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Hagens’ thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Local social networks” to facilitate COMMUNITY cohesion

Creating local social networks will enable communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher

No 2750 Posted by fw, June 27, 2021—

                  Nate Hagens

“One of the most critical risks to society is that as one of the richest nations in the history of the world we no longer know or need our neighbors. We can order stuff on Amazon and seamlessly quit our Zoom calls and pop a pizza in the oven and watch Netflix without needing anyone. We don’t need to do the hard work of sharing, facilitating, cooperating with the people around us, especially if they don’t agree with us. … A Wild Idea is to have a communications effort that could be heard and received by a large percentage of the population about the risks and choreography in this presentation and start local networks that begin conversations about it. … so that communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher. Social capital in your community is going to be vital.”Nate Hagens

With this, his thirteenth Intervention, Nate has exceeded his promise of twelve. And he has just one more queued up for us.

Below is my transcript of Nate’s thirteen Intervention and accompanying Wild Idea, titled, of course: “COMMUNITY: Thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea.” The video clip of this intervention is just 1:27-minutes. As usual, I include in this repost an embedded video of Hagens’ almost 3-hour, information-rich talk. He packages his address in 33 myths, featuring a synopsis of key ideas from his past written works and videos.

At the the bottom of this repost is a list of linked time stamps to the beginning of any Hagens’ 33 numbered myths and to his opening Introduction and closing Interventions and Wild Ideas.

For those who would prefer to watch the embedded video on You Tube, click on the following linked title.

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Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality, by Nate Hagens, You Tube, May 21, 2021 (2hr, 52min)

TRANSCRIPT of “COMMUNITY: Thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea” (1:27-minutes long, starting at the 2:46:33 mark, ending at 2:48:00)

COMMUNITY  [Thirteenth Intervention and (Wild Idea)]

One of the most critical risks to society is that as one of the richest nations in the history of the world we no longer know or need our neighbors.

We can order stuff on Amazon and seamlessly quit our Zoom calls and pop a pizza in the oven and watch Netflix without needing anyone. We don’t need to do the hard work of sharing, facilitating, cooperating with the people around us, especially if they don’t agree with us.

This is all about to change in the coming decades when we’re going to need people again.

There are increasing efforts to merge the Blue and the Red [state] demographics into Purple.

A Wild Idea is to have a communications effort that could be heard and received by a large percentage of the population about the risks and choreography in this presentation and start local networks that begin conversations about it.

It’s unlikely these groups will immediately do the things that will be needed during the coming “Great Simplification” because we’re still getting emotional signals of all-time Stock Market highs and a future of abundance.

The important part would be creating the local social networks so that communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher. Social capital in your community is going to be vital.

It’s very difficult but I think we have to try.

2:48:00 End of Thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea

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LIST OF THE 33 MYTHS (plus opening introduction and closing Interventions (and Wild Ideas)

Nate notes that the myths themselves are listed in reverse numerical order from #33 down to #1, while the time markers are in chronological order from beginning to end, which facilitates their quick and easy location on the video. The myths can be watched in any order, but the order they’re in made the most sense to Hagens. To go directly to the beginning of any numbered myth or to the opening Introduction and closing Interventions and Wild Ideas, just click on the linked time stamp.

Time stamps: 0:04 — Introduction 2:20 — Myth #33: The Experts Have ALL the Answers 4:16 — Myth #32: Humans Are Separate From Nature 6:45 — Myth #31: Humans Are Mostly Selfish 12:17 — Myth #30: More Is Better 18:12 — Myth #29: “Someday I’ll Have enough” 21:18 — Myth #28: We Care About the Future 23:38 — Myth #27: Everyone Has Their Own Truth 26:37 — Myth #26: Truth Matters 29:31 — Myth #25: Energy Is Merely a Commodity 34:28 — Myth #24: The American Dream is Based on Hard Work and Cleverness 36:05 — Myth #23: Oil: The USA Will Be the Next Saudi Arabia 41:46 — Myth #22: We Can Always Get More Resources if We Have More Money 44:42 — Myth #21: Renewables Can Power THIS Civilization 50:55 — Myth #20: In the future we wont need oil due to Peak Demand!! 55:01 — Myth #19: We Can Achieve Net Zero!! (by 2050 or any date) 59:54 — Myth #18: As Earth runs out of resources, We’ll Colonize Outer Space!! 1:02:26 — Myth #17: Growth Is Forever 1:05:04 — Myth #16: GDP Is the Right Goal for Society 1:10:56 — Myth #15: Overpopulation Is the Main Driver 1:15:21 — Myth #14: Technology Will Solve It 1:21:16 — Myth #13: The Environment Is Part of the Economy 1:24:04 — Myth #12: The Natural World Is Ours 1:27:03 — Myth #11: Climate Change Is the Core Problem 1:32:44 — Myth #10: Billionaires and Politicians Are in Charge 1:38:56 — Myth #9: Financial Markets Give Us the Right Signals for the Future 1:43:22 — Myth #8: Stimulus Is Permanent 1:48:37 — Myth #7: We Need to Crash the System to Get a Fresh Start 1:52:43 — Myth #6: The Use of Nuclear Weapons Is Unthinkable 1:57:03 — Myth #5: Fossil Fuel Companies Are at Fault 2:03:01 — Myth #4: Capitalism Is to Blame 2:07:54 — Myth #3: Humans Are Bad 2:11:37 — Myth #2: We Face a Shortage of Energy 2:14:17 — Myth #1: We Are Doomed 2:19:56 — Interventions (and Wild Ideas)

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