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, June 7, 2015

Migrants welcome here

Click here to access article from CounterFire (Britain).

Issues related to migrants is emerging in many places in the world as the chaos created by the Empire forces many people to move from their native lands. This article describes how the elites are using this issue in a racist framework in Britain and Europe to divide the people from a more radical opposition to their rule and the chaos they create.
By shifting blame for low wages and insecure work onto migrants, the real culprits are let off the hook. Divide and rule is the aim.