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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dennis Kucinich Says Intel Community Making 'Unprecedented' Effort to Upend Trump: 'Wake Up!'

Via YouTube former Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich offers, in my opinion, the best insights about the recent firing of Gen. Flynn as National Security Advisor. (Thanks go to Christopher in Oregon for alerting me to this video.)

Kucinich's comment dovetails with (although it doesn't prove it) my posed theory on what's going on: a CIA faction versus a Rockefeller faction that is contesting power among the capitalist ruling class. (See this and this.) 

For another analysis of this ruling class drama, I recommend Bernhard's take in his blog Moon of Alabama. For an even more sympathetic view regarding Trump's side on this matter, you should look into Bloomberg's take (and the Financial Times if you can) on this drama. To me, this suggests that Bloomberg and the Financial Times represent the Rockefeller faction of the ruling class. Whichever side wins in this contest, you can be certain that ordinary Americans will be the losers. That is precisely why we must be getting organized to end the system which powers both profit/power hungry factions--capitalism.

Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site urges us not be involved with, or manipulated by, either faction.
Workers and young people must not line up behind either faction of the ruling elite. Both are preparing for new military bloodbaths to safeguard the profits of American corporations. They are fighting over tactics and the sequence of targets, not over whether to send American youth to kill or be killed in imperialist wars.

The struggle against the Trump administration poses the need for a complete break with the Democrats and Republicans, the twin parties of big business, and the building of a mass independent political movement of working people, based on a socialist and internationalist program.

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