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

Friday, August 25, 2017

RMG Rhymes Reasons w/Dr. Edward Rhymes: Abby Martin

Click here to access this interview with a leading independent media journalist Abby Martin. (Note: This 40 minute audio interview starts at 1:40m.)

The retired sociology professor asks what America's premier independent journalist Abby Martin has learned primarily about her recent visit to Venezuela and secondarily her observations about an earlier visit to Israel. 


  1. The retired sociology professor? Hahaha! Ok, I'm not a retired anything... yet. And I know you didn't mean this in a bad or mean-spirited way, but I would ask that you take a look at my personal website (www.rhymesworld.com) to find out more about me.

  2. Greetings Edward. I only meant that you were retired as a sociology professor--is that not so? You apparently are busier than ever before, and that is to all of our benefit. Thanks for keeping so busy!

    1. Not upset Ron, it made me chuckle a bit though. Not retired, but restricted by a disease known as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Most of my work takes place from home. I do appreciate your recognition of the work - keep up your great work as well.


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