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, April 20, 2015
OKC – A Conspiracy Theory
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing of the federal building in which 168 people died. Officials labeled it as a "terrorist" attack in which a truck loaded with explosives was parked in front of the building and caused the destruction of the building and the deaths of people inside.
This was the first of many such "terrorist" incidents that would create a sense of alarm and fear among Americans who soon saw many of their civil liberties compromised by new legislation such as the Patriot Acts and the beginning of many endless wars in the Middle East and Eurasia.
In his rapid-fire delivery Corbett satirizes the official story by pointing out many contradictions, unexplained coincidences, and implausible aspects of the official version of this incident.