October 10, 2010, part 2. From 6-7 pm this evening I was interviewed by Mike Ruppert on his “Lifeboat Hour” on internet Progressive Radio. (Listen to our conversation here.) I talked about the differences we’d seen in localization activities between our 2006 and 2010 tours: many more activists, groups and projects, especially more happening at the neighborhood level. Local investing networks, emergency preparedness bringing neighbors together, shared gardens.
At the end Mike asked if I were president of the U.S., what would I say to the people? My mind raced. Tough question!! What I’d really want is for the president to dismantle the monetary system, remove personhood and strip power from the corporations, and massively downsize the war industry.
But what could a president realistically do or say — and still push the edges that way I’d want her to? As best as I can recall, I said that the American spirit was needed for the coming times, citizens working together in their locales to take care of themselves and one another. Not to expect governments to do all they have done, because the American empire is fading.
How would you answer that question?