Umair, you are great at pointing out what is wrong with our so-called Civilization. But you don't seem to want to point our the obvious - it is the capitalist system and its cancerous values that is the cause. Until we start to clearly understand this, all your solutions are not based on this reality. You call for reforms of this system, but it can never be reformed. You talk about a 'gentle' Europe, but then point out that facism is rising even in places like Sweden, which you have praised for its social programs. But the Nordic social democracies are still based in the Capitalist system, whose overall trend is tending toward collapse. There are new ideas and practices pointing toward a better society based on different values, with the Zapatistas, the Kurds in Rojava and the growing Symbiosis network in North America. Your Eudaimonia ideas are not based on the reality of the Capitalist system, especially how it has colonized our thinking and hidden it's brutal reality based on colonization and Imperialism coming from white supremacist countries in Europe for the last 500 years. Your writings are based on theoretical concepts but are not on real practice, as you don't seem to be part of a movement that tries to put these ideas into practice in the real world. Theory and practive cannot be separated.

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Roberto Mendoza

Native American/Chicano artist, screenwriter, filmmaker, writer, revolutionary. Living in Tulsa, OK. Founded the group, Cooperation Tulsa. https://www.facebook.