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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Deepwater Horizon: it’s worse than you thought (again) – part 2

from The Great Beyond.

Contrast the reports from science oriented websites like this with official reports widely repeated by compliant corporate media. For example, see this from Bloomberg News. It appears to me that the official reports coming from the White House are designed to prepare the way for the lifting of the moratorium on deep-water drilling so that the oil industry can resume "business as usual".

See also this article from Mother Jones on recent media coverage.