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
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Obama of Arabia
Breiweiser expresses the bewilderment experienced by so many 9/11 victims about their government's opposition to their desire for a complete inquiry to one of the most infamous crimes committed against citizens of this country. There is already considerable evidence that Saudi Arabian authorities (along with others) have sponsored terrorist groups, but yet our government acts as if they were our best friends. After expressing her bewilderment in the form of many questions, she finally offers an explanation.
The problem I have with her explanation is that it doesn't go far enough. It doesn't target the underlying reason for the government's disloyal conduct or, one could justifiably say, their treasonous conduct. By omitting these fundamental reasons, a solution will never by effected. The fundamental reasons, which her more superficial reasons point to, are related to class rule.
The ruling capitalist class in this country are in collusion with the ruling medieval class of Saudi Arabia to accumulate power and wealth. They are very much like a criminal gang that collaborates with another criminal gang to commit bigger crimes. The author and the rest of the 9/11 families apparently still believe all the democratic mythology that is so pervasively spread throughout every institution of our nation. Until this misty veil of deceptions is removed and class rule is ended, we will continue to experience more bewildering incidents like 9/11.