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, September 3, 2015
Take the Money and Burn: How CEO Pay Accelerates Climate Change
Unfortunately, after providing considerable evidence that major corporations are undermining all efforts to contain global warming by reducing reliance on fossil fuels, Collins then naively urges us to support a divestment campaign which he hopes will change their ways. This is a good way to defuse dissent this capitalist controlled website, which looks to me like it is funded by major foundations and the rich, away from any effective actions against an industry that is vital in creating profits and power to our capitalist masters.