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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

March of the Hypocrites

Click here to access article by Justin Raimondo from AntiWar. (Commentary updated 1/16/2015 at 9:30 PM Seattle time.)

 That politicians would steal the spotlight and turn the sincere outrage of millions into an opportunity for self-advertisement is hardly surprising. .... Those marchers will soon be cheering their soldiers as they go marching off to war, with “Je suis Charlie” inscribed on their banners.

The target? Syria

For example, read this piece about Benjamin Netanyahu, who managed to get in the front row of this elite mob, and his country of Israel entitled "Report: 17 Journalists Killed in Media’s Deadliest Year in Palestine".