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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Forgotten France rises up

Click here to access article by Serge Halimi from Le Monde Diplomatique
Macron has come unstuck. As did previous wunderkinder just as young, smiling and modern: Laurent Fabius, Tony Blair, Matteo Renzi. The liberal bourgeoisie are hugely disappointed. His French presidential election win in 2017 — whether it was a miracle or a divine surprise — had given them hope that France had become a haven of tranquillity in a troubled West. When Macron was crowned (to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy), The Economist, that standard-bearer for the views of the international ruling class, put him on its front cover, grinning as he walked on water.

But the sea has swallowed up Macron, too sure of his own instincts and too contemptuous of other people’s economic plight.
Another good post from some unknown source in which you may be interested to learn about the ongoing French protests that US corporate media refuses to cover: French riots? Here’s the reality MSM will not show you… and there’s good reason.


  1. The MSM won't show you link doesn't work.

  2. Thank you so much for drawing this to my attention. I don't know if I was in error when I thought this was from The Greanville Post's website, but I can't find it there now. Doing a search on the title reveals only that its origin was from Patreon, but they have taken it down. Anyway, you can now view it on YouTube.


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