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
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The CIA Connection: How US Spy Chiefs Co-Financed European Federalists
It appears that the project of a European Union was largely a secret project promoted by powerful actors in the US and carried out through offices connected with the CIA. This blogger discovered an online report from 2000 written by a top financial analyst, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, which provides declassified evidence for this revelation.
It is now clear that empire builders among the US ruling class following WWII saw the convenience of organized European governing bodies for US post-war domination of Europe. This project together with the Gladio program (also see this for more details), which was designed to contain post-WWII dissent from capitalist rule, managed to integrate most of Europe into a US-led Empire we see today, and included with the package, an army called NATO.
I've been wondering: maybe the Third Reich took control of the world after all--only it flies a US flag instead of a Nazi flag.