Reality Asserts Itself - Ray McGovern

Ex-CIA Analyst on Snowden and Calling Journalists Terrorists – Ray McGovern on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

November 4, 2013

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ray McGovern comments on the British Gov. calling journalist Glen Greenwald’s partner a terrorist and on awarding Edward Snowden the Sam Adams award

Hegemony Abroad Requires a Security State at Home – Ray McGovern on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

November 4, 2013

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the relationship between seeking to be the world’s single superpower and the resulting blowback and need to suppress dissent at home In a recent episode of Reality Asserts Itself, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay discussed the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and the suppression of domestic dissent. “What I'm saying is you cannot disconnect the two; that if you seek hegemony abroad, you will violate people's rights at home,” said Jay.  “And if you really want to deal with this issue of the development of a security state that violates people's constitutional rights at home, then people have to also take a stand against this kind of superpower activities abroad.” “And you're right to point out that some repression internally is often a companion, a handmaiden of what's going on abroad,” said McGovern.  “But I don't see that it needs to be that way.  And I see that with all this that's been happening, you know, if people can unshackle themselves from party affiliation…”