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LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Wednesday, 22 FEB 2023]  Here are some of today’s media/press notes to help us track and make sense of this plandemic dystopia we all find ourselves living through in the 2020s, including inverted totalitarianism, medical authoritarianism, medical apartheid, police state, post-COVID-19 controlled demolition of the global economy, looming food crisis, the rise of neo-feudalism, houseless encampments of the neo-peasantry, nuclear danger, creeping WWIII provoked by US/NATO/AUKUS imperialism against the BRICS nations and the global south, military pollution, petrol pollution, corporate pollution, chemical pollution, geoengineering, chemical cloud seeding, endocrine disrupting chemicals in the food and water, a worsening global fertility crisis, and industry-induced climate change leading to a climate crisis of melting ice caps, record heatwaves, tornadoes, floods, drought, drying rivers, and other extreme weather events, which threaten life on Earth. 

Let’s learn together and find solutions together. Let’s build working class solidarity.  Let’s build human solidarity.  Let’s form groups and “act for justice”.  “[There’s] power anywhere where there’s people, as Fred Hampton said.  Siempre hay esperanza.  (Please see below for samples of today’s news cycle.)

I think our priority should not be electoral politics. I think our priority should be building disciplined, organized militant popular movements. And electoral politics can be part of that movement, but shouldn’t be the primary focus. We have to rebuild those organizations because the only strength we have is in our numbers. And, if we use those numbers correctly, we can pit power against power. But that requires organization.

Chris Hedges (quoted from a 2021 talk at Brooklyn College)


Holy crap! An update on the global power elite’s antidemocratic push to impose programmable, totalitarian central bank digital currencies on the world comes to your author’s nearest Federal Reserve bank. This is part of, at minimum, a decades-long move by the power elite to eliminate cash currency, to push the working-class, to push society towards a cashless society. The San Francisco Federal Reserve bank, one of the banks within the U.S. Federal Reserve banking system, has taken major steps towards pushing Central Bank digital currencies (CBDCs) on the American people. And, mind you, this is being done without the informed consent of the American people. Most people probably don’t even have a clue this is coming. Sweet Jesus. Lord, have mercy. This is truly terrifying.

Come on, people. Where is the revolution? Come on, people, you’re letting me down. We gotta get out in the streets. We need a general strike. We need to shut this agenda of the global power elite down. This is not right. This is so wrong. Lena Petrova reports


  • CBDC UPDATE: Federal Reserve Moves Forward & The Latest Global Update” by Lena Petrova, CPA – Finance, Accounting & Tax [via YouTube], 22 FEB 2023. [8min 12sec] [L1] | ‘San Francisco Federal Reserve takes major steps towards pushing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on USA’ News Headline: “Japan’s central bank to pilot digital currency starting in April” [by Kate Park, Tech Crunch, 20 FEB 2023.] | Lena Petrova, CPA, MBA.
    • Members of the U.S. Banking Community Launch Proof of Concept For A Regulated Digital Asset Settlement Platform: Platform Design Aims to Prioritize Maximum Participation From Public and Private Sector Regulated Entities” by anonymous/staff, Business Wire, 15 NOV 2022. NOTES: Notice how the “key aspects of the PoC [proof of concept]” project, includes “Industry Collaboration”; but it does not include public collaboration, nor even Congressional collaboration. The will of the people is being ignored. We, the people, are not being given adequate notice, nor adequate opportunity to be informed, nor to give or refuse informed consent. Please inform yourself and your local community. Then, please, take mindful action, accordingly.
    • Press Release: New York Innovation Center to Explore Feasibility of Theoretical Payments System Designed to Facilitate and Settle Digital Asset Transactions” by Shelley Pitterson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 15 NOV 2022.
  • Economist breaks down how Britain is creeping towards authoritarianism” by PoliticsJOE [via YouTube], 22 FEB 2023. [47min 40sec] COMMENTS: This is an establishment economist, which is why his book’s title refers to ‘Democratic Capitalism’, rather than a more accurate descriptor, such as Monopoly Capitalism or Financialized Capitalism. Nevertheless, it’s striking to hear such an establishment economist warning about the widening inequality and the very real rise of authoritarianism and inverted totalitarianism around the world, as brilliantly articulated by Dr. Sheldon S. Wolin; Chris Hedges; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Prof. Mattias Desmet; et al. [L34]

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[Ideally, your author would have included links to all programs listed below. Programs listed without an embeded link or listener notes are based on past scheduling and have not yet been verified. Please check relevant websites for actual programming. / Notes will be modified/edited/updated as time and labor constraints allow.  Working class solidarity. ✊🏽✊🏼✊🏿✊]

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Please read this book, if you haven’t already… It’s a moral imperative…

*The opinions expressed by the hosts, guests, journalists, authors, and other speakers in today’s sampling of news and information are not necessarily the views of Lumpenproletariat.

02:00 PST / 05:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Sojourner Truth

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04:00 PST / 07:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > What’s Going On! Wednesday with Linda Sarsour >

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05:00 PST / 08:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Democracy Now!

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COMMENTS:  I’m not looking forward to listening to another hour of this reformist gaslighting, Democrat Party apologia, and mealy-mouthed critique of the status quo. [ 1 ]

06:00 PST / 09:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Covert Action Bulletin with Chris Garaffa, Rachel Hu

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COMMENTS:  I’m not looking forward to listening to another hour of this reformist gaslighting, Democrat Party apologia, and mealy-mouthed critique of the status quo.  |  PROS:  It’s useful to gather information relevant to the covert actions of intelligence agencies and the deep state.  CONS:  Revolutionaries in search of honest radio will likely be disappointed by each btoadcast.  As liberals discussing covert actions or deep politics, the discussions are usually confined to the safely-removed past.  The disappointing liberal tendency is to avoid covert action and deep politics in the present day, with regard to current events.

07:00 PST / 10:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Project Censored with Mickey Huff and Eleanor Goldfield

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07:00 PST / 10:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Founder, Host and Executive Producer), Liz Hill (Producer)

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09:00 PST / 12:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] & PRN.Live [NYC] > The Gary Null Show


  1. Naomi Wolf discusses Post Vaxx Death Autopsies 6 (start @ 0:08)
  2. Brazil: Get a COVID vaccine or ELSE we’ll take your government assistance | Redacted News (1:20)

NOTES (re: Gary Null Show for Wednesday, 22 FEB 2023, PRN.Live livestream):  0900. …  0908 benefits of kambucha, fermented tea, incl lower blood sugar, wgich should be beliw 100…  |  music break:  James Brown – ‘get up…stay on the scene…’  |  0918 …  Dr. Gary Null commentary:   ‘…Dr. Robert Malone…Brazil is mandating COVID-19 jabs for kids…Naomi Wolf with an update on COVID-19 autopsies. ..0920. ‘Dr. Cole…they went after his practice…and many other doctors…self-organizing lipid nanoparticles…’  (09:21 PST)  …  ‘Fauci, et al…everyone knew…and they kept it from all of us…’  [TW]  …  0921. … 0922 ‘Report 56(?) is incontrovertible truth…Dr. Robert Chandler…Pfizer documents…pathologist Dr. Aarom Burkhardt(?) in Germany…0923…they autopsied 30…at the request of loved ones…many were disappointed with official autopsy reports…0923…a little less than a half were men…catastrophic lesions throughout the body…organs…they took tissue samples and stained them…deaths were from seven days to six months after the jabs…0924…Here’s Slide #1…you can see the endothelium…endovasculitis…problems with clotting…Dr. Burkhardt(sp?)’s theory is…0925…this is the aorta and you can see the spike protein in the aorta…because of the stain [used] in the cadavers…0926…’auto-immune disease is off the charts…onion-skin condition…autoimmune diseases resulting from the injections…0927…the Congressman…who challenged the [CDC?]…who got sick…0927….Slide 5…lupid nanoparticles are crossing the blood-brain barrier…personality changes…0928…Daily Clout host of original video cuts in to announce Wolf scheduling info…0929…final slide, slide 6…unidentified foreign materials in the vessel, especially the spleen….doctors concluded…lipid nanoparticles…are made in China…they concluded they are coalescing…’  0930 … [TW]  [Dr. Robert Malone mentioned Tucker Carson is “a buddy” of his.  Dr. Malone seemed to reveal his rightist politics more than previously evident to your author, in this video clip featured by Dr. Gary Null.]  …  Dr. Malone mentioned the hopes of many, who were so happy about Lula becoming the new leader of Brazil. Yet, for some reason, Dr. Malone pointed out, Lula is mandating jabs for kids.  Well, the first reason, which comes to mind is  the BRICS alliance…

COMMENTS: This program, The Gary Null Show, is one of the most honest, compassionate, and hard-hitting shows on Pacifica Radio, or anywhere for that matter. This program is easily as important, as the best of them: Flashpoints; Project Censored; On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capitol; Covid, Race & DemocracyGuns and Butteret al.

10:00 PST / 13:00 EST, PRN.Live > Leid Stories with Utrice Leid

NOTES:  1000 … 1. 1027 PST 1. ‘Gwen from New York’ [good, I can’t escape the rat race to call in. But Gwen often says a lot of the things your author would like to say or hear on the program to get the word out about the totalitarian agenda of the global power elite] [TW] | 1030 cut to rerun on SCOTUS [apparently, Utrice Leid has a doctor’s appointment to get to these days. So, she cuts out early. But it’s admirable that she at least comes on the ‘air’ for at least the first half of the program] …

COMMENTS: This program, Leid Stories, is dedicated to free speech, but free speech with common sense, courtesy, and focus. Listeners are invited to call in to speak freely about a particular question posed by the host, Utrice Leid. Unlike other call-in shows, like Thom Hartmann, Kris Welch, Mitch Jeserich, and many others on free speech Pacifica Radio, callers aren’t screened or filtered, dissonant voices aren’t cut short, or otherwise handled to control the narrative. Instead, the host, Utrice Leid, helps callers make their point, as long as it’s a cogent argument. Utrice Leid encourages critical thinking. On Fridays, the discussion theme is “Free Your Mind Fridays”, where listeners are invited to call in to articulate an opinion on any topic they wish. KPFA listeners deserve a radio host, like Utrice Leid, during weekdays, instead of Democrat Party apologist hosts, such as Kris Welch, who perpetuate phony establishment narratives, and stifle call-ins. | Leid Stories is one of the most honest, hard-hitting, yet compassionate, programs on the free speech Progressive Radio Network, or anywhere for that matter. This program is easily as important, as the best of them:  Project Censored; Flashpoints; The Gary Null Show; On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capitol; Guns and Butter; Clearing the FOG; Covid, Race & Democracy; et al.

11:00 PST / 14:00 EST, PRN.Live > Global Alert News with Dane Wigington

QUOTATION FROM PRN.Live ARCHIVE: “Extreme and widespread flash freeze surface cool-downs have been scheduled for the western half of the US and the whole of the UK. Chemical ice nucleation cloud seeding and atmospheric pressure zone manipulation are core components of the engineered winter weather scenarios. The crop crushing cold has yet again been timed to decimate various forms of agricultural production that bloomed early. In the meantime the southern hemisphere is baking and burning. Climate intervention operations are further fueling a climate collapse “doom loop” scenario even as George Soros tries to convince us that we actually need “weather control” to save us from ourselves. Will instigating global conflict be the final fallback of the now more desperate than ever global controller class? We will soon enough find out. The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.”

NOTES:  1100 prn.live dane Wigington  … cia man on geoengineering or weather warfare tw 1106 offline. …  |  (11:19 PST)  [Back online, tuned in again, now, that your author got away from a wifi dead zone…]  Dane Wigington [TW] citing more alarming reports from mainstream sources…Jihn Daniel, a physicist at the NOA(sp?) observatory…mysterious doubling of atmospheric aerosols…not fully understood…’  …  (11:22 PST)  DW:  ‘….exactly what they are paid to say. ‘  …  ‘First, forgive me…mainstream media mateix…serve the global predator class…matrix media cover up…’  … (11:23 PST)  …  DW:  ‘recall the film, The Road…’ [Indeed.  With Viggo Mortensen…powerful film…]  …  (11:24 PST)  …  (11:25 PST)  ‘How many people we know and love have no idea…about the pending ecological collapse…’ …  (11:31 PST)  DW:  ‘studies showing rainwater unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals and other pollutants…’  …  ‘more deadly train derailments…’  (11:32 PST)  [offline, smartphone dead battery]  …  (c. 11:40 PST)  back online, plugged into wall at an L&L in Silicon Valley, the Peninsula side…  [TW]  …  (11:57 PST)  End of program.  | cf. GeoengineeringWatch.org “Dane Wigington is the executive producer for the ground breaking climate engineering documentary, “The Dimming“. He has a background in solar energy and was a former employee of Bechtel Power Corporation. Dane was also a licensed contractor in California and Arizona. | His personal residence was featured in a cover article on the world’s largest renewable energy magazine, Home Power. He owns and manages a wildlife preserve next to Lake Shasta in Northern California. | Dane made the decision to focus all of his efforts, energy and resources on full time investigation of the geoengineering / solar radiation management issue when he began to lose very significant amounts of solar uptake due to ever-increasing solar obscuration / global dimming. This scenario was being caused from highly visible and ongoing jet aircraft spraying / aerosol dispersions. Dane also noted a significant and accelerating decline in overall forest health along with rapidly increasing UV radiation levels. These factors and others were catalysts that triggered Dane’s testing and research into the geoengineering issue for the last two decades. | As the lead researcher for GeoengineeringWatch.org, Dane has investigated all levels of geoengineering, solar radiation management and global ionosphere heater facilities like HAARP. Dane has appeared on an extensive number of interviews and films to explain the environmental dangers we face on a global level from the ongoing climate engineering assault.”

11:00 PST / 14:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Mind Field with Dr. James C. McIntosh and Richardeanea Theodore

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11:30 PST / 14:30 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Interpersonal Update USA with Dr. Harriet Fraad

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12:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Against the Grain

NOTES:  1212 [Sounds like a documentary…]   ‘the contact of two races…God, in his provenance, is leaving this land to higher humans..’ [Sounds like some PBS documentary, which only dares to critique society a century or two ago, but not relate it to today in any meaningful sense…]   …  1214 CC

12:00 PST / 15:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Katie Halper Show

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12:00 PST, PRN.Live [NYC] > It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown

NOTES:  > Dennis Orbblatt(sp?), guest, from Public Banking Institute, who died recently in Russia where he was learning the language(?), on Federal Reserve and attempts to start local, public community banks, particularly to help indigenous nations use public banking instead of Wall Street banking, including for casino financing.  …  1212 CC  [TW]

13:00 PST / 16:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

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13:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > East Bay Yesterday with Liam O’Donohue(sp?)

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COMMENTS: East Bay Yesterday is usually a disappointing program for leftists, as it functions as a synthetic left shill for the establishment by perpetuating the false left-right paradigm whereby the Republican Party and the ‘far-right’ are usually framed as the bogeymen, of which listeners must be wary. Meanwhile, the Democrat Party is usually let off the hook, usually not critiqued as sharply as the Republican Party. And that is the case, if the program delves into politics. This program can be filed under ‘CULTURAL’, as it steers clear of politics, not to mention deep politics, and, as its name suggests, steers clear of current events. | Like Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich, East Bay Yesterday functions as a form of distraction away from current events, current social ills, and what the working class can do about them. Instead of dealing with material conditions and connecting the past to current-day power structures, which must be resisted, East Bay Yesterday focuses on fuzzy feelings and nostalgia, with Pollyannaish narration, which seeks to pander to liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists and non-anti-capitalists) and left-leaning listeners with loads of identity politics. From listening to fund drive banter and program content, the host, Liam O-Donohue(sp?) is apparently a minion of the liberal faction colonizing KPFA, led by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Kris Welch, Aileen Alfandary, and Mark Mericle, et al. So, if you’re in the mood for some depoliticizing, immobilizing liberal entertainment, East Bay Yesterday might entertain you. If you want hard-hitting, provocative, compelling critical analysis and truth-seeking, you will likely be disappointed by East Bay Yesterday.

16:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Hard Knock Radio with  Davey D

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17:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein

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18:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

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COMMENTS:  Usually, honest on basic social justice issues, but KPFA newscast bosses tend to gaslight listeners on COVID-19 (never mention VAERS data, VAERS deaths, assaults on informed consent, assaults on parental consent, no mention of litigation in India against the World Health Organization, etc.) and also gaslight listeners regarding establishment Democrat Party politics (i.e., usually engaging in Democrat Party apologia and perception management to keep people within the Democrat Party imaginary and away from the third-party politics imaginary, in the sociology sense of the term, ‘imaginary’).  I.e., in other words, ‘it’s all good, just don’t question 9/11, COVID-19, nor establishment electoral politics.’  Having said all that, this is still a better nightly newscast than most.  I’m hard-pressed to think of a better one, especially since the demise of Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), particularly regarding local news coverage.  But that doesn’t excuse the KPFA news bosses’ intellectual dishonesty, lying by omission, and other deficiencies of journalistic integrity.  WION is pretty good on global news; but there, too, one can detect the liberal bias, which Dr. Noam Chomsky has warned about since at least the 1990s.

19:00 PST,  KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Bay Native Circle

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20:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Dead to the World

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COMMENTS:  Jeez, this show’s still going?  They ain’t even got David Gans no more.  [ 2 ]

“Economist breaks down how Britain is creeping towards authoritarianism” by PoliticsJOE [via YouTube], 22 FEB 2023. [47min 40sec] 

QUOTATION FROM VIDEO DESCRIPTION:  “Martin Wolf is the chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.  His latest book, The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, is out now.  Interviewer: Oli Dugmore.  Camera: Joel Dunn-Wilson & Shawnee Linstead” 

NOTES: … | (c. 31min 00sec) Mr. Dugmore asked about Brexit.

COMMENTS:  This is an establishment economist, which is why his book’s title refers to ‘Democratic Capitalism’, rather than a more accurate descriptor, such as Monopoly Capitalism or Financialized Capitalism.  Nevertheless, it’s striking to hear such an establishment economist warning about the widening inequality and the very real rise of authoritarianism and inverted totalitarianism around the world, as brilliantly articulated by Dr. Sheldon S. Wolin; Chris Hedges; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Prof. Mattias Desmet; et al.  But what’s lacking is what’s usually lacking from liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists): class analysis.  Martin Wolf’s critique of socialism, claiming ‘We’ve tried it and it has always failed…’, doesn’t really hold up because he is citing simplistic, canned neoclassical arguments, such as a ‘lack of incentives’ and a ‘lack of market signals’ and whatnot.  But he is leaving out the CIA’s and MI6’s covert and not-so-covert global war against the left, even against pro-nationalist governments, like Indonesia and Vietnam and Laos and Latin America, not to mention assassinations against their own people, like Malcolm X; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Fred Hampton; the Philadelphia bombing of the MOVE house; the assassination of JFK and RFK, and on and on; Operation Mockingbird; Operation Paperclip; and on and on.  So, it’s not really fair to say, ‘It’s been tried,’ when there has been all this violence and mayhem and killing of millions by proxy, overthrowing governments,  coups d’état; and so on.  Also, there has been economic warfare, so-called ‘economic sanctions’ and boycotting of socialist nations.  So, no, Martin Wolf, I wouldn’t say it’s as simple as you say, sir.  But your author does appreciate his recognizing that capitalism has been in trouble since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/08.  But your author would challenge him to read Prof. William K. Black and white-collar crime or corporate fraud,  read Dr. L. Randall Wray, read Hyman Minsky’s Instability Hypothesis to understand that the instability of capitalism goes back much further.  Also, Martin Wolf conflates economic systems with political systems, for example, claiming that ‘in a truly socialist system, the state controls everything,’ which is not  true.  The political system of a nation, i.e., the role of the state, can be authoritarian or libertarian, in a capitalist economic system or a socialist system.  For example, Stalin and Hitler, both authoritarian, but one is socialist and the other capitalist. Also, Martin Wolf ignores the fact that China is not as capitalist as he assumes.  Maybe he can call it state capitalism; but corporations do not rule China, like they do in the US or UK.  China is socialism with Chinese characteristics.  Meanwhile, in the US and UK, the state pretty much ‘controls everything,’ too.  But the state has been captured by bankers and corporations, who basically, control everything. The democratic illusion he sees, the swinging back and forth between a liberal (i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist) party and a conservative (i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist) party is mere political theater.  That is his beloved ‘transfer of power’ between two wings of the same beast, Wall Street or the City of London’s global financial centre.  So, he is wary of the looming inverted totalitarianism, but his lack of understanding of the fundamental contradictions of capitalism seem to keep him stuck in a certain ideological limbo, from which he’s unable to imagine an alternative to the capitalism, which is producing the authoritarianism against which he is warning.  |  Fortunately, the astute interviewer (c. 20min 30sec), asks about these very contradictions:  ‘Sticking with the UK, if we look at the current economic picture, with its stagflation, widening inequality, reduction in living standards (all of which resembles the USA), surely, it doesn’t follow to say that the answer to these problems is the thing that led us down this road.  Does it?’  Martin Wolf’s response was typical of liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists): reformism and tinkering around the edges, citing technological unemployment and hoping capitalists will share more of the profits.  It was good he criticized “rent extraction”, the rent-seeking behavior of the rentier sector.  But he offered no meaningful challenges to that.  Martin Wolf and interviewer would have benefites immensely from having one or two more interlocutors, such as Dr. Michael Hudson and Dr. Radhika Desai, for example.  Martin Wolf’s analysis lacked an acknowledgement of geopolitics and geopolitical economy.  He treats nations almost as abstract islands, which stand or fall on their own ideas, not as subjects of global imperial centers.  This is a truly disappointing response, naïve, unpersuasive, flimsy.  [L34] 

[ 1 ]  Truth be told, as corrupt as DN! has become, it’s better than nothing.  I still listen to DN!, but when I do so I know they’re lying to me half the time, like Lewis Lapham said about reading The New York Times.  The problem with liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists) at Pacifica Radio is that they believe everything they read in the NYT. Or they want to believe.  And, you know they do, because they quote it uncritically, amplify establishment narratives on the air.  Most Pacifica Radio liberals interview their pundits, along with others from equally deceptive state rags, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  But all we, listeners, get are softball questions and shallow politics.  The job of the journalist is to challenge the power structures and institutions of society. Instead of finding the sound experts, who make sense, Pacifica Radio’s liberal pundits confuse us, listeners, with conflicting conclusions, that don’t conclude.  One day, Mitch Jeserich seems to understand how the monetary system works, when he’s on air with Prof. Richard Wolff.  Later, when Mr. Jeserich is on air with a non-economist from The Wall Street Journal, we’re backsliding, speaking as if we’re still on a gold standard, or if money is a finite resource, which the U.S. must borrow from other nations.  It’s bizarre.  From Letters and Politics to UpFront to Democracy Now!, there appears to be a willful ignorance, a determination to forget all past lessons, to force KPFA and Pacifica Radio listeners, who are seeking truth and socioeconomic justice and legal justice and political justice toward the goal of peace on Earth, to perpetually reinvent the wheel, to perpetually have to re-establish basic truths, such as the fundamental contradictions of capitalism, such as the fact that capitalism and democracy are incompatible.  The goal of liberals is to stifle all ideas, information, and perspectives of everyone to the left of them, which is to say to stifle anti-capitalist tactics and strategies for a non-capitalist economy, or an economy without corporations, which are not democratically operated by the workers.  |  Instead of finding the sound experts, who make sense, Pacifica Radio’s liberal pundits confuse us with conflicting conclusions from day to day, even hour to hour.  There is no cohesion, no collaboration.  One hour, Dr. Gary Null airs respected world-class doctors dissenting before Congress on the state-corporate COVID-19 policies.  And the next hour, Leonard Lopate will gaslight everyone by uncritically repeating and amplifying the state-corporate COVID-19 policies and narratives, as if there is nothing wrong.  |  Why is it that Mr. Lopate, Mr. Jeserich, Mr. Edwards-Tiekert, et al are allowed to gaslight everyone, to distort reality, for example, to operate under the false presupposition that the PCR test is a valid diagnostic test, when its inventor Dr. Kary Mullis said it is not, when the PCR test was never intended to be a diagnostic test, and when the PCR test is used as a diagnostic test, results are prone to error.  This error rate increases as the magnification cycle threshold is increased.  None of this is explained to the listeners, who are kept in the dark by the establishment narrative-pushers.  For some reason, establishment ideologues have taken power of editorial news boss positions, which seems to force other, more honest, Pacifica Radio broadcasters to bite their tongue about the COVID-19 issue.  It’s a pity.  (A few notable exceptions, Pacifica Radio programs, which dare to be honest about COVID-19, are The Gary Null Show (WBAI), Mindfield (WBAI), Covid, Race & Democracy (WPFW, WBAI).)

[ 2 ] Jeez, this show’s still going?  They ain’t even got David Gans no more. He’s a made man in KPFA terms, a loyal partisan.  I remember Mr. Gans writing partisan propaganda in favor of the reformist Democrat faction at KPFA, with money, and their patronage system, against all grassroots people trying to participate on the free speech airwaves.  But when other shows, which serve black and brown people or working class people, low income people, not just boozhie liberals, they get cut quick, even banned, like JR Valrey, on bogus charges.  Pa’ que veas, lo que de ‘veras les importa.  Ellos nunca van a quitar este programa.  Ellos pueden poner esto en un canal en la pagina de internet.  Alli pueden poner cien canales de musica, si quieren.  Prefieren que los escuchadores se la pásen todos atarantados, que bien informados.  Si tuviéran buenos programas, no fuera tan gacho.  Pero despues de desperdiciar todo el  dia, luego salen con esta madre. No mámes.  …

[22 FEB 2023]

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