There is the matter of resistance, and "fighting", which I am tempted to judge but on reflection think it would be foolish.
Besides fighting there is also the matter of developing a way forward, as Phil raises in this thread. Frankly, the standard liberal way forward
is mired in a status quo system of ideological capitalism that is a dead end. It's dying now and taking us all with it.
We need to be developing alternatives that will become
the status quo. The capitalist system will resist mightily, with all the advantages that accompany occupying the walled castle on top of the hill.
The new way forward must be built out beyond the range of the castle, in small clusters of community that seem insignificant the capitalist overlords. We need to establish a new resilience at the local level. We need to consciously change the culture of our lives away from existing as micro-cogs in the gigantic capitalist machine.
Winning a struggle against the machine will be pointless if there is nothing there to replace it. (The GOP is figuring this out right now with respect to the ACA).
I am reading a book by David Fleming, Surviving the Future
, that is all about this. Here is a passage on his preferred response to the social, economic, and environmental collapse that we are experiencing. He identifies four possibilities: growth; continuity; descent; collapse.
Descent. This is the steep winding-down of the size of the industrial economy. It strips away its burdens and complications, nurses the human ecology back to health, builds local competence and discovers a sense of place. It thinks afresh about how to get out of the aforementioned double-bind. The descent itself is inevitable, as is the breakage that follows, and yet, this is a managed descent, in contrast with descent that forces itself on an economy blindly straining for growth. The shock is as gentle and survivable as foresight can make it.