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  •  David, you described the current situation (2+ / 0-)

    brilliantly.  I especially been thinking about the issue of the need for people to be socially accepted, to be "included" in the in-crowd.   I also understand the threats, many of them subconscious, when it comes to people's need to be gainfully employed in order to survive and thrive.

    I will address this topic in my next diary, and will borrow from you post.   Thank you so much for your contribution to the discussion.

    •  asdf (3+ / 0-)

      No problem, thanks. Feel free to use whatever. I don't write many diaries around here, I don't think they would be well received. But having read many of your diaries, I think we kind of think alike on a number of issues. Except I think you are more hopeful, probably still think peaceful, positive change is possible on a large scale. I don't think it is. I have no faith in my fellow man. He is not courageous. He is not good. He is not smart. He is not original. He is easily manipulated by dark forces with bad intentions, but contemptuous, spiteful, and hardly moved by truly, righteous ones. And I cannot change him.

      I don't believe peaceful revolution is possible. And I don't advocate violent revolution for many reasons, primarily because I think it would be a disaster and make things even worse. Naked self-preservation is also pretty high on the list.

      There are more bad people than good. The ones who are armed, skilled in violence, and want to take over are the worst amongst us, but the very ones who stand the greatest chance of success in a breakdown/revolutionary situation. Of course, most of them are already part of the current security/power apparatus.

      The peaceniks are right. They have always been right. But they will never win because we live in a bad world. Violence must be met with greater violence. Power with greater power, to be defeated. Our side does not have power, would not know how to use it if it did, and would not want to use it if it did. Quite the predicament.

      Anyway, take care.

      •  Once again, brilliant analysis. I pretty much (2+ / 0-)

        agree with you views, and it's not necessarily that I think change can be brought about by peaceful means only.

        I think that "man" is afflicted by all that mention because of ignorance, more than anything else.

        My approach is that if somehow enough people are "informed" and "alerted" about the actual state of affairs, that once they "awaken" they will do the right thing.

        At that point there events will lead where they may, based on what's necessary.

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