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, May 17, 2013

Just Obey!

Click here if you wish to access the posting of this 51:47m film on Raging Bull-Shit. (My commentary on this film was fairly lengthy, but somehow on 10-9-2014 while viewing that the YouTube film was missing. I corrected that, but somehow ended up inadvertently destroying my comments. However, I will leave the film posting intact.)