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, May 24, 2012
Blood red dawn in Kabul
The recently concluded NATO conference in Chicago highlighted plans by the Empire to put the finishing touches on the reconstruction of Afghanistan to serve the needs of the Empire. Read this author's description of the Empire's real plans for the new Afghanistan under the recently signed "Strategic Partnership Agreement".