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Ideology of Progress

The ideology of progress is part of the patriarchal aberration. Boundless technological advancement and boundless economic growth are myths invoked to mask the true problems of how to share the world’s wealth and how to work collectively toward the planetary good. Achieving social justice and cohesion, in balance within nature, would be a far more significant accomplishment than is promised by proliferating technology (let alone supersedence by robots!) The wise use of technology cannot be a matter of blind faith in the future as held by the technological and economic optimists who have the ear of power. In fact, it cannot be left in the masculine hands of “power” as currently conceived. The needed transformation of human priorities might come about through engagement of the world’s great untapped resource of feminine consciousness—supported, of course, by men who respect the values it represents.

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