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
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Leader’s Lexicon for the 21st Century
Actually, I think that this lexicon could be very useful as tool to decode Empire propaganda for the more naive ordinary citizens among us, propaganda that is used daily to deceive and manipulate us into supporting their war crimes. This is the 21st century's version of Newspeak in which agents of the Empire have been trained to use when speaking to the 99 Percent through corporate media.