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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War

Click here to access article by Ray McGovern from Consortium News.

McGovern reviews several major past lies and more recent ones that could serve to justify a catastrophic war with Russia. However he concludes with this naive statement:
In 2016, as we deal with the West’s new hysteria regarding Russia – complete with rehashes of prior propaganda themes and military escalations – the pressing question is whether there are any adults left at senior levels of Official Washington who can rein in the madness before things spin entirely out of control. [my emphasis]
He naively believe that the officials of the US government control the policies that their various agencies pursue. No, they are not immature people, they are much worse: they are puppets of a deep state controlled by major transnational bankers and corporations whose diktats are enforced by their various secret services and puppets in various governments constituting the US-led Empire. 

They are intoxicated with power not unlike the German fascists known as Nazis who were sponsored in the 1930s by capitalists of many Western nations as a weapon designed to be used against their nemesis, the Soviet Union. (Read, for example, A. Sutton's book Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler) However, once established they were very much like Dr. Frankenstein who was not able to control his monster. The Western capitalist nations were not able to control their monster so that it wouldn't attack their sponsors too, especially the dominant British Empire. The current Empire monster with its NATO army threatens all of humanity with the growing use of propaganda designed for their subjects to hate Russia, and secondarily, China that could contribute to a buildup for war. Both countries stand in the way of the transnational capitalists' megalomaniac dreams of world domination.