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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, July 8, 2016

The revolution will not be subsidized or absurd failure of the left (an interview with Cory Morningstar)

Click here to access article featuring an interview with Morningstar by a representative of a French website. (The text is translated from French with some errors, but unfortunately the graphics are not. I translated the second and fifth one: 2) "The climate is haywire..." 5) "Remember, to be radical is simply to grasp the root of a problem. And the root is us."

Morningstar expresses her opinions of the failure of the "left" in the US and Canada to pose any serious threat to capitalist rule. She mainly targets the influence of well funded non-profit organizations (NPIC: non-profit industrial complex, NGOs when in foreign countries) which she has worked so hard to expose in the past decade.
...if “the left” could fully understand that they are continually being reabsorbed back into the very systems they claim to oppose, we could be militant against such manipulation. By fully embracing both discipline and critical thinking, we could stop this from happening over and over again. But western society has taught us the opposite. It celebrates the opposite. Don’t think critically. Don’t learn your history. Believe in the 10-second sound bites delivered to you from the corporate superpowers echoed through the NPIC/media chambers. But when I started writing the ugly truths about the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who form the NPIC, I discovered people believe in these institutions. The belief is powerful – akin to the belief in man’s white, blue-eyed male god. 

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