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, June 23, 2019

Germany vs. Iran – Has Germany Sold Out to the Devil?

Click here to access article by Peter Koenig from New Eastern Outlook

I'm wondering if Koenig and others are right about the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire being in retreat. 
Instead of jumping off the sinking ship of Washington and its faithful entourage of the willing, as rats would do, and as the vast majority of the German people would prefer, let alone German and European business, Madame Merkel and apparently all her circles, including Berlin’s Parliament, follow the US flagrant lie propaganda. Why? – Well, this is the deal: There are many ways to “buy” top politicians, with threats or with money or by outright inflicting fear through ‘proxy-assassinations’.

Once Germany is on board – the rest of Europe will follow suit.
They, in spite of their belligerent foreign policies, seem to be losing everywhere. Just when the Empire declared victory over the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, and they subsequently went on a rampage of "color revolutions" and invasions. They seemed to rule supreme. But now their actions have the appearance of a desperate attempt to maintain dominance over the world. One thing appears more certain: Iran, Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, Syria and their allies now appear determined to push back against this domination. And Europeans and Turkey seem on the edge of defecting from the Empire and its army NATO. If the latter happens, the old cold warriors in the Deep State will have to decide to risk everything with a nuclear war or abandon their dreams of a New World Order

It's not just a "conspiracy theory" to these people in the Empire's Deep State. For this dream they have the USA and a number of other countries mired in debts in the hope that one day they, like all imperialist-fascists, could rule supreme and make the rest of the world pay for these debts. Up to now, under the alliance with Saudi Arabia, Empire has simply printed dollars and used Petrodollars to force other countries to pay for their oil and gas in order to prop up the US dollar.