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, April 2, 2017
Occupation of the American Mind
After WWII the new capitalist Empire led by the US and what was left of the British Empire combined with Zionist leaders to establish fortress Israel in the middle of Arab territory in order to better secure a base to impose the new Empire's influence over the energy rich region. Since then the ruling capitalist class with close collaboration with Zionist leaders have promoted pro-Israel coverage of events in the region with their media corporations. As a result since the establishment of Israel most Americans have been fed mostly fake news about events in the region.