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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mike Whitney on YouTube commenting on corporate media in relation to Brzezinski's change of views

This is a followup post of my post on August 25th of Whitney's article in CounterPunch.

Whitney devotes the first 3:23m of the 4:38m video to point out the total lack of reporting by corporate media of Brzezinski's startling change of views in regard to Russia. Following this is a film clip from a scene from the 1980s in which Brzezinski exhorts the Mujaheddin, the Empire's first Muslim terrorist army, to overthrow the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan which was supported militarily by the USSR (similar to Syria today).