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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Film Exposes Connection Between the Kochs and a Small Community Dying of Cancer

Click here to access article by Tara Lohan from AlterNet.

What the author and the liberals at AlterNet don't seem to understand is that this is only another crime against humanity among a long list of crimes perpetrated by a ruling class whose system produces such sociopathic behavior. Hence, the solutions are NOT stronger regulatory agencies, lawsuits, or public pressure put on corporations to behave better:
...there can be a variety of potential solutions, whether it be the EPA, whether it be a lawsuit, whether it be that Georgia Pacific decides it must do the right thing.
Fortunately, the people at the Occupying Wall Street sites all over the world know that systemic solutions are what is required.