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So great to meet you Poster Boy ~! It continues to astound me how the early creators of capitalist theory and industrialization did not consider limits, or that the "endless growth" paradigm was out of touch with reality, or that there would be long-lasting consequences of resource extraction, or that the arc of capitalism would not end at the point of destruction. Perhaps the prevailing Christian myth of the time i.e. "man at the top of the pyramid of life" or the "dominator of creation" had a lot to do with it. How much was Marxist theory adopted by the early industrialists? Sadly to say this is one subject I've yet to research on. (I've been too busy with Indigenous Studies ~! LOL)

Fast-forward to today, and the extent of how capitalism is embedded in our thought and behavior is mind-boggling. Even progressive and alternative writers, practitioners and speakers want to be a "huge success" - isn't that at the core a capitalist value? It shows up across the board in the boomer generation, but also in the generations that follow. There must be alternatives to self-worth than the standards of fame, success and wealth - and yet as long as we keep subscribing to those values capitalism will continue. And that's just one example ~! LOL



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Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 3656 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 326 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 309 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 319 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 302 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 304 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 258 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 303 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 329 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 263 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 265 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 262 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 246 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 253 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 271 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 262 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 256 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 250 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 254 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 249 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 253 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 242 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 271 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 253 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 252 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 283 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 262 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 260 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 269 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 272 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 255 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 262 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 259 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 252 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 252 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 245 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 245 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 255 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 257 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 236 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 256 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 259 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 262 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 237 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 242 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 235 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 251 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 474 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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