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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bush Campaign Hopes to Stoke Nostalgia for Nation’s Most Glorious Era

Click here to access article by Andy Borowitz from The New Yorker. (satire)

A centerpiece of the marketing strategy [for the Jeb Bush campaign] will be evoking memories of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. “It’s been a long time since the United States has [directly] invaded another country for no reason,” he said. “People are sentimental about those simpler times.”