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, March 7, 2010

Open war over Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's master of the dark arts

from The Guardian. The government servants of the US ruling class are fighting among themselves. By the way, Emanuel has close ties to Israel.  During the 1991 Gulf War Emanuel was a civilian volunteer who assisted the Israel Defense Forces.  According to Wikipedia, Emanuel's father served in the Irgun, a Zionist terrorist organization that operated in the British mandate of Palestine between 1931 and 1948.