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, July 7, 2019

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Click here to access article by Patrick Armstrong (Canadian) from Strategic Culture Foundation (independent, based in Russia).

And he is only pointing to some of the lies we've been told. 

I don't think it is a matter of stupidity as much as it is to the ubiquitous nature of the lies. This has been accomplished by the overwhelming control that our masters have in the Deep State, which is essentially a board of directors of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire, over every mass media as well as all ideological institutions like education and the film industry. For as Goebbels, another fascist master of propaganda, once said:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.