I've remained silent when questions come up related to what a national, global, or even regional response to the forces driving us to Transition might be. This is because I am convinced that the most appropriate and necessary response to the threat of peak oil and climate change to our way of life must be local.
This hasn't changed, but something whispers in the back of my mind, "local economy may be necessary but by itself it isn't enough." Yes, my rational mind responds, but nothing suggests any sort of political response on larger than local scales will be able to do anything except reinforce the status quo.
Along comes the Occupy Everything movement, which is global and national and local, all at the same time, and which brings with it real hope that the economic catastrophes which have affected so many of us is resulting in a political sea change. It sets the stage for the blossoming of Transition communities, recognized and supported by whole nations, where before I feared nothing but resistence.
If you can spare an hour for a thrilling Democracy Now video from November 25, or even just 15-20 minutes, here's some smart people showing hope for us all: http://bit.ly/tufjCK