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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

State Secrets: Sibel Edmonds Uncovers ‘The Untouchables’

In the nearly two hour video below Edmonds summarizes her journey from an FBI employee who had the highest security clearance, and who in the course of her work discovered many criminal activities of government officials; reported them to her superiors which resulted in becoming a target by the FBI to shut her up, then followed all the rules by reporting her findings to Congress--which failed, then pursuing her case against government corruption in the legal system--which failed, then being ignored by mainstream media and what posed as an independent alternative media, she finally ends up where she is today trying to organize her own independent media. Her video is an attempt to promote the support of her media organization.
Newsbud presents major new revelations by former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. Edmonds, known as the most classified and gagged person in US history, takes on the US Congress and the culprit media in one of the most significant and longest ongoing political/criminal cover-ups involving the FBI, a notorious political mob in Chicago, a well-known elected official and her convicted criminal spouse. Further, she renews her public call for joint testimony under oath before the US Congress. Do not miss this in-depth exposé shedding light on just how notoriously corrupt criminals are given immunity and untouchable status, not only by the US government, but also by the Deep-State collaborators- the US media.

Sibel Edmunds is a product of an education/indoctrination system that teaches how our nation's government and society supposedly functions: the three semi-independent branches of government, the constitution that lays down the rules, the electoral system that is supposed to place representatives of the people in power, and that there exists an independent media that serves to check on the government by reporting on their activities. She is now reeling from the shock that none of the above are true, that government is laced with corruption, that the three branches of government are thoroughly under the control of mysterious forces within the secret "intelligence" services, and the media likewise seems to be under their control because they have aided in the coverup of these criminal activities. 

What she doesn't yet realize is that a system that delivers so much wealth and power to a tiny class of people (capitalists) inevitably deteriorates into a self-serving ruling class of people who are addicted to power that the system's wealth provides them. To sustain their rule, they have had to create a massive network of indoctrination and propaganda to hide such illegitimate activities and the very system (capitalism) that makes such activities possible. Because she is so focused on the "trees" of her experience, she doesn't see the "forest" of the capitalist nightmare that we are all living in.

Thus, instead of being a revolutionary intent on overturning the system and creating a new system that serves all the people, she is a moral crusader trying to clean up the existing system that is designed to serve the few at the expense of the vast majority. Because these few are now in charge of a global empire, their activities are having global consequences: never-ending wars, masses of refugees trying to flee the wars of the Empire, rampant poverty, climate destabilization, etc.

In spite of her myopia, I thoroughly support her efforts to create a media organization dedicated to reporting the truth. However due to that fact that she doesn't see the bigger picture, I believe that she is trying to do too much with too little resources. What I believe is necessary to effectively challenge this huge evil monster is a coming together of many such independent journalists and organizations. To safeguard this new organization from subversive activities by this corrupt ruling class, they must be organized according to a bottom-up command structure which is the exact opposite of the hierarchical structure that is used (by necessity) of all ruling classes. Such a bottom-up ("subarchy"?) structure that is firmly rooted at the local level still needs to be created. This is a huge task, but I don't think we have any choice if we humans are going to have any hope of survival.