This is a transitional moment. We must acknowledge that we have migrated from a world of abundance to one of scarcity.
Despite recent propaganda, this is not the 1930's, with vast unexploited natural resources and a small global population.
Natural resources are vigorously contested to the extent of war.
We must retool our economy and our lives away from disposables and rampant consumption. We must accept the true cost of energy and shift toward renewables. We need a vision that builds sustainability into our new infrastructure.
At the same time, we must insure that in reversing our incredibly inequitable distribution of wealth, the poor, young, elderly or otherwise socially disadvantaged do not pay for leveling the field.
Hedged by arrogance and self esteem, people of unimaginable wealth stand apart from the present loss of confidence and imagine that it is only a matter of time until matters are back on course.
But many have sustained painful losses and have lost faith in the old methods. People are ready for real change, a more meaningful life with emphasis on the essentials of justice and peace.