compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
A global machine which is undoubtedly in CRISIS …. because of IT's own obsessive adherence to sophisticated self-interest, arrogance & greed. A global machine which was originally established from a French elitist perspective as the G6 ( G6 would have been G7, G7 would have been G8 & G8 would have been G9 had the “inner sanctum” acknowledged the global significance of Brazil ) - and is now further 'strengthened' as a result of Nicolas Sarkozy's election as President & the apparent confirmation, over this week-end, of a resounding right majority - which will encourage the French to sit with renewed vigour around the Summer Solstice high-table that will be the next EU summit.
Sarkozy will rub shoulder to shoulder with Angela Merkel - & Tony Blair will no doubt, after his G8 Africa/AIDS snub, join in with the discussions of their dreams of a future of integrated harmony as a result of an agreement to implement the proposed "mini-constitution" that will see the EU taking control of the legal executive of ALL the member states without any acknowledgement of the fact that both the French & Dutch peoples voted against such action and the promised Blair referendum has been withdrawn.
So much for all the rhetoriic of a British Government that says it wants to re-connect with a disillusioned electorate as Blair is seemingly destined to sign away independence of speech to the 'European Division' of the global machine just days before he leaves his office as PM for good - to hand over to a Prime Minister in waiting who has, as yet, NOT revealed his agenda to the electorate.
The split ‘within’ the global machine - with respect to climate change - sees one half of the camp proposing “carbon swapping” to alleviate the consciences of the ruling classes as they continue to consume & squander mother earth's resources without ever actually DOING anything but TALKING or using their ‘brains to control their hands’ to replenish our god-given natural resources - and the other half of the camp “betting” on what undoubtedly will be delivered as major scientific advancements - but for the 'profit' of the few rather than the mutual benefit & advancement of the many.
Meanwhile the split ‘without’ the global machine sees the developing world of China & India in almost total disagreement with either of these two camps within - made increasingly difficult & much worse for many,
by the “global intifada” amongst and between the religious camps of the world - 'united' in their individual and collective inability to address the problems of the day & in desperate need of a guiding LIGHT from elsewhere.
Having expanded my AlphaINDEX to include Martha's 'piece' on her thoughts of interlinking with other people's personal alphaindexes in some way… and what people have always got out of categorizing others as “deficient" and the POWER & POWER OVER obtained as such - I was pleased to have read a Big Issue article - which Martin has recently brought to my attention - entitled Hotspots of Brazil.
Plans for a free multimedia hotspot in Manchester draw their inspiration from Brazil, where the Ponto de Cultura are transforming the lives of people who have never even seen computers before - writes Eleanor Barlow - following a trip to Brazil by Vicky Sinclair, from the charity Solid Earth, to look at Claudio Prado's open source technology based programme called Bridges of Culture.
This initiative IS absolutely SPOT-ON & it is most appropriate that a nation such as Brazil - who were the next country after the UK to establish the widespread use of video tape recorders - following on from Matsushita's commitment to build, at his own risk, the first manufacturing facilities in Japan to supply the video rental needs of the British public - should potentially provide the template of an interactive multimedia solution to Martha's gordian knot question of
"what is the difference betwen information & knowledge" ...
THIS Brazilian inspired initiative/project could then be utilised as the “template” for other UK cities & act as a beacon to Europe & the World - in pursuance of our Common Goals to establish -
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