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, December 20, 2012
Controlled chaos theory - practical application
This is, in my opinion, a too brief exposition of what she refers to as "chaos theory" otherwise identified by others as the Salvador Option and the "Somalia model" or "Somalisation". It is an Empire strategy all too evident in the Middle East where one country after another, countries outside of control of the Empire, have been, and currently are, deliberately targeted for terrorist and divide and conquer tactics with the objective of sowing chaos in those countries and thereby destabilizing them.
See also this for more explanations and illustrations of this strategy.