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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #48)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 08:48 AM

51. You mean

the reality that says a little green piece of paper is the most important thing in the universe, and there is no other reality. You mean that one? The one that exists solely because we say it does? It is amazing to me that, in our past, there were plenty of people who managed to survive, if not thrive, without being beholden to a piece of paper. Now, of course, there is only one way to live, and that is as an unabashed capitalist. Wow.

I believe our government should start a conversion program. One that offers to convert older homes using incentives. We should be building no new 'grid' homes. There should be a timeline for this, because we all know that corporations will never change unless forced to. We need to start thinking about the future and stop living in the past. You speak of all this 'free' stuff as if it would be impossible. Not if we stop attaching a monetary value to every single thing. (How much does Jimmy Carter get paid for building each house he works on?) And, this could happen, but not until we stop believing what the the people who profit the most from the current situation keep telling us. Money does not buy everything and constantly being beholden to this philosophy has cost us dearly in lost humanity and ignorant policies.

Or, do you prefer things as they are?

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