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, August 24, 2011

Libya as a model for redividing the Middle East

Click here to access article by Bill Van Auken from World Socialist Web Site. 

This journalist, in contrast to journalists that are allowed to write for mainstream media, accurately puts his spotlight on a major behind-the-scenes political operative for the Empire to distill what his comments really mean for the rest of the Middle East people struggling for a better future. It doesn't look good. People like this operative are the ones who really run the Empire's system behind the elaborate facade of "democracy".