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 23, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, May 23, 2021

  • Time Is Running Out, We Must Act Now! by Dr. Vernon Coleman (35:04) from a video presentation from his weblog. (Note: Coleman is a retired British medical doctor.) My reaction: I, at 85 years of age, have joined Coleman acting against the ruling capitalist class of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. I am protesting my local co-op food store continuing the requirement for their employees to wear masks despite Minnesota governor's recent cancellation of the pandemic requirements acting under his emergency powers. So, my website/weblog may be further interrupted during this protest in addition to my efforts to maintain my health.