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 1, 2015

Why America Annexed Texas And Loves Saudi Dictators

Click here to access article by Robert Barsocchini from CounterCurrents.

By examining US policies in the history of Texas and and our current relations with Saudi Arabia, Barsocchini illustrates the truth of the capitalist imperial creed: 
[By] gaining a monopoly on production of the world's most important commodity [one can] place other nations at one's feet.