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
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Neocons Have Been Destroying Sovereign Nations for 20 Years
Clark notices a pattern to all the regime change projects that have been spearheaded by the US ruling class in Yugoslavia, Libya and the Syrian Arab Republic. But the model began with Nicaragua which I witnessed first hand. They used the proxy army called Contras who were based in neighboring Honduras to attack and destroy the clinics and schools set up by the Sandinista government in Nicaragua after they overthrew the Somoza dictatorship and favorite puppet of the US ruling class.
When activists managed to get Congress to pass a law, called the Boland Amendment, forbidding the government from funding such activities, our imperialist ruling class went around the legislation to finance this project by selling arms to Iran and CIA assisted drug running. The drugs ended up in the African-American ghettos of the US. In the case of Nicaragua our masters were more worried about a good example of the Sandinista government that might inspire other Latin American countries to do likewise. Since then they have perfected this model in the countries that Clark identified.