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, November 26, 2016
Washington Post Promotes Shadowy Website That Accuses 200 Publications of Being Russian Propaganda Plants
The fact that major Empire media corporations are running such articles is worrying. Is the "fake news" issue and this promotion of a website that smears websites most of which take issue with Empire policies and activities another indication of a rightward turn in ruling class governance? Instead of offering the "carrot" of administrations like "hopey-changey" Obama's, are we now seeing a trend that our masters are preparing for us under a "stick" administration of Donald Trump? Are we going to see an increasingly threatened Empire establishment turning to overt fascist style methods to deal with dissent among their subjects? Stay tuned, or better yet, stay informed by following authentic media, and active in defense of the people.
Already it appears that this campaign is having an effect by outing paid agents for Putin in this satirical piece by Chris Floyd entitled "Smear-Mongering: a Mea Culpa for the Age of McCarthyism 2.0".