I agree with all of that. I think more people than ever are starting to participate in activities, and that's good, but I we clearly need more. It seems like everything is going into a crescendo. Climate change, corporate power, fiat currency collapse, peak oil, soil nutrient loss, increasing health problems, increasing toxins in the environment... seems like it is near the peak of that crescendo, where everything will start to vibrate at the peak and break apart, and then swan dive into oblivion.
That's the way I see it. Even if its a skewed view of reality, I think its a useful way to see the world as a fuel for motivation to change things. I'm really not worried though. I just wish more people could mobilize and do all they can... but it seems to me that most people just sort of phase out when I tell them about things. I think people shutdown when they start hearing about all the apparent doom.. I get it. I think these forces we are up against are maybe too strong at this point. I don't know.
But violence isn't going to solve anything, really. It might change something, but it will be very short term and will result in police states. Plus, more violence and war is just further perpetuating the habitual patterns of society. The patterns of society clearly are not working out.
Another example is that some people who claim to want to change the world will arrogantly, angrily insult people who aren't "aware as they are". This sort of aggression is an awesome way to get people to stop listening to you as you reveal your clear emotional attachment to your cause.
If people could learn to channel their anger, violence, aggression etc. into an energy that can be used in a more skillful way, in a productive way like the many ways Kim has mentioned or to change something in a positive way... well I'm all for that. How do we teach people to do this?