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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, June 13, 2011

Senate stands behind Israel [6:35m video]

View this video from RT in which Alexander Cockburn provides his perspective on the Israeli political control of US politicos. I wonder how much of that annual $3 billion plus aid to Israel is recycled back into funding the electoral campaigns of US Congress and the President.