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, January 15, 2018
This is what too often passes as "alternative media" in the USA: "Fake News: WASHINGTON POST Evades Martin Luther King’s Communist Links"
I was fascinated by the article, posted in a self-proclaimed "alternative media", which attempts to tarnish the image and memory of one of our greatest leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr., with FBI surveillance reports of his links to Communists and his scandalous sexual behavior.
With examples of alternative media postings like this, we don't need the Washington Post, NY Times, etc. Apparently the editor of The Unz Review wasn't satisfied with MLK's assassination, Ron Unz wants his memory smeared with Communist associates and sexual escapades--all this within a framework of attacking mainstream media!