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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Empire Journalism: Venezuela, the US and John McCain

Click here to access article by an editor of Media Lens

This article offers a lot of helpful advice as an antidote to biased and fake information supplied by mainstream (corporate) media.
The US political commentator Michael Parenti once observed that:
'Bias in favor of the orthodox is frequently mistaken for "objectivity". Departures from this ideological orthodoxy are themselves dismissed as ideological.'
Once you understand the truth of that remark, seeing the daily biases and distortions of the corporate media becomes obvious.