24 November 2009

Action Now or Reaction Later

We all face the same global issues of climate change, economic uncertainty and resource scarcity, however the specific circumstances and reactions to these are each different. The concept of "thinking globally but acting locally" is what this is all about. If you live in northern Georgia the most pressing issue for you to consider may be drought and water scarcity, if you live in Cuba you may be faced with energy shortages most immediately, if you live in the Ukraine environmental degradation may be your most pressing issue. Regardless of the area, if you are conscious of the circumstances this species finds itself in, there is plenty to think about.

Unfortunately, Americans as a whole are either totally unaware or worse in denial about the impending changes. Be that as it may, as I have said before, this is the most exciting time to be alive, a time of extreme change and revolution.

I encourage you to think about the issues facing your local community and to decide to make a step towards sustainability. Join or start a group to discuss the issues. Make a start at changing your thought process to one of long term harmony. Start making the changes in your mind that will allow you to flourish in the coming time of change.

Peak energy is here, unsustainable population is here, species collapse is here, the future holds tremendous turmoil to those who try to cling to the old paradigm. I guarantee in the US that we as a country will be the last to embrace the coming changes as a society. It is clear to me that the US political "leadership" is leading us off a cliff. They do not have the vision or will to make the type of changes the next 40 years will require. Therefore, it is up to us, you and me to make those changes.

Act now or react later, it is your choice.

1 comment:

  1. The disheartening effect of the Ideological superstructure is PART OF that superstructure! It has no real hold on us as individuals; there is a massive layer in between individuals and our ideological paradigm which we have direct influence over in everyday interactions, and it is the social character of our society. We can say we oppose our countries military-industrial complex while at the same time being a part of it every day. We can say Americans are ineffective--and by doing so become one of them! So start talking to people; start thinking about what you buy, how you conceive of your future; in short, how you construct your own paradigm of life on this planet and how you allow others to influence that edifice. The choice is yours; more than you may think.


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