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, May 29, 2012

'Faster Than We Thought': An Epitaph for Planet Earth

Click here to access article by John Atcheson from Common Dreams. 

This writer and culture critic provides an answer as to why nothing significant is being done to prevent global warming and ecosystem collapse. It's in our DNA! (God or Allah help us from critics like this!)