** Now as a consideration for my dear friend OPOL as well..whose excellent essay “They Better Hope We Don’t Wake Up” also burns as truth in my soul.
Cross-posted from the Wild Wild Left
(…this started as a response to Gottlieb’s reply to Proximity1 in Ed’s PROMIS essay but grew beyond what I had to say to him into a general essay on the subject…)
I was going to ask first, somewhat glibly, “Would you then come back & help?”
Then as thoughts of Pandora’s Box came into my mind, it grew into ponderings too large to be ignored, not a subject for glibness or levity.
This may be the biggest decision America has had to face in light of our current conditions and the available technology in which they will be dealt.
So, this isn’t just a reply to his comment anymore, but a thought to those who would say “riot” lightly.
It is also a question for those who are ready, and say “riot” not lightly, but with full intent.
Read on for my thinking. Consider well before you leap my friends, for when we leap there really is no going back. And most of us would not live to see the fruits of our actions.