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

Friday, June 5, 2015

A 44 Days Reality Map: If China Were the USA… China in the Americas

Click here to access article by Jeff J. Brown from 44 Days

Brown constructs a map of USA showing analogous Chinese aggressive intrusions on the US that the US is, and has been, imposing on China.
Read...the details about how you would feel, if you were a Chinese citizen or Baba Beijing (China’s leadership). Looking at this reality map, you can appreciate why China has every right to (privately) hate the United States.