Yet I sincerely believe that these institutions serve but one goal, to maintain their own basis of power. Nothing more and nothing less and by all means necessary. They lie, they cheat and use force, often deadly, whenever they see the need and the sheeple turn a blind eye?
Why? Are people stupid? Or just plain lazy? Is it too uncomfortable for them to comprehend or are they simply to adjusted, maybe even addicted and dependend on the current system that they actively work to uphold it and deny what's wrong?
Bottomline is that many outside the sheepleherds are convinced that current society and even civilisation can NOT go on. It simply is not sustainable! You can not keep on consuming the resources around you indefinitely. It is a mathmetical impossibility....
And yet those institutions keep on repeating that age old propagandaphrase; the economy has to keep growing in order to maintain our high standards of living, where as that high standard is only measured in items possessed or bought. mental or spiritual wellness is conveniently erased from the equasion and happyness is equal to an amount of your bankaccount and a number of items in your shoppingcart. We have been brainwashed with that lie for generations, ever since the Allies brought us freedom, freeing us from one mad tyrant and replacing that dictatorship with that of consumerist democracy. They keep on doing that even this day! But that's another story.... or is it?
The current powers, banks and corporations alike, keep using and consuming whatever they want or need in order to increase their own wealth, man, plant, animal or mineral alike. Loggingcompanies keep cutting forests at alarming rates, miningcompanies keep digging ever bigger holes and mines, oilcompanies keep pumping up oil and gas in ever increasing quantities and what they can not get legally they take by deceit or blunt force.
The foodindustry keeps on poisoning the people with not food, but foodlike products (sugar, additives , chemicals etc.), that have nothing to do with food and the sientific and medical establishment keeps on turning up with "evidence" and "research" that those products are not bad for you (guess who pays for that research) and if you do feel bad, they'll provide you with medication to feel better.
All at a cost of course.....
Many outside said herds are also convinced that this civilisation has to and will fall, come to an end or otherwise be drastically changed in order to save what is left of our world. These current practises have to stop! Afterall there is no planet B. This is our home. This is what we have to work with and live in and on. No matter how hard senior executives of multibillion dollar banks and corporations try to tell us otherwise! Again by all means necesarry.
And I must confess that I am spooked by the negative, dark and pessimistic views many of those "nay-sayers" show.... Allthough I used to be one of them not so long ago. I too thought that it would all end in one huge heap of misery, suffering and despair.
I know that those powers will not yield that easily, not without a fight and there is a very large chance that, when (not if) they fall, they will drag as much with them as possible It might end up like Germany in 1945, but on a global scale... The change will be painfull and will not take place without a fight of some sort..... But the longer we wait, the harder that fight will be and the ugglier the picture will be!
I do not believe that that scenario, that ending is inevitable. On the contrary!
I do believe that we have options!
But.... those options comes with work... a lot of hard, honest work. We need to get rid of those mega-institutions, go back to smallscale communities. Communities that can take care of themselves, self sustaining and maintaining. Communities with many small businesses, based on a zerogrowth economy. And it is my humble opinion that a large step into the direction of changing it all is food. If we start to grow and distribute ecofriendly food on a local level we will tackle a handfull of problems at once. We stop concentrated use of resources in and polution (herbicides, pesticides) of one place, avoid transportation and long supplylines, create a healthy way of feeding ourselves, eradicate a good deal of today's healthissues directly linked to today's scrapfood and the effects of all that are like ripples in a pond after casting a stone into it...
Of course Big Aggro, Big Pharma, Big food and the oiltycoons will not like that... not at all and will use their political minions to try and stop that...
And those options will require sacrifice too. We must let go of that unbridled consumerism we have been taught... no programmed to follow. We must learn to be content and satisfied with having a roof over our heads, clothes on our bodies, food and drink on our tables and enough means to warm our houses in winter to a comfortable, not subtropical level. Which all in all is no real sacrifice, if you look at it.
We need to relearn the old skills in order to break free from the dependence from machines and computers to do things for us, yet there is no need to abandon the current of technology either! We just need to learn to use it to our and the planets advantage, not to be enslaved by it.
But how to eradicate the egotistical, superficial and meaningless lifestyle most of us lead these days? How to undo the hunger for power and excessive wealth? How to tame the beast inside each and everyone of us?
When we master that, then we will truely have evolved.......
I read somewhere recently that hope is a false emotion. That it deprives one of the will to take action and hope instead. I say that that is not true. Hope will also inspire one to take action, in the belief that it will be for the better.
Many will call me an idiot idealist, but I truely feel that I owe it to myself and my children to work towards that goal in order for us all to have a future and a free and good one at that!