Think of this as Volume 18, Number 27 of the newsletter I have written weekly since March, 1997. Enjoy.
The real crisis of our time is not really the environment. The real enemy of our time isn’t Russia, or China. The war zone isn’t where you think it is – it’s not in Iraq, or Israel, not Nigeria or on the Mexican border.
The real crisis of our time asks who will govern this world. Will it be government, its provenance notwithstanding. Or will it be the world’s billionaires and the giant corporations they control, who right now have the power to overrule any government and do so routinely, with impunity.
It is said that when any person or group becomes more powerful than government that they become the government. Corporations and wealthy individuals currently lie beyond the reach of any government.
It’s all a question of lines.