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, July 2, 2010

The link between BP, geoengineering and GM

from the Ecologist. 

Like the banking industry, the article shows how BP is also engaged in high risk adventures that could cause other major environmental disasters. The article provides an illustration of how one feature of the ruling class political structure works--key people rotate in and out of the government, major corporations, and military. Hence what we have in the US is government of the ruling class, by the ruling class, and for the ruling capitalist class.
BP won't stop at dangerous deep water drilling: the company is bent on still more dangerous projects, including genetic modification and hacking the planet's atmosphere....