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

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Media ran with now-retracted attack on IPCC in their assault on global warming science

from Climate Progress. The article illustrates the extent to which propaganda organs of capitalist elites engage in desperate attempts to deny what is going to destroy their favorite system, human life, and many other life forms.