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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noam Chomsky Compares Right-Wing Media to Nazi Germany

Click here if you wish to access this 3:18m video of Chomsky's comments directly from The Greanville Post. This talk was over five years ago. I wonder what he would think today. I think that ruling class media and the ruling class government is far worse than it was then. Forget about right-wing or left-wing--there is now only a desperate imperialist wing.