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
Monday, February 28, 2011
John McCain Wrapped the Egyptian Flag around him in the Tahrir Square in CairoMarshal Tantawi meets Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate
Does this item sicken you as it does me? Here we have one US war hawk and one US Zionist, both connected with US Armed Forces, conferring with their Egyptian counterparts? (Don't bother with the pictures in the article.)
It appears that the Egyptians have wrapped their flag around Sen. Lieberman. He doesn't look particularly happy about it.