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, December 6, 2019

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, December 6, 2019

While waiting for the ecosystem to collapse, I'm hearing sounds that suggest the destructive iceberg of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire and its army, NATO, is breaking up. What do you think? Even Canada, the Empire's colony to the north, is part of this noisy background.