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, June 22, 2018

Steve Cutts wins a Webby award for best animated video

Click here to access is award winning video created by Steve Cutts whose illustrations and cartoons I've often posted on this website. (If you have AdBlocker extension on your Firefox browser like I do, it can take as much as 40 seconds to upload. Then you will need to click on the image of his video to play it. Even if you have this extension on your computer, it's well worth the wait. You can also upload it on Cutts' website much easier and you will get the full version.)

This video illustrates and satirizes the pursuit of happiness in capitalist societies.