It seems to me you have to take over the Occupy movement thus giving it a solution for its complaints—all justified, of course, and a way to mobilize and actually create this world you envision. The template has to be accessible to all interested parties such as our “local” movements in upstate NY and VT.Sincerely,Peggy
rkm> Change requires people rallying around what they want, not what they don’t want.
That is almost more than I can take in at once, but it says in a sentence why protest movements peter out.thank you for this.nice thing about teaching people better safer ways to use psychedelics is that I’m giving away what people want. Helping the thirsty learn where good and better water is is a nice job to have.may your creation of ways for real people to work with one another to make a society work feed the desire bodyjim
rkm>…knowledge of how bad things are is of little or no help in figuring out what we can do to change things. Polemics may motivate people, but it doesn’t give them a direction, other than anger and protest. Change requires people rallying around what they want, not what they don’t want.
I partly agree with you. There are many-many news outlets that spread the truth. You don’t need to provide me with any. I have plenty of them. And I know, they seem to be ineffective.Also, you are right -the major reason is denial. I see that with my own family which is so terribly frustrating, witnessing how ignorant and in denial they are — as my brother told me just recently, he still believes that people are better thanI describe them – ‘my’ thruths sound mostlylike conspiracy.And when I deliver such people evidence of the truth with articles and their multiple cross-references so they can check for themselves – they don’t even bother, other than: “who tells you that they are right and not my evening news?”Admittedly, its difficult for people who have been believing the evening news or the main tream newspaper all their lives – to admit they have swallowed lies most of their lives.Nothing against your democracy initiative. To the contrary. We will need democratic thinking soon enough.But right now – how do we dispell the lies about Syria, about the Euro, the lies coming out of draghis orifice called mouth? – How do we hrelp salvage Syria from anotyher Libya or worse? – Or europe from stumbling back into Stoneage ? – which would probably be better than the future they face under the troika.But how?This is urgent.And this is not negative, as the wish for peace is positive.Right now, this is my biggest wish that Syria is left in peace.I don’t have the answer.But together we might be able to find one.Collective meditation by thousands of us with concentrated thoughts?Cheers,peter
Sean B. Carroll, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the university, listed the six steps used by all denialists in discussion:1. Doubt the science.2. Question scientists’ motives and interests.3. Magnify legitimate, normal disagreements among scientists and cite gadflies as authorities.4. Exaggerate the potential harm of believing the science (and scare people).5. Appeal to personal liberty and freedom (no government official should tell me what vaccinations I need).6. Show that accepting the science would represent a repudiation of a cherished common philosophy or worldview held by most people.