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  •  you are stuck on thinking in terms (12+ / 0-)

    of government and the idea that a centralized government is the best way to go about facilitating this sort of change.

    just because rethugs argue against the federal government out of a long history of resistance to progressive ideals like social justice and economic equality, does not mean that another sort of change is not appropriate.

    at this point, i am at least partially convinced that communities moving towards self sufficiency with the idea that they can move faster towards the change we need is a good idea and maybe the only way we can start to change things.

    in any case, i see absolutely no evidence that dc is going to do the sort of things we need it to do.

    time has run out.  we need to start doing things differently on the ground where we are.

    its almost impossible no matter what we try, but groups of people getting together to create real change in their immediate surroundings may be the only alternative.  this has the advantage of pointing to these communities when they start functioning at a higher level than others who not have made these changes.

    but all this depends on time and we don't have time.

    without a miracle, we are toast, literally and figuratively.  

    crispy critters.

    all that moderation has us in a bigger mess than anyone can solve.  

    •  I don't know of any examples where this works (0+ / 0-)

      in a country as large, advanced and complex as ours. And climate change is obvious a global, not merely national problem. I literally can't see how this can be dealt with properly without the role of major world governments, including our own. This cannot be fixed on a grass roots level. What block association is likely to invent a better battery or wind turbine?

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:33:05 AM PDT

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