20.3.10

the political movement of sustainable revolution

The neo-liberal Logic of the oligarchic elites dominates and degrades the diverse webs of energy flows needed to sustain effective learning communities. Culture and politics are conceptualized as merely commercial interests to be controlled and profited from; and through the manipulation of cultural icons and symbols, a consolidation of power eliminates protections, co-opting democratic tools to exploit the public for selfish gains. Consequently, a rise to power through forged alliances compels the use of violence as a means to suppress and eliminate the competition of a threat-free environment.

Yet without a functioning sense of community value that stresses reciprocity between human beings and the natural world, any imagined response system will fail in its attempt to provide for alternative beliefs of how best to exist and be. Due to this tremendous pressure to change detrimental social norms, Integral logic has emerged to provide such an alternative, suggesting

"We would be better off designing our energy systems around a combination of: increasing efficiency in existing technologies; creating a system with more diverse sources and distributed suppliers; and emphasizing human- and environmentally-benign approaches." (Goerner, pg. 347)

In reconstituting the intentions of factions subject to otherwise inept management, mainstream society can realize its potential to alleviate a negative effect by fostering alternative action through adaptation to hostile conditions.

The result is the outlining of a program or procedure that demonstrates the steps necessary to change. Through this process, as well as its replications elsewhere, power can be mobilized so that localities are no longer deprived of desired social circumstances. This then provides for antecedents (like Cuba!), which allow us to comprehend their roles by understanding their relevance to the totality of any movement.

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