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
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Seymour Hersh Dishes on Saudi Oil Money Bribes and the Killing of Osama Bin Laden
It's hard to tell whether Klippenstein or the editors of AlterNet chose this headline, but it tends to downplay the excellent research that Seymour Hersh continues to do on all the lies of Empire spokespeople which are endlessly repeated by corporate media. For his efforts at seeking the truth, like many other investigative reporters Hersh is no longer employed by mainstream media corporations. Thus he must seek out foreign media such as the London Review of Books or in this case a minor blog like AlterNet to express his views.
Nonetheless I think you will find Hersh's answers to Klippenstein's questions of the utmost interest. They are questions about--not only matters related to Bin Laden but--the whole phony War on Terrorism as officially "played" by the Empire and its sordid allies . Notice to his credit that Hersh is always very restrained about the implications of the real information he uncovers.