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
Friday, December 24, 2010
The Social Security Fraud Has Finally Been Exposed
This is the best article that I have ever seen on this issue.
The only problem I have with it is that the author seems to be saying that he and a few others warned us about the problem in the past because they were able to run a few articles in the media and make a few speeches in Congress. And now he thinks that by running his article on Dissident Voice that the system is exposed. Again we see the naivete of progressives about the realities of the class based system whose media and educational institutions make sure that we don't understand anything about the realities of the system.
The reality, of course, is, as he points out, that the ruling capitalist class stole our "piggy bank" that we were saving for our old age. They used, and are still using, the money to finance all their wars in which we working people are ordered to invade all sorts of strange places to kill their people and steal their resources.