7 years ago

“As civilisation advances, so does indifference.” (Article) 

George Monbiot from The Guardian stated on Tuesday May 27th 2014:

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up.”

And

“The inescapable failure of a society built upon growth and its destruction of the Earth’s living systems are the overwhelming facts of our existence. As a result, they are mentioned almost nowhere. They are the 21st century’s great taboo, the subjects guaranteed to alienate your friends and neighbours. We live as if trapped inside a Sunday supplement: obsessed with fame, fashion and the three dreary staples of middle-class conversation: recipes, renovations and resorts. Anything but the topic that demands our attention.”

– Read Full article here. 

As I personally wrote about before on this blog:

“What if we would just learn from our own past?”

If you look at the downfall of our past civilisations (Jared Diamond: Why societies collapse)(Untold history of the United States) (Manufactured Landscapes) it’s almost due to the refusal of powerful interest groups to adjust to new realities. Have a look at collapse of Easter Island. It’s the year 2014 now, again absorbed by ancient old tradition: ‘Sports’, this to simply entertain audiences, where nations that focus on conflict, inspire admiration and popular acclaim, we see similar around us. Our traditions and rites involve giving form a simple human practise of a system called Polyarchy(The Ideology of the Polyarchy) (The Century of the Self) (The Seven Sisters)And this system serves the interests of the few to maintain a hierarchy of power and control that simply could not exist without such behaviours. Its not an economic problem we are facing, its one of psychology and sociology (Sacred Economics)Yes, we are clever homo sapiens, not more then the animals around us, living in a multiple dimensional reality (M-Theory)travelling through space, time and our own invented shared culture. It would be a good thing if we step out of ourselves for a while, look at ourselves (Planetary Initiation‏: Daniel Pinchbeck)(Man in the Mirror) and really understand how insane and irrational our behaviour really is, and unfortunately therein lies the real problem…… MORE: (Article 1) (Article 2) (Article 3) (Article 4 ) (Article 5)

Undersigned, B.H. 

”what if everyone in the world lived like us?” (USA) – Tim De Chant infographicAnd List of countries by population growth rate here. (Photograph by Guardian Alamy)