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, March 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, March 7, 2021

  • The Problem with Conspiracy Theories by Kevin Ryan from his weblog Dig Within. My reaction: the ruling classes' governments can only issue conspiracy theories, not citizens (sarcasm).
  • Bioethics and the New Eugenics featuring James Corbett from his weblog focusing on "death panels" passed under the "Obamacare" law and similar laws in Canada in a 39:33m video. My reaction: This is a good way to get rid of "useless eaters" (sarcasm). Unfortunately, true to his commitment to anarchism, he points to governments, and occasionally, billionaires, or in this video academic eugenicists, but never to the capitalist ruling classes who control governments or, indirectly, academic appointments.