[Link] The catastrophe of enduring poverty suffered by workers -- and people who want to work -- is visible in more than just the domestic sphere. The U.S. foreign policy demands uttered by our nation's leaders increasingly suggest that wealthy U.S. corporations and their allies are the only ones in the world who should determine who has the right to eat, to survive and to develop technology.
How did "we, the people" come so far and so fast from that Declaration of 1776? It is as though the nation's new declaration to the world is "accept our terms of trade or die."Angela Gilliam of Seattle is a cultural anthoplogist and emeritus faculty at The Evergreen State College.
So sadly so.
But we are learning about why we are as such as a species. Maybe this fall's elections will show some indication of that assertion and the godlets of war will at least be sent home to consider their deserts.
Heh! Slow, painful progress. Barring armageddon, I think its continuation is just as inevitable as our past suggests.