Power from the people

Challenging thoughts, with advice for community organizing, i.e. how to enjoy meetings and how to progress locally.

“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.

It is not that the system has problems, rather the system itself is the problem.

Democracy isn’t merely power to the people, but power from the people too.