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, October 14, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • How Biden can save America by Marshall Auerback from Unherd, a British website. My reaction: This was a surprise to me in that he reviewed the post-war American corporation's short-term focus on profitability instead of more strategic thinking. The article was not devoted to the more realistic prospects for the capitalist directors of the de-facto US, Anglo, Zionist Empire to change their values and strategy. They are stuck with this short-term corporate thinking that drives their capitalist Empire. In addition, the author seems unaware that the US President is merely an employee of the capitalist ruling class, and as such, he takes orders from them.
  • U.S. Imperialism in Africa with Abayomi Azikiwe from Black Agenda Report. In this video report via YouTube (1:04:56) Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley interview Azikiwe about African affairs. See if you can follow Azikiwe as he reports on various countries on this huge continent.
The following post is selected by Brad Fredricks (and his reaction, commentary, etc.) for this website: