I'm posting these questions as means to stimulate dialogue rather then actually perhaps come to an all agreeing conclusion.
The concept of Consumerist society to some is seen as one, if not thee, key component of what is sucking the world of human life, of any value or meaning that can transcend what is essentially now a thin web of morality that with the slightest bit of reflection shows itself as merely a tight rope above the abyss. With this considered, how do we go about changing it? The easiest suggestion is to change the reigns of power. Those who are worshiped, listened to or make waves in the world should be changed/altered/elevated/lowered. Should this be done by force? If so, then how? How can those without media power, with out nuclear arms, without a well supplied army, an abundance of wealth (gold, silver, diamonds, something a bit more historically and practically tangible then bucks) and a number of other key components of what it means today to have power change the world and become those with power. Should the world to be, be one even structured on the competition, balance or goal of absolute power? Or is that system in-itself a flaw or an endless circular path?
If the rebuilding or the dawning of a new age has to wait for nature to destroy the fortresses of capitalism, media power and Judeo-Christian-Islamic theocracy/fanaticism, then are we merely rats helplessly waiting till the ship sinks. Will we be even able to re-build or will it take so long that we (and the world) are damaged beyond the hope of a real future?