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 17, 2013
Leftist militants claim Golden Dawn killings as rally honours 1973 uprising
The US Empire, which took off after the devastation of WWII, has never allowed Greek independence simply because Greeks were overwhelming opposed capitalist policies. Greeks fought vigorously against the Nazis and were rewarded by the post-WWII Empire with the re-imposition of fascist pro-Empire rulers. (See this and this)
No doubt Chris Hedges, were he Greek, would be admonishing the current anti-fascists for their use of violence, and insist that they should hold candlelight marches instead.