the time is now
Our world is in crisis. In fact a multitude of crises. To survive, we need to come together and yet we appear to be pushing apart. We are divided by race, political views, socio-economic class, ethnicity, gender/sexual identity, and more. These divisions do nothing to mend fissures in human activity or heal injuries to people and planet, but rather are constructed and maintained to aid the current power structures and keep peoples fighting amongst themselves.
Critical Masses is a challenge to question, an impetus to change, an invitation to resist.
We, the people, in exercise of our voices in opposition to the status quo are the critical masses. Real and lasting social changes can only be realized when groups of people, critical masses, shift public consciousness toward adoption of compassionate and caring ways of being and living with the earth and each other. Essentially, once critical masses achieve critical masses, paradigms will shift, divisions can be mended, growth, healing, and lasting changes can occur.
Julie Banks Lewis • Author, Speaker, Advocate
Critical Masses is a self-help, non-fiction book, and it assesses the power dynamics and structural inequalities throughout American history.
It discusses the system or powers, capitalism, democracy, patriarchy, and so much more.
It was sad to see how the power elite are the ones who control the movement and fate of the living. I found it fascinating to know how schools, churches’, propaganda, and strategic positioning affected gender equality, race, and ethnicity. It was evident to see why these topics have always created division amongst people. You can defiantly understand the term divide and conquer when you read this book.
The literature is written well, and it is easy to understand the premise. This is a thought-provoking book, and I enjoyed reading it. I believe books that educate and make you wonder are a great source to have. The subject matter was organized well and presented intriguingly.
—Jeyran Main, Review Tales