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
Monday, May 25, 2015
How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz
Read the article as background for this cartoon created by Gregory Crawford and posted on World News Trust. It shows Obama working for "Big Everything" by posing as an environmentalist to distract people while his bosses go to work on Congress. The cartoon illustrates that our masters knew what they were doing when they promoted Obama to be president.