Disillusionment is bitter medicine. It might seem that we can be more comfortable by remaining blissfully ignorant. But that is part of the illusion, too. Ultimately our comfort, our freedom, our happiness, and our very survival depend upon accurately perceiving reality.
The mainstream media can no longer be counted on to do anything but feed the myths and illusions that are an essential part in the machinery that enables centralized control and domination.
But the world is not devoid of tenacious investigators with the courage to expose the inner workings of what Rudolph Bahro has called “the mega-machine.”
One of my favorite investigative reporters, whom I consider to be among the most insightful and reliable sources, is Greg Palast. His columns are rarely published in America but often appear in the Guardian newspaper in the U.K.
Here is the lead from Greg’s latest email newsletter.
BLOOD IN BEIRUT: $75.05 A BARREL
The failure to stop the bloodletting in the Middle East, Exxon’s record second-quarter profits and Iran’s nuclear cat-and-mouse game have something in common — it’s the oil. By Greg Palast, July 26, 2006
This article tells why nobody (Iran, Saudi Arabia, or the United States) seems interested in stopping the current bloodletting in Gaza and Lebanon.
If you want to read the full story, or get on his email list, go to www.gregpalast.com
And while you’re at, get a copy of Richard Moore’s book, Escaping the Matrix. You can get it through Amazon.com.