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, April 22, 2013
CISPA: Worse Than The Patriot Act + CISPA Internet Blackout April 22
The benefits reaped from the Boston bombing by our masters in the One Percent continue to unfold. The imminent passage of the latest version of CISPA is probably the most immediate and important benefit to them. It will substantially aid in their construction of a police state by making available to corporations and government spy organizations complete access to your internet activities and sites where you bank, get medical care, and other personal information. For heaven's sake, don't be fooled or lulled into complacency by Obama's threat to veto it.
For more details on this bill I recommend this, this, and this.