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 10, 2010

Clinton Renews U.S. Claims On Former Soviet Space

by Rick Rozoff from Voltaire Net. 

The article illustrates and reveals a lot about the hypocrisies of US Empire agents and the very selection of such people, as they move the Empire into areas formerly under the domination of the former Soviet Union.

The Democratic Party, a pretense of an alternative party of the US Empire, offered much ballyhooed new alternatives to the American electorate in the 2008 show elections: a Black man and a woman while proclaiming changes in policies. Many people were hoodwinked, once again, and enthusiastically voted for them. The Black man is a man of mixed race who was thoroughly indoctrinated by a white, successful, banker grandmother. The woman is the wife of the promoter of the globalization phase of capitalism that has sent so many US jobs to foreign countries. It seems so easy to fool the American people who are so desperate for change that they are willing to believe it when comes packaged in different wrappings.

The following quote reveals why the ruling class moved Obama quickly into the role of President in the play called "democracy":
Two years after being catapulted from the Illinois state legislature (where few outside his Chicago district had heard of him) into the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama spoke at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs...:

"We must maintain the strongest, best-equipped military in the world in order to defeat and deter conventional threats....I strongly support the expansion of our ground forces by adding 65,000 soldiers to the Army and 27,000 Marines....No President should ever hesitate to use force – unilaterally if necessary – to protect ourselves and our vital interests when we are attacked or imminently threatened."