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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 3650 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 325 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 308 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 318 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 300 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 302 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 256 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 301 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 327 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 262 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 264 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 261 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 245 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 252 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 270 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 260 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 255 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 249 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 253 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 248 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 252 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 241 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 270 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 252 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 251 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 282 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 261 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 259 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 268 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 271 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 254 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 260 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 257 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 251 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 251 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 244 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 244 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 254 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 256 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 235 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 255 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 258 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 261 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 236 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 241 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 234 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 250 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 472 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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