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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Distorting Fascism to Sanitize Capitalism

Click here to access article by Ismael Hossein-Zadeh from Global Research

In defense of its unjust and destructive system, capitalists must use massive amounts of deception to hide the grossest crimes they commit against the rest of humanity. This author sheds much light on their transformation of the most virulent class form of dominance, fascism, into mostly a curse word used against various opponents in order to hide this obscene intrinsic feature of capitalist class rule whenever this rule is threatened. And he explains what fascism really is:
...fascism is a social-political strategy or tool that is employed by big business, or the ruling capitalist class, to simultaneously pacify the discontented public and fend off radical, socialistic developments.

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