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, July 3, 2012

Big Media Collapsing? CNN Ratings Hit 20-Year Low

Click here to access article by Jason Nellis from The Libertarian Review.

This may be good news for alternative media activists who are doing work that is so vitally important to counter the ongoing indoctrination of the minds of ordinary people by corporate media.
It may be that the masses are waking up to the existence of the false left-right paradigm that the media moguls hold up to all of us as our only two choices- and that the media is as saturated with propaganda as ever and is the most powerful weapon being used by our governments today- and finding the alternate route of the internet much more reliable and less spoon-fed….