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
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Michael Hastings Wreck–Video Evidence Only Deepens the Mystery
There are a number of facts about the "accident" that don't add up. In addition, Los Angeles police handling of the event raised some suspicions. These facts plus the fact that the victim was an investigative journalist who wrote articles not pleasing to the shadow government suggests another possibility. Unfortunately, the video evidence the authors refer to is not included in the article.
Also, view this report on a San Diego TV station which provides some other details and perspectives: