Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on State Sponsored Terror
Here's a link to an mp3 of a recent talk given by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on the subject of state sponsored terror....
The man appears to have discovered his cojones and seems to be taking the line 'I don't care if someone labels me a conspiracy theorist this is what the evidence is telling me, so there!'
It's a longish talk and covers ground already well known to many Conspiraloons™ but at the very least I recommend listening to the conclusion, starting round about the 64 minute mark.
Nafeez makes some very astute observations about the failure of 'The Left' in dealing with issues such as the invasion of Iraq and the domestic War on Terror. He makes the obvious, though rarely stated point, that even if in some fucking dream world Leftist activism led to the UK pulling out of Iraq that wouldn't do anything about dealing with the forces and interests that put us there in the first place
But, of course, the problem is that as soon as people start talking about the kind of covert geopolitical shenanigans our governments engage in and the motivations for those shenanigans they get labeled as conspiracy theorists and accused of mental illness. Not just, understandably, by the corporate mainstream media but, increasingly, by the (corporate?) Left.
Shame on them
Nafeez has a stab at a call to action but even by his own admission he has trouble thinking what that action could be - 'stretching the political system' by writing stiff letters of complaint to local Members of Parliament is about the best suggestion he can come up with
Hmmm, not convinced by that one
Our current system of governance is bust. I suspect terminally
To be honest I doubt if any real change will be effected until the numbers of people who understand what's going on in the world reaches a level where acts of mass civil disobedience become a viable proposition. It will happen sure enough but events, at home and abroad, will have to get a lot worse first
but when you've got the dollar falling through the floor, carrier groups sailing in all sorts of provocative places, homeland security chiefs with 'gut feelings' about imminent terrorist attacks and UK police chiefs talking about mass internment, rest assured it probably won't be a long wait
FWIW my personal opinion is that, in the meantime, people should concentrate on educating themselves and, wherever possible, other people and attempt to effect change person by person
...oh yeah, and telling Leftist (sic.) gatekeepers to go fuck themselves