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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Under Murdoch, Tilting Rightward at The Journal

In the political context, “right” and “left” are very relative concepts.  The US political spectrum has been shifting to the right since end of the Vietnam War.  That is no coincidence because the ruling class saw the worldwide opposition to their little adventure in Vietnam as a threat to their rule.  Thus they set about organizing an empire based on military and police power to meet this threat.  Rupert Murdoch is a part of that effort.  His role is to accelerate the indoctrination of our minds with appropriate thoughts so that we can fit into this New World Order, AKA the Empire, so that we, the dispossessed of the fruits of our labor will submit gracefully to the dictates of the “owners”—the ruling classes.