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  •  Good points, DWG (12+ / 0-)

    Very good points indeed.  Yes, many of the big narratives are just easy and/or don't require change.  But lately some of them are collapsing badly.  We can hope that as more and more folks run into the death of materialism in their own lives, they'll begin to see the benefit of pulling up the entire society and closing the wealth gap.

    We're living on 1/3 of what we were living on only a few years ago.  It's not comfortable, it's not fun.  I'm prepared to continue this way indefinitely if it will help this country.

    Unfortunately, my cutting to the bone doesn't seem to be helping anyone else at all.  I can't even do the charity donations that used to be so important to me.  

    So as the rich get richer and the median income families get poorer (I'm now below median income) fewer people are getting helped.

    We're going to reach a breaking point before long.  I keep saying, "We're already a third world country.  We just can't see it yet.  It's still hidden."

    Hugggs and good morning.

    "No man is my enemy, my own hands imprison me, love rescue me." -- Love Rescue Me/U2

    by winterbanyan on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 05:06:57 AM PST

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    •  I suspect living a particular narrative blinds (9+ / 0-)

      Even though many people have experienced the destructive effects of malignant consumption, they hold onto mindsets that will are not serving them and future generations well. I hope "we" can open our eyes before our unsustainable approach crashes and burns. As an economic power, our position is eroding rapidly. We are proof that greed rots a society.

      Please help the people of Haiti

      by DWG on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 05:39:00 AM PST

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