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

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Beating back the climate denial behind All of the Above

Click here to access article by David Turnbull from The Price of Oil

This writer confirms my observations about mainstream media's reporting on the reality of climate change: the capitalist ruling classes now recognize it, but their policies haven't changed. It's getting weirder and weirder. His quote by Gopal Dayaneni is absolutely accurate as a description of capitalist attitudes:
Somehow it’s easier to envision the end of the world than the end of this economy. 
Nevertheless, this liberal writer insists on more letters and petitions to capitalist authorities to solve the problem.