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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

US Using Iraqi Political Discord to Justify Continuance of Occupation

by Dahr Jamail from his blog. Surprise, surprise--the US occupation will be "delayed" because of "political instability". The Empire will always find excuses to invade and occupy indefinitely. Okay, so they supposedly haven't decided yet to "delay"--I insist that they are merely preparing the US public for the inevitable. Or, in other words, the ruling class is once again "manufacturing consent".