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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Announcement: I will be going on a much needed vacation

Starting tomorrow the 9th of May,  I will be on vacation which will last approximately until the 20th of May. I'm not certain on what day I will be "back in the saddle" (def.) again. I might post something around the 16th when I will be visiting other activists near Astoria, Oregon.