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
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
CIA Forced to Release Long Secret Official History of Bay of Pigs Invasion
To cover up their crimes, the ruling class simply "classifies" everything of a sensitive nature. It often takes 50 years or more to find out what their government has actually done.
This article reports on the latest release of documents concerning the outrageous war crimes committed against Cuba in April of 1961. This war was engineered covertly and hidden from the American public and most members of Congress. But it was poorly designed and quickly unraveled with many truths uncovered, although suppressed in mainstream media. The best source of information regarding this and other events related to the invasion, that I know of, is the book written by Warren Hinckle and William Turner entitled, The Fish is Red.
Since then the ruling class no longer engages in such complicated plans when they want to invade another country. Since 9/11 and the never-ending War on Terror they find that the US public is much more willing to go along with their war adventures. Some people think that 9/11 was engineered to bring about this compliance.