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
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Americans care deeply about 'global warming' – but not 'climate change'
In this report we see an illustration of the effectiveness of ruling class's media in manipulating how people think about issues. Their media have essentially trained the minds of ordinary Americans to "disengage" whenever "climate change" is mentioned. The latter mild term was coined by their media to conceal the more dramatic and accurate term of "climate destabilization".