The short view of history

Priceless blog post. As a human??? (human has to mean that we are innately humane in all our interactions) civilization, how much do we know, or even care about current events that increasingly plague us and scream at us to change literally everything we have believed about ourselves and our world? So, are we going to get serious about what we need to change, beginning with a very bad attitude, or are we going to forge ahead, condemning millions, more likely billions, to death with us in the benighted “west” somewhere in between there, dying too, blindly, stupidly, never able to make the connection between the lifestyle we feel entitled to and how it kills others. Consumerism is a weapon of mass destruction. It created single-handedly the global refugee crisis we so wish we didn’t have to deal with. Well, it’s here. Read this post. Well written and it makes the point clearly and succinctly.

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img_0883I WONDER how people 100 years from now will regard this generation?  One of the largest problems of our day, and one that we see precious little media coverage about is the subject of refugees.  All of our war mongering and the mismanagement of the planet have created a historically unprecedented flood of refugees and not only is no one talking about them (relatively speaking, compared to the coverage of other more sound-bite worthy topics) but more importantly precious few souls are doing anything about them.

This simple story about a boat captain instrumental in saving refugees points out the problem.  It seems a strange world in which someone who acts to alleviate the suffering of others should, themselves, be put at risk for having done so.  20 years in prison is no “slight inconvenience” for having done a humane act, and yet that’s the world we live in.


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12 thoughts on “The short view of history

  1. deteremineddespitewp

    Good share Sha’ Tara.
    The folly and ignorance of Humanity marches on, only the individuals in their small and generous acts can hope to stem this collective idiocy.
    (Unless of course they really want folk like me running the whole show and ensuring everyone is Compassionate, Respectful or Tolerant- or face a long term incarcerated being ‘re-educated’ with the incurables just being written out, never to be seen again….Yeah I know I’m a threat too….at least I understand that)

  2. Sha'Tara Post author

    Bottom line, it ends up being all about an individual decision… all of it. The self empowered entity no longer needs any “authority” over herself to know how to proceed, esp. knowing that any so-called authority is more likely to be wrong than right.

  3. Hyperion

    The refugee problem alone is a global disaster that will ultimately bring weak governments to bankruptcy and chaos. The general public isn’t privy to the holistic unsustainable cost to absorb the global shift into fragile economies and environments. This is done on purpose to keep panic and violence down to as low a level as possible. But in the middle of this is the absolute lunacy of bringing criminal charges against a person following the law of the seas which from 5000 bce to present has been to render aid even to one’s enemies. I’m certain with a barely awake noob lawyer, she can beat the charges but who knows. Justice and laws are only for those too poor or too weak to fight them. We have the same law in the U.S. If you knowingly or unknowingly render aid to a person who has entered the U.S. illegally, you face criminal charges far more egregious than the person who entered the U.S. illegally. And before anyone goes nuts over Trump, that law has been on the books for decades with not one protest from any “democrat” but plenty of innocent people incarcerated. These laws murder innocent and suffering people by filling would be rescuers or good samaritans with fear for themselves as well as promoting racism and nationalism. No good deed goes unpunished.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      The sordid fact to consider is that these charges were actually levied from laws recently enacted in a so-called democratic country. If the bastards who enact such laws (and the bastards who treat refugees worse than cattle for slaughter on the Mexican/US border) can actually do this, right now, what does that say of our societies? Have we not literally allowed ourselves to be plunged into a condition resembling the mid-thirties Germany? When you quote, “no good deed goes unpunished” you are actually stating a patriarchal-capitalist maxim. We are living in Orwellian times, if only the sleeping majority could sense it!

      1. Hyperion

        Yes indeedy. That maxim has proven to be a constant without variation. There will be a reckoning and the debt will be paid by all regardless of where they stand in spectrum of good and evil. It will not be Ragnarok or Armageddon. It will not be the return of Shiva. It will be by our own hand and we will not learn from that because the seeds of conflict are the code we carry in our DNA. Once that strand of bad code is reprogrammed, then we’ll have a new way of life but perhaps not better when viewed through the old patriarchal-capitalist filter. We’ll need a new filter.

      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Thanks for commenting, Daniel. “We’ll need a new filter.” Perfectly said, and that is what individuals such as yourself, myself, a few others I read about, are working on. Looking around, watching and hearing the traffic, seeking what people absorb in terms of junk media/TV and junk foods one could just give up but it can and it will change. It’s a matter of “time” and “timing.”

      3. Hyperion

        My pleasure Sha’Tara. Your blog is unique to me as it’s the only place I can vent those inner feelings. I’m a heretic and I like it that way. Of course, the only real fear I have is that the time and timing of the necessary changes will be preceded with unprecedented violence in an era of unreason. It may be gradual or acute in the onset, but we are there now in my opinion. We have arrived or will shortly arrive at the line of departure into the chaos that will set the change in motion. I need my own Golden Pond to hang out in nature and scribble out a manifesto or two while the divestiture of sanity is in full swing.

  4. Sha'Tara Post author

    Only a fool or seriously “New Agey” brainwashed la-la land person would believe that the necessary changes to the current and rising idiocy and idiocracy can be accomplished without violence. We’re already in the middle of gross human rights violations, all of which are ostensibly guaranteed by the united nations – what a joke and what a crock. There is one system and it is utterly predatory. It will not stop until it runs out of things and people to feed on, as it is doing right at this moment. The age of chaos has begun and has to run its course.

  5. selizabryangmailcom

    It’s hard to find the words. I applaud those of you above who can voice your thoughts and opinions so eloquently.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Ah, thank you. If only words were as powerful as many believe and I used to believe. Now I know that it is by living example that change comes about. If the example is bad, the change is bad and vice versa.


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