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, September 13, 2015

Problem Partners, Ugly Outcomes

Click here to access article by Nick Turse and Gabriel Karon from TomDispatch. (Note: if you wish to skip the introduction by Tom Engelhardt, you will need to scroll down to the article.)

In contrast to today's contribution by Tony Cartalucci, Turse, who is associated with the liberal Nation Institute, refuses to connect the dots of evidence he cites about the increase of US Special Forces' operations and the increase in terrorism throughout many countries in Africa. Instead Turse and Tom Engelhardt, in the introduction, take only a cynical view of this relationship. 

I invite readers of this article to connect the dots.