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, December 26, 2016

KFCF interview with Jeff Brown

Dan Yaseen of KFCF, a listener sponsored radio station in Fresno, California interviews Jeff Brown in the following 29:19m audio interview via YouTube.
Peace activist and Radio Host Dan Yaseen and author/analyst Jeff J. Brown discuss China, Western Empire, the future of Planet Earth and the roots and inspirations of Jeff's political awakening, as told in his latest book, China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations. This is a very personal, revealing interview you will not want to miss. 
Yaseen asks four main questions after his introduction and before general questions about his book at 25:35m. If you don't know about Jeff Brown and his unusual itinerary which eventually took him to China where he now resides and works, be sure to listen to the introduction.
  1. 2:10m He asks Brown about his views of the Deep State. 
  2. 8:50m He asks about the three leaders since China's independence in 1949.
  3. 16:50m He asks about the "pivot to China" policy and China's installation of military bases on islands off China's coast.
  4. 21:55m Brown's views of Trump's election and what changes we might expect from his administration.