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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sailing legend looks into power

Because of the resources marshaled for this film and the fact that the people with the money behind it are anonymous, I suspect that we have another example of important segments (energy industry?) of the ruling class that have decided to move back into nuclear energy in a big way and need to "manage the consent" of the general public ("educate the public about the subject").