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 4, 2012

Diversity of Tactics... and Perspectives

Click here to access article by Mickey Z. from World News Trust. 

The author illuminates the naiveté of many pacifists who tend to be self-righteous while insulated from, and unaware of, the violence that is inherent in all capitalist countries.