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
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Syria: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War?
This piece provides a comprehensive source of information on the preparation of another "humanitarian" type war waged by the Empire's political operatives who, fresh off their victory in Libya, seem to be in the throes of a kind of blood lust to take over Syria using the same winning formula: sponsorship of insurgent and mercenary forces, political and military operatives on the ground directing actions, efforts to co-opt dissidents in Syria, and a widespread propaganda theme emphasizing regime atrocities and humanitarian support for the insurgents.