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
Monday, March 2, 2015
The Dark Influence of British-Controlled Tax Havens and City Of London Plc
This outstanding blogger alerts us to another excellent film about a subject which has been so under-reported and obscured by mainstream media for centuries: how the City of London functions to preserve trillions of dollars that capitalists have stolen from workers of the world and the world's environment.
This is no oversight on their part. It is the way capitalists rule--by obscuring reality, secrecy, and simply lying. These are the methods that ruling classes have always used, but they have been perfected by Western capitalists. Such practices have had a major contribution to the success of a system that rewards a tiny segment of a population with huge material rewards and, most of all, power to access even more wealth and more power.
I'd really like to purchase the film, but it appears that the best way to access it (for me in the US) is online through Vimeo.
Probably the best article I've posted before on this mystery zone in London is from Vanity Fair.