Can one realistically envisage a harmonious, ecologically viable future with current systems of gov. heirarchy and worldwide capitalism?
I feel that to appreciate the true current state of affairs is to open ones eyes towards the levels of constraint and control that are excercised throughout the makeup of society from day one. The only true method of sustaining the planet and therefore the human species would be a combined, co-operative effort in which there was no monetary system in place. No incentive for greed, exploitation or materialism. No heirarchical chain could be allowed, so every aspect of social organisation would have to be denounced to some respect including belief and class systems that were contradictory to any ecological alternative. I do clearly feel that all things are interconnected and thoroughly respect everyones rights of belief and freedom. It may seem like a political stance, but since people cannot unite successfully perhaps we all need to meet on truly equal terms under a common aim - saving the planet.