As such, doing business as usual will no longer work. Even if the "Republicans," and the "Democrats" could agree on a band aid here, or there, to make at least a part of our lives less chaotic, it would be far too little, too late, to do us much good in the little bit of "the long run" that we have left to us; because, you know, we used to value thinking in the long term, even if we never actually lived up to it all that much (at least in the last three or four decades, anyway).
Things need to be integrated solutions now precisely because we live in an electrified, information driven, world. Going way too fast, and accelerating, by the way. And doing that because, money as electrons, or photons, in electrical/photonic circuits, demands it to be so. And that situation because this is what you get when you mutate competition. And so all competitions become very dangerous ones because no one can afford to lose very much in a zero sum game that is also the result of mutation, as well as the physical limits of an ecosystem that only has so much carrying capacity for the consumptive needs of any of its many organisms.
The only way they will really listen to us is if we strike en mass as a working nation. Strike and participate in peaceful, non violent forms of civil disobedience. Just as M.L.K taught us to do. And Gandhi before him. Strike and demand a completely new system. One where we get the majority hand in deciding how it should work for us, as well as the new way we should work for it; owning our own communities together so that we can create our own sense of continuing value; while always striving for cooperation with all of the other, self owned communities, of a newly rewritten Constitution to allow for such a Federation.
We must do this, and we must do it quickly because so many time bombs, in a sense, are being primed, and set on hair triggers. Lage event expressions that will trigger further detonations in cascade events that are difficult to fully appreciate precisely because we know of only a few of the ways in which feedback loops can happen in a system as complexly interconnected as our social/economic household has become.
The bottom line here is that if each and every one us does not become part of the real solution, we will be in store for chaos that will make the current madness pale in shamed recognition of the actual depths such horror can go.
The Doomsday Clock is ticking now and there are precious few ticks left to us. What are you going to do about it.
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