LIVING FOR CHANGE Are Bigger Rallies What We Need?By Grace Lee BoggsMichigan Citizen Malegra dxt sildenafil duloxetine online without prescription, , Oct 24, 2009
Bill McKibben has written countless articles and books about the climate crisis. He also walks his talk.
In April 2007 he organized the Step It Up National Day of Climate Action, purchase sildenafil online, calling for real leadership by our elected officials to address the environmental crisis. Find discount sildenafil online, It was one of the largest global warming protests ever held in the U.S.A.
Recently he co-founded www.350.org, an international grassroots campaign to warn people all over the world that 350 parts per million carbon dioxide is the most we can safely have in the atmosphere, sildenafil from india. We are already at 390 ppm and rising, malegra dxt sildenafil duloxetine online without prescription.
Now he has called upon people the world over to organize “thousands of rallies and events and demonstrations to demand that our leaders take tougher action heading to Copenhagen” and make Saturday, Buy sildenafil overnight delivery, October 24, “the biggest day of action on climate change the world has ever seen.”
In a recent Huffington Post article, McKibben reports that he has reached people in every corner of the earth, discount sildenafil overnight delivery, and “they've responded with an unbelievable outpouring of art, Buy sildenafil without prescription, of music, of commitment. There are big actions organized for almost every city on earth on the 24th, buy no rx sildenafil, including 120 in China, Sildenafil alternative, at least that number in India–and even in tough places like Kabul, like the Sudan, like Iraq, discount sildenafil. Iranian organizers have set up a Farsi website to coordinate their demonstrations–on and on.”
McKibben’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Order sildenafil from canada, But they also raise the question whether more and bigger rallies are the best way to grapple with what Martin Luther King, Jr. Malegra dxt sildenafil duloxetine online without prescription, called “the fierce urgency of now.”
On February 15, 2003 ten million people in 600 cities all over the world demonstrated to stop the United States from going to war in Iraq. The next month the U, sildenafil overnight delivery. S. Sildenafil in australia, invaded Iraq, and eight years after 911 we are still mired in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Countless demonstrations by union members, order sildenafil, nurses and physicians have not succeeded in forcing the White House and Congress to include single payer in their proposals for health care reform.
The reality we can no longer evade is that the White House and Congress have become so beholden to the Pentagon and corporate lobbyists that they now embody their values of Militarism and Materialism, values that are not only socially and ecologically unsustainable but suicidal, malegra dxt sildenafil duloxetine online without prescription. Sildenafil tablet, They represent an industrial civilization in collapse.
So it is futile to keep organizing ever-bigger demonstrations trying to force these dinosaurs to take tougher action on climate change and/or devise non-military solutions to foreign policy issues.
We ourselves must become the change we want to see in the world, tablet sildenafil.
That is why the small groups coming together to plant community gardens, Buy sildenafil on line, organize community security clubs, share tools, create local currencies, cheap sildenafil internet, barter goods and services are so significant. Malegra dxt sildenafil duloxetine online without prescription, From a Newtonian perspective these local efforts may seem too small to matter. Order sildenafil online, But, as Margaret Wheatley points out in Leadership and Modern Science, “a quantum view explains the success of small efforts quite differently.”
“Acting locally allows us to be inside the movement and flow of the system, buy sildenafil no rx, participating in all those complex events occurring simultaneously. Order sildenafil in canada, Changes in small places also affect the global system, not through incrementalism, but because every small system participates in an unbroken wholeness. We never know how our small activities will affect others through the invisible fabric of our connectedness.”
We can learn a lot from Ardipithecus whose reconstituted remains, scientists tell us, are evidence of our first human ancestor who evolved 4.5 million years ago.
Ardis did not appear all at once, en masse, like a school of fish. In the beginning there may have been only one or a few Ardis. But these few survived, multiplied and evolved through natural selection and/or “critical connections.”
In the 21st century this evolution continues.
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