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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Good satire to help you pass the day

I borrowed these videos from two comedy shows via YouTube to amuse you and lighten your day. They are contemporary satire at its best. But let's be frank about reality: few people seem to care enough to fight back effectively by creating a revolutionary movement. Well, if we can't beat 'em, we might as well laugh at them in an effort to hide our sorrows behind good satire. (In the following video, it's amazing that the voice of Bernie sounds so much like the real thing--Sen. Bernie Sanders.)