posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:32 PM
What's missing right now is a concrete, positive view of an alternate way forward.
Mere criticism alone is of limited productivity and
ultimately means nothing. For the "ball to get rolling," there has to be a new "-ism," a new ideology, a new worldview. And it has to be truly
different; minor variations and modulations of the old stale left-right paradigm won't cut it anymore. We've been working on that model since the 19th
century and the world is groaning out for a new way.
To be effective, change must come with a new framework that does not just ask questions, but answers them -- and answers them more effectively and
convincingly than the dying paradigm can. Until a unified ideology emerges and takes on the existing ideology it's all just talk in the first
Another point: in places like Egypt and so forth, what you are seeing is related but somewhat different. These upheavals are fueled directly by dire
situations such as lack of food
. Many other conditions are the same as in the first world: Lack of future prospects, no jobs, a highly educated
but idle workforce, growing inequality, oppressive internationalist/globalist impact on specific localities, etc. These conditions pertain in both the
first world and the third world. Where places like Egypt truly differ is that they have come up against the now-or-never desperation that comes with
actual hunger. There is no such desperation in most of the first world, although in places and for many people it may in fact be much closer than most
care to imagine.
edit on 2/28/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)