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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Restricted web access to The Guardian is Armywide, officials say

Click here to access article by Phillip Molnar from The Herald (Monterey County, California) 
The Army admitted Thursday to not only restricting access to The Guardian news website at the Presidio of Monterey, as reported in Thursday's Herald, but Armywide. 
Oh, but it's all a matter of good hygiene as reported by "Gordon Van Vleet, an Arizona-based spokesman for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command". Why restrict it to only the soldiers? Shouldn't all Americans be protected from this infection of information? Hmm...maybe they are planning to. US media is already not reporting much of what is happening in the world. Isn't it wonderful that Big Brother is not only protecting us by reading our emails etc, but is concerned that we are not contaminated with the wrong information?

See also this RT report and interview with a political analyst: