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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Behind the Great Western Firewall Is the Ugly Truth

Click here to access article by Jeff J. Brown from his website 44 Days. (a must-read article)

Wow! I just noticed that I have spent so much time on this article and website that I've passed my publishing deadline of 12 noon. That is evidence of how much I was impressed with the article and his very interesting website. Because of time constraints I'll have to severely limit my comments to this very impressive article, and simply urge you to read it.  

Brown has traveled a long way both geographically and politically after a career in corporations followed by teaching. In the article he describes his journey from an average brainwashed American to a critical-thinking and politically aware world traveler.
Being outside of the West for the last 4.5 years has afforded me the opportunity to leave the Matrix and its iron fisted control of the Washington-London-Paris consensus. As a born scientist, I am in a never ending quest for the truth, as uncomfortable as it may be to discover. All my research has allowed me the luxury of unlearning and relearning humanity’s ancient and modern history, up to our resulting current events. I am not sure, if I were still living in the West, if I could have broken my brainwashed chains and set myself free from the bondage of its suffocating conventional narrative.