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
Friday, October 25, 2013
The World’s Least Wanted War Criminal
The author borrows material from Hitchens’ exposé, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, to argue his thesis.
Of course, there are many war criminals among our ruling class and most, unlike Kissinger or Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld or George H. W. Bush, are hidden from view. They function behind the scenes like a puppeteers who manipulate willing puppets like George Bush Jr, Tony Blair, and Obama, etc. to commit such war crimes.