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Dangerman11/26/2020 9:09:42 am PST

re: #234 Hecuba’s daughter

It is outside forces that have changed their life. Technology, automation, outsourcing — all imposed on these small communities by the outside world. And these forces are moving ever faster while we humans are still the same creatures who lived in hunter/gatherer societies millennia ago.

It’s not so simple to adapt to these transformations at the breakneck speed they are arriving — your life is upended, with no real help to manage the changes — your skills are suddenly obsolete and, even when they aren’t, the job is moved to Asia to someone who earns a fraction of your salary — and the only positions left here also pay a fraction of your salary. It can take years to retrain and most of us who have family obligations don’t have the time. And as described in 1990’s magazine articles, many who retrained discovered that their potential new jobs got sent elsewhere too.

We need to rethink how to prepare our society to live in a period of constant upheaval. And psychologically most of us may not be able to handle that

‘forces’ may have been the wrong idea i was after
more like deliberate outside groups of people, which this definitely is not
it’s as you say, the world moving forward, as it inexorably does everywhere

either collective rural and small town life figures this out (rethink how to prepare), or they’ll just wallow in the mud and blame ‘the other’ until there is no one left to hear the whines