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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, October 4, 2010

Anti-outsourcing bill fails in Senate

by Lori Montgomery from The Washington Post

Notice how prominent members of Congress oppose a bill against outsourcing of American jobs. Instead they like to bash China. 

Tweedledee sometimes appears to differ from Tweedledum, but it's all for show. And guess who Americans will be voting back into Congress this November? Yes, they are going to throw the rascals out! Ain't "democracy" wonderful?