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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:07 PM

15. These ideas can't do anything for the global situation unless implemented en masse

 

And you basically indicted our entirely society as part of the "wall". And that's probably accurate, as people are products of the system and the system will not generate a populace that threatens it growth and survival. So what you have is a collection of politically unfeasible possibilities, rather than viable solutions (from how you describe them).

The current cultural narrative is that "progress" (economic growth) coupled with technology will always create the best of all possible world, and the only reason this is not yet accomplished is because of greed and profit (but social democracy to the rescue!). It is a narrative that entices people to embrace growth and continue consumption until their side wins the political battle and all the scientific numbers magically balance out into perpetually goodness (environmentally and otherwise). Correct me if I am wrong, but don't we have to destroy this cultural narrative before people will collectively explore other ways to organize and live? FYI, thats part of the reason I posted this topic (to challenge this narrative). Yes, I believe there are possible approaches if you can shift the paradigm, but that must be done first before they are possible. Otherwise, these solutions will only be implemented regionally to provide selected resilience in the face of imminent catastrophe.

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