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, August 5, 2010

Why World War II ended with Mushroom Clouds

by Jacques R. Pauwels from Global Research.

After so many years of research on this question, this author among others has, IMO, gotten to the essential truths about this controversial topic. His conclusions illustrate, once again, the lengths and depths that capitalist ruling classes are willing to go to pursue their aims in the world--profit and class domination.