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, July 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Documents relating to the Second World War, previously classified, have now revealed that the Soviet Union's western allies didn't want to help Moscow fight the Nazis at the start of the war – but were themselves planning their own airstrike on USSR assets.
  • Science Update: Arctic's Last Stand by Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--17:03m), who has fearlessly focused his attention and career on the climate crisis.