posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 06:12 AM
I hear you. I think in your final statement about making sure the "less than desirable" environment isn't temporary lies the key. Maintaining the
assumptions that lead to the post-apocalyptic world, we arrive on the scene. It is at this point that thoughtful persons like yourself hanging in is
critical. We are going to have to make a choice between the usual 'Mad Max' version of the world or ... what? It's not often that an alternative
is offered. Let's call it the 'Wooden Ships' version. (if the reader doesn't get the reference, google it) People are good. Sure, our society
really f's many, many, many people up. But even then, from their affected perspective, the individual still does what they think is
best/right/correct (it's a logical prison, we "have to.") I see the post apocalyptic world as an opportunity rather than a nightmare. If enough
people like yourself stand up in the chaos and offer an alternative to the Mad Max solution, the world can become a truly wonderful place. We can
travel the world joyfully in Wooden Ships. Give and Receive. EVERY person has something they can contribute joyfully. If even half of us do so, we
can win in the end.
But then again, it often seems far more likely that our current retarded version will simply continue to prevail...