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, January 5, 2014
'Chance of a Century' International Investors Flock to
This author provides a current view of political and economic conditions in Iran while relying mostly on her contact with a German businessman who grew up there. Of course, such views have to keep in mind the values and outlook of not only this businessman, but those of a major capitalist media source from Germany.
Could it be that the lack of capitalist opportunities since the removal of the Shah, the Empire's puppet, in their revolution of 1979 was really the root cause behind the Empire's hostility toward Iran, as well as the current rapprochement due to the current regime's change of policies?