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, March 14, 2017

When ‘Disinformation’ Is Truth

Click here to access article by Robert Parry from ConsortiumNews.

After reading Chapter 2 of Nicholas Schou's book Spooked, I have come to admire Parry's work as an exceptionally honest, award winning journalist who courageously tried to report on some of the biggest US war crimes and criminal activities for the nation's leading media corporations. Well, he didn't last long in corporate media and started this website in 1995 in order to have the independence to express his views. (see Wikipedia's entry about Parry)

He develops a thesis that with a impetuous, "thin-skinned" Donald Trump as president, corporate media, Democrats, liberals, and neocons are excessively playing the Russia blame game that could very well lead to a nuclear war with Russia. And he ends the essay with the depressing fact that there are no honest journalists left in corporate media to even suggest such a possibility.
...as the Democrats and liberals join with the neocons in launching this New McCarthyism over Russia – and with people like Rachel Maddow leading the charge – what is arguably the most depressing fact is that there appears to be no Edward R. Murrow, a mainstream journalist with a conscience, anywhere on the horizon.