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  •  And many, many people agree with you. But some... (9+ / 0-)

    ...who agree say that, first, the focus has to be on toppling the existing power structure before anything can be done about global warming because the p-t-b are resisting any change on the score. And those groups that want to go after the power structure first, are themselves split by what is meant by "topple."

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat May 11, 2013 at 03:01:15 PM PDT

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    •  This is a major discussion in itself. (1+ / 0-)
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      Free Jazz at High Noon

      Have you written on this?

      The power structure is going to topple anyway if we don't get ahead of the droughts and floods and warmer temps.

      We all need to eat.

      •  Reason and reality support your view (1+ / 0-)
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        Ray Pensador

        but there are political and economic realities as well that conflict.

        The problem with placing global warming ahead of all else is that it can't be addressed without dealing with the contradicting political and economic questions. Our current economic system is based on a model of expanding, unlimited consumption driven by the unrestrained pursuit of profit above all else. Our official politics reflect and defend these values. Global warming can't be addressed without a fundamental transformation in our economics and politics.

        The RW and corporate reactionaries have understood this all too well. For the last 30 years they have worked tirelessly to render such a transformation impossible. The attacks on Global warming science as stealth socialism, the mania for deregulation and the deification of market forces are all part of a piece. The caricature of all public interest as the incursion of government tyranny is a cynical manipulation intended to insure that nothing can be done to interfere with the status quo.

        In short, we don't have the option of dodging these fundamental political and economic debates. If we do not break the power of the corporate kleptocracy, we will never effectively address Global warming, or the myriad related environmental challenges.

        The struggle against corporate despotism and for the survival of humanity in a sustainable world are one in the same.

        Nothing human is alien to me.

        by WB Reeves on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:12:48 PM PDT

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