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 16, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, May 16, 2021

How about considering real democracy? This would require a wholly novel plan rather than simply reciting a self-congratulatory word without substance upon examination.

Democracy is for psychologically mature adults. Citizen responsibility for self-governance must involve knowledge acquisition, sober reflection, evidence examination and reasoned discussion built into everyday public life. It must require sound collective judgment and moral responsibility for all local, regional and national decisions. To create a grown-up nation retrieved from the grip of ruling-class psychopaths who have long disempowered, neglected, exploited and abused us along with much of the world, we must mature into political grown-ups.

  • Dems Unhinged Attack On Rose McGowan For Telling Truth featuring Jimmy Dore and McGowan telling truth about our fake democracy, from Dore's channel (20:59m) on YouTube.  If you liked this, you may very well be interested in a later segment of this interview entitled Biden Is The End Of #MeToo of this interview. And also, you may be interested in this post entitled "Hillary Clinton's War Monger Appointed By Biden". My reaction to the latter post: Dore is discovering the real difference between the two parties governing our "democracy": the Democrats are cleverer at deception strategies whereas the Republicans act according to their beliefs that the rich should get richer and the poor be damn by ed.
  • Glenn Greenwald: Intercept Targets Journalists Of Color featuring Jimmy Dore and his guest Greenwald from Dore's YouTube channel. (Note: This piece covers the Intercept's distorted attacks on low-level journalists who report actual scenes. This report on the Intercept is typical of all mainstream journalists.) My reaction: Fortunately, Greenwald "wised up" (def.) about the Intercept and their billionaire owners in their efforts to use and co-opt him. But sadly, Greenwald is an exception among professional journalists "on the make" (def.)