At the end of another year, and slipping quietly into the new, I take note of a couple of news items in particular:
* The Gulf Stream seems to be in shambles, caused by the lack of dealing with the Gulf oil spill in a proper, earth-aware manner. We could be on the verge of an ice age. Global Warming and Global Cooling are converging. We are being asked to raise our game on our lovely planet Earth - considerably.
* The corporate-government complex continue to have things their way in many areas.
On the latter note: I submitted this comment to an article, at a website called Truthout, on the continued gap growing in the U.S. between the Haves and the Have Nots; the article entitled 'Serfing the USA: Corporate America is Robbing American Workers,' by one Dave Lindorff (published 29/12; my comment early a.m. of 31/12):
"Unfortunately it would appear that things have to get worse before they can get better. Worse, as in the PTB wanting to eliminate a strong middle class in order to recreate a subservient feudal system; called, in this day and age, the 20:80 society, whereby 20% of the people will be handsomely paid for their services & loyalty to The System, and 80% will be 'useless eaters', deprived of any power, for thinking that they have no choice but to take the scraps thrown to them from the table of the privileged few. But that's only if they continue to buy the idea that The System as is is the only one possible.
"Enter the game changer: the understanding of the higher motivating factor than the human concept of 'profit'. That being the providing of goods and services to one another, and the giving of our best to one another in the process, out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning - the motive, in a word, of Love. And thus we don't even have to slash through the Gordian knot, as the answer to the riddle. All we have to do is slip out the piece that it is tied to from its moorings; in this case, in the two cogs of interest-bearing money and fractional-reserve banking. And away we go, into the new era, just waiting for us to inherit it. To, in other words, look neither Left nor Right but Up.
"It's time, in other words, for a change, all right. Real change. Fundamental change. Not just more of the same, on the same level as the problem. Been there. Done that. Next stage of life on Earth coming up. And with thanks to the PTB for playing their role so well, in helping us to get to it. For we are all involved; all have karma to complete, to inherit our next step. As I say: Coming up."
Happy New Year, everybody. And may it help ferry us to the truly New.