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It becomes clear that the way forward is blocked by vested corporations who buy government and profit from free trade, profit from nuclear and coal powered power plants and agribusiness companies who profit by operating in unsustainable models. Under an illusionary model of Capitalism the best products and methods move to the front. Under a more realistic model vested interest strangle progress in its crib if they cannot control it or profit from it. For example a 1908 model T Ford got 25 MPG while the average of all cars in 2008 was 21 MPG.

The issues before us then become issues of life and death. Genetically modified corporate crops sprayed with deadly pesticides--what do these mean for our children in the future?   We don't know. John McCain wanted to build fifty nuclear power plants and Barack Obama is trying to crack the door open by building the first two. The Fukashima disaster in Japan will make the profile of the American nuclear industry submerge, but they will not cease their efforts in government. GE's CEO Jeffery Immelt was named by the President to head Obama's jobs council and we all know how well that's worked out.

We must understand that our future is not black, it is only shaded. We must understand who our enemy is, who it is that would deny you and your children a better and more hopeful future.

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."

"Things do not change, we change."

Henry David Thoreau

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