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, March 24, 2019
The Great Fraud of National Zionism
I regard him as an expert on the subject of Zionism and the Zionist influence over the Empire's policies and actions. I also regard Zionism as a Jewish version of fascism because they combine virulent racism (Jewish nationalists über alles), capitalism, and violence against those who differ. The phenomenon has historical roots in Christendom's ban on their followers engaging in any kind of usury. Thus, this was relegated to Jews who are now an important part of the financial elites and an integral part of the Deep State that controls the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.
After WWII the US capitalist class joined their efforts with the weak British imperialists, and Zionist Jews to create an Empire that has become such a dominant force in the world. This empire sees threats to their dominance from independent actors like Russia and China, and pursue policies to undermine their influence. Such policies, that include regime change, vast military expenditures, and aggressive propaganda campaigns against their opponents, are dangerous to all people, that is, the vast majority of people who are not major capitalists.
Although the author emphasizes the threat to world peace as being due to the Empire's policies and imperialist actions, he underplays the capitalist nature of the driving force behind such policies. He also hasn't expressed any threat of global warming that the capitalist system necessarily poses to our planet and to a habitat that supports humans and other species. That is where he and I differ.
(You might also be interested in this article entitled "'Tip of the spear': The US Christian movement praying for Trump and Israel" from Middle East Eye.net.)