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, January 23, 2012
Global Corporations Have No Allegiance to US, Move Headquarters and Divisions Overseas
We lost the "battle in Seattle" in 1999 and in many other places since then. Now we see the One Percent moving our jobs all over the world to places where they can better exploit workers and the environment. I wonder how much longer we in the 99 Percent will allow this class to continue trashing our lives and the planet.
For a lot more data to support this trend, read this article entitled, "We're Losing Our High Technology Advantage America", which reveals that it is not only manufacturing jobs that are being lost here in the US.
Thus, we see that with their mad pursuit of profit, the Empire's ruling capitalist classes are radically changing the world in rather complicated and dangerous ways. We can go like sheeple into the slaughter houses that are the endgames of their pursuits, or we can and must engage in efforts to change the system that gives them the power to play their deadly games.