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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

And the audience applauded.....

"I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment".

Mike Pompeo (Secretary of State) participates in a Q&A discussion at Texas A&M University as part of the Wiley Lecture Series, in College Station, Texas on April 15, 2019.

The 'glory of the American experiment'?  What?

Texas A & M is the home to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library.  Daddy Bush was also the former director of the CIA.

Some years ago I was watching C-SPAN one evening and Daddy Bush was giving Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), brother of JFK and RFK, an award at Texas A & M.  I was quite shocked to see Kennedy accept the award from a man who has been directly implicated in the assassination of his own brother(s)!  Why would he take such an award from him?

I chewed on that one for many years and came to the conclusion that this is how the oligarchic system works in the US.  Sort of like the Mafia.  Sometimes the mob kills each other when they have disputes and other times they work together when their interests fall in line.

I've come to see that America has regional oligarchies.  Texas, Boston, Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, etc.  They battle with each other for power and control of the government.  Sometimes they kill one another.  Other times they give one another awards.

Most of the public would think this whole analysis of power in the US is crazy.  But that is how I see it.  I've learned alot about how oligarchies work by daily studying Ukraine since the US orchestrated coup d'etat there in 2014.

Ukraine's newly elected president (comedian Volodymyr Zelensky) has zero governing experience and was put up to run by one of the biggest oligarchs in the country - a man named Kolomoisky who owns the TV network which promoted Zelensky.  Kolomoisky also has his own private army which he uses to push people in Ukraine around.  Kolomoisky is strongly linked to the US and Israel so the 'new president' Zelensky will actually be working for the US-NATO.

Zelensky beat Petro Poroshenko (another Ukrainian oligarch) in the election.  The US loved the drunken Poroshenko but the public hated him so it was time to switch horses.

This is how things appear to work anymore.  Democracy has largely become a show horse with little meaning.



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