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, June 5, 2017
Beyond Democrat Dead-ends: What Real Climate Action Looks Like
The author, in my opinion, too casually slips into her third item regarding a "real climate" plan, which could prevent a disastrous destabilization of the climate, the fact that a revolution will be required to replace capitalism. It's becoming obvious to many that the system of capitalism and environmental stability are incompatible. One has to go. So far our masters have colluded to pretend to do cope with this major problem, but are only deceiving themselves as well as us in order to satisfy their addictions to power and profit.