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, December 14, 2012

Grappling with Phantoms: The Financial Cliff, The War On Christmas, And Other Dim Tidings Of Political Disconnect

Click here to access article by Phil Rockstroh from Uncommon Thought Journal.

For me, Rockstroh best creates with his creative word-craft the conscious experience of living in today's America.