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, January 12, 2018

Recommended articles for 1/12/2018

  • Face Facts: A West That Never was by R. S. Ahthion, a blogger and author from Britain. Ahthion reports on some very "inconvenient facts" (a paraphrase of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth) overlooked by Western media corporations which have been established by capitalists to support capitalism.