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Yes - it is astounding that people in this day and age cannot imagine that the same system giving them so many benefits may be their undoing in the end. This level of cognitive dissonance is unprecedented, and there are huge dialogues in all the helping professions about how to communicate the dire realities of massive change and climate disaster so that (a) people will pay attention, or (b) not freak out once they "get it."

And yet as Greta Thunberg keeps telling us right now, our house IS on fire and it's time to act. Personally I think we need a massive mobilization i.e. 10 times the size of what happened for the first and second world wars, but we need strong leaders and the political will for that to occur. Certainly we need to change the human activities that are decimating ecosystems and causing the planet to warm past normal levels, like capitalism and endless growth scenarios.

Of course there are millions of individuals and organizations working toward sustainable solutions right now, and putting on the brakes, but will it be enough? A massive shift in worldview needs to happen, now just ideologically but in practical terms as harmful habits and practices are addressed and transformed. Why is there so much resistance to what needs to be done? Your point on "irrationality being coded into the DNA of Western civilization" is very astute Green Girl, thank you!

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Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 2889 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 202 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 195 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 203 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 191 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 181 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 158 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 175 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 205 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 160 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 159 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 160 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 150 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 155 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 159 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 159 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 147 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 145 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 150 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 152 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 145 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 144 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 169 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 157 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 150 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 169 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 159 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 159 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 161 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 169 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 155 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 154 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 155 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 146 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 140 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 147 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 145 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 149 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 150 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 143 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 155 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 161 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 154 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 137 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 137 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 130 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 146 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 273 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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