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, April 5, 2012
Mineral resources are behind U.S. interest in Africa
This outstanding article prompted by recent events in Africa, especially in the resource rich central Africa, frames the events within a context of rivalry between China and the Empire for control of, and access to, the valuable resources found in this area. The author provides solid references to support his analysis.
No doubt the recent notorious film entitled "Kony 2012" was a carefully crafted part of this overall Empire strategy to gain public support for the official introduction of military forces into central Africa.