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
Saturday, February 6, 2016
European Council on Foreign Relations funded by George Soros
Beeley reveals how the US ruling class funded and important European political think tank to influence European policies to support the interests of the US Empire. As we have seen, this support has been effectively influenced European leaders to support the separation of Europe's economic and security interests from that of Russia and the Empire's anti-Russian policies. This is an excellent illustration of a modern version of the old "divide and conquer" strategy used historically by all imperialists.