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

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Real Reason The US Is Bombing Iraq

Click here to access article by Brandon Turbeville from Activist Post. 

Turbeville reveals the underlying reality of the current US bombing of Iraq which exposes the deception of Obama's rhetoric regarding humanitarian concerns as just another public relations cover for war crimes. But, of course, that was why he was hired. He is very talented in delivering lies to the public. And as a extra bonus, his African-American appearance (although raised by a white banker grandmother and thoroughly indoctrinated in elite schools) provides an added layer of protection from critical liberals.
The fact is that al-Qaeda, IS, and the other related terrorist organizations function as the CIA’s Arab legion. They are used to weaken and overthrow governments as well as to act as a constant bogeyman for populations back home so that civil liberties and Constitutional rights will be sacrificed willingly for the perception of security.

When these proxy armies begin to endanger oil production or any other project of the world oligarchy, however, they are eliminated and the threat that they pose is neutralized.