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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The fat capitalist cat and his message to workers

by Mike Konopacki from his website.


  1. While I agree that Trump's not going to stop the fat cats, the artist falls into the outworn mindless brainwashing "educated" (indoctrinated) into us by the self-appointed masters of the universe. No one "needs" a job. Not a squirrel, a blade of grass, a sparrow, a whale, a crab, or even a human. Until enclosure, i.e., until some early psychopath decided he was better than everyone (and everyTHING - his word)else and dared to claim "ownership" of land and all beings living on/in it. Since the commons has been stolen, the disenfranchised cannot get 2 of the 3 things we actually need: Water and Food. They are "forced" into wage slavery working for the psychopath who stole what "belongs" to everyone. I put "forced" in quotations because psychopaths (otherwise known as masters of the universe), get all their power (and everyone's commons) BECAUSE WE AGREE TO IT. We let them. We let them because we've forgotten, we've been beaten for so long that down looks like up to us. But, we can get off our knees. Providing our own water and food (or at least some of it) is a huge beginning. Doing so in common with other people is much bigger. Re-learning to share, to re-use, to not "need" the "necessities" they manufacture (using our labor) to sell back to us. Taking back our commons is revolution.
    As for "good" jobs. Oxymoron. To say nothing of elitist.


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