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, September 14, 2014
US Will Use ‘ISIS Airstrikes’ in Syria as Aircover for Rebels, Hit Syrian Military Targets
Henningsen joins many others in exposing the latest lies by the Empire's leading public relations officer, Barak Obama, whose fake explanations of the latest campaign against Syria correspond with his fake title as "President" of the US.
It is clear why he was appointed by the directors of the Empire to function in this role. First of all, he performs brilliantly. Then, with his African-American characteristics he eliminates criticism from liberals who don't want to appear racist by criticizing an African-American appearing person.
I've noticed this locally in my university town in which many auto bumper-stickers formerly attacked Bush Jr. for his actions when he was "President". Similar bumper-stickers have almost entirely disappeared even though the current Empire's front man, Obama, is represented as pursuing the same policies as Bush in the Empire's media. If this sounds similar to the ploy of pro-Israel advocates' use of "anti-semitism" against any critics of Israeli apartheid and genocide policies, it is because it is precisely the same method--but now used to ward off criticism of Empire policies by liberals.