Category: Ecology

Manifesto for a New World

While Libra, with its ideas of justice, justice, harmony, balance and fairness, should symbolize and characterize much of the systems of human organizations and governments, in fact the Humanity has almost always had to suffer the worst aspects of the opposite symbol, Aries1. Thus, even under the guise of democracy, people have too often had to endure the tyranny of individuals or groups eager for power and control over others and situations. “Leaders” of all kinds, whether by self-proclamation, trickery, strength, or any other means which is more or less coercive, violent, or dishonest, have generally risen to crush the mass of those whom, on the contrary, they should serve. Their psychological profile has often been psychopathic. This one was sometimes extreme. They could then kill in series, directly or by jacks, without feeling any remorse.
As Humanity gets closer to maturity after its teenage crises marked notably by the two world wars and by the so-called war on terrorism, it is time to live the society on more responsible, more voluntary, more creative, more constructive basis … in short more adults. It is therefore time to consider the organization and social life from the angle of a real freedom as the responsible individual and goodwill can claim.

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.
I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.
But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.
Here are some facts few people know:

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Is This Controlled Demolition all over Again?

For years Eco-Enthusiasts, both activists and scientists, have been telling us that the ‘party’ will come to an end. The planet we are stuck on can’t take it for much longer, it is getting too crowded and unbearably warm. Most people didn’t take any real notice of the situation and for a reason. This planet, we tend to think, isn’t really ‘ours,’ we were thrown onto it and for a limited time. Once we grasp the true meaning of our temporality, we begin to acknowledge our terminality. ‘Being in the world’ as such is often the attempt to make our ‘life-time’ into a meaningful event.

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Climate and the Money Trail

Climate. Now who wudda thought. The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment both in the industrial world and in the under-developed economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, are the leading backers of the “grass roots” decarbonization movement from Sweden to Germany to the USA and beyond. Is it pangs of guilty conscience, or could it be a deeper agenda of the financialization of the very air we breathe and more?

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Some Big Lies of Science

“The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.”
– Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture (Literature), 2005

The maintenance of the hierarchical structures that control our lives depends on Pinter’s “vast tapestry of lies upon which we feed.” Therefore the main institutions that embed us into the hierarchy, such as schools, universities, and mass media and entertainment corporations, have a primary function to create and maintain this tapestry. This includes establishment scientists and all service intellectuals in charge of “interpreting” reality.
In fact, the scientists and “experts” define reality in order to bring it into conformation with the always-adapting dominant mental tapestry of the moment. They also invent and build new branches of the tapestry that serve specific power groups by providing new avenues of exploitation. These high priests are rewarded with high class status.

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