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
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Zionist Extremists at Canada’s National Gallery – Passing the Hat for Israeli Imperialism
Although this grass-roots Canadian media source concentrates mostly on local issues in Canada, occasionally it demonstrates its success as an independent, people-powered source of information and news analysis for more global issues. This piece offers such an example.
In this piece you will learn about the strong Zionist influence in Canada as illustrated by this report on a fundraising dinner hosted by the Jewish National Fund held at this celebrated national treasure--the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. You will also learn about the strong European colonial roots and outlook of Zionism, the use of "anti-Semitism" to smear critics of Zionist policies and practices, what the term "Semites" actually means, etc.