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 28, 2016
There's a 'Special Place in Hell' for Madeleine Albright [and Hillary]
There are plenty of US war criminals; but to the people who proclaim that it would be wonderful to have a woman as president, I offer this piece to show that war-mongering comes with no sexual identity. Being a person who is inclined to war-mongering and illegally acquiring a fortune, Hillary Clinton is another war criminal type who would be a perfect candidate to serve the Empire's ruling predatory class of capitalists. If you're not convinced after reading this article, then read this, this, and this.
Many of my fellow Americans are glued to their TV sets and fascinated by what they think are "democratic" election results and getting caught up in all the drama that corporate media can muster. Hillary, of course, will "win" the presidency simply because she was selected as a woman candidate who would appeal to women and others who wish to deny their anti-women prejudices.
They performed the same ruse in 2008 by giving Americans the chance to prove their non-racism by voting for Barack Obama. Because he was raised mostly by his white banker grandmother and educated at elite schools, he was thoroughly indoctrinated in capitalist values and became a perfect puppet president to serve the ruling capitalist class. This illustrates how clever our ruling class directorate are with their applications of inverted racism and sexism to manipulate the social identity politics of Americans. (Class politics is taboo in the US. Should one be foolish enough to try to engage most of them in a class analysis of any given issue, they will look at you like you were from another planet.)
What most naive Americans fail to understand is that these elections are all smoke and mirrors designed to hide the fact that it really doesn't matter who becomes president because that person will either serve the ruling class directorate or they will be removed from office one way or another. However the directorate wants someone in office who they know will perform their public relations duties well and follow their orders. They long ago decided that Hillary was that person and have been grooming her for that job ever since.