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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Janet Yellen Trolls America's Poor: Tells Them It Is Important To Get Rich
Yellen comes up with what may become a capitalist class slogan issued to pacify the Ninety-Nine percent in the 21st century. Could this be a replacement for "let them eat cake" used by the earlier ruling class of the monarchy-aristocracy?