The pharmaceutical industry having been caught out sponsoring studies that come up with the results that they want...
"...new Eu legislation will lead to hundreds of millions of factory farm chickens being reared in conditions worse than they live in now" ('Factory chickens to suffer under new EU rules, says RSPCA', Guardian, 25 August)...
The list goes on; of evidence that without a vision, the people perish.
(As to the second example noted above, of humanity having lost sight of something precious: A comment and a question. Comment: But everything is 'God'. Question: Why would you treat your 'God' so unkindly? - if you realised; really realised - that
Is dog spelled backwards
- is everything
Is that in which we move and live and have our being.)
I am heartened, in this day and age - in this time, of great Opportunity growing out of great Crisis - by signs of fresh, creative thinking, as to where we are, and what we can do about it. On the one hand, the 'left' is stymied ('Left Out in the Cold: The collapse of unfettered capitalism should have been a golden moment for the left. So what went wrong?' by Andy Beckett, Guardian's G2 section, 17 August); having some of its classical Marxist positions co-opted by the capitalist ruling order, and only looking at the old horizontal paradigm, of 'left' and 'right', for its inspiration and vision. And on the other hand, the 'right' keeps stumbling along, still in power - even after the terrible damage wrought by "unfettered finance capitalism" and its casino mentality - because it's the only game in town.
Well, no longer.
In another blog, I referred to the article in the current NEXUS Magazine about local currency schemes. I would like, here, to enlarge on that reference, and include some other valuable sites for looking at the new green shoots sprouting up from the compost of the dying order: the opportunity for humanity to reconnect with a sense of community, and community spirit, to see it through the difficult days ahead, as the old is forced to release its hold on our conditioned minds because of the new coming through, and the transition stage causing some turbulence; like the in-between, metamorphic stage of caterpillar to butterfly.
Item. David C. Korten, author of the excellent book 'When Corporations Rule the World' originally published in 1995, has come up with another valuable tome, titled 'Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth'. It can be put alongside another green shoot: the latest book by Thomas H. Greco, Jr., titled 'The End of Money And the Future of Civilization'. And alongside such excellent articles, in Yes! Magazine (what a delightful find), as 'Busted: 9 Economy Myths' and 'Dollars with Good Sense: DYI Cash'; the latter by Judith Schwartz, both posted on 5 June '09. And all of this, in collaboration with such green shoots mentioned previously as Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist Movement and Jacque Fresco's The Venus Project...
We're getting there.
The old can be released, because the new has not only been envisioned, but is landing. The New: Recovering a sense of community - of common unity.
In a world of meaning and purpose.
Where 'god' is dog spelled backwards......
and is born anew, in the hearts and minds - and souls - of Mankind.
Keep listening, and feeling, friend. We have work to do. To land, fully, the new. In creating community on both local and international levels.
To fulfil our human potential - that is to say, our highest human potential. And leave the old behind.
And not before time.