously.

And Beyond the March, the RINGOs (Rockefeller-influenced NGOs) are sponsoring five days of spectacular activities, creating the illusion of power for the powerless.

Progressive Self-Delusion apparently knows no bounds.