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
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this break up the Democratic Party?
Wow! After reading this article and the following post featuring Hudson's views of the Social Security system, so many thoughts have rushed through my brain like a raging torrent after a heavy rain. Because they have overflowed my banks of good judgement, I will wait until tomorrow to critique his views as expressed in both posts. To be sure his views on Social Security in the US is right on, but his overview of political reality leaves much to be desired. I will concentrate my commentary tomorrow on the latter.