compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
" The word dilemma characterizes a situation in which one must choose between two disagreeable options. This is a good description of the human condition in the early 21st century. Had our species foreseen and begun to adapt to resource limits back in the 1950s or even the ’70s, the transition to non-growing, sustainable levels of population and consumption might have been fairly painless.
But now there really are no easy paths from here to a workable future."
Richard Heinberg - Museletter 210
THE BIGGEST irony of ALL ...
IS THAT our species' propensity to adopt a mindset of denial,
in the very way that we have been destined to do so.
When faced with what could be our species most urgent and problematical situation, as a global collective of a multiplicity of diverse situations, the very survival of our species as custodian of ALL LIFE on earth and probably ALL LIFE in this particular universe of the multiverse of parallel universes - the VERY WORK of GOD which Lloyd Blankfein has declared Goldman Sachs to be carrying out ...
"What you need to know is the big picture: If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to BE that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy."
Matt Taibbi - Inside The Great American Bubble Machine
... IS ONLY part of the ACTION that our species IS REQUIRED URGENTLY to take, in the face of ALL the evidence, in view of the need to restore GLOBAL BALANCE.
"Global Balance should therefore result in systems at the global level which are less in number than the current number of parts operating in the inter-national space. It will need to be managed by a level of thinking that is more complex than the thinking which produced the current international environment."
Peter Merry Global Change by Natural Design
As David Korten presented in his speech at the Economics of Peace Conference in October ...
" To use a computer analogy, the Wall Street financial system has become
the operating system of the economy and the society. The values and
priorities of Wall Street thus become the defining values and priorities
of the larger society. Wall Street has one value—money—and one goal ...
to maximise financial returns to those who control the money system.
in Wall Street decision making.
We begin with a recognition that the old economy is based not only on the
illusion that money is wealth, but as well the illusion that we live in a world
of open frontiers with endless abundant resources free for the taking.
We are only now as a species awakening to the reality that we are
passengers on a living spaceship and must learn to live in balanced
relationship with our local ecosystems everywhere, working with
nature to reuse and recycle everything and to eliminate the release
of any substance that nature cannot readily absorb and detoxify.
Spaceship Earth, our Birth Mother, is endowed with a wondrous self-
managing, self-regulating life support system that has nourished us
as a species through the years of our growing up. As a loving parent,
she has absorbed the insults and injuries of our reckless adolescent
behavior. Our numbers and the power of our technology, however,
now exceed her capacity to absorb."
The multitude which is not brought to act as a unity is confusion.
The unity which has not its origin in the multitude is tyranny.
NO BETTER place to start to understand how
to address ALL of these issues than to ...
1. Take cogniscence of my comment statement elsewhere
2. Take a primer on Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats
3. Watch THIS Deepak Chopra video
4. Download and read Barrett Chapman Brown's article entitled
INTEGRAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY which
appeared in the Spring/Summer 2005 Edition of KOSMOS
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