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
Monday, August 11, 2014
Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17
Referring to the Malaysian press charges and other evidence that has been ignored, Lantier writes:
Well, of course, if one realizes that Western media are owned and controlled by the One Percent ruling class, how could one expect any different treatment of this tragedy? This is only one more indication that one must turn to independent journalists, observers, and other reliable sources for information. Kick the mainstream media habit!