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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Daniel Ellsberg Story You Won’t See in ‘The Post’

Click here to access an interview with Daniel Ellsberg in a podcast with transcript that is posted on WhoWhatWhy.

Ellsberg addresses the vital need for an upgrade of the chaotic system in place that, based on his earlier experience, likely gives wide authority for many commanders to start a nuclear war. He also addresses all the overwhelming and devastating consequences of such a war for our species. It won't be entertaining like Star Trek and Star Wars. A most fascinating interview.