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
Saturday, April 2, 2016
The social crisis and the US elections
Grey first explains the real employment numbers behind the fake numbers that the Obama administration is celebrating followed by the fakery of the US elections. Deception is the prime method of any ruling class to maintain power and wealth, and the existing capitalist class in the US is demonstrating their mastery of this skill.