139 – The Concept of “Unlimited Growth” is Unnatural …

The unnatural concept of “Unlimited Growth”, as a sustainable Paradigm for the measure of Progress and Success, might have been viable in the past when there were not many of us to make a noticeable impact on the environment on which our lives depend (see chart below). But that has changed with our exponential population growth which has brought us to a critical moment in our Evolution.

Population Growts Curve_2014

We are technologically smarter but morally and insightfully poorer, and thus unable to conceptualize, at the global level, the self-evident fact that our consumption and destruction are more than the environment can sustain:

We are throwing off the natural equilibrium of the planet.

We are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

We are destroying animal and plant Life at a devastating pace.  We are making the planet hotter.

The myopic intent of the leadership our dominant economies to perpetuate our unsustainable Paradigm is bringing us inevitably to a clash with Nature that will devastate … if not the entire Human species … millions of us. The irrationality of their intent is accentuated by the amoral fact that the reason they are perpetuating this unsustainable Paradigm is to protect, through lies and deceit, the interests of global corporations … these monstrosities we have created which have no loyalty other than to their own voracious greed … thus allowing them to continue their hideous levels of destruction without demanding responsibility for their actions other than painless monetary penalties which most of them use as tax deductions to avoid impacting their profits. Global corporations commit horrendous crimes: they maim and kill for immediate gain and cover up their crimes with the nod of the politicians under their purse; they lack morals and empathy for the lives they destroy; they are eroding the values that support and define our humanity. This is so evident to us that, deep in our souls, we know that before the emergence of a rational Human Spirit, we must face the consequences for the damage these monstrosities have done … with our acquiescence … to the source of our existence.

I am no prophet. Any person with a bit of insight can clearly see that the earth cannot sustain our growth nor the destruction of our environment without dramatic upheaval; therefore the idea that we will ameliorate or turn around what we have done to the planet by being positive and hopeful and ‘good’ , is a copout; it is putting blinders on to avoid acknowledging self-evident facts.

A Paradigm shift is emerging among a generation coming into the realization that, not only their future has been betrayed by a corrupt system, but also that they hold in their hands the fate of the species. They are demanding a New Paradigm based on a sustainable and fairer economic system and, as expected, they are being mercilessly fought by global corporations with the aid of pocketed politicians and a docile media. But the awareness of the betrayal, the knowledge that the concept of ‘unlimited growth’ is unnatural, and the urgent realization that the fate of the species is in their hands are making them stronger and stronger and will ultimately lead them into a Vision of a rational world in which a humane economic and political system can emerge.

“People will ultimately make the right decision if they have the truth” Cicero

Graph source: UN Population Division.

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