“The world is going through a transformation unprecedented in its 4.5 billion year history. We are seeing a convergence of patterns unlike anything that has ever come before. And so we are unable to name it. This lack of a proper name is what makes it so difficult to talk about global warming; why it is so hard to build upon social movements like Occupy Wall Street; and how each new election cycle brings with it the same tired narratives about political candidates who will save us from whatever plight we perceive to be happening around us.
“This problem that has not been named is The Great Transition Beyond Empires. We now have to choose between two metaphors for our planetary civilization — we can be a cancer that kills its host or a butterfly that arises transformed from the mindlessly consuming caterpillar. But it is incumbent upon us now to collectively choose before the choice is made for us by the cumulation of decisions made in the past. There are consequences for inaction in times like these.”
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