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  •  You know, here's the common theme. The 1% are (7+ / 0-)

    making out like bandits, and the 99% are again eating all of the losses. And the deck, as things currently stand, is so stacked that any other outcome is likely completely, or at least nearly so, impossible.

    Even compared to just 20 years ago, though, so many hundreds of millions of souls on the planet are better off than used to be the case. So, Revolution? The greater good of humanity still argues against it. On the other hand, there needs to be a balance that we're currently swinging further away from.

    An acceptable equilibrium denied, an extreme disruption can only be inevitable.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 06:20:50 PM PDT

    •  Personally, a very good nutshell view. (2+ / 0-)
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      Given this,

      there needs to be a balance that we're currently swinging further away from.

      An acceptable equilibrium denied, an extreme disruption can only be inevitable.

      in the perspective of how many crises of overpopulation and consumption are bearing down on the planet, it will take a major move by many government leaders to abandon their 1% supporters to make the changes necessary to mitigate the impact on the 99% from extreme disruptions of climate change, population dislocations, pandemics and violence - war or poverty related.

      Some Greeks are preparing to return to the land to survive. Here we are seeing a lot of people becoming interested in Michelle Obama's home gardening for economic as much as health reasons. Denver Urban Gardens helps develop new community gardens and sustain many with various forms of assistance. The counties are giving food stamp recipients financial help to grow some of their food.

      Somewhere in this confusion and fear, I think we will need a non violent revolution to disrupt the barriers to accepting the severity of the problems, and the tough realities that will replace the widespread expectations that the first world living standards based on non-sustainable consumption, could continue or spread to developing countries.

      Greece and other countries in the region have become the bellwether nations trying to find a path out of history and into the future. Interesting they are also located around the historic cradle of civilization.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 11:19:50 PM PDT

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