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

Monday, December 31, 2012

America’s Deceptive 2012 Fiscal Cliff, Part II – The Financial War Against the Economy at Large

Click here to access article by Michael Hudson from Naked Capitalism

Hudson gives us more brilliant insights about the class war that is accelerating against working people everywhere under the reign of neo-liberal policies. Capitalist overlords fueled by neo-liberal steroids are forcing people into lifelong debt-slavery and placing entire nations under their control. There are times when I am forced to admire the remarkable success that this tiny ruling class has had in their almost complete domination over the vast majority of humanity while keeping most of the latter in complete ignorance about how this has happened. 

(Note: My posting of Part 1 is here.)