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
Friday, April 24, 2015
Larry Summers: Democrats are Crazy and Hate Trade
The article features an interview with investigative journalist Greg Palast who tells how he received and verified a memo leaked to him which exposes the machinations of capitalist "democracy" to serve the One Percent, and he also explains their current interest and efforts in fast-tracking TPP (and TTIP and TiSA) through Congress.