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The deeper reasons for the “war on drugs”

Posted in 9/11, activism, Afghanistan, American politics, analysis, banks, Chomsky, CIA, civil liberties, class, consciousness, corporate fascism, corporate rule, corporations, corporatism, corporatocracy, crisis of democracy, democracy, democratic deficit, detention centers, economics, economy, elite, empire, empowerment, end-game, fascism, fascist, freedom, geopolitics, Global War on Terrorism, globalism, globalization, health, human rights, imperialism, Iraq, jobs, Martin Luther King Jr., Middle East, money, must-read, neo-feudalism, oil, peace, people's movements, police state, policy, political economy, politics, politics of oil, propaganda, sociology, sovereignty, truth, U.S., war, war crimes, war on democracy, War on Terror, wellness, work with tags , on September 30, 2013 by jtoddring

There is a deeper reason for the war on drugs, which is the central reason for the policy, even outweighing profits from private prisons and seizure of property by law enforcement officers, both of which no doubt are also significant and strong motivations for keeping the “war on drugs” going.

Nearly thirty years ago, Chomsky said that the US and other leading industrial nations are being “third-worldized” – they are being turned into third world nations, where a tiny elite owns and runs the country, a small privileged class serves the ruling few, and the rest live in a sea of poverty and destitution.

He pointed out that with the advent of corporate globalization, which began in earnest in the 1970’s, and with the off-shoring of production as well as profits – which is the central fact and pattern of globalization, of course – what used to be a large middle class work force became superfluous and obsolete.

Millions of people who used to have decent jobs would now become unemployed or join the ranks of the desperate working poor as factories closed and moved to Mexico, Indonesia, Russia, India or China. What used to be the middle class of North America are now just a bunch of discontent people who are no longer needed, and who are not only disposable, but in the way – and a threat to the ruling powers, since they are rightfully unhappy about being driven into poverty and insecurity.

“What are you going to do with them?” Chomsky asked, then answered his own question. “Well, one thing you can do is to put them in prison. Then you have what amounts to slave labour, because you can make them work for essentially nothing. I think that is what is happening.” (Sorry, I haven’t heard this clip of him saying that for over twenty years, so I may be paraphrasing somewhat, but that is the gist of it.)

So what is the real reason for the so-called “war on drugs”? To remove large segments of the population, especially discontent youth, who may turn to serious political action – following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers, Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr., for example – and put them in prison, where they can be more easily controlled, and where they can be made to do forced labour for fifty cents and hour, or something like that – probably less in most cases – and in this way, make extra profits for the big corporations that are increasingly relying on prison labour, while keeping the rabble in line. It is a brilliant plan – if you’re a sociopath, and the ruling elite truly are that.

What does the future hold? Detention centres and prison labour for many more people, I am afraid, unless the ruling corporate elite are deposed and thrown from power.

Note also that keeping drugs illegal keeps street prices high, and this is a part of the real motives for the war on drugs, as Gerald Celente has pointed out. It’s not in order to benefit the small-time dealer on the street corner – it’s for the benefit of the big traffickers, like the CIA.

Illegal drugs are a $500 billion a year industry world-wide, and the CIA controls the bulk of the cocaine and heroin traffic. One of the main reasons for the war in Afghanistan, along with oil interests and a certain pipeline, was to return control of opium production to the CIA, after the Taliban had burned the crops, which instantly turned them from an unofficial friend into an official enemy. After the US invasion of Afghanistan, the opium was replanted and global heroin sales resumed, with the CIA firmly in control of this giant money-making machine (See Michael Ruppert, Peter Dale Scott and others.)

The entire US economy is now propped up by drug money, as are Wall Street and the big banks, who rely on the daily flood of liquidity from drug money laundering. (See Catherine Austin Fitts and Max Keiser.)

If we want a more sane, just and health-promoting policy on drugs, and not the present one, which destroys millions of lives, fuels organized crime, gang activity, violence and wars, and imprisons millions for non-violent “crimes” of possession of criminalized substances, then we will have to take on the new empire of global corporate rule, and defeat it. This may sound like a large task, and it is, but the tide is turning, and this is entirely possible.

We have a choice: throw the plutocrats, the corporate elite from power, or watch the continued third-worldization of the formerly wealthy nations, the continued drive toward a global neo-feudal world order, the continued growth of prison populations and prison labour, the continued drive toward a global police state, and the continued war on democracy, freedom, civil liberties and the vast majority of the people by the stratospherically rich, who, by the way, only seem to know one word, as Chris Hedges has said: and that is, “more.”

The war on drugs, like the war on terrorism, is part of a broader campaign of class warfare being conducted by the world’s ruling billionaires and their criminal friends in high places, against the other 99.99% of the population. If we don’t understand this, then we really don’t understand the matter at all.

The “war on drugs,” and the “war on terror,” have nothing to do with their stated objectives of controlling drugs and protecting the people from terrorism. As Chomsky said, if we want to stop terrorism, there is an easy way to do it: stop participating in it. What he meant was that the US is the leading terrorist power in the world, dwarfing all others combined. Official terrorism accounts for 20,000 deaths a year. Unofficial terrorism, meaning, the kind that we do, by waging murderous illegal wars around the world, for example, has accounted for over a million deaths in Iraq alone. There is simply no comparison. It’s like comparing a small-time local thug or neighbourhood bully with the Godfather.

Abolish the CIA (do we really need this criminal goon squad, in addition to sixteen other known US intelligence agencies?); shut down the CIA detention centres and black sites; close the School of the Americas – which has been the world’s leading terrorist training camp for decades, located on the Fort Benning US military base in Georgia; and stop arming, supporting, training and funding terrorist organizations and local thugs, dictators and war lords around the world. Then you will see terrorism decline to levels that are a tiny fragment of what they are now. But of course, the ruling business elite and their political allies don’t want to do that, because the present arrangement benefits them handsomely, and they are making a killing.

Likewise, if you want to reduce harm and deaths from drug use, stop letting the CIA flood the world with crack, cocaine and heroin; and put bankers in jail for laundering drug money on a daily basis and a giant, global scale.

The “war on drugs” and the “war on terror” have nothing to do with their publicly stated intentions – they are a conscious and very deliberate war on the people, on civil liberties, democracy and freedom, by the ruling few who profit from these actions greatly. They are also a part of the grand plan of turning the world into a feudal society and a labour camp – a giant pyramid, with the astronomically rich at the top, ruling over all; a few privileged ones loyally serving them, like courtesans or well-paid prostitutes; and the rest abandoned to a sea of poverty, or corralled and contained in prisons to be kept under control or used as slave labour.

End the empire of corporate rule, or watch the world go into a very dark age. These are our two, and only two real choices now.

J. Todd Ring,
September 30, 2013

Ron Paul: It’s not utopia. It’s only a beginning. First things first.

Posted in activism, alternative, alternatives, American politics, analysis, CIA, civil liberties, common ground, corporate fascism, corporate rule, corporatism, crisis of democracy, democracy, Dennis Kucinich, election, empire, fascism, FDR, freedom, geopolitics, Global War on Terrorism, globalism, globalization, human rights, imperialism, inspiration, Iran, Iraq, libertarian, Middle East, Mussolini, neoconservatism, Patrot Act, police state, policy, political economy, politics, Republican, Republican Party, Ron Paul, Roosevelt, U.S., war, war crimes, war on democracy, War on Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2008 by jtoddring

Ron Paul: Key policies for anyone who values democracy, freedom or peace

End the war in Iraq – bring the troops home now.

Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are the only two US presidential candidates who voted consistently against war in Iraq, and who would bring the troops home from that illegal, unconstitutional and bloody quagmire of malfeasance and pandering to corporate oil interests, immediately. With 70% of Americans now opposed to the war in Iraq, these are also the only two candidates who in sync with the views, values and voice of the American people. Incidentally, Ron Paul, with his firm and strong anti-war stance, has received more support from US military personnel and veterans than any other candidate.

No war on Iran.

Given the intelligence reports released this past December, showing Iran to be no threat either now or anytime in the near future, halting plans for risking what would certainly be a humanitarian and ecological disaster, and could easily be a conflagration that spins dangerously out of control, is a clear urgent imperative. Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are the only two candidates who unequivocally oppose a US military attack on Iran.

End wars of aggression.

“Improving” the world by force, “spreading democracy” through the barrel of a gun, does not work – even if, as evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates is not the case, these are the intentions of the political elite and the business elite who pull their strings. Wars of aggression are war crimes under international law. If the Nuremberg trials were held today, the results would be decisive: numerous high government officials, military brass and intelligence operatives would be hauled of in chains. Wars of aggression are furthermore unconstitutional and against the advice of the fathers of the American Revolution. Only Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich have shown by action, by their voting records, as well as their clearly stated policies, that such wars are an abomination to humanity as well as to any democratic nation, and must be decisively opposed, categorically and in principle.

“Military force is justified only in self-defense; naked aggression is the province of dictators and rogue states. This is the danger of a new “preemptive first strike” doctrine. ” – Congressman Ron Paul, September 4, 2002

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/3/vote_for_change_atrocity_linked_us

http://www.wanttoknow.info/powerofnightmares

Abolish the CIA.

As Ron Paul has rightly stated, the CIA has been busy for decades assassinating leaders in countries around the world, and for this reason must be abolished. Secondarily, as Ron Paul has also rightly and intelligently noted, being both honest and aware of geopolitical realities as well as history, the CIA’s actions make Americans and the world much more unsafe, due to the reality of what the CIA calls blowback. As Dr. Paul noted frankly, the CIA assassinated Mossadegh in 1953, (because he was going to nationalize the Anglo-American Oil company and return the oil profits to the people,) installing the much hated bloody dictator, the Shaw of Iran, and the Iranian people have never forgotten it. It led to the militant extremism of the Ayatolla, and still provokes hostility from many in Iran, decades later. Ron Paul has boldly and with intelligence, good reason, great courage and moral integrity, called for the abolition of that bloodied organization which has destroyed both hope and democracy around the world for over fifty years. Enough!

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=4028

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-Military-Interventions-Since/dp/1567512526/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200080001&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/CIAs-Greatest-Hits-Real-Story/dp/1878825305

http://www.amazon.com/Whiteout-Drugs-Press-Alexander-Cockburn/dp/1859842585/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200080038&sr=1-1

http://www.alibris.co.uk/booksearch?qwork=743852&matches=46&author=Simpson%2C+Christopher&browse=1&cm_re=works*listing*title

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13922

Halt the destruction of liberty and democracy at home!

For anyone who has not noticed, democracy, liberty and the rule of constititutional law are under attack across the Western world, and particularly so in the US. The only candidates who have any integrity in terms of protecting constitutional democracy, freedom and civil liberties, are Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. These are the only two candidates who voted consistently against the rabidly anti-democratic constitution-shredding Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act. The rest talk a good sound bite, but action speaks louder than words. Look at their voting records. They either have no integrity, or no spine – assuming they have the intelligence to understand what is going on.

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“The domination of government by corporate power is the essence of fascism.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Fascism, properly named, should be called corporatism, for it is the merger of business and the state. – Benito Mussolini

“Beware the military-industrial complex.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is never a reason that we have to sacrifice liberty for our safety.” – Congressman Ron Paul

Perhaps the most crucial thing about Ron Paul: he is uniting people across the political spectrum, across the United States, and now, around the world, in a fierce shout, backed by solidarity and action: No to war, yes to constitutional democracy, civil liberties and freedom!

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” – Thomas Paine

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington

No to tyranny. No to war. Yes to democracy and freedom under constitutional law. It’s not utopia. It’s only a beginning. First things first.

Get informed. Get involved. Google Ron Paul and decide for yourself.

If you like the poetry of the spoken word, listen to these tracks by a liberal and a former Obama supporter:

(My apologies for the formatting – will fix it up shortly.)

Posted in 9/11, Al Queda, Bush, Chavez, Chile, CIA, coup, democracy, fascism, FBI, Martial Law, neoliberalism, Pearl Harbor, Pepsi, Pinochet, PNAC, Reichstag, War on Terror on December 12, 2006 by jtoddring

The Other 9/11

Pinochet dies, ironically, on December 10, International Human Rights Day

The Condor Model: the Atrocities of Pinochet and the US

A Marxist threat to cola sales? Pepsi demands a US coup. Goodbye Allende. Hello Pinochet – Greg Palast

ZNet – Chile: The Other, Almost Forgotten 9/11

Tinker Bell Pinochet and the Fairy Tale Miracle of Chile Greg Palast

NFB – Memoirs of an Everyday War – Chile

NFB – Chile, Obstinate Memory

** Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Officials Question 9/11 Commission Report

Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax

Venezuela’s Chavez says Bush planned 9/11 attacks

* Scientific Poll: 84% Reject Official 9/11 Story

9/11 Statement Signed by Prominent Americans

Why Doubt 9/11?

9/11: Why the Official Theory Has Collapsed (opinion)

Profits of Death – Insider Trading and 9-11

CRG — Suppressed Details of Criminal Insider Trading lead directly into the CIA`s Highest Ranks

Political Deception: The Missing Link behind 9-11 – Chossudovsky

‘Al-Qaeda is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset used to Justify War in the Middle East: Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

How the FBI protected Al Qaeda’s 9/11 Hijacking Trainer

The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

Alleged 9/11 Hijackers Were Assets of the U.S. Government [VIDEO] (00:10:56)

General Ivashov: “What we are seeing is a manipulation by the big powers” – The September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up

Russian Airforce Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible’

Bush Admin Insider Says U.S. Government Behind 9/11

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Question from 9/11 (pt.1)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.2)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.3)

THE TRUTH & LIES OF 9/11 – Michael Ruppert – video

War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11 – Google Video

What a Legal Case Against the 911 Criminals Would Sound Like – video

* Alex Jones warns about attacks before 911

Bush ‘had plans for Iraq oil ‘ prior to 9/11 – Greg Palast BBC video

Michel Chossudovsky War and Globalization the Truth behind 9-11

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror – video

The War for Oil – BBC – Part 1/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 2/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 3/3

Appetite for Oil Fuels America’s Warmongering

PNAC planned Iraq war before 9/11 – Washington Post

The Pentagon Declares War on America

***Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

Bush’s 9/11 Reichstag Fire

ABC News: U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

30-year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War

Truth Is the First Casualty of War

YouTube – Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.

***Commission Finds President George W. Bush and His Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

9/11 Key Articles – Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

9/11 Information

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception – DVD

America’s War on Terror – Chossudovsky

chapters.indigo.ca: Books: 9;11 And American Empire

Day of Deceit: Pearl Harbor 1941

Alibris: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 – David R. Griffin, Interlink Publishing (Creator), Richard Falk (Foreword by)

JTR
December 11, 2006

The Other 9/11 Pinochet dies, ironically, on Dece…

Posted in 9/11, Al Queda, Bush, Chavez, Chile, CIA, coup, democracy, fascism, FBI, Martial Law, neoliberalism, Pearl Harbor, Pepsi, Pinochet, PNAC, Reichstag, War on Terror on December 12, 2006 by jtoddring

The Other 9/11

Pinochet dies, ironically, on December 10, International Human Rights Day

The Condor Model: the Atrocities of Pinochet and the US

A Marxist threat to cola sales? Pepsi demands a US coup. Goodbye Allende. Hello Pinochet – Greg Palast

ZNet – Chile: The Other, Almost Forgotten 9/11

Tinker Bell Pinochet and the Fairy Tale Miracle of Chile Greg Palast

NFB – Memoirs of an Everyday War – Chile

NFB – Chile, Obstinate Memory

** Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Officials Question 9/11 Commission Report

Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax

Venezuela’s Chavez says Bush planned 9/11 attacks

* Scientific Poll: 84% Reject Official 9/11 Story

9/11 Statement Signed by Prominent Americans

Why Doubt 9/11?

9/11: Why the Official Theory Has Collapsed (opinion)

Profits of Death – Insider Trading and 9-11

CRG — Suppressed Details of Criminal Insider Trading lead directly into the CIA`s Highest Ranks

Political Deception: The Missing Link behind 9-11 – Chossudovsky

‘Al-Qaeda is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset used to Justify War in the Middle East: Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

How the FBI protected Al Qaeda’s 9/11 Hijacking Trainer

The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

Alleged 9/11 Hijackers Were Assets of the U.S. Government [VIDEO] (00:10:56)

General Ivashov: “What we are seeing is a manipulation by the big powers” – The September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up

Russian Airforce Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible’

Bush Admin Insider Says U.S. Government Behind 9/11

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Question from 9/11 (pt.1)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.2)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.3)

THE TRUTH & LIES OF 9/11 – Michael Ruppert – video

War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11 – Google Video

What a Legal Case Against the 911 Criminals Would Sound Like – video

* Alex Jones warns about attacks before 911

Bush ‘had plans for Iraq oil ‘ prior to 9/11 – Greg Palast BBC video

Michel Chossudovsky War and Globalization the Truth behind 9-11

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror – video

The War for Oil – BBC – Part 1/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 2/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 3/3

Appetite for Oil Fuels America’s Warmongering

PNAC planned Iraq war before 9/11 – Washington Post

The Pentagon Declares War on America

***Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

Bush’s 9/11 Reichstag Fire

ABC News: U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

30-year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War

Truth Is the First Casualty of War

YouTube – Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.

***Commission Finds President George W. Bush and His Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

9/11 Key Articles – Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

9/11 Information

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception – DVD

America’s War on Terror – Chossudovsky

chapters.indigo.ca: Books: 9;11 And American Empire

Day of Deceit: Pearl Harbor 1941

Alibris: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 – David R. Griffin, Interlink Publishing (Creator), Richard Falk (Foreword by)

JTR
December 11, 2006

Posted in 9/11, Al Queda, Bush, Chavez, Chile, CIA, coup, democracy, fascism, FBI, Martial Law, neoliberalism, Pearl Harbor, Pepsi, Pinochet, PNAC, Reichstag, War on Terror on December 12, 2006 by jtoddring

The Other 9/11

Pinochet dies, ironically, on December 10, International Human Rights Day

The Condor Model: the Atrocities of Pinochet and the US

A Marxist threat to cola sales? Pepsi demands a US coup. Goodbye Allende. Hello Pinochet – Greg Palast

ZNet – Chile: The Other, Almost Forgotten 9/11

Tinker Bell Pinochet and the Fairy Tale Miracle of Chile Greg Palast

NFB – Memoirs of an Everyday War – Chile

NFB – Chile, Obstinate Memory

** Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Officials Question 9/11 Commission Report

Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax

Venezuela’s Chavez says Bush planned 9/11 attacks

* Scientific Poll: 84% Reject Official 9/11 Story

9/11 Statement Signed by Prominent Americans

Why Doubt 9/11?

9/11: Why the Official Theory Has Collapsed (opinion)

Profits of Death – Insider Trading and 9-11

CRG — Suppressed Details of Criminal Insider Trading lead directly into the CIA`s Highest Ranks

Political Deception: The Missing Link behind 9-11 – Chossudovsky

‘Al-Qaeda is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset used to Justify War in the Middle East: Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

How the FBI protected Al Qaeda’s 9/11 Hijacking Trainer

The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

Alleged 9/11 Hijackers Were Assets of the U.S. Government [VIDEO] (00:10:56)

General Ivashov: “What we are seeing is a manipulation by the big powers” – The September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up

Russian Airforce Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible’

Bush Admin Insider Says U.S. Government Behind 9/11

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Question from 9/11 (pt.1)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.2)

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.3)

THE TRUTH & LIES OF 9/11 – Michael Ruppert – video

War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11 – Google Video

What a Legal Case Against the 911 Criminals Would Sound Like – video

* Alex Jones warns about attacks before 911

Bush ‘had plans for Iraq oil ‘ prior to 9/11 – Greg Palast BBC video

Michel Chossudovsky War and Globalization the Truth behind 9-11

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror – video

The War for Oil – BBC – Part 1/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 2/3

War for Oil – BBC – Part 3/3

Appetite for Oil Fuels America’s Warmongering

PNAC planned Iraq war before 9/11 – Washington Post

The Pentagon Declares War on America

***Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

Bush’s 9/11 Reichstag Fire

ABC News: U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

30-year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War

Truth Is the First Casualty of War

YouTube – Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.

***Commission Finds President George W. Bush and His Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

9/11 Key Articles – Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

9/11 Information

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception – DVD

America’s War on Terror – Chossudovsky

chapters.indigo.ca: Books: 9;11 And American Empire

Day of Deceit: Pearl Harbor 1941

Alibris: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 – David R. Griffin, Interlink Publishing (Creator), Richard Falk (Foreword by)

JTR
December 11, 2006

A “Must-Read” Short List: Author’s Picks

Posted in activism, alternative, anthropology, books, Chile, Chomsky, CIA, class, collapse, consciousness, corporate fascism, corporate rule, corporatism, coup, democracy, ecological crisis, ecology, economy, empire, empowerment, environment, epistemology, fascism, freedom, geopolitics, globalism, globalization, history, human rights, imperialism, inspiration, labour, left, liberal, Martial Law, Media, must-read, neoliberalism, oil, peace, pentagon, people's movements, Pepsi, philosophy, Pinochet, PNAC, police state, policy, political economy, political theory, politics, post-carbon, propaganda, psychology, social theory, sociology, spirituality, the world's other superpower, Thoreau, U.S., war, war crimes, War on Terror on December 2, 2006 by jtoddring

So many good books, so little time……but so few truly great books. Here’s a short list: some of the very best books and articles for breadth and depth of awareness.

J. Todd Ring

December 2006


Necessary Illusions; Thought Control in Democratic Societies – Noam Chomsky

Year 501: The Conquest Continues – Noam Chomsky

The Dispossessed – Ursula Leguin

Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance – Ronald Wright

The Chalice and the Blade – Riane Eisler

The Ecology of Freedom – Murray Bookchin

The Power Elite – C. Wright Mills

The Corporation – Joel Bakan

Escape from Freedom – Erich Fromm

Roads to Freedom – Bertrand Russell

The Spectrum of Consciousness – Ken Wilber

A History of God – Karen Armstrong

A Short History of Progress – Ronald Wright

The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies – Richard Heinberg

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance – Noam Chomsky

Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War – Christopher Simpson

The CIA’s Greatest Hits – Mark Zepezauer

Drain The Swamp And There Will Be No More Mosquitoes – Chomsky

Rollback

The Responsibility of Intellectuals

The Threat of a Good Example – Chomsky Example Odonian

A Marxist Threat to Cola Sales?

Scientific American Mind: The Samaritan Paradox

Their Libertarianism And Ours

Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau – full text