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
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Rahm Emanuel Condemns Police Code of Silence Which His Administration Enabled
(Note: If you need to be brought up to date on the storm of controversy going on now in Chicago because of the delayed release of a police video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald about year ago, I recommend this piece entitled "The Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald, explained" from Vox.)
If you are curious about Rahm Emanuel's background, all you need to do is enter "Rahm Emanuel" in one of my search boxes to bring up numerous articles about him. One of the best articles to explain how he rose to prominence in the Democratic Party is this piece entitled "Obama's chief of fixing" in which it also reveals Emanuel's deep Zionist roots.