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Response to tama (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:42 AM

6. Lots of emotive drama

What peasants have won recently, at least by the rules of the global game? The game is called "Parasitical Power Hierarchy", and peasants don't get to win, draw or leave that game. Hell, that's even true of much of the world's "middle" class today. The last time there was widespread egalitarianism on the planet was 10,000 years ago.

We've had just 200 of those 10,000 years when the dream of egalitarianism was even remotely possible. And that was thanks to the same fossil fuels whose waste is now bringing the era to a gasping finale.

You can rail against parasitical power hierarchies, and dream of working with nature and not against it - they are good and noble dreams, but they're not our current or future reality. Our corporate/political masters have deemed otherwise, and unless the entire order is brought down, it's going to stay that way. I think we have as much chance of overthrowing the order as we do of stopping climate change - which is to say, nil.

On the other hand, climate change may smash the hierarchy where we puny peasants cannot. Now there's a dream...

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