REALPOLITIK: ‘City of Xi’an’, Why the New Chinese Silk Road Terrifies the West? – By Andre Vltchek

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…Attempts by the Communist Party to turn China into an ‘Ecological Civilization’ are visible at every step: trees are revered and protected, comfortable walking is encouraged, while heavy duty, efficient and super modern public transportation is extremely cheap and ecological: the metro, and electric buses. All scooters are also electric, and…

CROSSROADS: ‘Homo Automotivis’, Private Automobiles & Public Health – By Yves Engler

Source – yvesengler.com – “…Hundreds of thousands more are felled by cancers and other ailments linked to automobile emissions. According to an MIT study, in the US alone 53,000 people die every year from illness attributed to automobile pollutants” Private automobiles and public health – By Yves Engler When a plane carrying 239 people disappears…

COVER-UP: History Of ‘New Energy’ Invention Suppression Cases – By Gary Vesperman

Source  – rense.com –This is the third version of my compilation of specific energy suppression cases. This time I decided to get serious. I thoroughly reviewed my own files and a few web sites pertaining to energy suppression. Deleted were some cases that didn’t appear to be authentic suppression. I also incorporated some thoughtful comments that…

CROSSROADS: Terence McKenna’s on Mass-Consumerist Culture – What it is and What it Could be

Source -desultoryheroics.com – “…We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe”: (Terence McKenna’s Disillusioned Perspective on Mass-Consumerist Culture Since Terence McKenna’s passing on April 3…

AMERIKA: ‘Dystopia’, The World to Come – By Chris Hedges

Source – truthdig.com – “…The mass media will become nakedly Orwellian, chatting endlessly about a bright future and pretending America remains a great superpower. It will substitute political gossip for news—a corruption already far advanced—while insisting that the country is in an economic recovery” The World to Come – By Chris Hedges The ruling elites…

CROSSROADS: Sooner or Later, We Have To Stop Economic Growth — And We’ll Be Better For It

Source – petchary.wordpress.com – “…Engineering a happy conclusion to the growth binge of the past century might be challenging. But it’s not impossible; whereas what we’re currently trying to do — maintain perpetual growth of the economy on a finite planet — most assuredly is” Sooner or Later, We Have to Stop Economic Growth —…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Synergetics’, Buckminster Fuller & Spaceship Earth (Archive)

Source  – umsl.edu – “In addition to being a successful architect and inventor, R Buckminster Fuller was also known as a systems philosopher.    He used the phrase “Spaceship Earth” to express the need for mankind to use teamwork to fully utilize Earth’s limited resources.1   Ephemeralization was another systems’ term coined by Fuller to express the…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Hermetica’, Aquarian Heaven or Illuminati Hell? – By John Lamb Lash

Source – http://www.metahistory.org – “…Western society today faces such a vast range of options for self-development along spiritual, metaphysical, and mystical lines. Without going back beyond the Dark Ages to the destruction of the Mysteries – the key event that laid the foundation for today’s eclectic New Age spirituality was the discovery of a sheaf…

CROSSROADS: ‘Ecocide’, It’s a Process Not an Event, Collapse Is Already Here – By Chris Martenson

Source -.peakprosperity.com – “…In viritually every instance, the Davos crowd wants to preserve industry and our consumer culture as it is, using technology and gimmicks in attempt to remedy the ills that result.  There’s money to be made on both ends of that story – The only thing that approach lacks is a future” Collapse…

CROSSROADS: The Control System vs. The Awakening, Which Will Win? – By Paul A. Philips

Source – newparadigm.ws – “…Consciousness is the key to world change…Every reality, whether fake or real, manifests as a consequence of where we are consciously at in our lives…The shift in mass consciousness towards the heart energy will bring about the manifested reality necessary to defeat the control system”: The Control System vs. The Awakening,…

CROSSROADS: Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working – By Charles Eisenstein

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…We need is the level of energy and commitment that we saw at Standing Rock. We need the breadth of activism we saw in Flint, Michigan, where everyone from yoga teachers to biker gangs joined in relentless protest against lead contamination. That requires making it personal. And that requires facing the…

GAIA RISING: ‘Touching the Jaguar’, Transforming a Death Economy into a Life Economy – By John Perkins

Source – johnperkins.org – “…A Life Economy that is itself a renewable resource is essential to the future survival of our species and many other species. They live in a present that supports the long-term, unlike the Death Economy that advocates a materialistic, greedy and selfish presence and insists on maximizing short-term profits” Daily Practices…

MASONIC VISIONS: Jacques Ellul, A Prophet For Our Tech-Saturated Times – By Andrew Nikiforuk

Source – thetyee.ca – ‘…The Foundation for Responsible Robotics recently created a small stir by asking if “sexual intimacy with robots could lead to greater social isolation – What could possibly go wrong? Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times – By Andrew Nikiforuk By now you have probably read about the so-called “tech backlash.” Facebook…

CROSSROADS: “Ecological Overshoot & Status-Quo Industrial Capitalism’, The Youth Have Seen Enough – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…Our status quo economic system — industrial capitalism — requires growth to survive. Without endless economic growth, the $250 trillion global debt to bankers and investors cannot be paid…The biosphere is being sacrificed so bankers can receive their interest payments, to keep stock prices up, and to avoid facing reality” The…

CROSSROADS: There is Indeed a New Global World Order – It’s Called Climate Change

Source – tomdispatch.com – ‘…Unlike the scenarios imagined by the anti-globalists, it’s wreaking havoc not in some dystopian future but right in the here and now: the prairie fires that struck Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Texas panhandle in the spring of 2017, killing seven people and destroying an area equivalent to three Rhode Islands” The…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: Why I Have Hope in the Face of Human Extinction – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…A transformation to ecological civilization is both possible and essential to the future of humanity…We humans now have the knowledge and technology to move beyond the violence, fear, and daily struggle for survival that besets the lives of so many. We have the capacity to secure a world of peace, beauty,…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: ‘The Organic Economy’, An Introduction To True Direct Democracy – By John Reid

Source – theorganiceconomy.ca – “…The present usury or interest based financial system is based upon infinite growth which means infinite inflation. This as we know means the cost of everything keeps rising due to that inflation. We wonder today how our children will ever be able to afford their own house and that is because…

CROSSROADS: Want To Stop The Control System?, Stop Buying Into It – By Paul A. Philips

Source – wakingtimes.com – “…Stop giving your power away by buying into distraction. As with divide and rule, the ruling authorities have set up a number of social engineering and mind control programmes supported by the mainstream media to distract you away from recognizing the truth about the elite’s destructive, unfair, unjust, criminal activities such…

CROSSROADS: The Wealth of Nature, Economics as if Survival Mattered – By John Michael Greer

Source – earthtimes.org – Famous for his Archdruid Report, John Michael Greer is one of the most clear-sighted of authors who are grappling with the multiple crises of peak oil, climate change, pollution, and the social and economic factors which make our leaders’ responses to these scourges so difficult. The book is at its heart…

CROSSROADS: Why There Is (Some) Hope for Wall Street – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Some CEOs are getting the message that even though the economy is growing, they need to serve their communities, too” Why There Is (Some) Hope for Wall Street – By David Korten Laurence D. Fink, founder and chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor, recently set the financial world…

BRAVE NEW WORLD: ‘Technological Slavery’, The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski (Flashback))

Source – http://www.blacklistednews.com – ‘…The present military and economic power of the US government, and governments everywhere, rests on advanced technology. Governments, by their very nature, function to manipulate and coerce people—both their own citizens, and any other non-citizens whom they declare to be of interest. Governments have a monopoly on force, and this force is manifest through…

REALPOLITIK: ‘What Every Person Should Know About War’ – By Chris Hedges (Archive)

Source – nytimes.com  — “…At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion” ‘What Every Person Should Know About War’ – By Chris Hedges What is a war? War is defined…

DAS KAPITAL: A ‘Living Earth’ Economy and How to Break the Power of Money – By David Korten (Archive)

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all”: (How to Break the Power of Money – By David Korten) Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation,…

CROSSROADS: How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy – By Chuck Collins

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Macy writes that to achieve social change, we must first engage in “holding actions” to stop the destruction of the Earth and its beings. In the current context, this includes defending immigrants, protecting civil liberties, and blocking policies that will worsen economic injustices… Similarly, in the context of the movement for…

CROSSROADS: Study – Over 32 advanced civilizations have collapsed before us, and we’re next in line – By Simon Black (Archive)

Source – sovereignman.com – As any long-time reader of this column knows, we routinely draw from historical lessons to highlight that this time is not different. Throughout the 18th century, for example, France was the greatest superpower in Europe, if not the world. But they became complacent, believing that they had some sort of ‘divine…

CROSSROADS: Stephen Hawking – ‘Governments are engaged in an AI arms race that could destroy humanity’ (Flashback)

Source – thefreethoughtproject.com – “…“Mankind is in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity” – When asked if he thought humanity has changed since their last visit, Hawking replied, “We have certainly not become less greedy or less stupid”: Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/stephen-hawking-governments-ai/#wih3estVfc1AacY8.99 (Stephen Hawking: Governments are engaged in an AI arms race that…