Here is how I see it.
A little background first. I was born in the inner city, when to inner city school in the heart of the rust belt, as the factories begin closing my parent took risked and moved us to the suburbs where I went to high school. In college I returned to the Inner City. After college, I wanted something different so I moved to Rural Appalachia. Here I learnt farming and also ran a B&B.
— Now to my point. It’s big business to divide us. It helps the bottom line! Why you might ask? That way we are always afraid to go outside,
a.) buy a gun
b.) want more police force
c.) order more online.
All of these make more money for a corporation. Next, we stopped sharing. When is the last time you called up someone close by for sugar? This type of thing should happen all the time in the Inner City, look there are like 25 different household within shouting distance. Next, they find what we all have in common and make it look like if differences. Urban Inner City and Rural Appalachia are so similar it’s crazy. Having lived in both if you… Wow.
Finally, they also distract us from the realness. That is how you are being you.
What awesome thing have you done today?
How have you helped make the world better this week?
When is the last time you did something just for the act of giving?
The system has broken us down to the point of running so inefficient, that when we stumble forward we thing it’s good forward motion. We can change it. I’m a permaculturalist. Together with friends we are building an education center where people can come together and learn to grow food, but most importantly learn to foster strong relationship with other people. Mavis Farmacy.
Anyway, in permaculture the approach to all issues is: Top down thinking, and bottom up solutions. What that means is see the entire picture, and start fixing the small bottom pieces first. Together if we all fix the little things we can make things better together.