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, February 25, 2011

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

by Michael Hastings from Rolling Stone

There is really nothing new here, it's just that such incidents are rarely reported in mainstream media when they are discovered. Actually I haven't seen this current report covered much in the latter.  

They are an ongoing activity of the military-industrial complex to promote their interests and their Empire. Most Americans remain totally unaware of this practice.  It can't be emphasized enough that US political operatives not only engage in subversion of foreign countries, they also focus a lot of attention to subverting the US government and many other institutions to serve their interests.

If you wish to know more about this practice, I urge you to read The Secret Team by retired Col. L. Fletcher Prouty who was a liaison officer between the Pentagon and the CIA between 1955 and 1963. Also, read The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America by Hugh Wilford.