Thank you for your interest in the forum's responses, my own, included.
What I was critiquing is the pessimistic stance that tends to view matters through the prism of those who created the ecological cul de sacs. Largely, it's their scientists and PR people who insist--as did Maggie Thatcher--that there IS no alternative.
Now some may think it offbeat, or borderline "conspiracy theorist" to speak of things as seemingly outlandish as "Free Energy," yet there is quite a bit of compelling material on the Internet that supports the FACT that this realm of energy production is far from mere sci-fi imagining. (I'd be happy to point to a few evocative sources.)
Just as some nations are responding to what they truly sense as an inevitable collapse of the U.S. dollar as propped up by Wall street's bloated fiscal house of cards and have, as a result, moved in the direction of establishing a basket of diverse currencies to serve as replacement for the hegemonic petro-dollar (as it loses its status); I'd say that a basket of energies and approaches--rather than ONE magic pill or ONE facile recipe is also the answer.
On the WE matter--which has come to mean a great deal to me lately--while no one in their right mind would argue that ALL human beings--by varying levels and degrees (and THAT is significant) don't have a stake in the health of this amazing planet, nor are all 100% innocent in the matters of generating food, consumer, and energy waste products... my greater point is that generic frames like WE posit level playing fields and EQUAL access to the decision-making bodies and levers of power when both are profound illusions.
When the citizens of Greece, for example, "just said no" to the Troika, what choice did they have when the money spigot got turned off since the entire world has become addicted to Capital for its major operations?
When 250,000 marched in N.Y. with synchronous climate events all over the world... in spite of these shows of opposition, the PARIS elites can and will look the other way.
When citizens, en masse show up to protest, the cops show force and bust these gatherings up. Look at the dire rollback to Civil Liberties that took place in Egypt after their version of "the Arab spring."
So this idea that ALL are equally complicit, responsible, and guilty of acting in ways that HARM earth is, as I said earlier, a disingenuous FRAME. I'm sure you've read enough of George Lakoff to understand the importance of frames, or considered the dark mastery of linguistic magicians like Frank Luntz. These individuals show us why language is important.
When the term WE is used, by its amalgamated nature, it subsumes all dissent and alternatives into a uniform frame. THIS frame makes it seem that nothing exists outside of itself for the frame of WE, implies something that is all-inclusive. On more than just subliminal levels, this assertion of ONE homogenous WE renders major alternative acts, mores, visions, initiatives, incentives, and remedies invisible, irrelevant, and without value... by turn.
Thank you for showing respect. I came down hard on you here. Needless to say, anyone paying attention has to be FURIOUS over all the senseless carnage to woman, man, child, nature, plant, animal, mineral, and even DNA's tiny genetic matter! It is ALL under siege; and those orchestrating THAT siege are identifiable players. THEY do not speak for ALL.
If writers would identify WHO or WHAT (entity) their use of the term WE specifies, it would go a long way.
Too many who leave messages (along with many writers) unconsciously create a seamless segue between what soldiers-warriors-the military and/or corporate oligarchs do--on a daily basis--and the American people as if we're all onboard with the great undeclared Fourth Reich salute and lockstep marching orders.
(I'm glad you enjoy my comments. As you can see, I feel no need to conform when I state my mind... as any independent thinker ought to do.)