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, October 17, 2019

I especially recommend these posts for today: Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • The fight to overturn the latest corporate coup at Pacifica has only begun by Pete Dolack from his weblog Systemic Disorder. This development is in line with a long list of subversive events to subvert and destroy Pacifica Radio, a listener sponsored radio network. In the 1980s I volunteered at the Berkeley, California radio station that is a founding member and major part of this network, and have posted articles from this source.)