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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, September 12, 2021

I will be on vacation for the next 10 (?) days

If you have not already signed up for a visit on my trip to the east coast, it is now too late. I hope to return to posting in about 10 days. Meanwhile, use the recommended websites and the search engines to access relevant articles. Remember to use various words in the search engines to access important articles for the past 11 years that I have been posting.