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

Monday, September 24, 2012

Egypt's turmoil is a distraction from IMF economic agenda

Click here to access article by Nick Dearden from The Guardian

Empire operatives like to use to their advantage sensational controversies like the recent anti-American protests across the Middle East and North Africa. "Never let a crisis go to waste" is the mantra of Empire operatives so well articulated by former Obama Chief of Staff and Zionist Rahm Emanuel. While protests are making the headlines, the IMF in collusion with Egyptian leaders are arranging more loans partly to pay off debts with which Mubarak stuck the Egyptian people, but also to promote privatization projects under the guise of "public-private partnerships". 

The latter is another one of those favorite terms that Empire operatives love to use to hide their social crimes (others include "reform" and "structural adjustment"). Like the term "Federal Reserve" it hides the reality of private control behind a thin veneer of government participation using friendly, and often bribed, agents within targeted governments.  
The storming of the US embassy in Cairo has diverted attention once again from the real issues facing Egypt. It couldn't have come at a better time for those who want to convince the Egyptian people to accept an International Monetary Fund loan, and extend former president Hosni Mubarak's liberalisation of the economy.