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
Thursday, January 26, 2017
From Maverick To Lapdog: Trump Is Already Serving The Agenda Of America’s Oligarchs [article of the month]
Many independent writers/bloggers have tried to unravel some major mysteries associated with the new Trump administration, and (IMHO) this article is the best to date to unravel these mysteries. You may, like me, suffer information overload with this lengthy article because it is packed full of many important links that help explain, expand on, and document Webb's assertions on the extremely perplexing phenomena about which we have been reading/viewing in recent weeks in both alternative and corporate media.
Kissinger is right about Trump when he said he had no values (see video in the post). What the war criminal Kissinger meant was that Trump was a sociopath like him, and the only values he had were the ones that all members of the capitalist ruling class have: expediency and opportunism in pursuit of profits and power.