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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Gods of Money Pt.2 (9:53m video & transcript)

from The Real News Network. Paul Jay continues the interview with F. William Engdahl who, although I don't agree with everything he writes, I see his writings as a major source of insightful analysis regarding the moves of international elites that have so many devastating consequences for the rest of us.
The center of the power is the dollar. As Kissinger said in the '70s, if you control the money, you control the entire world. And the Gods of Money book [referring to his latest book] was written as a third part in this Kissinger trilogy, if you will: the oil, the food, and the money.