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, November 15, 2018
If Voting Changed Anything… – #PropagandaWatch
There is two parts to his show today: in the first rather brief part he has traced the oft used phrase "If voting changed anything it would be illegal" to a letter to the editor in 1976 printed in the Lowell (Massachusetts) Sun.
In the more substantial second part Corbett continues his presentation of the history of WWI by concentrating on the men who really controlled things behind the curtains of official government. Because I learned the real story of WWI a long time ago, I didn't re-post his previous material. However, in this second part of the post he traces the origins of today's Deep State and its directorate to events that began in the late 19th century. (I also recommend a book entitled The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley.)
Although the capitalist ruling class always controlled the USA mainly by controlling who would participate in elections, this development tightened their control immensely and thus they permitted women and minorities to vote in their phony elections.
Since then the general public has been bombarded by indoctrination by this Deep State to insure that ordinary people believe that the official government is the real government and the people decide via democratic elections who controls the government. This is the major myth that we are daily subject to and insures that capitalist ruling classes become ever richer and more powerful and more destructive. When people start disbelieving this myth is when we will see the arrival of overt fascism: the use of force against their own population to maintain capitalist rule. After the Deep State hoodwinked the people with the false-flag attack of 9/11, they insured that the laws permitting a fascist government were in place.