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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Washington’s Hawks Push New Cold War

Click here to access article by Alastair Crooke from ConsortiumNews

I've run out of time this morning, and because of this I've only scanned most sections of this article. Because I normally only post articles that I've read entirely, I am departing from this practice because of my deep respect for Crooke's analytical abilities.

From a cursory reading of the article, it looks to me that the Empire's regime is in total disarray as to what policies to pursue in its failed quest to destroy Syria as they've done to Iraq and Libya. In their frustration the Empire's ruling class policy masters seem hell-bent on going after Russia as enemy number one. Let us "pray" that they will eventually come to their senses.

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