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
Ukraine War: A Reverse Cuban Missile Crisis
What may be obvious to those of us who follow world affairs, but the hyper-aggressive policies now being pursued in Ukraine and the military buildup in nearby areas by the current directors of the Empire is leading us down the path of a nuclear war holocaust. This is not an argument advanced by some hysterical alarmist--it is the thesis argued in this article by Polk who was an Empire insider and a key player in the Cuban Missile Crisis.