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, June 27, 2012

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs

Click here to access article by Mark Karlin from Truthout. 

This reporter puts together evidence from numerous sources to give us a big picture that reveals that every powerful sector of the One Percent's ruling class is exploiting and supporting drug trafficking.

I have little doubt that Attorney General Eric Holder is hiding government complicity in the drug trade as alleged by Republican party operatives during this election season which is pitting the 
far-right against right-wing faction of the ruling class. (There is no left-wing and liberals are insignificant in US politics.) However, it seems to me that they are playing with fire. The far-right's challenge will be to smear him, but limit the damage to him exclusively. If my hunch is correct, this ploy puts Eric Holder in a double-bind: if he releases some secret documents, the damage could hurt key decision-makers among the ruling class; but if refuses, this makes him look like he is hiding something--which he is.