"THOSE STARRY STARRY NIGHTS"
walk on a fool's path towards a destiny where infinite starry, starry
nights may never be seen by future human eyes, may never be imagined
through the wealth of human thought; starry nights that will show themselves
alone in the black dark immensity of a future non-imagined infinity.
This fool's path we are on is overflowing with many of our democratically encouraged
freedoms. From the endless choice of material possessions including the many
edible varieties of foods we have available, to the ability we have to travel
widely and the power to create an affluent healthy life style. We enjoy
the freedom to forge in every way possible our own personal self-interests.
However, the painful reality is, these democratically inspired privileges we all enjoy
stand steadfastly in the way of and even interfere with much needed necessary measures. By conveniently blocking or thwarting
those essential but extremely tough actions that are required to control
and mitigate the human forged industrialized global warming threat.
Future sentient life, if any survives the impending planetary biosphere catastrophe,
will no doubt judge us and find that we were ultimately responsible
for not acting in a proper manner to prevent the planetary eco sphere
collapse from occurring. We all look the other way and hide in the fact
that someone else, namely our governments will simply take care of things
for us. Yet in reality the current form of highly manipulated commercially distorted
democracy that we presently practice will literally prevent us from
being responsible, from being ethical, from being worthy of the life
we have been granted on this planet.
While we appear free to act responsibly and immediately wean our culture
off the trinity of the offending harmful fossil fuels, coal, oil, and
natural gas, we are also free to retain and support our decadent western
life style and privileges. To drive around in untold millions of biosphere
harming automobiles each and every day, or to travel long distances
using badly polluting monster sized jet planes. We are free to use incredibly
dirty sludge like bunker oil in our ocean going ships to transport items
too us that are being manufactured half way around the world. We are
free to move virtually all of our industrialized foodstuff and material
goods by biosphere polluting trucks or trains.
It is not surprising that almost all of the issues responsible for the
impending planetary civilized meltdown revolve around concerns regarding
our blatant present day abuse, the overuse of environmentally harmful
fossil fuel energy and our attitudes that we seem to have the democratically
sanctioned right to expect continued growth and ongoing never ending
Our entire modern world is addicted too and depends heavily on polluting
fossil fuels to function and maintain itself. We all seem to take for
granted that we have some insane "god given" democratic right to burn
vast quantities of these fuels, regardless of the effects they have
on the planet. Between the freedom worshipping democratic mode of governance
that we believe we must live under and the mercenary corporately devised
strategy for life that is deeply rooted and firmly in place, we are
literally destroying this planet's delicately poised biosphere. The
planet's life sustaining eco-structure is literally crumbling and falling
apart before us, suffocating to death under the weight of the demands
placed upon it by humanities overpopulated overbearing endless wants
and insatiable greedy needs.
This notion we have of democracy, something we as a society cherish
so much, is actually being used and abused by those agenda driven thugs
and bullies in both the political and corporate worlds. The truth is,
we the public as a society are only really free to parade in unison,
moving slowly forward but in a tightly tethered hold, circling around
the paved over parking lots of box store malls, pushed along zombie
like clutching our newly acquired material possessions. Moving in the
fossil fuel stoked automatons parade of civilized fools, marching closer
in spirit than we would care to admit in close step with those long
conveyer belt fed industrial coal fires. That orange glow of industrialism's
driving fire is brightly illuminating and shadow reflecting our terminally
fated planetary destiny, which undulates in the inferno's flickering
and radiating continually rising and always wavering glowing orange red chimera of fossil
fuel banked empowering heat.
We here in the Western world somehow arrogantly imagine that we have the democratic right to dictate
to the entire human world, profitable global free trade business arrangements
and agendas, conveniently sourced out of country to make use of third
world coal powered slave labor factories. We believe we have the democratically
sanctioned right to immensely prosper for ourselves while huge parts
of the world suffer from global warming induced droughts. We do not
see that by robbing other countries of their intellects as well as their
commodities we are nothing more than common collective thief's stealing
from the disadvantaged. We easily delude ourselves that we are helping to rise a poorer countries standard of living, when the truth is we make a tiny minority of their business class enormously wealth, while they use the rest of their population like modern slaves.
We wage endless wars in the name of bringing a badly corrupted version
of "democracy" and literally impolitely crudely forcing it onto everyone
on the planet; using the brutality and force of ethically repugnant
war to simply open up eventual markets for further democratically driven
business expansion. Our power-blinded vision never seems to learn that
you cannot force Western chosen and militarily backed leaders with a
propped up false democracy onto populations in far-flung parts of the
world. They just might prefer another system of rule and law, and are
entitled to have their own opinions on self ruling issues.
Our current democratic system also gives us the right to make use of
litigation based law and the use of a quadruple redundancy judicial
system, local, province/state, federal and finally the supreme court
to block and delay much needed green house gas mitigation projects or
the shutting down of badly polluting commercial entities. It gives our powerful soulless corporations
the democratic right to continually search for, then mine out and finally
process lethal and deadly substances, coal oil and natural gas that are detrimental to the planet's ecological
long term stability and well being.
It will in the end be the very last democratic corporately ordered but
totalitarian produced nail that's driven in civilization's coal fire
powered industrially manufactured, slave labor made, well advertised
box store half priced special. Our oak particle board corner chipped
veneer coffin, all neatly packaged but with parts missing, ultimately
the instructions are left unread, therefore it will be clumsily self
assembled, a cheap rather ill fitting, but somehow it is an appropriate
fate for mercenary inspired, just in time, bottom line, profit driven
but democratic human civilization.
That last nail is the one that allows badly polluting industries and
irresponsible corporations to fight off closure or much stronger government
controls. And the "not in my backyard" land owners banding together
as a collective to block and thwart those necessary mega wind turbine
farms, measures required to try and save our one and only biosphere. We will use
and abuse the mercenarily inspired court system that we have, and that
is the democratically appointed blind to reality intellectually corrupted
last stand place of criminal protective refuge, to simply drag things
out for decades on end, well past the time we should have acted on these
important civilization saving issues.
We the public who do actually still vote, simply will not allow the
politicians we elect to move ahead on what really needs doing. We make
it clear that we do not want to pay more taxes and that we want those
we do pay to be reduced. As a result our collective civilized infrastructure
simply crumbles away in front of us and any steps required to mitigate
the global warming threat are so watered down by an artificially driven
highly corrupted democracy that they barely count.
Democracy started out being government with the supreme power vested in the
people and exercised directly by them. It is supposed to be a society
characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges. But the reality
is we are all tricked and deceived by this democracy we cherish so much. The truth is many of us vote in complete ignorance of party style truths or lack a formal understanding of the issues. Governments can only manipulate their societies when the electorate has been lied too or in many cases kept in the dark.
Our present democracy has gone through the seedy egotistically driven mill of human intellectual
abuse and corporeal corruption and is now nothing more than a corrupted
party run big business style of democracy, that's literally light years
from anything that resembles a genuine worthy sustainable collectively governing
The voting population elects into power those political parties that
you might say, reflects the public and gives them what they deserve.
We do it to continue living our lives of lies, completely detached and
alien from primary organic nature. We do it because we are ethically
and morally greedy. We do it without caring of the outcome. We do it
without thinking of the genuine reality. We do it because we are ignorant
of our cosmic role here on this planet. We do it because we are driven
to do it by our own self-imaged "god" in whom we place all of our misplaced
trust. While we do it because we ignore the truth and the signs of planetary
life that's in trouble which highlights and informs those who are core connected and therefore will pay heed.
As fossil fuel addicted junkies we do not wish to sacrifice our present
life style to the responsibility of trying to save this planet's life
supporting environment. In order to protect and save the current status
quo, our present human civilization just might in collective apathy,
carelessness and insensitivity, allow inter-generational genocide to
become the preferable option. We will deny much of future human and
natural wildlife generations their right to a properly functioning life
sustaining planetary biosphere. We the past and present sentient civilization
literally collectively become inter-generational mass murderers, unwitting
criminals directly responsible for the impending genocide of present
and future human, wildlife, and organic plant entities on this planet.
The clues and signals on our planetary reality are intuitively foreshadowing.
The most profound of them all is this, we are all eating our democratically
produced butter cream cake today, but tomorrow it will come out of our
bodies as nothing more than smelly feces. If we live decadent, uncaring,
irresponsible lives today the future for the planet and ultimately our
civilization will be badly affected by the off gassing and waste of
affluence. If we were to live well meaning, caring, and responsible
lives, our species could mature and become truly worthy of this cosmic
human beings appear to be sightless to the genuine core reality of cosmic existence,
we see ourselves as somehow separate and insanely godly inspired thus
completely detached. We can not find the courage to acknowledge we are
the off spring from this planet. We conceive of and function under the
thumb of a faulty conception of a supreme being drawn from our own self
image that distorts our anchor to cosmic reality. We humans should be
building upon and taking this planet's evolutionary creation to a place
where humanities self-imaged and self interested intellectually contrived
gods will all vanish before the naked truth of organic planet realized
is perhaps the children of today that we must properly encourage; the
youth that will eventually live long enough to see the destruction of
the planet's fragile ecology issue forth by birthing storms of torrential
winds and drowning rains into a formalized reality. If there is hope
for future civilization, it is to be found in the new seeds of creation,
our children. Who with more insight might adopt and enforce an "Earthocratic"
form of existence. Leadership that is not shackled by a party system that ultimately rips itself apart with petty infighting. Leadership that is not beholding to a multitude of commercial interests. A leadership that is not drawn from every and anybody who wants to run for public office, but is instead highly educated in the science of biosphere dynamics. And consequently always puts this Earth first and foremost in an "Earthocracy" style of governance, well before
we think of considering ourselves.
But we must warn our children away from the current fool's path that we are
presently marching down. We must keep them away from modern day adult
ignorance, apathy, and indifference. We must protect them from the invasive
mentality of commercial interests that continually immerses them
in the sewers of audio and visual violence, promoting unethical behavior
and irresponsible modes of conception and thinking.
We allow our democratic mercenary freedoms to literally influence and turn
our children into uncaring destructive beings. Who in turn become completely
alien and detached from the cosmic reality and thus removed from genuine
nature, alien to common respect, alien to human decency, alien to the
potential in humanity, we have literally become the aliens on this planet.
We should be imparting to our children the required intellectual tools
to become cosmically worthy beings, issued forth from the infinity of
evolutionary creation, sentient beings that should be encouraged through
the collective instilled wisdom of a healthy society, to recognize the
fool's path and literally reshape it through intelligent intuitive informed
civilized manifested creation.
To create a respectful "Earthocratic" inspired planetary
environment where even something as insignificant as diminutive as a tiny humming bird or perhaps the tiniest grain of sand in this universe
is literally equivalent to our most cherished material possession. A
place where the agenda driven all conniving democratic order that's in
bed inseminating and impregnating those corporate visions of a corrupted
human industrial will, and can only grunt and flail in utter vainness
against the genuine realm of those far away illusive starry, starry
nights. Points of hope that are in truth beacons and clues pointing
and illuminating the way for collective sentient humanity, to realize
the potential there is of eventual cosmic companionship.
Sadly however we appear to be an evolutionarily inspired planetary sentient
force that has become wayward and lost in our present democracies industrial off spring,
rampant materialism. We are literally adrift and it appears completely sightless to
the core of manifest reality, lacking a true understanding of our planetary
role, and appearing to be totally visionless, as a result we are well
into ultimately becoming cosmically irredeemable. Unless our children
the immediate future of human civilization, whom we are sadly ill equipping
with a decent respectful core foundation, might possibly redeem that cosmic potential
that we current human beings in our profound blindness to this reality, have yet to even discover.