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

Yemen and Syria - Two Different Rebellions, Two Different Stories, Same Belligerent West

Click here to access article by Brandon Turbeville from Activist Post.
It is the unbelievable arrogance of a ruling class to claim to [two] contradicting ideologies and justifications for the same act in front of an entire nation without fear of exposing their true agenda. Unfortunately, in 2015, it is more confidence than arrogance since there is undoubtedly empirical evidence of success, since the American people have fallen for virtually every excuse given for military conflict since the first World War. Indeed, the general public is now fully capable of lapping up any excuse for war fed to them by the ruling class and equally capable of forgetting that justification as rapidly as they are required to in favor of another.
After a lifetime of observing lies by various US authorities, I am still completely befuddled as to why my fellow Americans still believe, or at least, passively go along with whatever the authorities say about their invasions, assassinations, and false-flag events. But I can understand why our masters in the capitalist ruling class tell such outrageous lies--they know with perfect confidence that they can get away with it. However, this cannot continue indefinitely. A time will come when we Americans will suffer terrible consequences for our gullibility and passivity.

For an in-depth geopolitical analysis of the conflict centered in Yemen, I recommend an article by a very credible, and independent Canadian journalist, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who specializes in matters of the Middle East. 

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