Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Lawrence Wilkerson, Retired U. S. Army Colonel, speaks the truth about why the American Empire is failing
To hear this interview on YouTube, go to:
The Empire Files: "This Ship is Sinking" Lawrence Wilkerson
Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.
Hear a rare insider's view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the...
Note: I cannot recommend this interview highly enough. In it, Wilkerson presents a brilliant analysis of what has gone wrong with America's foreign and domestic policies and how the collusion between big business and the military are driving us ever deeper into constant war and unrestrained arms spending.
T. S. Eliot says in one of his poems, "Humankind can bear only a little reality." This interview offers a large dose of reality, and lets us know the truth about the powers that are in control of our destiny. Many of us are already somewhat informed on these issues in a general way, but his is the most compelling in depth presentation I have encountered.
Because of his past service in the military and government, he has seen the problems close at hand. He knows whereof he speaks––ultimately, he resigned from the governnment when he could bear the truth that was being revealed no longer. Now he is speaking out in a personal revelation of what he learned (and sometimes participated in) that drove him out.
I am posting this interview on this site because I firmly believe that our world is collapsing and rebuilding from within all at the same time. Thus I am optimistic, even as evidence of crisis mounts on many fronts.