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
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
These are only a sample of cases where ruling class directors have conspired to commit the worst crimes against humanity. Others should include the overthrow of the Chilean socialist government of Chile in 1973, US's illegal sponsorship of the Honduran terrorist army called the Contras which ended in the destabilization of the Nicaraguan government, and the Gladio operations following WWII.