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 30, 2012

Ralph Schoenman: 'US candidates play into Israeli hands' [4:05m video]

From Press TV via YouTube.

Well, actually I don't think that Ron Paul is a part of this pro-Israeli chorus, but then "he's not electable" according to the political establishment. (He is certainly not electable to serve the interests of the 99 Percent, but that is irrelevant because the political establishment serves only the One Percent.)