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, September 3, 2017

Will special counsel Mueller examine the DNC server, source of the great Russiagate caper?

Click here to access article by George Parry from The Inquirer, the online version of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Thanks to Christopher in northwest Oregon for alerting me to this revealing article.) (Clarify remarks added at 3:10 PM Seattle time.)

Parry explains the origins of the "Russiagate" caper which was revealed by "...an exacting forensic examination of the available evidence by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), an organization of former CIA, FBI, National Security Agency, and military intelligence officers, technical experts, and analysts." According to Wikipedia the group consists of mostly retired people from the spy agencies. Thus they have a great deal of independence from the ruling class, and their views can be taken much more seriously than agency officials. 

It's obvious that there are sections of the ruling class that are not going along with this elaborate myth being propagated by media corporations under the control of the dominant section of the ruling capitalist class. (I sometimes enjoy seeing members of the ruling class fighting amongst themselves--as long as we don't take their many lies seriously.)
Thus was laid the cornerstone of the Trump-Russia-collusion conspiracy theory.

Since then, the mainstream media have created a climate of hysteria in which this unsubstantiated theory has been conjured into accepted truth. This has resulted in investigations by Congress and a special counsel into President Trump, his family, and his campaign staff for supposed collusion with the Russians.

But in their frenzied coverage, the media have downplayed the very odd behavior of the DNC, the putative target of the alleged hack.
Many questions remain that will likely never be investigated and answered in this ongoing campaign of disinformation derogatorily referred to as "Russiagate".

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