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, May 24, 2015
Israel thanks US for opposing Arab plan for nuke-free Mideast
Here we see the Empire exposing its hypocrisy about nuclear weapons, peace, and disarmament. After years of accusations and sanctions against the supposed development of nuclear weapons in Iran, which were found to be false by a Western intelligence agencies, the Empire balked at declaring the Middle East a nuclear free zone as proposed by Arab countries. The reason? It's clear that they wanted to protect nuclear-armed Israel that looks after Empire interests in the Middle East. This incident is another illustration of the principle of imperialism that guide's the Empire's policies. Everything is decided on the basis of promoting, defending, and expanding the power of the US Empire.