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, April 13, 2017
The Geopolitics of World War III
In this video Aaron Hawkins of Storm Clouds Gathering brings together many important facts to support, and important factors to inform, his geopolitical view of the current worrisome state of international affairs. Although his production of the video leaves something to be desired, I think his compilation of facts and factors ares very good.