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
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Kennedy, the Lobby and the Bomb
This piece offers an excellent review of US relations with Israel since the latter's founding. You will learn about Kennedy's attempts to curb Israeli influence over our government; following his assassination, Israel's successful efforts to influence the US government; Israeli espionage activities in the US; and their use of a false flag attacks--most notably on a US ship with the collaboration of the Johnson administration in an attempt to bring US into war against Egypt. (For more information on the latter, see this, this, and this.)