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, December 5, 2016
Thumbs Up by Elite on “Mad Dog” Mattis Pick
The author looks at Trump's picks for his cabinet, and so far they suggest that there will be no significant change in foreign policy. The neocons will still be in charge. We are still waiting on Trump's choice for Secretary of State.