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  •  Much of Our Situation Came From Dismantling (6+ / 0-)

    systems that prevented today's medieval wealth concentration: compressive individual taxation, anti-trust regs on both business and media, financial regulation and protected trade.

    We would still be facing global warming, we would still be out of land, we'd still be running short on supplies of water. But the concentration of wealth and power would not be anything like what it is today, the rich would still be dependent on the welfare of the nation, so we would be far more able to address the more basic elements of our system.

    I don't know if ownership saw all this coming in the mid 60's when the rightwing revolution got underway, but they surely saw it all by the time of Reagan or so. I've been describing the behavior of ownership and its representatives as beyond greed to the extent of looking exactly to me like survivalism.

    The one political solution proven in our system to support revolutionary change in the absence of major collapse (the crash & Depression enabling the New Deal semi revolution) was the rightwing's takeover of the Republican Party.

    That's probably the place to start on November 7th.

    But I also have been calling for climate science to quit pissing around with democracy and put together a mission fact to face to billionaires of the world who aren't permanently dependent on dirty energy. The success or failure of such a mission would tell us two things we need to know as soon as possible, the one about response to climate, and if the news is bad there, our political fate.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 05:05:44 PM PDT

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