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Now we have 'The End of the Consumerist Model' which was posted last week on MBCivic by Mike Blaxil and I include again the link.
Now I give you Pat Hunter's comments on Thom Hartman's writings posted in my last MBBlog.
No subject is more important than the realization that the historic model of capitalism must and will change. It is going to be a rough ride. Many, perhaps most people, certainly of the 1%, do not recognize that famous album title, 'Forever Changes'. To survive we must change. The faster the better, the non-violent the best. We went from the Industrial Age to the Financial Age. We are now entering the Cultural Age. Let us hope that the transition is graceful and civilized, that not too many bodies are left in its wake.
Please read all of these, harbingers of our future. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, November 29, 2011
from Jules, Reza et al Posted by Michael Butler, Thursday, August 4, 2011
I am looking for some good news, but here is another bummer. It does not require much comment on my part. The story is short, swift and nasty. The government, and not only ours but many others, seem incapable of recognizing how bad things are. My fear is they do know and do not want to tell us. Strange, as the use of fear has always been their trump card in controlling populations. Give them bread and circus-plenty of the later nowadays-don't have them concentrate on the serious issues. Like this one. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, June 11, 2011
How can we expect the rest of the world to kowtow to us when we have messed things for them as well as ourselves.
A great example is having a 'rich spoiled kid' in the White House. I refer to George W. Bush whose conceit and naivety was the worst possible kind of diplomat dealing with emerging powers.
His type of approach lingers on. It actually thrives in a nation of international illiterates. Americans are so poorly educated about the rest of the world. For generations we have produced 'The Ugly American'.
We have little concern for the cultural benefits of opening to societies which have been functioning centuries longer than ours.
The 800# gorilla approach. American builds an armament industry capable of supplying and promoting an imperial structure giving us the force to dominate the world.
This approach is not to work. Unless we change our approach we are going to push the world into another major war. The alternative is to die 'the death of a thousand stabs' through multiple guerilla actions. Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thanks to Si Litvinoff this piece about a hero. Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It is astonishing that a subject such as this would even get a read nowadays. It is the classic method of domination which has existed for a long time, Centuries in fact. So popular and successful for dictators or controllers that incidents creating fear have often been especially created just to bring people under heel. The Reichstag fire a proven example while suspicion still exists over 9/11.mb Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, February 6, 2010
One of the best pieces I've seen in a long time to be of great interest to all of us. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, January 30, 2010
Well, another great one from one of my favorite bloggers.
Ronald Reagan, a charming celebrity huckster sold millions in this country on a political philosophy which was/is a disaster. A chaming man with a lovely wife, he really lead us down a garden path. Nixon was evil, Bush was the worst in history (particularly with Cheney running the government). Ronald Reagan was really dangerous. His philosophy still is. I really liked both of them, but not as my leader, mb Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, October 26, 2009
Latest from my favorite blogger. It deals with the weirdness of individuals in the Republican party. Also the weirdness currently inflicting the philosphy of that party. These positions bring forth a real concern for the health of the GOP. Our system depends on two strong parties. Imagine the future with only one party while the other wallows in the World of No controlled by neocons and fundamentalists. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, July 6, 2009