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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:28 PM

60. At what point

do people stop investing money, time, energy and attention in the sinking system, and spend more time each day focusing on building a public garden, green energy projects, converting buildings to be more insulated, planting food trees, teaching each other and children sustainable (and enjoyable) skills? At what point do we take control of our own lives instead of waiting at the train station for a train that is not coming?

This is not to advocate not voting or believing in honest people--but like you said, there are too few of them to turn the tide themselves. So it is up to us to rebuild our communities in ways that support each other for these tough times. We have to build a world that reflects reality--instead of pining away for a world that does not exist anymore.

Now is the time to build a system that feeds us all--or we are going to see much more pain and suffering. We have to start sharing lands, food housing with each other, and ways of educating everyone. Pooling our resources is going to be the new paradigm--it happens in every country and every place that survives economic depressions.

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