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, March 29, 2019
Watch My Speech On Assange’s Persecution For “Whistle-blowing, Wikileaks & the Future of Democracy”
She explains one weapon that the Empire directs against us by examining their efforts via their wholly controlled media to smear Julian Assange. This effort is only one example of the power to control us by controlling the narrative of any subject.