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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ed Norton Occupies the World

Click here to access article by Philip A. Farruggio from World News Trust

Farruggio's reactions to seeing our dressed up combat soldiers in various parts of the world really resonated with my own feelings. Even though this writer in many ways comes from a liberal perspective, it may serve as evidence that many such people are finding US media coverage of issues as absurd. I especially like this observation:
Empires fold up when either they get overrun or their citizens have had enough. No one is preaching the "R" word here. We need to first educate our fellow citizens with nothing more than the truth.

Our mainstream media will never play a part in that. No, more and more of us must continue to seek out the alternative media to find out what is really happening and what is really true. Our military personnel, whether it be the grunts, the officers or the big shots in Washington, need to begin to "speak truth to power" and say NO to empire.