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, August 26, 2016
The Russia-Iran Strategic Game-Changer
The Brazilian journalist and geopolitical analyst lays out an argument that an evolving coalition consisting of Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, China plus Hezbollah represent a "game-changer" in US Empire's plans for world domination.
I think he is right, but I worry how the hidden directors of the Empire will see this evolving threat to their plans. If they continue to receive setbacks to their imperial ambitions, will they in desperation respond with an all-out nuclear war against their rising opponents? Stay tuned, or better yet, stay active and informed so that you can be a positive influence for peace and social justice in the perilous days ahead.