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 29, 2018
Why the U.S. Regime Hates Vladimir Putin
Because I am currently having little time to devote to my website, I only scanned this article. What was of special interest to me was the following video.
I believe it illustrates how the Russian government under Putin and the great majority of Russian people have drawn from their long experience under the Soviet Union a hostile attitude against the intrinsic nature of capitalist greed. I don't think that the Russians will ever let the capitalist sector dominate their society, and possibly they will be so disenchanted with capitalism that they will once again turn toward a creation of a new type of socialism.