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, February 22, 2017

The Deep State Goes Shallow

Click here to access article by Edward Curtin from his blog. 
Trump’s fatal mistake was saying that he wanted to get along with Russia, that Putin was a good leader, and that he wanted to end the war against Syria and pull the U.S. back from foreign wars.  This was verboten.  And when he said nuclear war was absurd and would only result in nuclear conflagration, he had crossed the Rubicon.  That sealed his fate.  Misogyny, racism, support for Republican conservative positions on a host of issues – all fine.  Opposing foreign wars, especially with Russia – not fine.
Curtin sees liberals and conservatives coming together to denounce Trump for his heresy of wanting to get along with Russia. As such he sees only a unified deep state which may not be the case. Thus I think his "deep state" may be only scratching the surface of the real, very deep and secretive, deep state. But then, who knows at this time what reality really exists, and who and how many are really pulling the strings of the puppets on the "reality" show reported nightly over corporate media.

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