We see grand statements like this from around the world daily. Their ringing truths are important but now is the time to stop and explain how close and totally simple a better and more fun life is.
Why are we rushing to a very near extinction rather than being mature and organizing for a life that is sustainable and dignified. These wonderful Californians have shown us we can organize against oligarchs and we know exactly who and how few they are.
So let’s start at point one — Wealthy humans differ from poor ones only in their single minded pursuit of wealth. All humans have imaginations of consumption that are equal to the opulence of kings and queens. Wealthy humans like the owner of this golf course are stricken with the mental illness of insatiable want. And they will do anything to get more.
A very simple bureau of young college graduates can easily and quickly determine the hidden costs in all products that society bears and rich people pocket. Free market is propaganda by the rich to hold the poor down and create an illusion of profit with government granted licenses to pollute and extract resources.
Fancy important people in black suits are running brainwashing propaganda to convince the human race that they deserve to be able to amass ever more wealth and destroy Earth doing it because they are better, smarter people who work harder than lazy people who deserve to be poor and sick.