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
Sunday, February 22, 2015
US/Turkey Sign Deal to Arm Death Squads in Syria ...
Turbeville assembles considerable evidence to show that not only US and Turkey are supporting ISIS as a way to overthrow Syria's government, but that Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are also apart of this war crimes project. We also learn efforts to negotiate a ceasefire are used whenever the anti-Syrian forces are threatened. This reminds me of the ceasefires in Ukraine.