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
Saturday, December 15, 2012
John Kerry, US 'Mistakes,' And The 'Real' Obama
The author reminds us of the many past "mistakes" made by our masters in the One Percent lest we fail to recognize what is happening during the service of the One Percent's current public relations officer, err, "President" who many compulsive liberals love to forgive.
Recently I have been noticing numerous members (or their agents) of the One Percent who now label the invasion of Iraq as a "mistake". See this, this, and this.