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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

We’ve Let Capitalism Kill the Planet

Click here to access article by Christian Sorensen from The Greanville Post. (Thanks to Caren in northwest Oregon for alerting me to this article.)

The article delivers in only three paragraphs some very powerful points as to why we must get rid of the deadly infection of capitalism in order to survive.