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, July 11, 2012

Decriminalization of Drug Possession Doesn't Increase Drug Use, New Report Finds

Click here to access article by Ernest Drucker from Huffington Post.

Of course, evidence such as found in the report will have no effect on drug policies simply because the illicit drug trade greatly benefits major banking institutions whose directors and owners represent the key decision-makers in the ruling One Percent. See this, this, this, and this.