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, June 4, 2016
The Day of the Rhino
The author reports that Israel, the Empire's colonial fortress for Jews only planted in the Middle East to secure the region's abundant fossil fuels, is moving politically ever farther to the right. What irony! Remember that corporate propaganda had it that Jews needed a home of their own because of all the genocide and antisemitic oppression they suffered in Europe under right-wing regimes, above all, the Nazis. St. Clair sees the current right-wing drift in Israel having remarkable similarities with the Nazi's favorite concept of Gleichschaltung.