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

Saturday, July 11, 2015

American Lemmings: The Empire's Favorite

Click here to access article by Philip A. Farruggio from World News Trust. 

I think there is still hope when a person such as Farruggio from a working class background really understands some of the glaring, fundamental realities of political life in the US.
...we have an American Empire that has, over the period of decades, transformed much of our populace into lemmings.

They achieved this with bombarding us, through the corporate-run media, with misinformation, disinformation and outright lies.

The empire played the fear card over and over: first it was fear of the Commies, then fear of the Islamic terrorists, fear of illegal aliens from south of the border to rape our wives and daughters and then take over our busboy and dishwasher careers; fear of gays corrupting our children, fear of a Marxist/Socialist government, and of course, for we white folks, the fear of the blacks taking over our neighborhoods.