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

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wikileaks posts classified CIA memo

from Al Jazeera

I don't think that this document (which is presently unobtainable directly from WikiLeaks) does really reveal much that most informed people already know--that the US exports (conventional) terrorism; but it does spell out what is hidden in US mainstream media--the support of American Zionists for terrorism against Palestinians. However, you can be sure that, once again, this document will not "see the light of day" in US mainstream media. 

And it really is only a "think piece" as stated by the representative from the CIA. I do not believe that the ruling elite is really worried about any kind of backlash from abroad (meaning capitalist governments) regarding the issue of US citizens supporting terrorist groups.

And, of course, the CIA document doesn't even consider the more ominous form of terrorism--its own state sponsored terrorism.