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, August 12, 2013
Pakistan to become the new ‘major terror ground’ in just six months
His prediction seems very plausible given these developments in Pakistan and the Asian "Pivot" announced by the Obama administration. Of course, this is based on the assumption that Empire directors prefer to use terrorists to destabilize countries that pose any kind of threat to their interests. This assumption seem reasonable to me given their history in Columbia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and who knows how many other places.
Developing Pakistan-China ties which can drastically change the economic map of the region are threatened by Pakistani separatism, which might suddenly transform into another ‘terror ground.’
China is building key roads in Pakistan. It will follow this with a high-speed railway track.