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, March 31, 2017

Trump's EPA

by editorial cartoonist David Horsey.

At least the Trump administration is being a little more honest. It is mainly for Democratic administrations to deceive the public; and after each such administration knowing they have been deceived, they vote in the Republicans. Ain't democracy wonderful? Tweedledee and Tweedledum, you say? Well, at least there are style differences.