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, May 26, 2017
Trump: dancing with wolves on the Titanic
This article so well resonated with me that I decided to post it. Although the US Empire and Company are "armed to the teeth", they increasingly look like "paper tigers". Because they have piled lies upon lies to their constituents about what they do mostly in secret, people residing in the countries of the Empire and Company have increasing doubts about what they report. Such people can never be an effective fighting force for the capitalist ruling classes.