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, August 7, 2015

U.S. is Destroying Europe

Click here to access article by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation.

Zuesse makes a much stronger argument that the US-led Empire has pursuing strategies against Russia because of its refusal to submit to the diktats of the Empire rather than that these strategies are destroying Europe. 
Obama’s top goal in international relations, and throughout his military policies, has been to defeat Russia, to force a regime-change there that will make Russia part of the American empire, no longer the major nation that resists control from Washington.
Obviously, the economic boycott is hurting European economies and the chaos of the Empire's destruction of entire nations in north Africa and the Middle East is forcing people to flee to Europe causing European countries numerous social and economic problem, but to argue that these actions are actually destroying Europe is not tenable. What they are clearly doing is maintaining Europe's dependence on the US while enlisting European efforts in the anti-Russian project. 
Libya has become Europe’s big problem. Millions of Libyans are fleeing the chaos there. Some of them are fleeing across the Mediterranean and ending up in refugee camps in southern Italy; and some are escaping to elsewhere in Europe.

And Syria is now yet another nation that’s being destroyed in order to conquer Russia.