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
The Last Word on Terrorism: Kissinger and the Globalist Agenda [10:44m video]
Corbett reviews the real history of the Middle East and other areas of interest to global capitalists as counterpoint to false Empire propaganda and history. Likewise, he reveals the real use of the words "terrorist" and "terrorism" to hide the hegemonic activities of the global capitalists.
However, the latter is only one side of the double-sided sword of these words: the other side is the fear that they engender in an unwitting public in order to induce compliance with policies and activities that violate international laws, that promote war crimes against other countries, that create acceptance of domestic laws (Patriot Acts) which undermine civil rights and rights to privacy, and that justifies expenditures for weapons while sacrificing health, education, and welfare of citizens.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US ruling class made exactly the same use of the words "communist" and "communism".