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, September 15, 2014

The ‘Long Con‘

Click here to access article by Philip A. Farruggio from World News Trust. 

This son and grandson of Brooklyn, NY City longshoremen has awakened and urges his fellow Americans to wake up.

Farruggio now understands a lot about reality, but he still has a way to go. He doesn't yet identify the problem in terms of a system--capitalism. Instead, he identifies an advanced symptom of the system--militarism and expansion (imperialism).
Using an embedded media, the "Two Party, One Party" political system (created by our Military Industrial Empire) keeps chugging along. Whether it is a Reagan or Clinton, a Bush or a Kerry, a Romney or an Obama, it matters not to the puppeteers who run things. They choose who the so called "field of candidates" will be, and then most of the time let the suckers (we voters) make the final decision from Column A or Column B.