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, March 31, 2010

Iran: The campaign for regime change in its last phase

by Takis Fotopoulos from  The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy. This excellent article is about 5500 words, longer than what I usually feel is very readable via a computer monitor. I copied it onto Word and printed it out (double-sided copy).  The author not only provides insights about the events leading up to the present crisis with the Empire vs Iran, but an especially useful analysis of what he refers to as "the left boot".