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, December 8, 2014
Hunger Games: Western Terror Warriors Spurn Their Innocent Victims
This is a bit of a rant, but a well justified one for those of us who take the time and effort required to find out what is really happening in the world. It's hard not to howl with rage against the profiteers in Wall Street who are running amok throughout the world creating chaos, murders, and mayhem on an unprecedented scale while disguising their crimes with "humanitarian" rhetoric.