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
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles
Fascist capitalists always learn from each other, and Curtin provides some historical material on how US and German fascists have done this particularly in psychological warfare against their own populations.
But the very informed sociologist Curtin goes further to assess what has been happening since WWII in our country. The Deep State, the top capitalists in the Empire that long ago formed a directorate of the ruling capitalist class, have used, in addition to propaganda techniques, the super-secret agencies like the CIA to further their control of most of the world in the form of a US-led Empire. Curtin provides his take on crimes perpetrated by the ruling class and their efforts to cover them up. I completely agree with his interpretive history of events directed by our fascist ruling class.
Read it and weep, or better yet, become activists and revolutionaries.