One of the biggest tools that exists is our dependence on systems that they can continue to control through avenues that they create....What can be done to undo this?...but I think realizing just WHAT is real, tangible - food, clothes, shelter - how we depend on others to do what we could do for ourselves....They control us through illusions - money, finance, but in REALITY all this is illusion that replaces real worth with fiction
while what you stated reads reasonable enough, i think its overly simplistic in its analysis of finance/control/systems/etc
how can water be accessed without a 'system' in place to supply the water - very few individuals live near natural water supplies
how can shelter be provided without a 'system' in place to move the lumber to the plot to build the
how can food be provided without a 'system' to harvest crops, slaughter animals. etc.
the what we can do for ourselves argument is valid theoretically, but practically, we are all inter-dependent on many levels. most if not all individuals in industrialized societies are unwilling to give up their personal level of comfort to achieve the independence of which you reference. i think the goal is to achieve an equitable 'system' by which individuals 'tangible' needs can be met.
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