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, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Friday, March 27, 2015
Information War Between Russia and the West Intensifies
MacMillan provides many interesting details about this propaganda war launched by the US and its European vassals, and the efforts of Russian authorities to defend themselves. Because I have been following the efforts of US operatives to subvert Ukraine from authentic and independent sources from the beginning while, at the same time, viewing US corporate media coverage, I am decidedly taking this point of view.