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, December 8, 2013

A Tribute to One of History’s Unsung Heroes

Click here to access article by Don Quijones from Raging Bull-Shit.
...there are countless other people whose endeavors to make this world a better place are, for whatever reason, left by the wayside of collective human memory. This is the story of one of them, a man who until his death in 1995, at the ripe age of 102, went by the name of Gilberto Bosques Saldívar.
This blogger posts a biography of a man that should be an inspiration to all who refuse to submit to authorities--those willing, well paid agents of the ruling class who keep society functioning for the benefit of the ruling class.