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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Positive shopping experience

Click here if you wish to access the original posting on Max Gustafson's website. 

In this cartoon I think the Gustafson is mostly referring to people in the One Percent who already have so much stuff that they are looking to space travel out of sheer boredom and another way to spend their money. Although they've recently had a few mishaps and a "tough day", it looks like these capitalists will push ahead--especially with so much money already invested and so many space travel deposits from millionaires in their pockets. Of course, we in the Ninety-Nine Percent are not forgotten in this campaign to consume: although we don't have any money, we are urged to be good citizens by shopping with credit cards.