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, February 23, 2014

The Witch Hunt For Activists

Click here to access article by Rivera Sun from Popular Resistance.

Ruling class media agents love to brand and tarnish anyone who questions the actions of their enforcement agencies, ranging from local police forces to the CIA, of nefarious and illegitimate conduct with the devastating judgement of being "conspiracy theorists". Such a judgement is intended to discredit and banish such critics from polite society forevermore. 

Fortunately, over the years many reports of such conduct has been credibly reported in alternative media and occasionally gets some limited attention in mainstream media. The report from Barcelona, Spain is one such report.
Cops need criminals. Otherwise, there’s no reason for police to exist. Likewise, counter-terrorism agencies need terrorists to justify the billions of taxpayer dollars the U.S. Government spends preventing their attacks.

There’s just one problem. Terrorists are relatively rare.
There is nothing like terrorist incidents to stir a slumbering, peace-loving population to give up their civil liberties and endure all kinds of social disasters to gain the protection of ruling class agencies from these terrorists, even in some cases be transformed into bloodthirsty killers who are willing to to interrupt their lives to go off to foreign lands and kill "terrorists". So, how do ruling class enforcement agencies cope with such a situation? Read the report and find out how these agencies secretly conspire to deceive ordinary people.