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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 4177 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 517 PB Bytes 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 519 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 518 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 489 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 491 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 446 PB Bytes 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 495 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 525 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 446 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 456 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 456 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 427 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 439 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 472 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 454 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 450 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 443 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 449 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 431 PB Bytes 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 432 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 430 PB Bytes 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 468 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 437 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 436 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 490 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 454 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 444 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 456 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 461 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 453 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 453 PB Bytes 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 452 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 453 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 442 PB Bytes 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 439 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 427 PB Bytes 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 441 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 452 PB Bytes 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 422 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 440 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 450 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 454 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 418 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 424 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 438 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 437 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 769 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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