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
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Investing Cash Hoarded by Large Corporations
I am posting this article to point out that not all ideas presented under the banner of the Occupy movement are constructive or legitimate. I really don't know whether this website represents merely very naive, right-wing views within the Occupy movement, or if it is a subversive front to contain and confuse real activists in Occupy. I have seen other articles posted on this website that aroused my suspicion, but this one really rang my bells. Read it to see what you think.
It is hard to believe that the author of the proposal, Carmine Gorga, is sincerely offering his proposal to fix the economy. I can't believe that corporations and stockholders are going to be persuaded by his moral argument that they should redistribute their wealth in order to fix the economy. And, I can't believe any sane person would think such a thing.