We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria
The author deconstructs the lies spread by the US propaganda machine (also known as US mainstream media) about the civil war in Syria as well as other war crimes perpetrated by the political operatives of the One Percent.