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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Is America Under Attack ... Or Are the Barbarians Inside the Gates?

from Washington's Blog

This brilliant blogger tracks so much of the essential information regarding the Empire's misadventures. One could spend hours on all the support links that he uses to support his thesis that the enemies lie within the Empire. 

He assembles massive amounts of data, but is unable, or prefers not to, lead the facts to their ultimate conclusion--the capitalist system has produced a nightmare scenario for the human race if it is not prevented from continuing its criminal ways. Instead the author writes:
Barbarians inside the American financial system have destroyed that system.
My contention is that the system--capitalism--is unsustainable and is destroying itself, and we must see to it that it does not destroy us.