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
Saturday, June 25, 2016
How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult (Part 1)
Who knows how many parts this will have and the author ain't tellin'; but it appears to be most clever and amusing, and besides, we may learn a few things. It appears to be a self-parodying kind of thing combining elements of cults and hacktivist culture. While we are dedicated to figuring out how to stop the extinction of humans, we need a little break from time to time to amuse ourselves in order to maintain our sanity and restore our forces for the coming challenges.