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  •  Thanks, Galtsalie! I *did* see your (2+ / 0-)
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    Diary, it was great! Unfortunately, by the time I finished reading and processing all the excellent information you provided and started preparing some comments, the comment window closed!  I really do wish that the Kosmins would allow some diaries to have extended windows, particularly the ACM diaries. There are always a wealth of resources and ideas in them and I keep them in a dedicated folder that I treat as a very useful little reference library.  Given their size and depth, I do think it would be beneficial to let people have more time to process and comment.

    [I guess I might as well insert a very short sub-comment here on that diary.  I found the spiritual aspect of Prout very intriguing. Recently there has been increased attention to this apparently neglected aspect of sustainability initiatives, for example David Korten’s recent efforts at developing some new ideas in this direction, and recent comments that Herman Daly has made about the necessity of incorporating spirituality into sustainability efforts in order to ensure their success. Being an agnostic/atheist I had my own thoughts on these developments vis-avis Prout, but oh well, another time maybe!]

    In regards to your comments about corporations, I couldn’t agree more, and it seems a growing number of people do, as well. I’m sure you’re familiar with Move to Amend, they seem to be at the vanguard of trying to get something done in regards to getting rid of this ridiculous corporate personhood baloney. The MtA movement seems to be doing pretty well; they have gotten their ballot proposals passed in a number of states recently.  David Cobb came to speak to us here last summer; he gives a very compelling presentation and said that the message resonates across the political divide (I know the presentation is up on YouTube; if I get some time this week I’ll try and find a link and post it here, it’s well worth watching and spreading around). It’s quite a promising development, and well worth everyone’s support.

    I have some additional thoughts that pertain to your observation regarding capitalism as it can be practiced at the local level, but I think I’ll save those for a related separate future diary I’m working on.  Thanks for your reply and the dialogue - - have a great day!  :)

    Pessimism of the intellect; optimism of the will. - - Antonio Gramsci

    by lehman scott on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:25:17 AM PST

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    •  Thank YOU. You've given me a lot of (1+ / 0-)
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      good links to study on. I'm excited to do so. This is where I come to learn.

      As far as spirituality, it is a sensitive issue going back to Marx. I never want to proselytize and just want room for my personal journey, such as it is, in my economy and society.

      Thanks again!

      garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

      by Galtisalie on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:46:25 AM PST

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      •  Yw, and this is indeed a superb place to learn! (1+ / 0-)
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        And yeah, the whole politics-economics-spirituality interplay dynamic is fascinating to me, on both theoretical and personal levels.  While growing up in the LCMS I secretly studied Alan Watts and was a conservative, then from there to being a born-again charismatic Christian with no political beliefs at all, and from there to eschewing monotheism altogether, studying under a Native American Shaman while beginning my long journey of political and economic radicalization - - which i hope never ends.  So it's all one kind of big Mental Cassoulet to me sometimes!

        Pessimism of the intellect; optimism of the will. - - Antonio Gramsci

        by lehman scott on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:02:23 AM PST

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