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Ordinary people must act on their own behalf. No other way works. Witnessing what's ongoing "makes for screams," said Dowd. Elites benefit while millions most in need go begging.
Politicians are in bed with corporate crooks. They don't give a damn about life, liberty, equity, justice, and human need. Policies they support show it.
Growing inequality is institutionalized. America's heading for oblivion. People needs are ignored. Depression conditions threaten to become catastrophic. Policymakers able to act don't notice or care. Self-interest defines them. They infest Washington like a metastasizing cancer.
The longer injustices persist, the worse they get. A race to the bottom assures disaster. It's happening in America, across Europe, and in Israel. Who wants to live this way?
Millions are unemployed. Poverty's expanding exponentially. So are homelessness, hunger, and overall depravation. Environment dangers are ignored. Dowd quoted a frightening analysis, saying:
"It is clear that unless we make substantial changes in how and what we produce and consume the world will sink into irreversible and increasing dangers to air and water and much else upon which our very existence relies."
"There has always been destruction and waste, of course, but in the past century their qualitative and quantitative explosion are on or over the edge of becoming lethal."
"Modern ways of what, how, and the ways in which we produce and consume have increasingly poisoned what we depend upon for life."
"The products we consumers depend upon for life, industry and agriculture depend upon for their profits. Pushed by their needs and desires, all too many producers - most, immorally, and successfully the giants among them - have through endless product changes and advertising brought out the foolish in consumers, and dangerous levels of waste of our natural resources."
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