Author: LogicEscape (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: 04-13-06 09:35
"So just abandon capitalism and dissolve the corporation - for starters. Why not? Place the world bank and WTO on trial for crimes against humanity, expose their true face. Abolish patents. Why not? Rethink the notion of property. Or of money. Why not? Simply try something new, anything new. Another vision. Its been done repeatedly before, but a long time ago, before we created a One Way."
A forced chaos theory wouldn't resolve us I don't think. A new vision IS needed, but I think that IS incubating in the common man and it IS those masses that raise the generations. The chidren of a generation are what bring fruit to the vision so I think we ARE going to see some of the chaos and revisioning you are proposing come forward. but hopefully in a tolerabley controlled manner. On the other hand I think the sheer volumes on the planet may have to be reduced before a restructuring under a new vision can take hold, so it will be interesting to see what happens. I think we're in for some astounding surprises.
"How in denial our "rationality" is in this: It starts wars, vision starts wars (not to mention coming elections, or just plain power), not emotion, not fear, not instinct. These are merely enlisted in its crusade. The wars are of no benefit to the vast majority of the world's people, the wanton destruction even less, and its a tribute to a skewed picture of the present - and of history - instilled into them that they give their consent at all. These steps wouldn't halt the destruction reaped by our civilization, but it might dampen its appetite."
As imperfect as it all is, genocide keeps happening as history hasn't taught us much yet. Why does it take 100 days to stop an atrocity of such madness and who would not rattle the war sabres at such madness even just to get the attention of the beast? When it doesn't back down, is when we need to really pay attention and listen, but then I think, while I'm busy with my morning coffee and getting ready for my day, "they" are involved and I have to confess "I don't have a clue what is going on". In that, I guess I can't really come up with a solution, but I can hold the better vision in the face of it. The question I ask myself, is when the madness knocks on MY door in the middle of the night, will I pick up my sword or offer it coffee? Either is a painful though,and I wonder if my wholly vision will crumble in my trembling, for I have been tamed and do not know the wildness of the creatures that wear the same clothes as I do. I'm guessing the wars are "their" attempt to dampen the appetite. Btw, I'm not saying by all of that that I believe war is any answer by any means. But I cannot make them be me, I cannot cease their trembling and I cannot pretend I don't understand their manouvering around the complex system of drivers that all have wills of their own.
"Trial and error, a time-honored mechanism. So Civilization has gone from Slavery 101, to 102, and now 103. Must "progress" really be Slavery 104? Because "we" say Progress in only this - and this Destruction is the Only Way?"
Sooner or later, the trial and error, time honored mechanism, will pound the stamp of slavery abolished. There are multifarious trials on the way to self-resolution for an organism as large as a planet, or for that matter perhaps even a more complex idea of a system of planets in a universe that is sure to discover we are not alone. But how far the numbers go are largely dependent on free will choosing the right stamp.