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 8, 2013

The USA Micro-Managing the World

Click here to access article by Johan Galtung from Transcend Media Service

For me, this author's overly economical use of words and awkward writing style to describe what he regards as most important about Snowden's revelations gets a bit in the way of some important insights. His ten "methods" I would frame as the current ruling class's prime methods of social control.