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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?

Click here to access article by Robert Parry from ConsortiumNews. (commentary modified at 6PM Seattle time)

The dramatic headline is more of a teaser to attract readers than what the article is actually about. Parry's main concern (and mine, and other than a nuclear war) is the shockingly Orwellian nature of US mainstream coverage of events in Ukraine. On second thought, maybe he sees this coverage as preparing us for a nuclear war. 

I have been observing and commenting on this mainstream media coverage for quite some time, and still don't quite know what to make of it. It's not only the topic of Ukraine that mainstream media is turning reality on its head, but includes a wide variety of topics. This acceleration of lying conveniently started after 9/11, the most dramatic and deceptive of all false-flag events in history.

On the other hand, maybe in the interest of truth this is all for the better. Maybe this transformation of Nazis into "good guys" and the rewriting of history, that the Empire's Ukrainian puppets are attempting, is actually revealing the truth about the Empire--it's governed by fascism (by and for the corporations with violent coercion) updated to fit with the 21st century's neoliberalism. Maybe the Empire's media is only trying to manage this transformation of Empire propaganda from their worn out lies about civil rights, democracy, and humanitarian concerns into more accurate values succinctly expressed as the "Empire über alles". 

"Millionen stehen hinter mir!" ("Millions stand behind me!")

Perhaps soon the directors of the Empire will drop elections as so much expensive nonsense--which of course they are--and appoint a Führer, and we will all be trained to shout "Sieg Heil!" in his/her presence (feminism is trendy). Then an earlier anti-fascist poster from Fascism 1.0 will come in handy--it can be easily Photoshopped to protest this latest version.