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, November 16, 2015

Some Questions for Obama and His Gang

Click here to access article by Christopher Black from New Eastern Outlook. (Addendum added at 5 PM Seattle time.)

...the plan is always the same, and never changes, to dominate, to control or to destroy.

Many think they are lucky if they can just stay out of your way but we know better. We know that no one is safe from your criminality and depravity.
This Canadian international human rights lawyer sees a pattern of the use of terrorists both in general to further Empire goals of world hegemony, and in particular to justify the Empire's army, NATO, to take control of the war in Syria.
You and your fellow conspirators plan to amplify this propaganda to hysterical levels to generate overwhelming fear in your domestic populations in order to justify a large scale war against Syria where your proxy forces are being defeated by the combined arms of Russian air power and the fighting spirit and skills of the Syrian Arab Army. This has been achieved with the attack in Paris. The sudden flow of refugees into Europe is being used for the same purpose.

No doubt we can expect similar attacks in other NATO capitals. It does not matter to you if you use the misery of millions fleeing war and poverty to justify your plans for war or Russian children returning from happy days on the beach, or people enjoying a concert or football match in Paris. All deaths are the same to you. And so, when we ask who murdered those children, who murdered those Parisians, are you surprised if we turn our heads your way?
The only criticism I have with this view is that Obama has relatively little to do with these crimes--he is being used by the "deep state" (see this, this, and this) like many of the terrorists. That does not excuse Obama because he knows far more about the deep state that do ordinary terrorists. But it illustrates how one who has been deeply immersed in ruling class capitalist culture and socialized accordingly can participate in such crimes against humanity.