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compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion

... in the evolution of ALL LIFE

on earth, when ...



AT
the same TIME ...

1. China's backing allowed the Sri Lanken president to ignore Western protests and perpetrate the final assault on the Tamil Tigers by surrounding 50,000 civilians inside a tiny enclave.

2. Peter Foster reports from Beijing that …

Zhao Ziyang, the former Communist Party leader, has spoken from beyond the grave to break two decades of official silence on the Tiananmen Square
massacre of 1989 with a wide-ranging attack on the Chinese political
system.

Zhao Ziyang is quoted to have said in "Prisoner of the State: The secret Journal of Zhao Ziyang"; published today that "It is the Western parliamentary democratic system that has demonstrated
the most vitality. If we don't move toward this goal, it will be
impossible to resolve the abnormal conditions in China's market
economy."

3. The "man in the midin" Speaker of the "Mother" of the Western parliamentary democratic system, RESIGNS (the first for over 300 years) because of his inability to control the shambolic state of affairs which has been revealed to the British PEOPLE, by the Daily Telegraph in the last 12 days.

4. "We are being afflicted by a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in years to come - namely "TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT". This means unemployment due to our discovery of means of economizing the use of labour
outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour
."
- John Maynard Keynes

5. ALL the efforts of Barack Obama to defuse the problems of the Middle East and to "open the minds" of those that control the lives of the PEOPLE, seemingly are falling on deaf ears.

6. AND NATURE proves that IT IS IN CONTROL of Homo Sapiens NOT Homo Sapiens in control of Nature


I am reminded of :-

1. Dr. Ralph Linton's statement that - "The tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic and political patterns. It is safe to predict that such social inventions as modern-type capitalism, fascism and communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods."

2. Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson's 2007 epic "FANTASY ISLAND; WAKING UP to the incredible economic, political and social ILLUSIONS of the Blair Legacy";


and am considering that Blair's Legacy IS it self NOT an "island legacy" but a collective "top-down" legacy of the Thatcher/Blair/Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Bush "eras";

and remorselessly coming to the conclusion, in the context of my own
long standing commitment to the concept that no man is an island ...



that it is imperative that

each and everyone of the

PEOPLE of our planet awaken

from the "fantasy island"

mentality of denial;

lest IT BECOME a global

fantasy island MIND-SET

of APATHY & DESPAIR.


First posted by Michael Grove on May 19, 2009 at 11:00
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Michael : catalyst-producer

about 18 hours later
Michael said


FANTASY ISLAND ILLUSIONS

1. The belief that the economy can be sustained on ever-higher levels of debt.

2. The decline of manufacturing does not matter.

3. That prices can continue to fall while wages continue to go up.

4. That the public sector is on the verge of becoming “world class” rather than being on the edge of meltdown.

5. That the labour market can be both flexible enough to beat off the challenge from China and India but cosy enough to attract more PEOPL
back to work.

6. That Britain can play the part of the world's policeman on the cheap.

7. The belief that the environment can be sustained with ever-higher levels of growth.

” IT IS TIME to wake up from the fantasy
before the REAL WORLD goes up in smoke”


Albert : Warrior

about 18 hours later
Albert said


Speaking about islands:):)

Even continental Europe , UK and Eastern Europe and Turkey need to see how they are connected.

its not about special envoys of any kind.

its simply about you and me::)

Now given even one delicious recipe to 50 cooks they will create 50 different meals:):)

Bon appetito!


Michael : catalyst-producer

about 18 hours later
Michael said


IT IS ABSOLUTELY about YOU and ME but IT remains the fact that ALL the YOU and MEs continue to be CONTROLLED by THEM (our new masters of the globe) and until such TIME that ALL the PEOPLE's realise both individually and collectively that BEING CONTROLLED by THEM IS it self an ILLUSION …

no one, no nation, no collection of nations WILL SEE how they are connected.



Albert : Warrior

about 19 hours later
Albert said


I see no drma, dilemma or deficit which cannot be overcome by determined personal and collective action.

PrOovided everybody know what radical resonsiblity and commitement is. And acts in integrity. No matter how much heat is going on:):)


Alan : Life to life.

1 day later
Alan said


I agree… personal and collective action are the only tools we really have

to change things… (I include non-action based actions in this statement
:-)

I used to think that bursting the illusion would lead naturally into action…

I begin to wonder if indeed the recognition of the need for personal and

collective action is actually as big a step as having the bubble of the illusion pop.

<3

A




1 day later
KreaShine! said


I see no drma, dilemma or deficit which cannot be overcome by determined personal and collective action.

Agreed Albert…action is vital…it must be part of the walk.
Father says ”pere dice…lies in wait…for all of those who change the game.

Mother Gaia sends hope, love… and an occasional spanking…no doubt, Michael. The fantasy we are helpless, is not helpful in manifesting “paradise”.

Alan lets hope those bubbles are part of the game ;)


Michael : catalyst-producer

1 day later
Michael said


WE the PEOPLE [of the UK], are in revolt

But two things have definitely changed. The first is the scale of the public’s anger. The second, crucially, is our ability to do something about it. The introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, the growth of the internet, the rise of the citizen as consumer – all ensure that we can track, and complain about, the performance of public and private figures and organisations far more easily and effectively than ever
before.
The Conservatives, and in particular George Osborne, are already thinking along those lines proposing, for example, that all government spending of more than £25,000 should be available for
inspection online.


What we are witnessing in politics is certainly a revolt, but whether this revolution has truly lasting consequences depends on the extent to which the system changes: not just whether Westminster is scoured of grime, but whether public supervision of elected officials is entrenched in the system.

… and as Linnie has quite succinctly remarked whilst reading Robert
Colvile's article in today's Daily Telegraph, over breakfast …

“WE are IN REVOLT and THEY are REVOLTING”




2 days later
KreaShine! said


Sometimes I like to use the word innocent. Because some people do not understand what it is like to be awake. Our world seems to care more about the
economy than loving each other at times. We talk about it more, think
about it more…could we ALL be responsible for the “upward spiral” in
the economy?

Thoughts and words are powerful energy…and we are all connected. I have to remind myself when I get too “worked up” about
the actions of others I feel are “missing the mark” “lacking the act”
Because how I react, think, feel… is creating part of the ripple, in
the “falling tides” and the “global cooling”.

Meditative thoughts have been able to change the pH of water from all over the
world. I think we could get busy on these kind of things. After all God
made us in “their” image. We have the power to change things, together,
and we are.


Michael : catalyst-producer

4 days later
Michael said


Our world seems to care more about the economy than loving each other at times …

IS ABSOLUTELY the nub of the dilemma
and must be acknowledged through ACTION, by ALL who would seek TO CHANGE THE GAME.


As Riane Eisler has said in her book The Real Wealth of Nations

” It's NOT REALISTIC to expect changes in uncaring economic policies and practices UNLESS caring and caregiving are given greater value. Giving greater value to caring and care giving won't cure all our problems. BUT IT IS impossible to solve our current global crisis, much
less advance our personal, economic, and global development, unless we
do. If we are to change dysfunctional government policies and business
practices, we need a NEW APPROACH to economics in which SUPPORTING
CARING - or even TALKING about CARING - is NO LONGER TABOO. ”


Michael : catalyst-producer

5 days later
Michael said


throw away your guns and your knifes and your hate…

and particularly your NUCLEAR WEAPONS of DESTRUCTION

because IT IS THE VERY HUMAN and FINANCIAL RESOURCES

which are “spent” on the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

which threaten the VERY EXISTENCE of ALL LIFE on EARTH

by NOT re-directing those resources to a “sustainable”

mutually respectful existence for ALL LIFE on EARTH.


Michael : catalyst-producer

15 days later
Michael said


As WE THE PEOPLE of the UK, today go to make our vote on our representatives for the European Parliament and Local Government, IT IS apparent that
regardless of ALL the problems & debts that our own parlimentary
politicians have created for THE PEOPLE of the UK …

Our politicians are agreed: it's everyone else's fault but theirs.




18 days later
KreaShine! said


Well maybe it is getting close to the time for love to rule, and everyone to have a say. We are one planet, yes? Not to mention, one multiverse?


Michael : catalyst-producer

19 days later
Michael said


4 LOVE to RULE the rule of love IS that WE R LOVE

WE R ONE planet YES ! and …

WE R ONE multiverse of parallel universes and …

as I have referenced elsewhere, in the words of Riane Eisler …

” as life evolved on our Earth, it developed an ever greater capacity for consciousness, creativity, planning, and choice
. And while these capacities are not unique to us, they are most highly developed in our species.

Whether these human capacities are expressed, however, largely depends on the kinds of social and economic systems we create.

This makes US, quite literally, co-creators of our evolution

… and I would say probably the only LIFE FORMS in our multiverse charged with the RESPONSIBILITY of ACTION of ensuring the very survival of THAT multiverse.




about 1 month later
KreaShine! said


RESPONSIBILITY of ACTION…

Yes, we gotta walk the walk…

Talkin the talk…just collects dust.



Michael : catalyst-producer

5 months later
Michael said




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Comment by Michael Grove on January 30, 2012 at 10:39

What kind of people have we become?

Between Christmas and New Year, the 70th anniversary of an event, which in no small way helped change the course of history, passed almost unnoticed. On December 26, 1941, less than three weeks after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill addressed both branches of Congress in the United States. The prime minister, who was in Washington to agree military strategy with President Roosevelt, used the invitation from Senators and Representatives to excoriate the Axis powers and pose a simple question: “What kind of people do they think we are?”

This wasn’t Churchill’s finest oratorical effort, but it was clever. As well as denouncing the forces of darkness and the enormity of their aggression, it was an invitation to ordinary Britons, suffering the horrors of war at home, to reflect on the challenge ahead. He was, in effect, asking fellow citizens: “Of what are we made?”

Seven decades later, one wonders how the great man would view the kind of people the British have become. What has happened to the freedoms and independence for which he urged us to fight? It’s hard to imagine our wartime chieftain being anything other than dismayed by the erosion of sovereignty, capitulation to the “equalities industry” and enslavement by debt. We have lost control of domestic borders, ceded legal primacy to Europe and allowed the Storm Troopers of political correctness to stamp their corrosive version of right and wrong on British law.

For evidence of our self-inflicted abasement, look no further than this month’s ruling from Europe’s Court of Human Rights that Abu Qatada, a radical Islamist preacher, regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s main inspirational leaders in Europe, cannot be deported from Britain to his native Jordan because his trial there might have contained evidence obtained by torture.

According to a recent government report, some 3,775 former foreign prisoners, who were in line for deportation by the UK Border Agency, have been released from custody and are living here, most thanks to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to a family and private life. A Nigerian rapist was due to be sent home after losing a series of appeals in British courts over his jailing for an attack on a 13-year-old girl. But Strasbourg’s worthies insisted that they must protect the culprit’s “social ties” with Britain, which had blossomed while he defied expulsion.

Comment by Michael Grove on January 30, 2012 at 10:41

Are we really powerless to resist this nonsense? It would seem so.

One reason is the complicity of Britain’s home-grown human-rights obsessives and jackboot egalitarians who, in the words of sociologist Peter Saunders, professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, “seek nothing less than hegemony for their moral values and beliefs”. This requires the unconditional surrender of adversaries and the criminalisation of those who dare to oppose. It’s a war of attrition through relentless assaults on popular consciousness by masters of subversion.

Their goal, according to Prof Saunders, is “eroding the ideals of independent thought, self-reliance and personal responsibility and replacing them with the language of thought-crime, group rights and equal outcomes”. This is modern Britain, where a foreign-born paedophile cannot be put on a plane back to Pakistan but traditional Christians are arrested for disobliging comments on homosexuality — a triumph of intolerance over faith.

After 13 years of the Brown Terror, during which reckless state borrowing and out-of-control consumer debt masked economic and social failure, the Coalition is trying to reverse a pernicious tide of grievance culture and something-for-nothing expectations. George Osborne claims: “We are reducing welfare entitlements, imposing new conditionality on benefits and capping overall awards.” That, at least, is the aim, but an insurgency of human-rights lawyers, grandstanding bishops and professional do-gooders is defending every ditch. Only this month, a Romanian living in the UK, who claims to make a living selling the Big Issue, but qualifies for more than £25,500 a year in benefits, was told by a court that she was not receiving enough. Despite objections from the local council, she was awarded an additional annual housing allowance of £2,600. Chancellor, please take note.

Do not conclude, however, that the immigrants are to blame for this mess. Who among us faced with a choice between penury in a Bucharest rat-hole and £500 a week in handouts plus a subsidised home would not be on the train to London? The only surprise is that so few are already here.

What’s more, the influx of foreign workers is forcing us to confront a problem which those seeking to blame high levels of unemployment entirely on public-spending cuts would rather ignore. Why does London have the highest rate of youth joblessness in the country when so many services in the capital are underpinned by newcomers?

Last week, Pret a Manger, which pays above minimum wage, admitted to the London Evening Standard that only 19 per cent of its payroll is British (in London the figure is far lower). Are we really saying that our education system is so poor and work ethic so diminished that Britain can no longer produce staff suitable for a sandwich shop? That is the conclusion of many business folk to whom I put this question, though they prefer sanitised phrases such as a “deficit of lifestyle skills” instead of the less euphemistic “welfare addiction”.

Given that 70 per cent of Britain’s state-educated pupils do not even take GCSE history, never mind pass it, one can bet confidently that the majority of young people trying to enter a difficult jobs market will never encounter the Churchill question: what kind of people do others think we are?

Perhaps that’s a good thing. The answer is deeply discomfiting.

'Jeff Randall Live’ is broadcast Monday-Thursday at 7pm on Sky News.

Comment by Michael Grove on July 2, 2012 at 22:31

‎"EVOLUTIONARY is a play on the word "REVOLUTIONARY", and I mean it to convey something of the revolutionary nature of evolution as an idea. Evolutionaries are revolutionaries, with all the personal and philosophical commitment that word implies.

They are not merely curious bystanders to the evolutionary process, passive believers in the established sciences of evolution, though all certainly value those insights.

They are committed activists and advocates - often passionate ones - for the importance of evolution at a cultural level."

Carter Phipps - EVOLUTIONARIES -
Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea.

 

 

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