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, October 8, 2014
Shut Up, Conspiracy Theorist!!!
This five minute video is loaded with satire by James Corbett directed against those who attack and smear with the label "conspiracy theorists" anyone who questions explanations given by ruling class authority figures such as TV pundits, mainstream news sources, government officials, etc.