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Gregorian

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There are different philosophies on life.

Good for profits; bad for society. That sums up what I heard on Richard Wolff's latest podcast. And this is exactly the results of unconscious people taking advantage of the system in order to gain wealth.

I don't think it's malicious. And people can start out poor, become wealthy, and then become unconscious people. Who is that recording magnate who just tried to use Bernie as his platform for animals? Ellison. He offered his endorsement to Bernie if in exchange Bernie would promote his animal related platform. It sounds like a good platform, but, Bernie didn't think it is what the people want, said no, and Ellison went on his way. He then endorsed Hillary Clinton. So I imagine we'll be hearing from Clinton about her new plan which regulates some kinds of animal farming.

So I think when you are irritated by what you say in your post, it is probably from this political direction. One is financial, and the other is people. One is put first before the other. When in reality, we are a community of humans. Animals. That's what we are, and we should be conscious of that. The money is in the wrong direction, although we have been trained to behave as though it is the essential. So when we hear Bernie putting humane propositions on the table, we are filled with glee.

Terrorists don't really affect our abilty to be lazy consumers.

I live on a tiny one lane road that should be essentially silent. No, it's like a small freeway with people driving everywhere. If it's not the locals driving with their bikes for a bike ride, or neighbors jumping in the car for a quart of milk. There is no reason why anyone here even needs a car, since everything is within a few miles. Our lives are so luxurious that we don't dare consider what would happen if it stopped being that way. I've been watching this so long it's pathetic. I once had a foreign girlfriend. One day we were walking along, and she looked at me and said "Californians are car crazy". That was 1976. Since then we've become car insane. Everything is designed around that poisonous box that is literally killing us all. I'm not sure it's wrong. It just looks that way to someone who likes to preserve beauty.

Not to pester you with my reply, but since I'm already posting, there is something very peculiar I've noticed over the years of being a cyclist. The power we get through petroleum has turned us into something that is very similar to the way the 1% feel. They have it all, and they won't tolerate less. We even let Bush invade Iraq without so much as a few million people on the streets. I've always felt that part of what kept Americans so quiet was that they were comfortable. Why rock the boat when they can just jump in a car and do whatever they want without any notion of limits. Well the limit is presenting itself now.Change is happening, but it's all done in order to support the life we have designed. The one that's killing not only our planet, but our souls.
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