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
Monday, January 25, 2016
On the Effort to Exonerate Team USA for the Rise of ISIS
In this article Mizner is critical of many Western left journalists, political observers, online and print publications for their anti-Assad position while ignoring considerable evidence, which he supplies, that inculpates the US, Saudi Arabia, and others for the rise of terrorism in Syria and nearby areas.
This is one of the finest pieces of independent investigative journalism that I have seen.