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, December 2, 2016
Saving Face: America's TPP Disaster
The author poses some interesting thoughts as suggested in the headline about the significance of Trump's election/selection to be the CEO of US Empire, Inc. According to Thomas, while our masters may have given up the idea of TPP, they will continue with the other methods of containing China.