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, September 9, 2010

The Anniversary of 9/11

from Washington's Blog. Great read! 

And great summary of the information related to the event that was used to justify the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the so-called Patriot Acts, and instill fear in Americans about terrorism used to justify a number of other restrictions on our civil liberties and to invade our privacy.
If even our country's top intelligence officers don't buy the official story, why do you?