27 – Power and Greed turn Us into Monsters …

Isn’t it horrible to know that those we voted into positions of power under promises to improve our world, lied to us, and are now instead accomplices to the forces pushing us on a path to self-destruction?

Isn’t it horrible to know that those making the decisions that affect our lives are monsters? There is no other definition for individuals who, having at their fingertips the imminent facts of an environment in crisis, continue, for their own benefit, to perpetuate the unsustainable and destructive economic doctrines of Consumerism and Exploitation.

Power and greed have made most of them so out of touch with Reality, that they have become utterly irrational and cruel. Just look at them, covering up for blatant thievery and corruption, promoting wars that kill thousands and throw millions of people into abject misery and despair, endorsing the impoverishment of our educational systems, allowing the media to be stifled by corporate interests, supporting the corporate destruction of the environment, selling our future for the breadcrumbs that corporations throw at them. And all just to satisfy their insatiable greed.

Corrupted by a total lack of empathy and vision, these individuals are deluded by a historical record that tells them that the way to subjugate us into supporting their greed is by keeping us 1- entertained with banalities 2- in constant fear of created or imagined threats and 3- ignorant to the point where we don’t even know how, nor see the need, to question their total disregard for the truth and the welfare of Humanity. These are the models Youth should not – must not – emulate.

But times have changed, and in the midst of exponential population growth, the oppressive tactics that worked for the lords of empires long gone are now devastating our environment in massive and catastrophic scales.

We only exist – politicians and economists included – because there is a narrow layer upon the surface of the planet that sustains and nurtures our evolution. Under the destructive Paradigm most politicians and economists perpetuate with the only purpose to fill their pockets, we are altering that layer to such a degree that human life, as we experience it today, may not be possible any longer.

How different our world could be if their efforts were instead focused on inciting a revolution in learning … like those incited by Galileo and Darwin … by propagating knowledge based on incontrovertible facts to open our intellects to a new vision of Reality; a vision in which we see ourselves as parts of Nature, and not its lords.

Like all naturally evolving systems in our Universe  (atoms, cells, solar systems, galaxies, etc., etc.), we are particle-like in our individuality and wave-like in the unfolding movement of our species; we are cohesive yet supple congregations of intimately interconnected components; we are innately driven to attain, and sustain, continuous states of relative stability; we are pre-programmed to unfold into relatively pre-determined structural designs amidst uncertainty and an infinite set of probabilities; we are completely dependent on the intake and release of energy sources; we are self-contained, self-generating, self-perpetuating, self-organizing, and endowed with a relative degree of freedom to manipulate and be manipulated by the movement of Evolution; we are catalysts for transformation.

Revised November 2017

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