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What is the difference between tamed and untamed humans? Wild humans grow up much as animals do: learning the laws of nature that are few and easy to learn but impossible to ignore. Tamed people think humans must make the rules. Over the last few thousand years we have made millions of rules and laws, different in every climate, every environment, every part of the world. We blithely continue to ignore the few laws of Mother Earth.

Yes, we say reluctantly, perhaps climate change is a force of nature but we have to fix our trillions of dollars debt first, and then we have to make some more jobs, and perhaps after that we may have time to do something about these storms, droughts, floods.

Obviously we have our priorities exactly reversed. If we were to create a green infrastructure now, a green economy, we would create millions of jobs

while getting rid of our need to burn oil and coal In an amazingly short time the debt would dissolve and global warming might even be slowed down.

America is so superior that it never looks at other countries. But for instance Germany and Denmark did reverse priorities. They changed their economies to be entirely green. Denmark claims ro be carbon-neutral now, Germany is almost there. Their economies are healthy and growing (sustain- ably) and their debts unimportant.

W e of course cannot reverse priorities because Big Oil won't let us. We are not only tamed but slaves, owned by Big Money And by the way money is now just numbers in a computer. We are slaves of our arrogance, thinking we can make "our" world the way we want it.

Well, we have that world, and it is not only burning but totally, utterly, unsustainable. The longer we keep it that way the bigger the collapse of course.

Exit homo sapiens sapiens, the wise species; the species supposed to be aware of being aware. In fact unaware of how unaware we are. One of nature's experiments that failed.

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robert wolff lives on the Big Island, called Hawai'i
his website is wildwolff.com

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  I really love the unique way that this ar... by Theresa Paulfranz on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:51:16 PM
Nice piece.   I wouldn't use the word, 'tam... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:26:49 AM
reply to Theresa Paulfranz:   I'm not big o... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:44:40 AM
There are quite a few post-Apocalyps movements lik... by robert wolff on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:28:48 AM
""if the world used only a little less oil,... by Mark Goldes on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:02:38 PM
Many of the concepts I agree with.  The most ... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:54:20 PM
O course "Old codger McCoy" is right. We need to s... by robert wolff on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:00:02 AM