If you want to know what the real joke is, just try to get your head around the one being played on you right now. The continuing joke that all this excess, that we blithely refer to as a "Booming Economy," is in any way sustainable, now that we, and the rest of the planet, get more and more infused into it's ever accelerating madness. Madness that we can see everyday now, as things start to fly apart more and more.
The infosphere is saturated with it. Expanding the agony, and horror, in 8K spectacolor now: Where even animals may be being driven to suicide because they can't take it anymore, any more than we can, as so many of us, supposedly higher animals, either implode with the rage, doing slow suicide by whatever addiction abuse suits; or fast by the usual way, that burnout can take you out, one way or another. (noose, gun, IED, or any fast moving vehicle, will do it would seem, depending on how your rage wants to up the body count; just for that personal emphasis, of course).
The thing is, you all need to become warriors of the heart. And that is because this simply cannot be only a top down, charismatic leader lead, revolution. It also has to be a bottom up lead revolution. It has to be people in every community finally waking up to the fact that they have to stop with the "Facebooking," or the "Twittering," or the "Stream Bingeing," whomever is the "Binge" supplier. We have to stop and start engaging each other directly, in our communities, so that we can begin to talk to each other about how we will do taking over full responsibility for owning, and running, those very same communities, ourselves. And doing that because we have finally come to realize that the very nature of work itself must change. There is no other way.
Livelihoods simply cannot be tied, any more, to ever greater rounds of ever more over amplified want, and consumption. It's making everything crazy, and poisoned, and corrupted, all at the same time, and it must stop or we will lose it all.
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