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, September 17, 2016
Russia Trumps USA Energy War in Mideast
Although the title of the article is quite speculative about future relations between Turkey and Russia, Engdahl offers substantial evidence to remind us that pipelines form a major part of the geopolitical strategy that shapes US ruling class policies of dominance in the energy-rich region, and therefore the world.