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 LappĂ©, Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Majority of Americans reject new US-Afghan security pact: poll

Click here to access article by Ben Arnoldy from The Christian Science Monitor.

I doubt that this piece of news will ever make it into any of the six o'clock evening news programs of the TV networks. The US ruling class care very little about what their subjects think--except to monitor their thoughts with the intention of manipulating them in favor of ruling class objectives of power and profit.
By a margin of 63 percent disapproval to 33 percent approval, respondents rejected a description of the deal that will include a US troop presence and billions of dollars in monetary support for Afghan forces in the decade after 2014, according to a Monitor/TIPP poll conducted April 27 to May 4.

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