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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Click here to access introduction and recordings by Noel Morris 98.7WMFT (Chicago).

This posting is to commemorate a great American, a great human being, a folksinger and lifelong activist for social justice who continued to inspire me to create a better society the rest of my life. I watched him in performance and sang along with him whenever I could.  

See also this.