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, March 3, 2016

Pristine experience of the US presidential campaign

Click here to access article by Michal Zoldy (Slovakia) from Oriental Review

Zoldy stealthily slips in an attack of the US in a side door in his observations about our elections. However his attack overlooks one dramatic feature of a nation or society in today's world. They are divided into classes. This is also true for America in which one class, a tiny capitalist class, impose their money power on the nation. So, with this fact in mind, we can translate his observation about the US into this much more discerning observation:
Crazy capitalist billionaires living in the US are interfering in the election. They are intrusive idiots who influence the U.S. presidential campaign in one way or another.