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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, August 8, 2013

NSA, DEA and Local Cops Share Information Concealed From Judges & Defendants, But No Liberal Outrage

Click here to access article by Bruce Dixon from Black Agenda Report.

While local police agencies have been militarized by the Department of Homeland Security, the author has collected evidence that the ruling class has integrated all police agencies into their total surveillance program. Keep in mind that the centralization of police forces was one of the first actions of the Nazis after they took over the German government in 1933 with the support of major industrialists.
A Monday morning Reuters news story confirms that the NSA shares unknown quantities of its vacuum cleaner surveillance of every American's electronic communications and whereabouts with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which duly passes it on to thousands of state and local police agencies in every jurisdiction.