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, October 31, 2016
Clinton can't patch these WikiLeaks
The worst kind of leak. WikiLeaks.
The hacker group released its ninth -- yes, ninth -- batch of stolen emails Sunday from Clinton campaign staffers discussing things like how to appeal to black voters and deal with the media. [Unfortunately this post did not provide a link to the Wikileaks release. Here is a post that provides a summary and a link to the Wikileaks post.]
If they're authentic -- Team Clinton questions whether some pieces have been doctored -- they're mostly embarrassing, not the kind of stuff that would end a campaign. Still, the steady stream of insider info has deluged Clinton, stealing some of the spotlight from Donald Trump's troubles.
What do you think?