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, March 8, 2012
Companies Financing Nuclear Weapons Producers
There are a few surprises in this rogue's gallery, but mostly it consists of banks, investment companies, insurance companies, and pension funds. Such companies are the feed troughs for the global One Percent ruling classes. It looks to me like they are investing in nuclear weapons not so much because they think they can make an investment killing, but more to keep themselves and their capitalist system safe from the 99 Percent. You see, capitalists can only depend upon their weapons of violence to keep their parasitical system going, and nuclear weapons are the most effective killing machines. Makes sense, doesn't it? Capitalists are the most violent people on the face of the Earth.