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
Thursday, January 12, 2017
MSNBC Unbelievably Equates FAKE NEWS With Climate Science!
Instead of posting rational, evidence-based posts and commentaries supported by links from credible sources, I sometimes want to issue curse-laden rants like this. But Dore does it much better than I can.