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 I confess I do not understand exactly what the problem is. But I do believe this underscores a more fundamental issue.

 

 

 

 

From a broad perspective, it appears that our political / economic policies are killing us all. Money is not God. We need to change the game we're playing. A Modern Economy is just an illusion we've bought into. We only need to shift over to another illusion that is based a bit more on reality: Food, water, shelter, conservation of essential natural resources, mitigating toxins and pollutants from the air, water and soil systems, health care, and connection to ourselves and others are about all we really need to work on together.

Countless scientists from all over the globe can attest that human population levels, combined with our industrial activities have taken us to the brink of ecological suicide. The leaders of the wealthy nations all have access to this knowledge. - Yet they move at a snail's pace. Why?

It seems that many of the wealthiest individuals and corporations, those who have bought world leaders wholesale, either do not believe in the ecological truth, or they just don't care.

The Chaos is rising. As it spreads from the poorer nations and the oil-bearing lands to the rest of the world, our ability to make rational decisions will diminish. There is not a lot of time left to change course. But change course we must.

The rest of this appeal is to the big players; the movers and shakers behind the opaque curtains. If you care about your kids and their kids at all, you must allow a substantial portion of your resources to establish new sustainable infrastructure, and a modified economic playing field.

Throw out everything you think you know about economics. The goal is a sustainable Earth habitat for humans and our supporting cast of plants and animals. Here in the US, we should reduce mortgage assessments across the board, stimulate all forms of resource conservation and sustainability, while taxing waste, over-consumption and pollution. Pay people to stay home, if necessary, as unsustainable industries are shifted over to those that make long-term sense. (This country did something like that in tooling up for WWII) You multi-millionaires and billionaires have enough excess wealth to finance this kind of a shift. You could grandfather your wealth in the form of government bonds, or tax credits. Those details don't really matter; you can write your own ticket. But if you guys don't write your own ticket soon, it will be too late for all of us.

I'm not crazy, I've just observed this carp for a long time, and suffer from a lack of blindness.

Peace Earthlings,

         2/2010