Originally posted by marg6043
Rioting and anger is part of human nature in time of stress.
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I beg to differ from that point of view and I don't think I'm the only one. People should be working on themselves to eradicate all negative aspects
of their personality and we can be better than that.
Yes, that's what we are made to believe: "it's natural to get angry and start hurting others when you're pissed, so we understand". That's the
The hard part is to use your anger and your negativity in a constructive / positive manner.
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At least by my point of view, all this global financial crisis etc is a big test for us, a catalyst. We can be drawn in by the events and become
animals... or we can say "# it, I'm better than this" and work on creating our own SENSIBLE future and make sure any of the old-world jerks aren't
allowed to make a mess of it / take over.
What will NOT help
- Rioting, looting. Any acts of violence towards the government / other people.
- Negativity in general. Fear, hatred, injustice, jealousy etc.
What WILL help
- Protest to the government, strongly
. Make sure your voice is heard and don't allow the police to shut you up. There is always a peaceful
way for this.
- Leave the (big) cities
. That's the first step in getting out of the(ir) system. While you live there, you're totally dependent on it.
- Work and think in a creative and positive manner
. Don't let the fear / crisis take you over.
Once you leave, work on
(a) living totally independent from public utilities ... this will soon "force" you to live sustainably
(b) improving yourself and your relationship to others. Associate to other like-minded people and start cooperating. You may even build a community
based on cooperation and good will. It may not be all angels in there, but creativity can overcome negativity.
(c) protecting yourself
from the negative people. These will come in two sorts: 1) those individuals/groups who will come to pillage your hard
work and 2) the government who will come and demand that you attach yourselves to their system again
If you want to overthrow a system, the first step is to become totally independent from it. Link to it while you need to and to the extent that you
need to (like I need to work and come here online to talk with you guys). But work on creating your "second system", under the radar. Promote others
to work creatively and cooperatively. Promote technology that will help everybody and not just make some people rich.
When the # hits the fan, who do you think will be better off? The ones living almost independently or the ones living in downtown NY?