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, October 3, 2010
Henry Kissinger: Vietnam Failures 'We Did To Ourselves'
America's premier war criminal tries to explain his war policies in Vietnam that resulted in millions of deaths of Vietnamese, 58 thousands of US soldiers, and many thousands of post war casualties among veterans that resulted in many thousand of suicides, drug addictions, broken homes, and broken lives.
He said that the central objective [of US policy which he crafted was] preserving an independent, viable South Vietnamese state! This war criminal was the recipient of the Nobel Peace prize! You can't get more Orwellian than that!
See also more about recent revelations of his crimes in Chile.