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, May 25, 2015
ISIS Furious About 9/11 Conspiracy Theories!
The title to this very interesting 10 minute video report do not do the contents justice. I think the really important parts are 1) an online slick magazine (PDF doc) that "ISIS" is publishing provides an excellent illustration of why many people find it so laughable as to its authenticity, and it also serves up some very interesting propaganda about conspiracy theories; 2) some new additional material obtained from a secret PDF document (linked to here) that a right-wing website, Judicial Watch, obtained and which they used merely to smear the Obama administration and by extension Hillary Clinton. However, other people have scanned the report and found some very interesting material showing that US authorities had knowledge about the arms smuggling from Libya to Syria and that the US supported the overthrow of the Syrian government.