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Response to The_jackalope (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:23 PM

4. Barriers

Even if growing numbers of us have come to our senses and become more aware of the vital interdependence that is crucial to the maintenance of our environment and its viability to harbor all life in a healthy, vigorous symbiosis, what then?

We have so many barriers created by those of us who seem to be preoccupied with profit, control, manipulating perception, manufacturing consent, power, addictions to acquisition, oneupmanship, self promotion and aggrandizement, being "self made", subscribing to Neo-liberal doctrines, etc., etc.

Those who float to the top of our septic system and are called "leaders" in this and that have their hands on the steering wheels and levers that direct the collective of humanity in the direction that they call progress, success, prosperity, etc.

Even if one paints this phenomena with a broad brush and directs it towards a rather abstract collection called "they" or "them" we really need more collective insight and action in a way that deters those Captains of Industry, inept politicians and global despots out to control and rule as many people as they can from forcing humanity and the species of this planet into an inevitable and irreversible death spiral of Anthropocene extinction. One that will take may take many thousands or millions of years to "recover" from.

If we have no democratic say, globally, in our fate, then do we just end up being aware--but disgruntled--audiences for a non-stop disaster movie? Is that the fate of mankind and all life on this planet. And for what?

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