I talk to people about the issues facing our society all of the time

Always their rationalizations start out with "They". They will do this or they will do that. What "They" have been doing for my entire lifetime is whatever it is that is in their own best interest. And this time their own best interests are diametrically opposed to the interests of the majority of people who live here.

"They" are not going to lift a finger to do anything to mitigate the destruction of the planetary ecosystem. "They" are going to continue to milk this system of exploitation for as long as they can right up until they can't any do it any longer. It is up to us to recognize this fact and to start doing what we can to make a difference for our kids.

To emotionally accept impending disaster, to attain the gut-level understanding that the power elite will not respond rationally to the devastation of the ecosystem, is as difficult to accept as our own mortality. The most daunting existential struggle of our time is to ingest this awful truth—intellectually and emotionally—and continue to resist the forces that are destroying us.

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The Myth Of Human Progress, By Chris Hedges
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