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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Syria before the War

Click here to access article by Tobias Nase from Global Independent Analytics

Nase describes in detail what Syrian society was like before the "Empire of Chaos", as Brazilian journalist often refers to the US, engineered along with their pals in the Mid-East (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey) the Empire's latest project of destabilization of countries they don't like. Much like Libya, Syria was a stable non-sectarian country that enjoyed a moderately high standard of living.