We are not trying to prevent some terrible event that is still to come. The threshold has already been crossed; the tipping point has already happened and what we are fighting for now is our present.
Our days may be shadowed by this dark realization, but there is reason to be deeply optimistic for "where danger is, grows the saving power also." Never before has the tantalizing possibility of a Global Spring, a worldwide people's insurgency for democracy, seemed as close. For the first time in decades, humanity just might be on the brink of an everywhere-at-once revolution against the financial fraudsters, corporate lackeys and the enforced ideology of consumerism that has brought the Earth to the precipice of collapse.*
Micah White was the guest editor of Adbusters #100, an issue that won an award for its cover (depicted on left). This excerpt is adapted from his introduction..