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A Maven’s Eye View

Mr. Obama, does your concept of “change” include the possibility that we may have to live very differently in this society?

Chances are, if Mr. O knows any of these things he might be crucified in the polls and the media by acknowledging them. The only “change” that America really wants to hear about is evicting George Bush from the White House. They’re sick of him and all the disturbance he has caused in their financial affairs. But beyond that, the American public is deathly afraid of the kind of changes we actually face — such as, the end of the consumer culture, the gross loss of value in suburban real estate (which forms the bulk of the middle class’s private wealth), the prospect of food and fuel scarcities, the need to re-localize our lives, the need to physically shape up to stop the costly and unnecessary drain on our medical resources, to grow more of our own food, to work harder at things that actually matter, and to save whatever we can for a difficult future.

Simplify your life NOW. Live without debt, put yourself in a place where you can enjoy public transportation, buy a bag of rice a week, entertain frugal recipes, reconnect with your neighbors … get back to living.


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9 thoughts on “A Maven’s Eye View

  1. it is not without some degree of hypocrisy that i fully agree with you

    Posted by douglaskev | December 15, 2008, 10:47 am
  2. I am writing to let you know of the discussion board on the site http://change.gov. I have been there, going through every page of discussion, and am currently on page 26. If you go through it, you will discover topics of every variety to discuss. I am currently replying on as many issues as I can find and am discovering a common chord among the people. This could lead to real change. Not the change they expected, but the change we need. I believe this is the moment we have all been waiting for to truly cause revolutionary change in government. To return it to The People. I ask you to join me in this cause and voice your opinions, page by page. the replies to your comments will be found in your email account and can be responded to from there. It is a weak format discussion board, but it is workable. Thanks, Jim

    Posted by Jim Lunsford | December 19, 2008, 1:51 am
  3. A lot of people are SO wasteful. We can all live quite comfortable and happy lives without so many THINGS.

    Posted by mamaneeds2rant | December 19, 2008, 11:09 pm
  4. Well said! We can’t go back to the “old” days of our grandparents but maybe we can work toward a better future where we focus on what really matters.

    Posted by seamonster02 | December 22, 2008, 2:45 pm
  5. Your web site is wonderful! Thank you for caring about the world in such a meaningful way. And thank you for the support of my website and soul. You have a new fan. Planning on giving less and loving more this winter.I am also happy to be downsizing this year. I don’t want to be owned by mowing life sucking grass at the house I rent. I am letting go of lots of things that I don’t need including relationships that take away energy. Life is too precious.

    warm regards, Polly

    Posted by pollygraf | December 24, 2008, 9:08 am
  6. Great post, and strong good points. Lawman would love this site, and I will share it with him!

    Hey I see douglaskev! AND Jim Lunsford! I enjoy there blogs as well!

    Merry Christmas!

    Posted by tothewire | December 25, 2008, 10:56 am
  7. Hey, I guess that shows we’re hanging around in the ‘right’ circles! Merry Christmas to each and all. Life is precious and so are folks like you!

    Posted by iowacompact | December 26, 2008, 5:40 am
  8. Well said. I hope you have a great New Year!


    Posted by Elaina | December 31, 2008, 8:27 am

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