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
My unfinished contribution to a revolution (I will no longer be working on this--what's the point?)
I don't want to give the impression that by this proposed model, I am somehow an enlightened being (this fits so well with the authoritarian mindset of most Americans) who deigns to give you a revolutionary proposal. I offer this as only an example of what is necessary to overcome the extinction of our human species. The Earth's humans will ultimately decide the fate of themselves.
I, for one, am convinced it's too late. But, I am not an expert of the climate crisis. I have followed the science of climate studies over the past five decades to arrive at this conclusion. I have discovered with the creepy feeling that scientists, too, especially those in employed in privately owned industries or the government, are subject to mind engineering by capitalist agents. I think it's too late, and I doubt that I will work on this proposal in the future.
In any event, the following revolutionary proposal needs improvement and updating. I especially invite others to contribute suggestions to these posts.