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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Disillusioned in Dismayland

Click here to access article by "xraymike79" from Collapse of Industrial Civilization.

For a very hard-hitting dystopic view of the current world, one could never top this guy's efforts. Nevertheless, he provides some penetrating insights on the downward path that humanity is now following. If such dark visions can shake people up enough so that they become aware of what is at stake, maybe, just maybe they will take action to create a better world.