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

Friday, November 14, 2014

When Henry Kissinger Makes Sense

Click here to access article by Robert Parry from ConsortiumNews.

One among many of the most startling developments I've noticed in this post 9/11 world has been gradual the decline of US mainstream media into pure propaganda organs of the ruling capitalist class. Never have journalistic standards have been so low in the US. Parry has also noticed this, and he points to the irony of recent remarks made by Kissinger, one of the most aggressive figures in the Empire's quest for domination, which disputes some of the most outrageous lies spewed daily over mainstream media.
The American public is faced with an information crisis as the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. media outlets have become little more than propaganda organs on behalf of the neoconservative agenda and particularly the rush into a new Cold War with Russia – so much so that even ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has broken ranks.