13 December 2011

system traits

" ..Our system has become a Frankenstein monster which acts upon its own institutional behalf.
It encourages the least desirable of human traits -- greed, short-term thinking, lack of accountability, hierarchy, propaganda and self-obsession -- while simultaneously dismissing and discouraging the best of human traits -- long-term planning, reason, mutual aid, empathy, and resource allocation.

 If we don't construct society in a manner which embraces the latter, we damn our children to a miserable existence, and we won't survive as a species"

 (taken from a comment by Jason Boissonneault in a trnn comment thread)