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, October 27, 2014
RGBS’s Film of the Week: Psywar
I haven't had a chance to view the film, but I have complete trust in this blogger's judgement. The theme of the film is a very important one that should be understood by all Americans, and most of all, by activists. Management of information is a vital weapon in the arsenal of the ruling class to keep people misinformed and in compliance to their rule.