Perhaps we need revolution, but revolution does not occur because we choose to have one. revolution occurs because there is no other choice, or rather, the 'individual' comes to a point where nothing else is possible. This is an effect, not an assertion.
This guy on the news may have a point, but the very fact of his transmission, the TV, the computers, etc... the 'system' of which and by which he may make his claim is inherent in the problem; as we listen and as we understand what he is saying, we are doing it within a context of monetary and social econony that grants his ability to see what he sees as well as our ability to understand him. As I work to make money, I spend it in computers, I support the news program, I pay my mortgage; these things are dependant upon the 'immorality' I decry.
I work not merely to support my sefl and familiy, to eat to have shelter and clothing; I make money and I spend it on many things that I do not need. Even beyond comforts, I spend it on luxuries that have become commonplace to living in this society, which are not seen so much as luxuries, but are indeed necessities for my living in this society, if I am to 'support' my family in a way that is constructive to being 'educated', minimally socially accepted, social lucridity, in order that I indeed may make money and yet be there for my familty in a way to insure our mental 'health' and emotional security (whatever that is), I must drive my car, I must use my bank, I must generate trash that is not sustainable, I must not recycle everything that could be recycled; I cannot do otherwise.
this is the case for me, and it may be an excuse, but it is real; it is actual. there may be those who arew able to minimize their dependancy upon such conventions but thier number is extremely few, and is predominantly allowed by the fact that they have already exploited the system adiquately enough so they may live in such a way. But the overwhleming majority of poeple cannot but live in a way which is 'contrary' to what an otherwise educated individual would want to live.
Now, i am living the best way I can. Though I may not like the immoral practices of big drug companies, or business advertising, those people, those company people, who may or may not be involved in advertising or wall street, are doing exactly what i am doing so far as we live in a free society.
America and Western capitolism is based in the maxim that an individual may do whatever s/he wants to far as it is not interfereing in what another person may want to do, within certain, relatively weak, moral constraints.
The problem, as I see it, is in the 'irresponsibility' of some of those individuals who have prospered in our system. I see it as they have used the system but do not feel any obligation to the conglomerate of individuals who have maintained the system (people) so they might have prospered from it.
But, even as i may point at such 'fortunate' people, I am proceeding in my life upon the same basis, that I am doing what i want within the limits of the law and convnetion. I am doing what I do becuase I wish to do it. Those 'fortunate' individuals are merely doing the same.
The only way to enact what this guy is saying, is to have stronger, larger government, to regulate what people may do, which most intelligent people do not want. For when we cry out for such regulation, I am in effect creating other problems which have the same effect of placing power in the hands of the few while the majority suffers.
revolution will not occur because we know this stuff. we are too dependant upon the things we complain about for there to be a revolution in this sense. There are too many people who just do not care and who actually wish they could exploit the system as other do. Everyone is too dependant upon our system, finds too much contentment, too many 'outs', in this way of living to bring about a revolution.
revolution cannot come from people being educated about things. I onlyu comes when life becomes intolerable to a significant number of people. And this is not going to occur any time soon for the world; we are too efficient and intelligent, educated, for our own good; we have learned how to placate and diffuse such intolerances just enough before such a revolutionary attitude will arise, and route such attitude back into the placating system.
huh? Well that sucks.