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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers

Click here to access article by Glenn Greenwald from The Intercept. 

While ordinary Canadians are shocked, Greenwald makes a couple of good points: first, to understand what might motivate such attacks; and second, does this recent attack even fit the definition of terrorism even though Canadian government officials immediately framed it that way? 

This latter point by Greenwald raises a suspicion. Given that the directors of the Empire and its sycophantic allies always use such attacks to justify more surveillance and repression of its own citizens, it might be even more important to read the reminders provided by Eric Draitser and Tony Cartalucci (see this and this): many of these "terrorist attacks" have been aided and abetted by our nations' secret services as a method to get us to support their imperial projects. Don't be a dupe like many of these setup-terrorists were!