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, April 22, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (added one post from RT at 12:38 PM CT)

  • Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse by Robert Hunziker from Defend Democracy Press. (Note: This article is a summary of a study published behind a paywall in Nature. The study is another piece of evidence that most life on Earth will perish within a few decades, maybe one decade. Also, see this and this.)