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, January 18, 2016
Turkey: Bombing Its Way to a Better Narrative
Notice how the Empire's allies in the Middle East are learning the techniques of the "big lie" that the West has perfected in its propaganda mostly to fool their own citizens. In this piece Cartalucci cites factual reports of Turkish direct support of "opposition" and terrorist armies back in 2012. I, too, posted reports of this support on my website (see this and this) as early as 2012. Hopefully Turkish citizens are not as gullible as are their counterparts in Europe and the US. Although we can't yet know for certain who was responsible for this latest terrorist incident in Istanbul, but we do have good reasons to be suspicious.