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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Got Enmeshed in Own Fabrications about North Korea?

Click here to access article by Konstantin Asmolov from New Eastern Outlook.

The author finds much of the propaganda issued by South Korean media to be unbelievable if not outright ludicrous. The problem for ordinary Americans is that such misinformation is often repeated in the US's ruling class media. This nation, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was the first victim of US's "full spectrum" military aggression following WWII, and the country was nearly totally destroyed. To be sure, North Korean leaders often display paranoia regarding the West, but who can blame them?
According to opportunistic propagandists from the Republic of Korea, the “crazy bloody tyrant” Kim Jong-un became notorious for a number of outrageous crimes. Here are some of them.