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, July 20, 2015

Greece’s Lesson For Russia

Click here to access article by Paul Craig Roberts from his blog.

Roberts is what is now known as a "paleoconservative" (see my commentary on this neologism here). Somehow he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by the Reagan administration and held other posts in various branches of the government during this administration which was stealthily infected with the doctrine of "neoconservatism" (aka Zionism, a right-wing Jewish form of fascism), a foreign policy component of which was the Wolfowitz doctrine. This doctrine is a variation on the theme of "exceptionalism", as recently avowed by our (official) leader Obama.
The Wolfowitz doctrine, the basis of US foreign and military policy, declares
that the rise of Russia or any other country cannot be permitted, because the US is the Uni-power and cannot tolerate any constraint on its unilateral actions. 
As a "paleoconservative" he believes, like many critics (even many self-identified "leftists") of this neoliberal stage of capitalism, that capitalism was just fine before it was deregulated. It is ironic that he served in an administration which brought in so many Zionists, facilitated de-regulation, and launched the neoliberal stage of capitalism that he so often rants and raves about today. Perhaps it was because of this experience that he feels betrayed, and this may account for his many rants and raves, although quite well-informed, in recent years.

Anyway, in this article and many others he makes some valid criticisms of the various policies and actions occurring in our brave new world of neoliberal capitalism.

See an example of how neoliberalism is currently functioning in Greece by reading an article entitled "Country for sale? Buffett buys a Greek island for 15 million euros…so does Johnny Depp".