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, September 25, 2015
“Human Rights” front groups (“Humanitarian Interventionalists”) Warring on Syria
Bartlett presents a summary of past investigations, reported by independent journalists and observers of human rights groups who had operations in Syria and/or published misinformation about Syria, which found that they were funded and/or organized by US government agencies or rich "philanthropic" organizations. They were "human rights" front groups with political agendas which correspond well with the Empire's agendas.