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
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Corporate Lobby Tour
Thanks, once again, to "Don Quijones" for posting this 10:24m video explaining basically how the centralized government of the European Union actually works. What a marvelous coincidence--it looks like it functions just like our government here in the US! (sarcasm) Of course, it is no coincidence.
The European Union was constructed by US capitalists with their British counterparts and a few other European capitalists after what was left of Europe following WWII. These people made certain that no one interfered with their plans (Operation Gladio) to build what has now become an Empire complete with its own army called NATO. And now the capitalist army is on the march to the east much like Nazi Germany before and during WWII. (I'm sure this is just another coincidence.) If you have any doubts about their intentions, see this, this, and this.
Anyway, back to the video. I have only one criticism of it. Towards the end the narrator implies that the simple solution is for ordinary Europeans to speak up. I'm afraid this is very naive. This advice is at least 25 years too late. It will take a lot more to change things...something like a revolution.