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, July 16, 2016
Mush for Brains?
Nissani argues that many people, including the US-led Empire's most prominent enemies in Russia and China, underestimate the cleverness that the "controllers", the invisible government consisting of major bankers and top owners of corporations, are using in their mad efforts to extend their control over all the world. They may be crazy by risking a nuclear war (and destroying habitat) but they are not stupid as currently expressed by so many naive political observers. In addition to their plethora of powerful weapons, and Machiavellian strategies and tactics to destabilize and break up countries, they use the stealth weapons of finance and control of central banks which are probably even more effective in extending their control. Nissani's observations about the latter weapon as used on Russia is most revealing.
I firmly believe, and have argued many times, that these empire builders are under the influence of the most powerful drug of all--power. This drug works much like a metastasized cancer that is inherent in the advanced stage of transnational capitalism. (Only working people have opposed its more benign form when it was functioning mostly within nations and the latter's colonies.) By underestimating their drugged state of minds and their insane actions that threaten a nuclear war and havoc everywhere, their main opponents of Russia, China, and revolutionaries are failing to take the goals of these "evil geniuses" seriously, and thus failing to apply effective counter-measures. This essay is a passionate call to sane people everywhere to stand up to this juggernaut of invisible empire builders and evil, sick geniuses.