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, November 1, 2013

Cameron threatens media over NSA leaks

From RT via YouTube.

The ruling capitalist classes love to go on incessantly with their rhetoric about all the "democratic" freedoms that people enjoy in the West, but the reality is starting to show through the veils of rhetoric regarding a free press. Whenever our government's secrets--leaders always insist they are necessary for reasons of "national security"--are reported by any renegade corporations of their "free press", the hidden fist of fascism is revealed in their response.