We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Monday, March 30, 2015
Stratfor’s Mr. Freeman [Friedman] describes the real goals of the US Empire
This video offers an excellent illustration of how these ruling class think tanks are used to hash out ruling class policies. You will notice that in his remarks, George Friedman talks very candidly about geopolitical issues facing the Empire--yes, he uses that word. Such talks for obvious reasons are never reported on by major media.
Friedman is the founder of Stratfor, a private intelligence agency, that has hired many people (for example, see this) from government security agencies and advises many in the government about geopolitical issues. He is particularly well connected to the military-industrial complex.