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, August 5, 2014

Einstein’s theory

Click here to access article by Charles B. Anthony from CounterFire (Britain). 
You can dress genocide up in the cloth of democracy and freedom; many will buy it– the BBC for one – but the public worldwide are not that stupid, not anymore anyway. Aided by live unhampered footage direct from source, the Israeli propaganda machine is on the back foot. It may be able to convince an Israeli public cocooned in a frenzy of manufactured fear, but all the world can see right now, apart from those in western ivory towers, are mountains of dead Palestinian children. The cold revolving door of stock-excuses no longer sanitizes the hands of the killers, their masters or their masters’ friends. The emperor is naked, covered in blood and eating children.
Anthony refers to Einstein's open letter to the NY Times in 1948 co-signed by many other prominent Jews to warn Americans about the menace of the extreme Zionists that were growing the pariah state of Israel to pose his more moral argument against the recent massacre of Palestinians. These prominent Jews knew fascism when they saw it, but somehow these extreme Zionists managed to grow this pariah state anyway. Why?

Were they so exceptionally clever to pull the wool over so many eyes in the US, the BBC, and much of the world? Although by referring to the letter and it's content which accurately saw the founding fathers of Israel as fascists, the liberal Anthony doesn't seem to understand what fascism really is--or possibly he doesn't want you to understand. 

Is it only manifested in terrorism, brutality, or in crimes against humanity? No, no, and no! It is capitalist rule without the veneer of civil liberties, controlled elections, representative government and all the rest of the fake features which they have applied over the past 200 years to provide legitimate cover for their system of exploitation. Whenever their system is under stress, they bring out the hidden fist of violence against whoever threatens them--whether nearby enemies, labor movements, or their own domestic populations.

This truth explains why they have succeeded so well despite this early warning. The US ruling capitalist class along with their British counterparts saw Israeli fascism for what it was: a ruthless dedication to private ownership of economies. They also saw the usefulness of such a state as an armed fortress in the Middle East to insure Anglo-American access to the abundant oil and gas resources of the region. They have done everything to nurture and support it.