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 31, 2011

For the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Click here to access article by David Glenn Cox from OpEd News. 
Let's be clear here, the debt ceiling impasse isn't a question of doing the right thing or the wrong thing. It is show, a stunt, a mere question of how many Christians to throw to the lions or how many hostages to have shot. When Barrack Obama says, he wants a comprehensive solution he is speaking Washington speak for tax cuts.