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Can we reclaim our capacity to think beyond our immediate self-interest and regain our political agency — our ability to act as citizens and not just consumers? Can we begin to create a shared space where we can actually imagine a future worth having, talk about big ideas and recover the notion that we can act in concert for the broader good?
It comes down to the question of political agency. So perhaps the more important question is not what should be done but who is going to do it?
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Our gradual accommodation to the new and enervating normal means that none of our existing institutions are now capable of engineering this recovery. They are spent forces fighting on the edges of the battle. If that is the case where do we start? While it is naive to suggest that individual action will bring down corporate capitalism it is obvious to anyone not distracted by the shopping mall that it must be ended — or it will destroy life on this planet.
So perhaps we do need to start at the political equivalent of the molecular level, with the most basic human principles that provide us with the capacity to resist, to act in concert, to get beyond our possessive individualism. What is it, for example, that causes otherwise consumption-addled North Americans to suddenly demonstrate generosity, compassion, and benevolence when confronted by the aftermath of some natural disaster like a flood or tornado?
What is missing in everyday life without disaster that allows us to acquiesce to things that do us great harm? The authors point out that for almost all of human history, people considered themselves naturally kind. The recovery of kindness would be a threat to the existing order.
It is a risk precisely because it mingles our needs and desires with the needs and desires of others in a way that self-interest never can. Fearless Muckraking Since August 26, Sociopathic Syndrome by Murray Dobbin.
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