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
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SYRIA: Killing Innocent Civilians as part of a US Covert Op. Mobilizing Public Support for a R2P War against Syria
The author argues that the recent atrocity in Syria was likely engineered by Western subversive agencies due to their long history of using such incidents to justify use of military force to pursue Empire interests. Indeed, many feel that the 9/11 attack was one such operation to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. In any case, there is no evidence that the Syrian government was responsible for it. In spite of this, Western governments and media are blaming the Syrian government and pounding the drums for more sanctions against Syria and military intervention.
See also this assessment of the incident by Ralph Schoenman from the same website.
Just this morning I received an email from what is probably a subversive internet source posing as a progressive organization and sponsored by political operatives of the Empire that pulls at one's heartstrings in order to encourage people to support more aggressive actions against Syria. Here is a short version of the email I received posted on the related Avaaz website. Checking in Wikipedia I find out that this organization is funded by MoveOn.org and George Soros.