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
Monday, July 8, 2019
Douglas Valentine on China Rising Radio Sinoland: the CIA is global capitalism’s secret gangster army
As he mentioned in the interview, Valentine has talked, and reported on these interviews, with more CIA employees than any other person. This enlightened Valentine to the reality of the many subversions of reality that our masters in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have used to oppress us since capitalism reared its ugly, imperialist head in the settler colony of the USA under our "Founding Fathers" in 1776.
As he tells it, he was pressured by a brave publisher to write this book entitled The CIA as Organized Crime, and he finally did. The interview, like the book, serves to sum up his thinking about what he has learned from since these CIA interviews. I haven't heard anything that I disagree with, except that I would put somewhat different accents on his various views.