Thursday, November 23, 2017

Oliver Carroll — Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production

Taking no chances in a dangerous world, with NATO policy being to encircle Russia and to destabilize it internally. 

Of course, the West will see this a gearing up for an invasion of Europe and the corporate media will picture it as the resurgence of the Red Menace, calling for an military buildup and renewed arms race.
Last Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would lead a response to counter “Russian hostility.” “We know what you are doing,” she said.
Meanwhile, China is also beefing up militarily as the US "pivots to Asia" and further encircles China. As a consequence, India is also beefing up its military.

The Independent
Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production
Oliver Carroll


Kaivey said...

Mankind must be mental. We could live in peace and the ruling elite could have abundance. But they already have abundance, so what are they after? They fear that unless they dominate everything someone else will come in and take it all, but they have billions and will never be poor. But if the public got the truth it would all come to an end, but not even the Guardian will let them know.

Tom Hickey said...

The simple answer is that it is mostly about dominance and submission.

It's an evolutionary trait, and humans are primates, after all.

Just animals being animals.

Kaivey said...

But we now have a bit more intelligence. You can find absolute bliss and joy through Buddhist mindfulness. And you don't need to be a Buddhist.

Tom Hickey said...

Yes, but that has not yet altered the overall dynamic.

As I have saying, a rise in the level of collective consciousness is required to start acting as humans as a species instead of behaving like primates.

On the positive side, sages are predicting such a rise in the offing. On the negative side, they are also predicting a painful phase transition to the degree that the learning curve is steep for us. But they have also told how to flatten it.

So the focus needs to be on creating ideal society based on raising collective consciousness.

Regarding this, the sages also say that nothing has to be added. All that is needed is that the veils be drawn back on what has already already evolved in reaching the human state.

These veils are the impressions left in getting to the human state. They are the result of evolutionary traits that are no longer needed so that now the need is to overcome them to move on and wake up to one's true nature.

"Buddha" means the one who is awake. Buddhism is about waking up, that is, raising one's level of awareness.

Same with the other wisdom traditions, some which are connected with institutional religions — Qabalah, Mystical Christianity, Gnosticism, and Sufism, as well as the Vedic tradition, Sikhism, Jainism and Taoism, for example. In fact, this phenomenon is universal and appears differently in different circumstances. But the essentials are the same.

So the knowledge is already widely dispersed and just needs to be picked up by more people. According to the sages, the time is ripening for that.

Tom Hickey said...

I have already posted links to Meher Baba's discourse, "The New Humanity," where he lays this out.

Here it is again.

Tom Hickey said...

Incidentally, the way dominance-submission works to produce hierarchies of dominant elites and various degrees of those that submit to them is through risk appetite.

Those who become dominant are either rash or so ambitious that they are able to handle fear. Those who submit are fear-based.

Dominant elites know that they can control the masses by bringing about their submission through fear, either directly through intimidation or indirectly by convincing the weak that they are dependent on the strong to protect them from those who would harm them or take their possessions.

Dominant elites vie with each other for dominance, but they cooperate in inducing fear in those who submit or maintaining reliance on an elite for protection, while the contending elite individuals and factions compete for dominance.

Tom Hickey said...

Under duress, some people discover their inner power. But day to day, they are unlikely to make waves.

Everyone has it in them, but it takes extreme circumstances to bring it out.

This is the inner purpose of a painful phase transition. It will force people to rise to the occasion as they have to draw on inner forces to sustain themselves and cooperate in dangerous ways out of a feeling for common humanity.

Again, it's dialectical.

Tom Hickey said...

Another interesting phenomenon is the reporting of people that have done something heroic. They often say the no heroism was involved. They just did what they felt was the right thing to do.

What makes them heroes is that most people can't see themselves doing the right thing if there is a cost to it.

But when cast in that situation themselves. most people would probably rise to the occasion.

But in ordinary affairs, the easy way out is to follow the crowd.

Elites induce control through mass psychology, crowd psychology, group think, conventional mindset, consensus reality, manufactured consent, which is why controlling the narrative is so crucial and why elites will fight tooth and nail to maintain control over it.

If they lose control of the narrative, then the only way they can maintain control is through directly intimidating those they are aiming to control. That is more difficult, more dangerous, and less reliable than narrative control.

Noah Way said...

The human condition ranges from the highest altruism and love imaginable to the blackest deeds and despair that can't.

Kaivey said...

I think you're right Tom, and you have helped me regain some faith in mankind. Many people will do the right thing when they are faced with the situation.

Kaivey said...

Sadly, all the opposites are found in mankind.