153 – It is Wrong. Terribly Wrong …

Have we ever asked ourselves, our leaders, our rational minds, why do we, homo sapiens, supposedly the most ‘intelligent’ creature on earth, keep creating ever more and more powerful and sophisticated weaponry with the sole purpose to kill our own kin? Why do we, as if ultimately it will not affect us, continue to overwhelm the fragile balance of the atmosphere in which our lives depend? Why do we, at such a disparate levels of inequality, accept the fact that a few individuals can hold most of the wealth of the world, while children, by the millions, die of starvation? Why do we, instead of teaching our children to nurture Nature because it gives us life, teach them to plunder it, to rape it?

We live under the domination of an irrational and destructive Paradigm. A Paradigm of our own creation that for millennia has been indoctrinating a great portion of Humanity under the fallacies that, we must unquestionably obey the authority of vengeful ‘idols’ (gods, dogma, nations, money), and that our existence is separate from and superior than Nature’s. Under this Paradigm we affirm the irrational belief that we have the right, without consequences, to annihilate and torture not only those who do not accept our creeds, but also the world that sustains us and gives us life. Under this Paradigm we have come to rationalize irrational delusions the likes of: To win a recompense in a fictional heaven we must accept a life of sacrifice and total subservience; those who dare disclose the Truth about acts against Humanity must be castigated and oftentimes destroyed; the measure of Progress is irresponsible and unsustainable and destructive consumption; Heroism is the will to die and kill for someone else’s doctrine. What a monumental set of delusions! And to think that this has been enforced, and continues to be enforced … indoctrinated into us … with the sole purpose to indulge the scourge of insatiable Greed.

In the scheme of Nature’s evolutionary process, homo sapiens (from the Latin sapiens: capable of discerning) is in a very early stage of development. But although we claim to have made progress into a more ‘civilized’ world, we are very much … like our barbaric ancestors … still driven by Fear and Greed and Hate. And so our behavior is so irrational, so aggressive, so self-destructive, that we have become deaden to deliberate Wrongs the likes of: Power-hungry and heartless corporate systems deceiving us for profits, even if the deception is deadly; stealing from the disadvantaged, from the starving many, to feed the greed of the rich and powerful; perpetuating dehumanizing levels of utter poverty, ignorance, despair, to promote ravenous consumption; de-valuing human life to such a degree, that we kill our scapegoats, without a second thought, without regret, without a hint of compassion. Is it not a travesty, to have evolved, we, homo sapiens, a most beautiful, creative, insightful being endowed with the high capacity to discern Right from Wrong, into this?

It is wrong. Terribly wrong. And we know it. And we know we are better than this. And we know that the only way to right it, is for us to acknowledge that we know it is wrong.

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