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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 687 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 83 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 76 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 70 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 79 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 75 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 67 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 69 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 77 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 61 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 63 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 64 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 58 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 64 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 62 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 60 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 56 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 55 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 56 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 54 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 52 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 52 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 66 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 60 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 55 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 70 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 59 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 65 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 68 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 67 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 62 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 59 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 59 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 54 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 51 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 56 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 54 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 55 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 55 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 49 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 62 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 70 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 50 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 44 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 43 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 33 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 40 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 49 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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