Interview 1264 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

by | Mar 23, 2017 | Interviews | 11 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…


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

  2. 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

    • Language Nuances – I am so glad that Corbett enlightened us as to how a culture views different phrases. (i.e Chinese)

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. Hah, pretty wild that this is the mentality.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    • 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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