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, July 1, 2016
New U.S. "Offer" To Cooperate With Russia in Syria Is Deceptive Nonsense
The author explains the contradictions and deceptions of US policy in Syria in order to pretend to be attacking terrorist armies while supporting the latter armies to destroy Syria. Of course US war mongers fool nobody but the passive American public, but that is sufficient for them to continue trying to destabilize the Syrian government.