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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Articles recommended for Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War by Steve Early from CounterPunch. (After WWII our ruling class masters accelerated the use of academics to re-write our history. This post represents an attempt to restore one segment of our history.)