Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


  • This is a very good video and fills many gaps in our US history.  Our organizing needs to point out and name this corporate fascism or else it's maniacal ego will grow and become even more repressive.  We are right on the edge of the wall now.  Time to protect the kids and push back.

  • I once saw George W. Bush's Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld briefly quoted on video.  He was walking out of the Pentagon and spoke this one powerful line:  "We plan everything."  Rumsfeld was answering the question about the quagmire that Iraq had become and the press was wondering if the Bush team was just plain incompetent.  Rumsfeld's answer has lodged deeply into my brain and I think of it often.  The oligarchy has all the resources it needs to control the political and economic system.  If they make mistakes they cover them and move on.  But clearly the Bush team knew that their plan for Iraq, to destroy and permanently destabilize the country, would cause many in the public to question their "ability" to run a war.  They actually wanted people to question Bush's competence.  That way folks might not spend much time asking a different question: "Mr. Rumsfeld, now that we all see the mess you've made in Iraq, are you willing to confess that you did this on purpose because your wider plan is to create permanent instability in many countries around the world that stand in the way of complete corporate control of declining resources on our planet?"  
  • They plan everything....but now and then the boiling public outrage gets beyond even the control of the NSA and CIA.  Occupy was a real challenge but was then crushed under orders from the White House. The oligarchy knows and fears the growing public anger about massive disparity between the rich and the poor. Now is the time when the elites get dangerous - they get scared and mean.  But we are like Wack-a-mole at the county fair - we keep popping up and they can't hit all of us.
  • I taped the next edition of my public access TV show today.  My guest was Pastor Bill Bliss from a church (UCC) in Bath who is doing good work in our community on behalf of those who are struggling with our collapsing economy.  He was actually my first guest when I started doing the TV show in December 2003.


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