compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
THE present crisis of confidence in the global economic model, has resulted from the lack of understanding of the inter-related nature of "the beast" and the lack of computer modelling to reflect this fact. In all the heart-searching and finger-pointing that is presently being manifested, throughout the world's media, little has been spoken abouts the "quants".
These are the highly paid back-room boys of the investment banking industry who have created what I would call a collection of 2D models of the individual component parts of the risk management process, rather than a fully integrated 3D loopback-model of the potential consequences of the risk management process; let alone a 4D higher conscious perspective, of what homo sapiens has TO DO, to ensure the multi-dimensional sustainability of SPACESHIP EARTH, as Buckminster Fuller so succinctly described our planet.
Historians have often referred to the 19th Century as that which was dominated by British Imperialism and the 20th Century having being controlled by the economic might of the USA. Only time will tell what banner will be affixed to the 21st.
In the meantime, despite the warnings of Dwight D. Eisenhower about the military industrial complex and Jimmy Carter's so-called Malaise Speech , in the context of the Masters of the Universe at Goldmann Sachs, Americans are no longer masters of their own fate.
Sometime around the 1960's there was a tipping point, when the "empire of
production" began to become the "empire of consumption". When the cars
started to be produced elsewhere, and the television sets, and the
socks, and everything else. And what we ended up with was the American
people becoming consumers rather than producers.
Andrew Bacevich - The Limits of Power
Without the "Wisdom of Knowledge" of this particular facet of understanding, is their any wonder that, those whom the people assumed to know otherwise, have NO KNOWLEDGE of what to do in the ever changing circumstances of our lives on this planet or, consequently the WISDOM to have planned to implement the only solution to the problem ... TEAR-UP the existing blueprint and START all OVER.
In the event of such lack of foresight, oversight, commitment and leadership, paying for an analysis of "what went wrong" from those responsible for "what went wrong" IS ALL that the people are being offered.
IT will be interesting to watch the House of Representatives vote tonight ! +++
IT HAS OBVIOUSLY BECOME "SQUEEZE-IN" TIME @gaia.com
Previosly posted by Michael Grove as part of zaadz@gaia on 2nd October 2007 +++