It’s around 2 in the morning, it’s another can’t sleep night… and I was thinking about the perpetual cycle of shit, doom and gloom we see on the news, and read in the papers… because of the perpetual cycle of useless consumption that more than half the worlds population are addicted to, and it broke my heart… because it seems that more and more… I quote “nous allons vers la mort” ( we are moving towards the death of human civilisation).
Paul, a retired builder said this as we were walking along the prettiest fields in Gascony. “Oh and don’t eat the dandelions this year”, he continued: “They did tests and found traces of radiation from Japan’s nuclear reactors fall out already, we were’nt expecting it until next week”, he said. “What? Already? All the way down here in South France?!! So, what can we eat from our fields this year?”, I asked. “Not much”, he said. “And this shit sticks around for 10,000 years, or so I have been informed”, he added. Needless to say I went home in a morbid state of anxiety that tends to linger around like luggage for days and days.
If you have children… how do you sleep at night? Actually, how the fuck does anyone sleep at night? There is no end to the threat of the falling economies around the world, no end to sickness and poverty, no end in sight to environmental disasters if we keep using highly dangerous materials to make energy.
Our current value system and culture is uncivilized and backwards – because it is a culture based on the monetary system. This system only really benefits the upper one percent, and the rest of us just get by in the hope that things will get better, or that we will get a raise… or a promotion, or win the lottery! So that we too can benefit like the elite upper one percent!
…A fools game don’t you think?
And of course all of the world’s greatest problems are monetary related… money equals: war, famine, illness, poverty, environmental disasters and, and, and, etc., etc… It continues and will continue as it has done for Eons, decades and centuries, whilst we perpetuate this sick system that does not – and cannot – work.
Ultimately we will be destroyed, because all it is… is an Addiction to Acquisition!! Think about it: whether it be an individual or a corporate entity, the result is the same. We need a new system, to quote my friend Peter Joseph and the Zeitgeist movement and Venus project: “…a redesign of culture where we declare all the world’s resources the common heritage of man.”
To be truly economic and scientific, we need to be referencing natural law.
At the moment within the profit-driven monetary system, there is a block on real scientific advancements that would benefit the planet as a whole, because there are no incentives to solve any profitable problems – so the cycle of shit continues.
We need to talk about these things every day, teach our children, tell our friends, families and neighbours that there could be another way forward,
it is not a given yet, but truly, there could be another way… I said this in mine and Samy’s recent video ‘Egypt rise to Freedom’
and I’ll say it again… Through unity all things are possible”
goodnight and good luck!