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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Recommended articles and a video for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Curtin reviews a new book by Griffin detailing the many war crimes perpetrated by and for the ruling capitalist class to promote their profits and power throughout the history of the USA. A finally in the end, Curtin, by criticizing Griffin and his reliance on Noam Chomsky's views regarding Kennedy, reveals how difficult it is to determine the truth about so many crimes against humanity under the conditions in which agents of the ruling classes write history. Being an historian nowadays must be a very difficult task: career historians are often forced to compromise their integrity in order to have any kind of career.
  • The End Of Kings: a video based on writings by Caitlin Johnstone and narrated by her: