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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 1398 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 141 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 139 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 137 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 137 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 128 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 116 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 121 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 138 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 111 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 111 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 115 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 106 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 112 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 111 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 113 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 105 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 103 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 106 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 104 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 100 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 100 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 123 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 110 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 104 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 125 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 112 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 115 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 118 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 123 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 111 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 112 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 111 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 103 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 98 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 105 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 103 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 104 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 107 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 98 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 114 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 120 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 107 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 96 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 94 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 86 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 95 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 157 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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