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  •  i'm just responding to what you said (6+ / 0-)
    Pessimism, then, leads to denial, which forms the double bind.  I think that it's safe to say that once world society can break the psychological double bind
    why do you presume everyone is in this double bind?  there is no shortage of solutions; the problem is in implementing them on a large scale.  the easiest solution, of course, is to stop deforestation and legalizing hemp.

    Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

    by Cedwyn on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 06:42:16 AM PDT

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    •  They're not really solutions -- (12+ / 0-)

      if you can't implement them on a large scale, are they?

      And if we "stop deforestation and legalize hemp" while continuing to burn Earth's fossil-fuel reserves at the rate of 85 million bbls. per day of crude oil and an equal carbon-equivalent of coal, to the effect of increasing the terrestrial atmospheric CO2 component by 2.3 ppm/ year, that's no solution at all.

      "A people who know how to organize the accumulation of wealth and its reproduction in the interest of the whole of society, no longer need to be governed." -- Peter Kropotkin

      by Cassiodorus on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 06:47:00 AM PDT

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    •  Your quote doesn't say everyone ... (4+ / 0-)
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      ... is in the double blind, it says that society must break free of it. Society is not just some "average" of the individuals that make it up, it is the regular patterns of behavior, the institutions that they form, and that reproduce those regular patterns of behavior.

      For a problem that cannot be solved at an individual level, but can be solved at a social level, then it is society that must break free.

      If all individuals where trapped in the double blind, then there would be no hope, because there would be nobody to work on breaking society free.

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      by BruceMcF on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 09:45:56 AM PDT

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