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
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Saker interviews Paul Craig Roberts
I, and many others, have often referred to a "deep state" or "shadow government": people who constitute the core directorate of the ruling capitalist class. For obvious reasons this knowledge is well hidden far below the official "democratic" mythology foisted on the American people via their control of all institutions of society. The "Saker" attempts in this interview to elicit from Paul Craig Roberts, as a former conservative participant near the corridors of power, his knowledge of this core directorate, and other important issues such as Israeli influence in US affairs and the prospects for a nuclear war with Russia.