Saturday, December 15, 2018

The 2018 "Random Acts of Sanity" Awards

Rodin's "The Thinker"
Prototype of a new Award
I'm thinking of giving out
for "Random Acts of Sanity"

It's the end of the year 2018 and time for awards to be handed out.  In days gone by, awards like the Nobel Prizes and the Academy Awards were given out for excellence.  Now formerly prestigious awards are "sold" like cattle, or slaves, in a medieval market place for "services rendered", "payments received" or even "commodity futures".  Thus, warmongers and nonentities alike receive the Nobel "Peace" prize.... and Hollywood producers of asinine, propaganda-filled and "product placement" movies get the Oscar.  All this while excellence in rationality, morality, ethics and sanity, especially sanity, goes begging.  Who will support and encourage these endangered human traits and capacities?

There should be an award given for "Random Acts of Sanity".  They're so rare these days.  This human behaviour needs to be encouraged.  Who's going to support and encourage sanity when its a zero-sum game?  Sanity and logic are like the truth....or like the air or sunshine.  They just exist.  They don't have to be bought, sold, manipulated, "teased", "tweaked" or subjected any other crass human embellishment.  Res Ipsa Loquitur.

Here's a geopolitical analysis that I read this morning and that I offer up in its entirety...as an example of what I'm talking about.  Stephen Lendman examines the recent international development where the United States has begun to overtly and....in brazen contravention of accepted trade practices and international law...gang up economically on Russia and China, the only two nations in the world who are in a position to stand up to its Empire of Greed and War.

Worse, the United States...or USrael as I more accurately refer to it...is manipulating and bullying it's vassal satellites, including Canada, to put their own economies and securities at risk--and increase their isolation and dependency on the US--by gratuitously thumbing their noses at the US's foes du jour.  Witness the recent shocking and mystifying arrest by Canada of a Chinese CEO for allegedly contravening one of the US's unilateral sanctions.  This, just after a summer of tough bilateral trade negotiations--when the US placed similar arbitrary sanctions on Canada.  As I wrote in my previous post, the entire clown vs clown caper blows the mind. But, I digress.  Please read the logical and sane analysis by Stephen Lendman of the United State's recent anti-social [not to mention insane] behaviour copied below..and I will have final thoughts to follow:

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"US War by Other Means
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)


The US is permanently at war to achieve and sustain dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations.

Republicans and undemocratic Dems want all nations colonized as US vassal states – no exceptions. They want ruling regimes bending to Washington’s will. That’s what imperialism is all about.

They want no outliers – notably not Russia and China, the only nations able to challenge Washington’s aim to rule the world.

US wars go way beyond attacking countries militarily. Other tactics include targeting nations politically, economically, financially, through trade, by weaponized sanctions, vilifying propaganda, and other means.

US imperial hard ball isn’t pretty, most Americans ignorant about how Washington operates, demanding everything, yielding nothing.


What’s gone on post-WW II is a conspiracy against rule of law principles and responsible governance, absent in America, a democracy in name only, a notion its policymakers abhor, the US an increasingly totalitarian plutocracy run by and for privileged interests exclusively.

Make no mistake. Washington is at war with Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and other sovereign independent states – waging cold war at risk of turning hot against any or all of them.

The US wants these countries marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated, its tactics similar to how boxers soften up opponents with repeated body blows before delivering a knockout punch.

US war on Russia rages politically, economically, financially, through illegal sanctions, and by intense vilifying propaganda.

Aiming to co-opt and colonize the country, US war on its economy rages. That’s what vilifying propaganda, false accusations, and weaponized sanctions are all about.

The latest body blow came on December 11. US House members unanimously adopted a resolution, calling for the Trump regime to severely penalize EU nations and enterprises participating in Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline project – wanting stiff sanctions imposed under the so-called Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) – targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea.

When completed, Nord Stream II will be the world’s longest underwater pipeline, a major engineering achievement.

It’ll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its capacity to be doubled by an additional line, the project scheduled for completion by late 2019 or early 2020.

Russia’s world’s largest natural gas reserves and proximity to other European countries makes it the most logical supplier of their needs.

Nord Stream II will run from Russia’s border, below the Baltic Sea to Germany, crossing Russian and German waters, along with economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Five European companies are involved in construction – including France’s Engie, Austria’s OMV AG, Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall, along with Royal Dutch Shell. Brussels, including economic powerhouse Germany, strongly supports the project.

The Trump regime lied claiming it’ll undermine European energy security and stability. Polar opposite is true. It’ll be an economic and energy boon for countries benefitting from the project.

Trump regime Russophobes want America replacing Moscow as Europe’s main natural gas supplier, despite an ocean separating both continents, making it advantageous for EU countries to rely heavily on Russia for their LNG needs – impractical and expensive to ship it from the US.

Trump regime hardliners, including DLT, are going all-out to undermine Nord Stream II, intending to impose sanctions on European nations and companies involved in its construction.

Germany is key. Days earlier, its Foreign Minister Heiko Maas defended the project, stressing it makes no sense to abandon it. As long as Berlin maintains support, the Trump regime’s aim to undermine construction most likely will fail.

Austria’s OMV energy group CEO Rayner Zele said his company intends to continue financing the pipeline next year. It’s already invested over $600 million in the project.

Overwhelming US bipartisan hostility toward Russia is all about wanting it undermined politically, economically, financially and militarily – ahead of aiming to deliver a knockout blow by military or other means to transform the country into a US vassal state.

The same strategy is in play against China, the only nation able to challenge the US economically, industrially, and technologically.

That’s what trade war with Beijing is all about. It’s about trying to undermine Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” strategy.

It’s about wanting to sabotage its aim to advance 10 economic sectors to world-class status, including information technology, high-end machinery and robotics, aerospace, marine equipment and ships, advanced rail transport, new-energy vehicles, electric power, agricultural machinery, new materials and biomedical products.

It’s about wanting China prevented from becoming an economic powerhouse, especially in sophisticated technological areas, able to challenge and perhaps surpass America’s dominance.

The trade deficit is largely a distraction, concealing US aims to co-opt, colonize, and control China, an objective risking possible nuclear war if US hardliners push things too far.

Saudi Arabia is the latest US target. Furor over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is all about wanting control over the kingdom sustained.

It’s got nothing to do with his elimination or horrendous Saudi human rights abuses internally and abroad – the latter a non-issue for nearly a century in Riyadh’s relations with the West.

Legal/political analyst Darius Shahtahmasebi explained the key reason behind the furor over Khashoggi’s murder, why the CIA wants him replaced as crown prince, why Congress opposes him.

Ruling authorities in Washington don’t give a hoot about Saudi despotism, its junior partnership with US war in Yemen or its other unlawful actions.

The same goes for all other countries. Republicans and Dems support the world’s most ruthless tinpot despots – in the Middle East and elsewhere.

They turn a blind eye to intolerable Israeli apartheid, its state terror, and other high crimes.

The only US issue with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is he’s “too ‘independent’ for the United States’ liking,” Shahtahmasebi explained, notably its energy and other dealings with Russia.

Kremlin/Riyadh talks about buying Russia’s sophisticated S-400 air defense systems, weapons, munitions, and perhaps other purchases infuriates the Washington.

The US also fears that the Saudis will abandon the petrodollar by selling oil to China in yuan, what Beijing apparently demands.

If Riyadh goes along, other Gulf states will likely follow to accommodate China, the world’s largest oil consumer.

Things most often aren’t as they seem. US furor over Khashoggi’s murder is largely about wanting control over the Saudis sustained.

MBS is considered unreliable and untrustworthy, why the CIA wants him replaced with a crown prince the US controls."

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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Greencrow says:  I particularly like the above geopolitical analysis by Stephen Lendman because he is saying exactly what I said early on about the Khashoggi False Flag.  I even went further and stuck my blogger neck out by alleging that Mohammed bin Salman is innocent of the murder and that the entire caper is a MosCIAd plot to launch an economic/propaganda frontal attack on the emerging Saudi/Russian economic [and future military?] alliance.  I'm relieved that someone else is finally pointing at the elephant in the living room [the Saudi/Russian negotiations regarding the Russian anti-missile S-400 system]. Lendman neglected to mention the ARAMCO stock swindle, whereby the Western greedy bankster gophers were going to loot Saudi Arabia.  This latter gambit was pointed out to me by intrepid bloggers Pennyforyourthoughts and Nomadiceveryman.

Yes, sanity in these dayz of rampant Western psychopathology is like a cool rain on a blistering hot day...or the sun peaking from behind heavy storm clouds.  It needs to be fostered and rewarded.  Here, in no particular order, is my list of five nominees for the 2018 Random Acts of Sanity Awards:

1.  The Canadian Supreme Court that threw out the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project for not having consulted with wildlife experts and the residents along the pipeline route, particularly Indigenous peoples;

2.  The People of Great Britain for voting for BREXIT from the boondoggle European Union which passes laws and imposes expenditures...with no input or representation from the participating nations;

3.  The citizens of the City of Calgary for voting to NOT have the Winter Olympics...a games which has become completely politicized and would likely be fraught with punishments of certain states on completely spurious and politicized grounds;

4.  All the truth bloggers [including the great Stephen Lendman above, as well as little moi] who soldier on writing and publishing posts...relentlessly pointing out the nakedness [and egregious criminality] of the insane Emperorz.  This, in spite of constant harassment/massive fabrications from Google, etc., regarding freedom of speech, right to publish and right to know the truth about our own statistics!  

5.  Last but not least...an award for Sanity should go to the 9/11 legal association that is currently assembling a legal case in the State of New York to bring to belated justice all the mass murdererz who committed [and were allowed to escape scott free by the Zombie-like Western Sheeple] one of the greatest atrocities of the past century:  a holocaustic....incineration of over 3000 people in broad daylight in one of the biggest and busiest urban centers on earth. 

9 comments:

wallflower said...

Just like the brainwashing with lies...the Truth has to be said and published over and over. I'm just now seeing this article by John Kaminski: The Hitler Test

https://johnkaminski.org/index.php/john-kaminski-american-writer-and-critic-2/16-best-kaminski-stories/56-the-hitler-test

As long as lies continue to spawn many more, there will never be an end to them until the light of Truth and its torrential rains cleanses our minds, bodies and souls of them. WWI, WWII and now on the precipice of WWIII with many in-between-them all before and possible never after...those who continue to hide from truth will die from it. Thank you GC, PFYT, NTS and many others who I have been privy to for sending out this light that has liberated me. Lies incubate in a darkened soul, metastasize, causes blindness, sickness, 'insanity' and death. What is written in this article is what will happen again as the curse can only keep happening when lies are not brought to the Light...causes one to go away from them and demand the truth from henceforth. The biggest swindle the world has ever known...the holocaust of jews in WWII. NTS gave me my first eye opener by linking to Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told!...just by a random search. And ever since I have been on the trail hunting for those cracks in the earth that give way to the hidden truth. I believe the understanding of doing righteous works for such a time as this will never be forgotten. Thank you all...God Bless

greencrow said...

Hi Wallflower:

Thanks for your comment. John Kaminski is one of the great truthers. Waaaaaaay back in 2002-2003 When I just started looking for some answers regarding the anomalies of 9/11, it was John Kaminski and his blog Serendipity that had many useful links and articles. Particularly important was Carol Valentine's work: "The Flight of the Bumble Planes".
http://serendipity.li/wot/plissken.htm It was this work that taught me to think "outside the box" and otherwise make my brain more flexible in order to grasp the extent of the evil behind 9/11.


NTS is another stalwart truther who never shirks from facing the perps head on. We've all come from such divergent backgrounds but have ended up in the same place....questioning, questioning and questioning. Far from being even a possibility....the "official story" is now almost always deemed a lie right out of the starting block.

BuelahMan said...

Ask Lendman about the JQ and see how much truth you get.

greencrow said...

Hi BuelahMan what is the "JQ"? I don't agree with Lendman on everything...[perhaps about 90%].

james said...

Hi Greencrow, how are you? Well, I hope.

Just dropped in to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.

All the best for the coming year.

Stay sane!
james

greencrow said...

Hi James:

Are you the James from Australia? Penny and I were wondering about you as neither of us had heard from you for some time. Hope all is well and a very Merry Christmas to you too!!!

gc

james said...

Yes, 'tis I, GC. I've been in touch with Pen.

The JQ is an old term meaning 'the Jewish Question' i.e. what to do with them?

A common (though not universal) perception down through the centuries has been that the Jewish community consistently work as a collective against the interests of the wider host community.

Lendman, though Jewish, is very anti-israel from what I've read of his writing.

Cheers

greencrow said...

Hi James: Thanks for letting me know what JQ means. Lendman is extremely anti Zionist...much to his credit.

Keep in touch, James...we bloggers do appreciate your support and comments.

james said...

Thanks, Greencrow, will do :)