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, August 4, 2015

China’s Cyberspying Is ‘on a Scale No One Imagined’–if You Pretend NSA Doesn’t Exist

Click here to access article by Janine Jackson from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.

Every once in a while, we see reports from corporate media with alarming news about China agents spying on and stealing our secrets. No doubt some of this goes on, but to pretend that US spy agencies don't exist or are benign actors in these spy operations is laughable. This is another blatant illustration of how capitalist ruling class media attempt to shape our views toward China or any country that Empire directors regard as a threat to their interests. The problem is that they are too often successful in fooling the majority of Americans--and that is, of course, why they create such silly reports. As Will Durant once said,
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.