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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thailand: More Throw-Away Propaganda From NYT

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from his blog AltThaiNews.

The greater the possibility of a propaganda piece to be believed is enhanced when there are the fewest number of independent media people who can question or contradict such propaganda. Because remote or dangerous places such as Africa or, in this case, Thailand, which have few Western independent journalists who are well informed about events in such areas, mainstream major propaganda outlets such as the NY Times can likely get away with their lies, both of commission and omission. In this article Tony Cartalucci who lives in Bangkok, Thailand, exposes the lies in a NY Times editorial entitled "Democracy in Peril in Asia".
An unsigned "editorial" appearing in the New York Times titled, "Democracy in Peril in Asia," most likely written by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED), reiterates the disingenuous narrative peddled by the West regarding "democracy" in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Thailand.