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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP Admits That - If It Tries to Cap the Leak - the Whole Well May Blow

from Washington's Blog. This blogger has an uncanny way of sifting through all the media garbage until he finds the truth. If you want the latest scoop on BP and the Gulf disaster, read this and view the linked videos.