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Forum Post: Feel like reading something concise, fresh & new that captures today's America? Take 2 min. and read this. KUNSTLER NAILS IT.

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 7, 2012, 5:05 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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James Kunstler does one hell of a job dissecting America. Check out the 12/3/12 piece at this link: http://kunstler.com/blog/

If you like that, check out his speech at aTED conference. He hits q homerun when it comes to the value of community: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZeXnmDZMQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Kunstler just gets us Americans.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Kunstler isn't afraid to tell it like it is. He wants us to return to vibrant community and humanity. After all, what is this all FOR?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22091) 2 years ago

Thanks for those links. Boy, is he right. We really need to consider what you say below. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Until we answer those root questions we cannot fix things.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

It's also bizarre how vehemently some DEFEND the situation where corporations are first priority. How do humans end up with a mindset that is the opposite of self-preservation?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22091) 2 years ago

A false hubris, blind nationalism and brainwashing to believe in rugged individualism may contribute. Also, maybe, just not knowing anything else, so ignorance? Sounds cruel, but it's true. If you've never been exposed to love and beauty what do you know of it?

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Aha!! You just got me thinking. I think you're on to something here..... Rather than going at the 1% only in attack mode, maybe we need a good cop bad cop thing here.... Wherein we continue to push on the facts and rail nonviolently against the wrongs -- but at the same time, others could discover ways for the 1% to discover true beauty, true peace, true love...... Sort of in the same way that Malcolm X chased so many whites into the arms of Martin L King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Well, it's different because in my case I'm against violence for any reason anywhere, but you get the general idea. Maybe it takes both.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22091) 2 years ago

Yes. I think so. Prove to them how much better things can be for them too, if we have an economic system that works for all people, that shares, that is loving and not fearful.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

"Help them understand that another world is possible." :). Hey - you inspired me to post a particular comment here: http://occupywallst.org/forum/help-me-out-here-how-do-we-kick-this-baby-into-hig/ . Can we continue this discussion over there? Hope you don't mind I quoted you in the comments.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

It's strange to me that more people don't ask that question. They just keep consuming.