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, August 13, 2013

Clashes erupt in Cairo

Click here to access article posted on Al Akhbar via Reuters.

At times I really admire the craftiness of Empire directors as illustrated currently in Egypt. It seems reasonable to me to believe that the Egyptian military establishment (SCAF), acting under the advice of Empire directors, clamped down brutally on the Muslim Brotherhood's regime and its followers in order to divide ordinary Egyptians into two warring camps. It appears they have succeeded--at least for now.