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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Abby Martin Exposes Untold History of U.S. Empire

The following video from a YouTube channel called the Empire Files features two of my favorite people who discuss the gross disinformation and propaganda disseminated by media corporations. Thus I am offering this post as a red pill (The Matrix) that you can take to maintain your (as well as my) sanity and grasp of reality. I think that the post would be better entitled as "Abby Martin and Jimmy Dore discuss the deplorable state of corporate news and other political matters".