Interview 1264 - New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

03/23/201715 Comments

Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Sears Has Substantial Doubt About Its Future

Flashback: Get Ready For Mass Retail Closings (Feb. 26, 2009)

Story #2: Chinese Landmark Concept Put Into UN Security Council Resolution For The First Time

Did America’s Top Diplomat Inadvertently Offer China A “New, Great Power Relationship”?

Is China Getting a North Korea Bullseye on its Back?

Beijing Installs Toilet Paper Dispensers With Facial Recognition Software

Story #3: Should A Chimpanzee Be Treated As A Person With Legal Rights?

We Need A Word For This

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing Down “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Ending 146-Year Run

#GoodNewsNextWeek: Solutions Springing Up All Around

Man Picking Up North Carolina Trash For 20 Years For Free

Japanese Samurai! Kind Of...

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  1. michael.b says:

    Why do you suppose that consiousness would only be limited to a human? Which I personally question the later as there are a lot of knuckle draggers within the society of man, and we seem to be gaining more ever day.
    In fact I believe in a way that psychopathy as a throw back to long long ago, when we might have, had to be that way, as a survival mechanism. But we tolerate these modern pyschos in suits occupying political office, or running corporations.
    Would you Also include the great mountaiun gorilla in this…?
    In regards to their rights, would they (chimpazees) have religious rights, I don’t believe anyone should have that…even though you have the right to believe in Santa Claus, I don’t think iy should be a law.
    You think giving chimpazees rights would be an attempt at lower human rights standard.

    I sometimes womder what you believe, you say some strange things sometimes.
    Are you bent a little bit towards the left of anarchy.
    Not impressed with you good news choices, they feel like filler, are they?

    When we eventually wake up, we will find that consiousness drives this three dimensional reality, this material plane, we live in like the sun drives life and all that is not lost in its possible absence this solar
    Life with consiousness, any life…the imagined reality of that bring up fierce vision, and the absolute waste of space.
    There is more to this than cold facts.

  2. mkey says:

    Full props go to the elderly anarchist trash picker. Thank you sir for your service.

  3. D. Rolling Kearney says:

    I lived in a small rural town in Germany in the late 80’s and it was always very clean. Why? Because the people would go out, of their own accord, and clean up! We marveled to see old women sweeping the streets. “Who would do such a thing?” asked the Americans who were used to people being lazy, throwing their garbage in the street, and expecting someone else to someday take care of it. Or not. Because, “Who cares?”

  4. HomeRemedySupply says:

    James Evan Pilato underscores this weird alarming trend we see taking place…
    “…future…getting glimpses…each thing gets a little stranger…” and Corbett talked about it here “a conditioning of society” – normalizing an aberration. YouTube –

    Sears — The one aspect about Sears which was beneficial for folks of moderate or low income: People could easily get a Sears credit card which allowed them to get a much needed major appliance or other needed purchases. Some folks will be hit hard without that optional alternative credit.

    St Louis 9/11 Truth Group Road Cleanup — PHOTO

  5. HomeRemedySupply says:

    James Evan Pilato mentions Rex Tillerson.
    Perhaps Rex Tillerson is cut from a different grain of cloth, his woven fabric may not be the “evil oil CEO” image which many people have.

    Perhaps Integrity is part of Rex Tillerson’s fabric.

    When one starts to investigate Rex Tillerson, the man and his values, he certainly does not seem like a psychopath.
    Like Tillerson points out, different corporate and government bureaucracies have a work environment which promotes “fiefdoms of power” rather than the primary mission statement of that entity. Psychopaths flourish and rise to the top in such power-fiefdom entities.

    And to Rex Tillerson’s credit, shortly after he became CEO of Exxon, the Rockefeller Family tried to take away his hat as CEO. It was a big wrestle match, but Rex ended up retaining his job as CEO with shareholders supporting him. The Rockefeller Family has demonized Exxon ever since. You hear the Rockefellers demonize Exxon, but not the many other oil companies.

    So, it is my opinion that just because a person becomes the CEO of a corporation, it does not mean that they are a dastardly dude. Certainly, some categories of companies are more ethical than others. However, most the world consumes oil. The consumer bears responsibility for a product’s demand.

    • VoltaicDude says:

      I’d like to give Tillerson points for butting heads with David Rockefeller, and he expresses himself consummately in the video, including his overt and very direct championing of personal integrity.

      However, the “personal integrity” speech is corporate-speak 101, albeit he is an exceptionally impressive presenter.

      Tillerson is speaking to a fawning college audience (another one of those colleges to which ExxonMobil has been very generous), and he hits all the usual banal-banter points:
      – Work diligently
      – Do what you’re told
      – Don’t ask why
      – Loyalty to the hierarchy will lead to success

      Actually, that may be pretty reliable advice for the average corporate minion. Apparently Tillerson himself decided to butt-heads with the Rock instead – and he won!

      He also basically describes himself as a confidently even keeled commodity manager, soberly devoted to long-term market commitments within a global perspective of development, including the political realm, which puts him squarely within the same spectrum as Rockefeller.

      Thinking about that though, what other modus operandi would be viably competent or even make any sense at all in an industry like oil?

      Perhaps David and Rex were too similar to get along too well, and Tillerson is not just more talented in his public and personal presentation, but was also unwilling to be sufficiently deferential to the old-time Titan (self-made Tillerson; Rockefeller, the heir)?

      Sometimes that is what happens when a calcified authority refuses to acquiesce to a new generation and does not realize he has lost a critical mass amongst his life-constituents (Norma Desmond comes to mind).

      That critical mass would have given Tillerson the hand up, regardless of Rockefeller’s titanic legacy, which one can imagine would have been a bitter pill for Rockefeller (and who knows, perhaps the old geezer was actually treated with more deference than he even realized – entitlement breeds brattiness).

      Meanwhile, Tillerson is originally a civil engineer by training who continues to rely on the analytical outlook this vocation inculcated within him.

      He says that as CEO he had no pretentions to the weight of governmental sway, but for god’s sake, he was CEO at “ExxonMobil” – what could that possibly mean?

      As either a civil engineer, or now as Secretary of State, does he have any insight to the many questions regarding 911 anomalies to the official story?

      Has he signed up at the site? (“ae” stands for architects and engineers)

      And he supports a CO2 tax – but he is committed to the subtleties of a scientific understanding on climate change?

      For a few minutes I wanted to believe, but then…

  6. Briar Fox says:

    Just to speak to the good news at the end of the video and props to all of those who require orders from on high to take action in their communities. Out in my neck of the woods we have a yearly “Great Island Clean-up” event where the community participates to clean every area of the island. Oodles of people show up for this event!

    We are also in charge of our own waste stream and do not have a curbside trash pickup, so we are very in-tune with what we are dumping and putting out into the world. We used to have a volunteer based up-cycling service right by the dump where trash gets turned into treasures, but it unfortunately burnt down and we are in the process of rebuilding. When it was alive and thriving, it was an amazing place to find just about anything you needed without having to buy new.

    Video from the founder of The Exchange: (please excuse the climate change rhetoric)

  7. Rovak says:

    As a resident of the UK I’m only aware of “Sears” as it’s mentioned in a Billy Joel song.

    Littering – Some year’s ago I asked a young lad why he had just throw his empty pop can on the street? The reply was “This place is a mess anyway!” Kind of a circular argument but sadly an indication of society’s mental health.

  8. VoltaicDude says:

    I liked the talk about Sears. The photographs are ironically poignant. Sometimes being human seems to mean being inherently and incompetently conflicted. I think Eric Blair said something about that.

    What happens if you moon the “smart” TP dispenser?

    The chimp bit might seem goofy at first glance, but I think it’s actually a useful pursuit philosophically.

    The conclusion of any simian “vote” would obviously be an entirely human construct. They have no clue – they don’t even read People magazine.

    This is a surprising story – the most surprising part is that “it’s not so uncommon!” I thought maybe I was some sort of freak.

    POTHOLE MAN (from last week)

  9. kathrynrmcneil says:

    I lived in S. Korea for 8 years and there was no need for “community clean-up”, people just did it. Koreans are a proud people, and they want their community to look good. And I lived in a village, in the very south of S. Korea. Students would organize themselves and go out monthly to pick up trash. I would spend my winter vacations in Thailand, usually 4-6 weeks, and it was the same thing. No one wanted the streets to look “3rd world.” Seems the only countries that actually have to pay people to clean the streets are the lazy 1st world countries. Now I’m living in Romania, and they have people who clean every street, literally sweeping them with brooms, and every sidewalk, every day, even on Sundays. Bucharest is one of the “cleanest” cities I’ve ever seen. It is called pride.

    • mkey says:

      “3rd world” countries can have just as lazy and vane people as any “1st world” country, thank you very much.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Interesting. Kathryn, Thanks for the insight into different cultures and values.

      In Texas, there are the anti-litter signs “Don’t mess with Texas” surrounded by beer bottles and trash.

      As a kid in the very early 60’s, I would collect glass “coke bottles” off the side of the road so I could redeem them for 3 cents. I miss the days of glass bottles.

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