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, November 29, 2015

Open Letter. Please Stop the Hate

Click here to access article by Rowan Wolf from Uncommon Thought Journal.

In our era of globalization we see the same fear/hate methods used by capitalist elites everywhere in the world to control people. We in the USA are certainly no exception to this pattern. One recent illustration of this is the use of fear and hate to promote terrorism targeting Planned Parenthood facilities.
All the hype and repetition aside, the “videos” of the supposed “horrendous” acts of Planned Parenthood are hoaxes. They are cobbled together, and highly edited, to create a story that is not true. Our political leaders (and wanna be leaders) know this, yet some keep pointing to them to rouse us to anger and pull us to support them. Now someone has decided to take justice for a fabricated crime into their own hands in Colorado Springs and 3 people lie dead … because of the lies. [my link]

We have all seen the horror of the attacks in Paris. This has been taken up by some political leaders (and wanna be leaders) to fear monger the population.