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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, October 22, 2010

Talking About Taliban Talks - Just Psyops?

by Steve Hynd from Newshoggers

Some interesting speculations over this latest news phenomenon--Taliban talks.

In relation to the charge that the Taliban talks news releases are psyops, if one asks, "who benefits?", then there is another answer besides that of dividing the Taliban. 

Could it be that this has been engineered by liberal capitalists who wish to enhance the prospects of the Democratic Party as the election nears? (The Afghan war is very unpopular in the US.) I'm not arguing that it is, but it should be considered. 

More important is the evidence that mainstream corporate news is deliberately manipulated for political purposes and should always be considered suspect.