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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tax Dollars Used To Fund ‘Preemptive Drugging’

from The Public Record. There appears to be an error in the article in referencing this piece as Part 1--it clearly is Part 2.

The author provides abundant evidence to back up her assertion that the pharmaceutical industry is influencing medical treatment of mental illness to enhance their profits. And, of course, corporate media plays along.