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  •  MB all I was proposing here -- (4+ / 0-)

    was that we set up statistical measurements of climate change mitigation that do not oblige us to pay ritual homage to climate change public relations.  Let's find out how much progress we're REALLY making.

    I suppose I ought to focus more on diaries which emphasize cultural alternatives to capitalism.  This seems to be the aspect of my argument which my audience has the hardest time comprehending.  The anarchists and Occupiers and community garden advocates and Zapatistas and MST advocates are all pointing in the right direction.  The point is to withdraw from participation in systems of market dependency, and to go back to living off of the land.  And for the more complex necessities?  Look at what the Cubans are doing in education, in agriculture, in medicine.  

    "Realists" insist that we have a choice of paths by which we're doomed, and that we can "get around this" feeling of impending doom by pretending really hard that public-relations efforts to mitigate climate change will be our salvation.  Oh and the "realists" are SO scared that the people will elect Republicans that they're willing to elect people whose solidarity with Republican policies is somewhere significantly above the 75% range.  How thin does the soup have to get before the "realists" admit that they were wrong-footed from the start?

    No revolution ever started off with a blueprint.

    “All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.” – I.F. Stone

    by Cassiodorus on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:15:48 AM PST

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