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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 4228 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
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Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 537 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
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Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 513 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 466 PB Bytes 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 516 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 549 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
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Re: Decolonization... 477 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 478 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 447 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 462 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 494 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 474 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 472 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 462 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 472 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
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Re: Decolonization... 452 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
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Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 488 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 457 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 456 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 512 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 474 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 463 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 475 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 482 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 474 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 474 PB Bytes 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 472 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 476 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 464 PB Bytes 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 460 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 448 PB Bytes 11-May-19 16:08
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Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 472 PB Bytes 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 444 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 460 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 477 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 478 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 439 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 444 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 459 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 458 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 792 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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