Sunday, February 04, 2007

Lives in the Balance

Bill Moyers, the respected TV journalist, analyzes the threats to constitutional government posed by an illegitimate network operating from within the government but using secrecy to set itself up outside of the government/peoples oversight. The sad irony: this documentary is 20 years old. Here you will see the foundation for the massive push towards greater secrecy in government going on today.

This documentary gives a fascinating overview of what has actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the Cold War (including Iran, Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam and Chile).

And that is why it astounds me to hear Jim Webb, new populist "Blue dog" Democratic senator from Virginia, claim that Ronald Reagan is one of the 2 U.S. presidents that he respects the most. How does he reconcile his concern about runaway corporatism with the undercover government that adventures all over the globe on its behalf and with which Reagan was complicit?

Here's Part 1

Here's Part 2

No comments: