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, February 6, 2017
Nancy Pelosi Repels Young People On CNN Town Hall
Even though people still cling to the fiction that Congresspeople represent us in a democratic society, it is clear from this 15:52m video that many people, especially young people, are viewing this fiction more cynically and are asking questions that are embarrassing to those people in the government who are serving the capitalist system, and not us. In addition, I thought this segment of the show so hilarious that I am posting it also for your entertainment. In these troubling times we all need a little humor.