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, March 25, 2016

Brazil’s Revolution Starting to Reveal its True Colors

Click here to access article by Pepe Escobar from RT.

This time the independent Brazilian journalist finds that regime change is happening in his own country, and offers his observations about what is occurring. It seems that the very black pot is calling the more moderately blackened kettle black.
“Justice” in Brazil is now totally politicized. And Car Wash’s mandate is now revealed to clearly consist in the outright criminalization of absolutely anything related to the coalition governments led by the Workers’ Party since the beginning of the first Lula term in 2003.

Car Wash is not about the cleansing of corruption in Brazilian politics; if that really was the target, top opposition politicians would be under investigation, and many behind bars already.
Unlike Draitser who sees the regime changes, and attempts at regime, toward the right in South America as a part of a contest between nations largely ruled by capitalist classes loyal to the US Empire on one side, and on the other, a mixed model of government: capitalist elements combined with more independent nationalist elements that characterize the governments of the BRICS countries, especially the governments of China (under the rule of the Communist Party) and Russia, Escobar sees this as more of a Brazilian phenomenon. (Sorry for the long, convoluted sentence.)
Call it white coup. Call it regime change. Call it the Brazilian color revolution. Without NATO. Without “humanitarian”imperialism. Without blood and zillions of US dollars lost, like in Iraq, Libya or Syria. So “clean”. So “lawful”. How come Empire of Chaos’s theoreticians never thought about this before?

“Humanitarian” imperialism is so old Hillary; at least the Masters of the Universe will have a new template to apply all over the developing world. Happy – regime change – days are here again.

And forget about reading any of this on Western corporate media.