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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Things Get “Scorchio” As Temperature Rises in Spain

Click here to access article and 13:43m video posted by Don Quijones on Raging Bull-Shit.

It looks like a long, hot summer ahead as the class war heats up, especially in Europe and parts of the Middle-East. People, especially the young who see little future ahead for them under the rule of neoliberal elites, are fighting back against the troops of the capitalist ruling class.
The images below, of recent clashes between the police and protestors in Madrid, are a perfect illustration of why it’s probably not a good idea to let millions of your best and brightest languish on the margins of society, feeling betrayed and deprived of all hope of a brighter future. As trends forecaster supreme Gerald Celente is wont to say, “when the people lose everything, they tend to lose it in the streets.”
Unfortunately, the troops are ordinary working people who want to make a decent living and this is the easiest way of doing that. There will always be opportunities for the young if they want to defend the neoliberal ruling classes against the people, but only the morally weak or sociopaths can stomach such work. 

Also, see the Turks battling their police here.