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
Friday, October 26, 2012
President Declares ‘War on Entropy’
The author reports that President Obama, as formal head of the One Percent ruling class, announced recently that the 2nd law of thermodynamics will no longer be valid under his administration. If this were possible, it would mean that growth can continue on our finite planet; hence, capitalism can continue as usual.
He must be looking for more donations from the corporate sector.