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

Friday, January 29, 2010

Radical Inequality Is Literally Killing Us

from Alter Net website. I notice that the article fails to mention any adverse affects of inequality on the health of the governing class. I very much doubt that it does. In any case, the governing class can't see beyond their noses of power, profit, and privilege to care much about anything else.