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
Monday, June 27, 2016
Too many heads stuck in the sand on Brexit
This evaluation of the Brexit vote and the British shadow government looks "spot on" as the Brits would say. He also reports receiving many loud complaints about a previous article entitled "Brexit and the diseased liberal mind" which exposed liberals in all their obscene pro-establishment nakedness.