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, April 26, 2019
Infiltration alert: "Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance"
I know very little about this website and how "The Acorn" is related to them. However, I've noticed in the past 50 years that capitalist directors have often infiltrated their agents into movements to control and/or sow chaos among activist organizations. I've observed this method to destroy the Black Panthers organization, more generally in the Civil Rights Movement, and directly witnessed this in the Anti-Vietnam Movement. I fear this is happening once again in movements trying to stave off the worst effects of the destabilization of our climate caused by the operations of international capitalism.
"The Acorn" discovered signs that in Britain a group identified as "XR Business" appears to be doing just that.