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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Promises of taxes and jobs in US elections

by cartoonist David Horsey

Campaigners for political office in US elections always make these promises. Targeting Trump is simply a strategy used by the directors of the ruling capitalist class to insure that their favored candidate, Hillary Clinton, gets elected. Both candidates are abominable.