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, July 29, 2013
The Mali Election Scam: Legitimizing France’s “Total Re-conquest”
This Irish political analyst argues that the French are quickly scheduling managed elections to legitimatize the re-establishment of their colony in Mali. The method as applied in 3rd world countries is used to establish "neo-colonialism" and has been successfully applied in much of the Empire. This subversive weapon was actually perfected in the Empire's home base--the US. The method consists of the control of information through control of media, elections managed by their operatives, and candidates approved and funded by their directors.