[thoughts from ~burning woman~ ]
This isn’t a new question but… has the world gone mad or was it always more or less the way it is and it’s me who has had a shift in awareness, making me either utterly mad in a sane world… or vice-versa?
For some time now I’ve been hearing about this story of a dystopian future called “The Hunger Games” so I’ve started reading. I wasn’t too deep into the story when I realized this is basically the reality for many already today. We know of places where men hunt down young girls to rape them, sell them or turn them into sex slaves. Young boys are captured and turned into child soldiers. We know of places where one’s family can be murdered in an instant by bombs dropped from planes that have no pilot called drones: execution by machine. And we know that those responsible for these kidnappings, rapes and murders are the elites of the Hegemon: primarily seated in the United States of America and its well-funded military machine that lives at the expense of homes, food, schooling and health care of children living within the borders of the Hegemon.
We know this. Well, many know this and a tiny minority actually acknowledges this is going on. The rest live in denial pretending with every ounce of zombie imagination that there’s nothing going on, and if there is, it can all be justified by those responsible. The tiny minority that admits to itself this mass murder is going on, and funded by their tax dollars (I can see the really big MIC [military-industrial complex] billboard at the Iraqi, Syrian, Afghanistan, Yemeni, Palestinian borders: “YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!”) is convincing itself that if its dissent and dissenting comments can get a thousand hits on Facebook they are effectively protesting.
I don’t know about you, but my only – yes, only – purpose for being here; for writing on a blog, is to not only call attention to civilization’s plunge into dystopia but of course to find solutions to the problems.
No, that’s not it: not “solutions” but a final, a total, solution. One single solution. Solutions are a dime a dozen and each one just creates more problems when enacted. No, I need to be able to describe for myself, in my own mind, one all-encompassing solution to all of man’s problems, thus saying that all of man’s problems aren’t plural, but that there is really only one problem to be dealt with.
A couple of “essays” ago I wrote about an about-face that would take us back to a time before we accepted the gift of civilization which turned out to have been a Pandora’s box. Back to a time when we lived as natural beings in a natural world ostensibly made for us, or for which we were made, designed, evolved, created: who cares how we came about as long as we remained in our normal, natural environment as free or/and as constrained by it as the rest of nature. As you can imagine, that’s a long step back and without being struck by total species amnesia it’s not a step that man could, or would, make successfully in any case. Any latent memory would destroy the effort in very short order. Somebody would remember eating meat and look upon deer as prey rather than as neighbours and family. Someone else would remember how to make a spear or fashion a bow and flint-tipped arrows. Hell would reappear, open its doors wide to a “new” future and man would start civilizing again, just like Cain who has the questionable reputation of being the first murderer and appropriately the first builder of cities: the “inventor” of civilization.
So we’re not going back. And we’re killing innocents by the millions yearly in the name of $$$ and power. And we’re basically ignoring the fire eating what’s left of man’s moral sense with the few screaming about the pollution caused by the smoke called climate change.
Here’s a quote from the latest article by George Monbiot (http://www.monbiot.com/2016/09/22/carmageddon-beckons/) – “The number of cars on Earth is expected to rise from 1.2bn to 2bn by 2035. Carmageddon beckons: a disaster for the climate, public health and our quality of life. Yet it is still treated as an indicator of economic success.”
So while the planet is burning, man in his inimitable wisdom wants more cars, an abysmally stupid mode of transport designed for only one purpose: to enrich the oil lobby; to make billionaires from a substance belonging to no one which all should know by now should have remained where it was. Well, that’s just one horribly stupid move that has brought this particular civilization teetering on the brink of complete collapse. And make no mistake, deny all you want: this civilization is collapsing and with it dragging down into a terrible death the vast majority of Earthians. But let’s be proud: what other civilization before us could boast of so many accomplishments before its downfall? How many could have boasted the power to destroy an entire planet in a few hours? And as the kid gladiators in the Hunger Games Hegemon, let’s keep our hope that “we” will be of those who survive. Some always do don’t they, and in this case it could be anyone since it will have nothing to do with valour or courage or survival skills or righteousness, or race, or creed or gender, just blind luck if such as this survival is going to be can be called a lucky break.
A quote from the book of Revelation: “During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.” Not to dwell on the contents of that book but there are quite a number of interesting statements about how mankind will die “in those last days” – food for thought, perhaps?
So, back to the point: what could be the one solution so effective as to reverse most, if not all, of man’s increasing stupidity? What solution could stop this civilization from plunging to its death? I believe I have it, in its very crude sense, or essence, like the as-yet unformed pearl developing inside the oyster. It exists. The potential for its application increases with each increase in population. All of mankind, bar none, has access to it. And it is in a sense, free, for it cannot be either bought or sold, thus stating that it cannot be “faith, hope or love” for these are the three main prostitutes in the Power markets of the earth.
Doesn’t that make you a little bit curious?