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, March 31, 2017
Russia seen by the Amnesty International and Channel Four Television Corporation
Based on the article's contents, the headline should be titled "Russia seen by Amnesty International, Channel Four Television, and others guided by YouTube". Yes, advances in digital technology is not only being used to market us so that we can become better consumers, it is also used to corral us into their thought enclosures of safe articles approved by the "Ministry of Truth" of the capitalist ruling class. Social media is doing the same thing. "1984" arrived a little late, but it has now fully arrived. Our masters have acquired the means, which were created by workers but under the rules of capitalism are "owned" by our masters, to achieve full spectrum dominance over our thoughts.
"The Saker" illustrates how YouTube steered him to "safe" articles on Russia.