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, October 3, 2015
A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
It must be difficult for White Press Secretaries and other official spokespeople for the Empire when they must knowingly lie to their audiences. Leupp illustrates a kind of prep-sheet that they must use when facing audiences who likely know at least some of the real truth.