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, August 15, 2016

The CFR is “the most powerful private organization in the United States…“ [a best post]

Click here if you wish to access the introduction of an interview with historian Laurence Shoup who was interviewed by Lar Schall's and posted on his website that I've reproduced below.

I regard Shoup as the best informed person on what I regard as a key part of the "deep state" which really exercises control behind the official organs of government. I don't usually post interviews of this length, but knowledge about the real centers of power of the US-led Empire is vital for everyone to know about.