Changed my name back to Hall, sorry for the confusion. Also, if you are interested, my video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzT-mdCqoyEv_-YZVtE7MQ
“What do “decent multicultural progressive social Democrats” on the left do?! Help!”
First. Slow way down. We are all waking up from a long ride where we have allowed our power to enormously outstrip our wisdom. We need to “unplug from the Matrix” and then recohere into a form of collective intelligence that is sustainable…
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Accept that the chances of success (survival) are diminishingly close to zero. Accept that all the way down to peace. Then step slowly back into the direction of the tiny light in the wall of dark.
Step by step. Recognizing that not only have all our ideas failed, but that we have not yet come…
There are those who say that love is sweetness, tenderness and nurturing. I agree. And also, that love is a fire that burns away all that which does not serve the future. Remorseless in its resolution to hold the beloved to its highest expression.
Think Venice, 421 AD. Be a member of one of the apostolic families. See Rome falling. Have resources and know that the islands of the Venetian Lagoon are anti-fragile to imperial collapse.
Or perhaps, Flavius Aetius, allying with the Huns.
This is a deep point. Once “culture” (or, better, “learning”) was “innovated” the entire story changed and we became our own niche. This is, to my mind, the story of civilization. And, to my mind, your last sentence is correct.
Escape velocity through the eye of the needle.