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, April 19, 2019

Articles recommended for Friday, April 19, 2019

After perusing a number of articles from normally reliable sources, my mind is boggled. I can hardly see what the future has in store for us except anything other than major changes.
  • Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening by Tom Luongo from Russia News Now (I am posting this from the latter website because of ongoing problems with accessing the original post on Strategic Culture Foundation.)