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Systemic Sponsors of Self Interest

Updated: Feb 15

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem - "O Allah, please forgive me."


Adding this page to my site most likely in some way, but condensed and with some of my own words and thoughts typed out first (political)...Hard to remember what all I was thinking this one morning...


Previous things I haven't posted or shared yet:

Email: Mon, Jan 16, 11:46 AM (9 days ago) to me

Ukraine, rife with corruption... Google her name - so called "reliable" "mainstream" news sources -> ---------------- Long article - Wagner Group -

1.24.2022 - We need democracy - real democracy on these issues. Our politics suck (-> Economics at Work - "After the elections, what now?") our democracy is a joke. Obviously, we don't even have any political discussion on these issues. Most everything with a bad look unto the politicians and their horrible politics gets swept under the rug (of course). Personally, am for increasing public transportation with it being electrified and low emissions. Even for more "authoritarian" action that would make high-speed rail lines possible, if that's possible (is hard to do in America - because of our highly built-up environment and infrastructure already in place and property right laws as well.

Actions like these etc. that some would call "communist" or authoritarian. You can call it not nice and authoritarian or whatever, and that's fine but if the benefits outweigh the bad then I think it can be worth it especially when the benefits are so much greater than the small temporary hurt or dislike of some individuals. I mean, one could also say it's not "nice" to be against slave owners back in the slavery days "not nice"..."your hurting me and my business". The Gov. can give money to people so they can move elsewhere and for recompensation of losses. Just common sense and decency regarding that. Obviously investing in American infrastructure and infrastructure projects and industry, sure. Am down on the political spectrum (not authoritarian) but not too libertarian personally...I see more of a problem with protecting people from greed and capitalism, corporations, corporate take over, money being the end all be all...

------------------------------------ Sunday 1.22.23

Continuing...from "A Modern Day Debt Jubilee" Blog post.

This was actually quite important: Russia Offensive Zaporozhye Fast Gains, Ukraine Operational Crisis Bakhmut; German No To Tanks

Alexander Mercouris • 167K views

Russia Offensive Zaporozhye Makes Fast Gains, Ukraine Faces Operational Crisis Bakhmut; German No To Tanks for Kiev Topic 737

ALERT: They're Planning Something Big

Canadian Prepper 04K views

Didn't watch: World Economic Forum War Party

The Grayzone • 66K views

The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the lobbying at Davos for extending the Ukraine proxy war into 2024, the latest palace intrigues from inside Ukraine's government, and discuss...

Very nice, good video, good speech (watched some of it):

The Science Of Soul Saving-2023_Food Shortages&Country Living-Sunday Law Agitations-AWR Unholy Union Messengers Of Present Truth Ministry International 13K views

"God's purpose in giving the third angel's message to the world is to prepare a people to stand true to Him during the investigative judgment. This is the purpose for which we establish and...

Peace be to the good people around the world including China (Allah says, "We created you with different colors, languages etc (races). so you can get to know one another"): I feel it's such a tragedy we're being programmed to be afraid of other people.

"The other". The immigrant threat, the Muslim threat, the Chinese threat, the Russian threat, the socialist threat, the communist threat...

What people are really afraid of is having their ego and their beliefs and worldviews challenged because that makes one uncomfortable because it is like challenging a person about how-who that person thinks that they are.

When actually, we're all capable of change and these things don't fundamentally change who one really is as a person (that is, if a person feels upset towards other or another people or person who doesn't share their worldview, etc. and they don't want to even listen to that person or rejects the person themselves on those grounds).

Inside China’s New Stand-Up Comedy Scene, with Norah Yang and Kate Willett

BreakThrough News 3.6K views

Protests and strikes in France. UK and Spain warn against protests The Duran • 115K views

Protests and strikes in France. UK and Spain warn against protests The Duran: Episode 1491 *****LOCALS COMMUNITY***** 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL:

Not the best quality video (audio) but yeah, maybe could help some people: "I", "You" & "IT" in Modern Relationships

Shiekh Omar Baloch 2.2K views

Building a military to fight Russia, on the fly The Duran • 111K views

Building a military to fight Russia, on the fly The Duran: Episode 1492 *****LOCALS COMMUNITY***** 1

Weapon addiction as Zelensky claims Putin chroma key The Duran • 119K views

I don't even remember this but: they're waking up The Dive with Jackson Hinkle 56K views

Putin and China could DESTROY the WEF and the West if this goes any further | Redacted News

Redacted 336K views

Jeremy Corbyn on Freeing Julian Assange, the Working Class, Brazil, Peru & Ending Ukraine War Democracy Now! 178K views

In Washington, D.C., human rights and free speech advocates gather today for the Belmarsh Tribunal, focused on the imprisonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has been languishing...

Didn't watch: The Belmarsh Tribunal D.C. — The Case of Julian Assange Democracy Now! 236K views


Islam The Ultimate Peace • 333K views

Some curse words but a good video. Includes additional implications of the labeling of the Wagner Group as a terrorist organization: Is Iran Stepping up Air Defense in Syria?

Richard Medhurst 17K views


Sense Islam 120K views

------ Great videos:


Chris Hedges Fan Club • 3.2K views

This is DISTRUBING and SAD...

Chris Hedges Fan Club • 3.8K views

Shorts: we don't believe... what we don't see#mufti menk 383 views Allah's (aj) Powerful Hand - Reality of Bayat in Islam 3.8K views This is how to experience reality✨ || #shorts 499 views


BRICS challenges US dollar, Saudi considers selling oil in other currencies: Financial multipolarity

Geopolitical Economy Report • 45K views

The BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) is “developing a fairer system of monetary exchange” to challenge the

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Totality and Capital Democracy At Work 11K views

[S2 E03] Totality and Capital To our Patreon community: thank you for supporting David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles on Patreon!

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Human Life vs. Capital Accumulation Democracy At Work • 14K views

[S2 E05] Human Life vs. Capital Accumulation To our Patreon community: thank you for supporting David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist

Looks good: End Medical Debt: The Fight to Stop Hospitals from Suing Patients, Garnishing Wages, Ruining Credit Democracy Now! 45K views

Russia & Ukraine Sheikh Imran Hosein 52K views

Uplifting - for Muslims especially - (it is amazing if you think about a person who does their prayers every day for sooo many years and years - Allahu Akbar - "Allahu Inni Allaha" ("and keep duty to Allah"))

Sense Islam

Lots of knowledge: The Role Of Russia & China In WW3 & The Significance Of Turkey & Iran Sheikh Imran Hosein 582K views

Last Signs For Al-IMAM MAHDI Arrives! 2023

Qewt Elfekr - قوة الفكر • 1.7K views

Lavrov, 'War with west no longer hybrid, but almost real' The Duran • 114K views

Didn't watch: The Seven Stages of Human Development: A Sufi Perspective

The Nine-Sided Circle • 602 views

Yeah... ukraine admitting defeat The Dive with Jackson Hinkle 53K views


3 ways to honor the sacred month of Rajab | Abu Bakr Zoud

Abu Bakr Zoud • 21K views

Yeah...they still put out some good content (Democracy Now) even if their reporting on the War in Ukraine is quite maddening; along with other topics of world affairs and news. I did not watch the above tribunal seeing that it was Amy Goodman leading the tribunal (on Julian Assange) and the fact that it's two hours long and is not going to make a real difference. Go to the courts if you really want to put power to the test...I don't know why or how nobody seemingly does so or can't or how these other courts (in Britain) are even ruling in favor of the U.S. government when it seems basic civil rights and journalistic rights are just being thrown out the window. Is it a bunch of political crap (posturing, "optics") or is it just a real sense of caring and ethical integrity?

That is why I have the question of why, on the topic of Ukraine, do they censor themselves since they call for such an antiwar stance in general and flirt around with the truth (around the issues with the war in Ukraine?) Well, obviously... they're either getting bullied by government agencies or getting paid by government agencies. At this point, there is no excuse for them to be ignorant of the history of the U.S. meddling in Ukraine, they know it; they just won't do actual reporting on this and other issues which is a real disservice to the public and even the safety of the public. All of the institutions that don't report the truth are in a way complicit in death and war one could say, to a degree,.. yes. If you are not for Truth then...(by Allah/God - you have failed - you are lost and your work is for naught - that's the truth. As for believers (whatever religion or faith you have), well, obviously, all of your work could be lost - Allah tells us in the Qur'an S.W.T. - but also that, He is The Merciful and we can work off our sins and be forgiven (work goodness -> humble, righteous and upright) as for the wicked, it seems they are driven (by God of course) to doing more and more despicable deplorable things and having very little light in their hearts (goodness, mercy, compassion for others, etc.) ):

Why Democracy Now sucks The Grayzone • 46K views The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate are joined by activist and comedian Randy Credico to discuss the pathetic state

Looks good: Economic Update: "American Midnight" Democracy's Forgotten Crisis Democracy At Work • 32K views

Shifting from Economic Neoliberalism to Economic Nationalism - Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff

Democracy At Work • 12K views

The U.S. reached global dominance as an advocate of neoliberalism and globalization, a champion of free-trade and open markets. But

-------------------------------Tuesday 1/23/23

Great videos:

The Realities of Sufism (16). Imam Amin Muhammad.

Masjid Muhammad of Atlantic City, Inc. • 132 views

The Realities of Sufism taught by Imam Amin Muhammad. Bookstore: Support these classes at:

The Wisdom Behind Adam (PBUH) Getting Sent to Earth - Nouman Ali Khan - Story Nights

Nouman Ali Khan - Official - Bayyinah • 228K views In this BTV exclusive, Ustadh Nouman goes into the tafseer of Surah Al Baqarah, explaining how Adam (pbuh) was sent to earth. Watch

Crotty on Keynes on Competition

New Economic Thinking • 5.2K views

In 2016 James Crotty (Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst) sat down with

Didn't watch:

Who’s Responsible for Africa’s Debt Trap: China or the West? BreakThrough News 5.5K views

U.S. politicians and corporate media blame China for debt crises in African countries, yet African governments owe three times more

It's REALLY Happening (Trans enters female bathroom and this happened) TheDeenShowTV 194K views

It's REALLY Happening (Trans enters female bathroom and this happened) WATCH MY PREVIOUS VIDEO ▶


We will be held to account - "Keep calm, do good".

- A sheikh who withholds knowledge and sharing what he knows and understands of the world, I think, is obviously not right - "be true". "don't be arrogant" either, that's true - but if you know or think you know and truly understand, and work to understand, have worked to have good understanding and still withhold - well that could lead people in the wrong direction then; truly. Fear Allah Most High. Wal Asr...

Real Ulama (i.e., scholars) & The Reality Of The World Today Sheikh Imran Hosein 29K views

Long and good (as always with Blogging Theology) topic about free speech: Blasphemy Laws and Free Speech with Hamza Tzortzis

Blogging Theology 9.9K views

Rallph Nader on how they trick you..

Chris Hedges Fan Club • 5.1K views

Poland is HIDING the truth from the world and it's getting bad | Redacted with Clayton Morris Redacted 613K views

Poland is suffering from the war in Ukraine but are they a willing participant? Columnist Mike Krupa speaks against the narrative of

I like Alexander (thank you, thank you): Russia Begins New Vuhledar Offensive, Advances in Bakhmut, Zaporozhye; Big Purge Strikes Kiev Alexander Mercouris • 148K views

Russia Begins New Vuhledar Offensive, Alongside Advances in Bakhmut, Zaporozhye; Big Political Purge Strikes Kiev Topic 740

Wednesday: ----------------------

Possible cursing:

The End Of The U.S. Dollar Is Here! The Jimmy Dore Show 144K views

Most Americans don’t know what the “petrodollar” is, but the nation’s ongoing prosperity absolutely depends on it, and international events

Russian FM Lavrov: Western Dominance Is Over, India And China Are Powerhouses That Cannot Be Ignored

True inFo • 20K views

Russian FM Lavrov: Western Dominance Is Over, India And China Are Powerhouses That Cannot Be Ignored

Short from yesterday I really like (forgot there were more shorts from the day): Mearsheimer: I'm sorry, but thats not how the world works #shorts 631K views

Interesting, cool video: Ancient Alien Jinn Technology #alien #jinn 5.4K views

Crazy - "They want to enslave us" - : Whitney Webb Exposes Scary Truths About WHO's New Chief Scientist

Kim Iversen 30K views

In this video, investigative journalist Whitney Webb discusses the World Health Organization's (WHO) recent appointment of Jeremy Farrar as its new chief scientist. Webb raises concerns about...

Why we can't have what we want in America...

Chris Hedges Fan Club • 1.3K views

New cold war math: US Fed exaggerates China's military spending with absurd graph

Geopolitical Economy Report • 9.9K views

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a jaw-droppingly misleading graph that portrays China as spending more on its

Islamic Humanism on Malcolm’s Pro-Palestine Politics John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University • 8.9K views

Maytha Alhassen is a University of Southern California (USC) Provost Ph.D. Although Malcolm X’s Egyptian Gazette “Zionist Logic” op-ed

Quran Is from God | Omar Suleiman to Lex Fridman Mosharof Sabu • 21K views

Clicked and started watching again, love the opening words of this video, is a good video: World on a Razor's edge | Douglas Macgregor & Scott Ritter

Dialogue works • 122K views

Watched some: Ukraine Proposes Non-Aggression Pact. CAPTURED NATO Equipment Going On Display In Russia iEarlGrey • 33K views

Lukashenko announced Ukraine's proposal to conclude a non-aggression pact: The Kremlin

Want to watch: Go Rin No Sho - The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (Complete Audiobook) Ancient Recitations • 539K views

The Book of Five Rings is the final work on the art of swordsmanship and strategy by legendary Japanese ronin Miyamoto Musashi.

Other videos, a bunch, not posting (not too important) but these look good, have not watched...:

How slow reading can change your brain DamiLee 988K views How does a world of speed and information impact our brains, our culture, and the architecture that supports learning? Want to be a part of producing these videos? Follow this link: https://ko-fi....

Peru's US-backed coup regime cuts down pro-democracy protesters The Grayzone • 10K views As masses of protesters make their way to the Peruvian capital of Lima, calling for the resignation of unelected coup leader Dina

------------------------- Other things looking at ...(1/25/23) Thinking about the merger of circular economics with Islamic economics....would be very dynamic -> recognizing the fact that things are always changing in reality, that a system only reverberates around equilibrium in a way...and that nature provides clues - take inspiration from nature - circular - theres not waste etc. There is vertical AND horizontal growth (vertical like the self or the nation state) Horizontal in the interconnected nature of things and reality (nothing lives in a vacuum know, we aren't meant to just be all the self but to help each other out. - theres levels as well. The ground level, the surface, the 2nd level, the 3rd level the 4th level...) Muhammad SallAllahuAlihiwasalaam On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:47 AM Michael Folk <> wrote: Misconceptions about Shariah Law:

------- PFAS news: Eating one fish from U.S. lakes or rivers likened to drinking month's worth of contaminated water To find out PFAS contamination in locally caught fish, a team of researchers analyzed more than 500 samples from rivers and lakes across the...

That should be enough to spur serious action (outrage - for good action, to protect our kids and kids kids futures of a decent life here on Earth and within the United States itself) for environmental clean up and to shift away from non-critical plastic usage (circular economy shift makes much sense).


China chip sanctions - (will only intensify China's own independence and development within...but, it is complicated (of course)):

Interesting: - What gives the United States the right to infer upon all the nations and companies of the world what to do and who to do business and trade with? - Of course, this is an example of the shift from "neo-liberalism" and "free trade" to economic (and militaristic) nationalism. What this also tells you is that the WTO is subservient to the United States (the U.S. makes the rules - and has since WWII, it made the WTO and the IMF and World Bank). When the U.S. bosses the WTO to take an action the WTO says "Yes master". - How otherwise would it be possible for a world trade organization to go along with such sanctions? Is that preferable to world progress, sustainability and peace? - Of course not.


Choking off China’s Access to the Future of AI

Report by Gregory C. Allen Published October 11, 2022

New U.S. Export Controls on AI and Semiconductors Mark a Transformation of U.S. Technology Competition with China


On October 7, 2022, the Biden administration announced a new export controls policy on artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductor technologies to China. These new controls—a genuine landmark in U.S.-China relations—provide the complete picture after a partial disclosure in early September generated confusion. For weeks the Biden administration has been receiving criticism in many quarters for a new round of semiconductor export control restrictions, first disclosed on September 1. The restrictions block leading U.S. AI computer chip designers, such as Nvidia and AMD, from selling their high-end chips for AI and supercomputing to China. The criticism typically goes like this:

  • China’s domestic AI chip design companies could not win customers in China because their chip designs could not compete with Nvidia and AMD on performance.

  • Chinese firms could not catch up to Nvidia and AMD on performance because they did not have enough customers to benefit from economies of scale and network effects.

  • Because of the new export controls, revenues that formerly flowed to U.S. chip companies will now go to Chinese chip companies, offering a viable path to economies of scale and competitive performance.

  • In the short term, this policy will significantly harm Chinese AI data center companies.

  • However, blocking U.S. AI chip designers from selling their world-leading chips is actually good for China in the longer term because it will strengthen China’s domestic chip design ecosystem.

While the reasoning in this criticism is sound, it does not imply that the Biden administration’s actions are self-defeating. Rather, it shows how the policy as disclosed in September was incomplete. A policy like this would not make sense if that is the only step the administration planned to take. Clearly something was missing, and industry experts have been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since.

On October 7, the other shoe dropped. The Biden administration announced a massive policy shift on semiconductor exports to China as well as revised rules for how the lists of restricted parties are managed. In recent decades, U.S. semiconductor policy has been primarily market driven and laissez faire. With the new policy, which comes on the heels of the CHIPS Act’s passage, the United States is firmly focused on retaining control over so-called “chokepoint” (or as it is sometimes translated from Chinese “stranglehold”) technologies in the global semiconductor technology supply chain.

The most important chokepoints in the context of this discussion are AI chip designs, electronic design automation software, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and equipment components. The Biden administration’s latest actions simultaneously exploit U.S. dominance across all four of these chokepoints. In doing so, these actions demonstrate an unprecedented degree of U.S. government intervention to not only preserve chokepoint control but also begin a new U.S. policy of actively strangling large segments of the Chinese technology industry—strangling with an intent to kill.

The Biden Administration’s Four Semiconductor Policy Chokeholds

There are four interlocking elements of the new policy targeting different segments of the semiconductor value chain, and all elements must be understood simultaneously to grasp the scope of what the Biden administration plans on achieving. In short, the Biden administration is trying to (1) strangle the Chinese AI industry by choking off access to high-end AI chips; (2) block China from designing AI chips domestically by choking off China’s access to U.S.-made chip design software; (3) block China from manufacturing advanced chips by choking off access to U.S.-built semiconductor manufacturing equipment; and (4) block China from domestically producing semiconductor manufacturing equipment by choking off access to U.S.-built components.

These actions demonstrate an unprecedented degree of U.S. government intervention to not only preserve chokepoint control but also begin a new U.S. policy of actively strangling large segments of the Chinese technology industry—strangling with an intent to kill.

  1. Strangle the Chinese AI and supercomputing industries by choking off access to high-end chips.

The highest levels of leadership in both the United States and China—including Chinese president Xi Jinping—believe that leading in AI technology is critical to the future of global military and economic power competition. China is a global leader in AI research, AI commercialization, and AI-enabled military technology. China’s strategy of “military-civil fusion” is designed to ensure that the best Chinese commercial AI technology is always available to the military and that the military’s linkages to China’s commercial industry are deeply interwoven. As a result of military-civil fusion, U.S. sanctions and export controls cannot effectively target China’s military (which the United States has historically been very willing to do) without also targeting Chinese commercial industry (which the United States has historically been more reluctant to do).

To date, targeted U.S. efforts to allow commercial Chinese access to high-end chips while blocking military access have had weak results. For example, in 2015, the Obama administration blocked U.S. chipmaker Intel from selling its high-end Xeon chips to Chinese military supercomputer research centers such as the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). While this policy ended direct sales from U.S. companies to the Chinese military, it was completely ineffective at stopping indirect sales to the shell companies that helped the Chinese military evade export controls. China’s NUDT has not only built new globally leading supercomputers after the restrictions went into effect, but those new supercomputers still use the latest and greatest (and banned) Intel Xeon chips. More broadly, examinations of Chinese military equipment of all types have found them to be extremely reliant on U.S. chips.

For high-end AI and supercomputing chips, the Biden administration has essentially given up on trying to thread the needle between refusing to let U.S. technology help China’s military while promoting U.S.-China commercial trade. High-end AI chips can no longer be sold to any entity operating in China, whether that is the Chinese military, a Chinese tech company, or even a U.S. company operating a data center in China. The Biden administration is essentially saying to China: “If your policy is military-civil fusion, then the only realistic way of implementing our policy of no military end use is to end all sales to China, and we are now willing to take that step.”

It took a long time for the United States to get here. After decades of ratcheting Chinese government provocations—including state-sponsored corporate espionage, forced technology transfer, market access restrictions, export control violations, human rights atrocities in Xinjiang, undermining democracy in Hong Kong, the deployment of AI-enabled surveillance megaprojects, and the development of AI-enabled lethal autonomous weapons—the Biden administration is saying, “enough is enough.” This is not a policy of decoupling (yet), but it is proof of the United States’ unwillingness to remain tightly coupled to the Chinese technology sector under previous conditions.


- Okay, so it is alright for the U.S. to do whatever it wants - Occupying Syria, destroying Libya, helping and supporting the atrocities of the Saudi regime and Isreal, having and developing bioweapons (having bioweapon labs in Ukraine), covering up war crimes and prosecuting those who expose them, trying to sanction countries to hurt them so much that their people may start revolutions against governments that the United States doesn't like...

- "A.I. enabled surveillance megaprojects" - The United States itself spies on its citizens. So how can we in the West criticize another country's government, that openly does so and has their own whole different culture and Gov. development and developments. when the U.S. itself covertly spies on all of its citizens and even people of the world? - "people of the world?" - Yes, the U.S. is against restrictions (in smartphones), like they have in China, that limit or would prohibit company's abilities to be spied on by Google (in android smartphones) - pretty sure is the same for Apple smartphones as well.