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Once we were good and well hooked, the media and the schools fell right into line.
Do you sometimes think that all of this train-to-the-test emphasis of the last 8 years or so has been foisted simply to avoid these wider questions in the school environment?
This is all over, Paul. resource scarcity has resurrected the much-maligned but resurgent Malthusian dialog.
What was Jimmy Buffet's prophetic lyric?
"Cannon's don't thunder, and there's nothing to plunder,
I'm an over-forty victim of fate--"
Bush declared victory in Iraq, and is packing up.
Israel is trying one last blast of savagery in Palestine, and it will accomplish just what we did in Iraq--nothing.
But not only are the cannons losing their thunder, --we already plundered most of the world, and broke ourselves in the process.
The problem I see is that people will realize this fact about two decades after it's too late to fix.
Giroux's piece was called "Beyond Bailouts". This topic, (and Speth's) is at the heart of the process of replacing exploitive and consumptive patterns of life with policy and patterns more in accord with physical and social realities--which is what ET should be about, in my opinion. The overwhelming response to your diary helps to explain my long absences from here, as much as summer vacations.
Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
Your penultimate sentence indicates some disenchantment with the response here. Don't fret, please. There are many important topics, and folks have their priorities.
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