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  •  Keep fighting the good fight (13+ / 0-)

    Just realize that you'll leave the task to your grandchildren, just like everyone else since time began.

    People with money won't stop trying to corrupt the system. The rest of us have to keep stopping them.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 09:28:38 AM PST

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    •  I don't think the timeline remains the same ... (9+ / 0-)

      the unsustainability of the hegemonic lifestyle has pushed things past the tipping point. "Our" (I don't have any grand/children) grandchildren are going to be dealing with the unmitigated effects of climate change and the true nature of global capitalism in ways we can barely imagine, I think.

      I used to really believe that our institutions could create positive, large-scale transformation. With our broken systems (and the likelihood that the broken-ness is the system and not a bug), I've come to the realization that I was allocating too much time and energy to electoral politics, and that those limited resources of mine are better invested in other ways to create positive change. I still vote D, I still encourage others to do so, but no longer do I look at politics as the domain of true, wide-spread change.

      There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

      by srkp23 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 09:40:55 AM PST

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