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 29, 2014
Will the US use ISIL to attack Assad?
Although I think that Dean offers an excellent analysis of events related to the new ISIS "threat" to Western Civilization, I fault him for not providing any links to substantiate his argument that the "West is engaged in a War on Terror, and a War of Terror at the same time." The most damning omission is a link to the charges posed by EU’s ambassador to Iraq that the EU was supporting ISIS by buying oil from them.