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
Friday, September 9, 2016
9/11 Suspects: Robert Baer
As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, many bloggers are addressing the government's interpretation of this event and its resistance to any questioning of their interpretation. Many like Corbett, who is posting this series, are going further by naming people who have participated in what appears to be a coverup of the tragic event, or evidence implicates them in the planning or execution of the event, or in this case an "accessory after the fact" and therefore can be considered criminal suspects in the crime (thus far) of the century. However, I think that Baer knows to keep his mouth shut in order to preserve his comfortable retirement or even his life when crimes are committed by the ruling class.