27 Nov '11, 4am

The Challenge of Unity Amidst Economic Crisis and the End of Growth

The Occupy movement has a lot going for it, and its manifestations of peaceful, civil disobedience -- such as living in empty houses foreclosed upon -- are just. However, the extreme rich who have held sway with their power structure (e.g., police enforcing of evictions) are in danger of being threatened themselves. While this might accomplish something positive if it were temporary and were to lead to unity, it is not a reasonable goal. A blood bath as in the French Revolution is an unhealthy way to build a society of compassion and cooperation. But as today's funny money -- digital and potentially useless overnight -- disappears in the fairly near future, our past differences will also disappear, as people work together on collective survival. Why should we and why will we? Because that is true human nature, as evidenced by our long existence of tribal band living.

Full article: http://www.culturechange.org/cms/content/view/798/65/

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