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
Friday, October 19, 2018
Caught In The Cross Hairs – Media Lens And The Mystery Of The Wikipedia Editor
I have occasionally noticed this phenomenon which I suspect is an organized campaign to discredit activist bloggers and writers who are in political opposition to the policies and actions of the US-led Empire and to otherwise distort the information provided by Wikipedia. For example, see this post from Clarity of Signal regarding the Wikipedia entry on the White Helmets.
Also, you might be interested in an article entitled "Time to ditch Wikipedia?" regarding this obviously subversive Wikipedia editor or organization that posts edits of Wikipedia under the name of "Philip Cross".