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 7, 2017

Recommended articles for 11/7/2017 (One is a "best post")

Because of very recent, fast moving developments in Saudi Arabia and nearby areas, I am posting these articles early. (In roughly chronological order)
  • Saudi Coup? from UK Column. Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen (of Century 21) are joined by geopolitical analyst Marwa Osman for yesterday's UK Column News. The link includes show notes.
  • Defeated Elsewhere, Saudi Tyrant Declares War On Lebanon by Bernhard from his website Moon of Alabama. What literally happened is that "Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan said the Lebanese government would 'be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia' because of what he described as aggression by Hezbollah.'"