It is all very well to have idealistic solutions, but it is the practical working solutions that are needed and, because the general human capacity to find ways of getting through problems has, in the long run, ensured our survival, I think the positive actions and ideas will be and do enough to carry our species forward.
Pegi Eyers Wrote:
> Thank you for your questions and comments Eddie.
> One could say there is a gap between the vision
> and the reality, but I think the question is - how
> can we go on being complicit with an economic
> system (capitalism) that is on carbon overload,
> and whose end goal is to destroy all life on
> earth? There are countless solutions on the table
> right now such as alternative economies, regional
> economies, gift economies and other manifestos
> such as The Leap, Drawdown and Green New Deal
> which seek to keep carbon in the ground.
> We have to do something! My work, and my book
> "Ancient Spirit Rising" is about finding
> time-tested ways to change our thinking patterns
> and community actions by decolonizing and using
> Indigenous societies as our model. It makes as
> much sense as any other social-cultural path
> happening right now! And if the apocalypse truly
> does come to pass, survivors will probably be
> living in small-scale bioregional groups once
> again, sustainable and bonded to place, which is
> the very definition of "Indigenous."
> As I say in my book "Ancient Spirit Rising" -
> “Decolonize now, voluntarily, intentionally,
> with full awareness and the selective use of
> resources, OR, decolonize later under duress and
> hardship, as a dramatic response to traumatic
> conditions when the current economic paradigm
> reaches the limits of its sustainability. But
> decolonize you must, or fade away with the
> memories of a lost civilization.”