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
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria
Based on evidence that is emerging, this reputable geopolitical analyst argues that the current strategy of the Empire's deep state and their medieval kingdom allies is designed to destabilize Russia, Syria, Iran and while adversely impacting China. Thus they hope to kill many birds with this one stone using their war against ISIS, which they created, as cover. On the surface it seems like a brilliant strategy in a Machiavellian sense, but Engdahl thinks it's stupid.
This highly aggressive and reckless offensive against the above countries, especially Russia and China, makes me wonder what is really going on in the minds of our masters in the US. It smacks of desperation. It also reminds me of the funding of the Nazis by Western capitalists and bringing them to power in Germany in the 1930s as a grand strategy to defeat radicalized workers all over Europe and to incite the resulting monster to attack the Soviet Union. Loaded down with debts to these capitalist warmongers, Nazi Germany had only one recourse which was to steal resources from their neighbors to the East which the Nazis were only too eager to attempt.
Possibly the same thing is happening with our masters in the One Percent. With the abundance of debt money they have created and distributed among themselves to play with in the stock market as a desperate strategy to prop up a collapsed economy, they have so loaded US society with debt that their only recourse is to hype up their offensive to control resources all over the world. What else could explain this reckless and dangerous behavior?