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
Sunday, November 10, 2013
France Blocks U.S. Pivot To Persia
The author reports on the breakdown of the negotiations with Iran over their nuclear energy program (see this and this). French officials played a key role in the breakdown. Were the negotiations another use of the "good cop, bad cop" strategy used by the directorate of the Empire as suggested by RT in order to squeeze major concessions from Iran? Has France merely followed orders in destroying the talks? Is the US Empire trying to pivot toward Iran, but is hampered by Zionist forces in Israel and France? Is the directorate divided on these issues? This blogger is more optimistic about the Empire's rapprochement to Iran than I am, but it's really hard to know at this point in time what is going on in the minds of the Empire's directorate. The article's comments section provides many opinions and more information on these questions.