19th March 2011 12:16
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Re: WADE FRAZIER : A Healed Planet
Yes, at the fringes, there is some noise, and I think it is helpful in that more people are at least hearing about it, so they get beyond Level 0.
Just before reading your post, I was invited to take part in a FE cyber-gathering. I am not sure about it, partly because I am kind of not in the FE milieu. I am a rather odd bird in the field, partly because I am a comprehensivist, and partly because I am one of the few who was seriously suppressed and not completely wrecked by the experience (most of the others that I know really have not been through the meat grinder, so they tend to play boy-general or tinkerer or the many other orientations that I doubt will get us there).
I also generally do not like hanging with the FE community much, and my efforts have been to reach out to those not in the field. As Brian O said in our Camelot interview:
it needs new blood. And, I am trying to orient people differently, and for those who have been following my thread at Avalon, they can see how difficult it is, because almost everybody is oriented around the inventor approach, the DIY approach, the “find some rich and powerful benefactors” approach, the government approach, the “get the bad guys” approach, and so on. This is one heck of a conundrum, but I will agree that the more people who can get beyond Level 0 (and not because they watched The Incredibles), the better.
Yes, nuclear catastrophes can help wake people up, but, for instance, I thought that 9/11 might wake Americans up a little to what the impacts of our imperial behavior are on the world (if 9/11 was not an inside job). Generally, the opposite happened. I never saw so much abdicated sentience as I saw after 9/11:
as Americans adopted the full-on herd mode, and now we have a permanent military presence in Oil Country, with another imperial foray into Libya just around the corner (for “humanitarian” reasons, of course http://www.ahealedplanet.net/america.htm#humanitarian). So, this nuclear disaster, on one hand, may help awaken people. However, they can just as easily go even further asleep, as fear makes them abdicate their sentience and become easily herded into some draconian program designed to “save us.”
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20th March 2011 01:51
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