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

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, May 3, 2020

  • This RFK, Jr. Interview Is Very Significant from Edward Curtin's weblog Behind the Curtain. (Note: The heavily censored nephew of the assassinated John Kennedy is provided a (over two hours) platform to express his view on Big Pharma, a highly profitable industry, and the harm they are doing to our children and our wallets. I don't like to post such lengthy interviews (I have not listened to all of it yet), but I believe this post is justified because this industry illustrates the logic of capitalism. I agree with Curtin that the interview is "very significant", but I don't agree that the virus escaped from a lab in China--that conclusion will await further evidence to support that inference. Listen to his sensible arguments and learn why he is so heavily censored.) 
(Note: I have run out of time.)