Bleakness abounds. Politicians with considerable power turn away. Mammon rules with asymptotically growing crudity, cruelty and excess, even without Trump in “power.” No big surprise that American “democracy” is a crock if one’s eyes are truly open to HRC’s portrayal by Wikileaks. We have learned nothing from the fascism of the past and, ironically, we minions who have benefitted from neocolonial atrocities committed upon others around the globe for over a century will, in turn, be ground under.
So wrong on so many levels.
And, President-Elect Trump, the idea of Greatness in the old-fashioned, Roman sense of economic growth and world dominance, is meaningless. In a finite biosphere, growth, as we have known it, is unsustainable. Get over it.
It is time for a Damascene Conversion.
True greatness will be born in leaders of vision who can somehow persuade all people on this planet to lower their economic expectations and realize that human survival requires us to de-grow, to de-militarize and to find creative ways of continuing to exist with limited resources. Even sand, needed to make concrete, is becoming scarce.
Greatness will not belong to one “nation.” It will arise in the heart of every human through the ideas of people like Vandana Shiva (called the “Seed Lady,” but much, much more than that), and the great, long-serving, Canadian environmentalist, David Suzuki.
It is an uphill “battle” of a modern kind that must be focused on consciousness.