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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NYT Admits Lockerbie Case Flaws

Click here to access article by Robert Parry from ConsortiumNews.

This illustrates two basic truths about mainstream media: 1) they serve the political objectives of the Empire by managing news coverage; 2) the truth about their stories usually leaks out after some period of time.

Of course, they serve the political objectives of the Empire precisely because they are an integral part of the Empire.