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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 09:51 PM
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69. We, as a society, have a responsibility to make decisions together about
what is in our communal best interests. For too long we've been sold a bill of goods that personal choice is the be-all-and-end-all of a happy life. Some choices we must make together and I believe that a lot of the choices that will be necessary to combat the climate crisis will involve reducing our hyper-consumptive ways. We all - you and I and everyone else - get to make personal decisions as we see fit within the context of a larger social compact. Right now I think we need to challenge each other to think in very dramatic ways about how we are going to accomplish the major changes required of us to address the climate crisis and create a just world. Dr. King said that materialism, racism, and militarism are triplets. We must reduce the materialism to reduce the other horrors.

Peace.
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