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, May 13, 2016
Manufacturing Dissent: When Revolutions are Sponsored by Wall Street
This discussion starts at about 11:00m after a review of current topical events. Keep in mind that the participants are Canadian and sometimes make references to Canadian events with which (unfortunately) Americans are not very familiar.
I don't normally like to post audio or video interviews who formats do not allow for documenting links to support their arguments. (For nearly seven years I have posted supporting articles from very credible sources that support the views of these participants.) But the popularity of the omnipresent hand-held electronic devices are appearing everywhere, and many people are using them to access audio broadcasts and podcasts.
This podcast provides a discussion of a critically important subject: the influence of the capitalist class on left activist organizations to limit their dissent especially on topics that might expose their class's dirtiest secrets--the assassination of John Kennedy and the 9/11 project. Basically they use their massive riches to control the limits of any critical examination of their rule, and pay infiltrators to control some activist movements. Chossudovsky argues that the best way to determine if an organization is contaminated by these influences (45:40m) is by examining their funding sources. I have found that the main source that our ruling masters use to funnel money to dissident organizations is the Tides Foundation (see this article for an excellent illustration. You might also enter "Tides" into one of my search boxes to find other articles on this funding source).