Since its inception, this blog has concentrated on many issues relating to the human condition within the framework of civilization: human rights, greed, corruption, justice, equality, environment, politics, tyranny, war, collapse, survival, primitivism, sustainable living and above all, common sense and the transparency and folly of our present world.
It has always been my goal, while not always clear or plainly stated, to effect the final outcome of our common future (if only slightly), a not unworthy goal that has made this effort of mine an underlying driving force, rousing me from my bed at night and spending thousands of hours here, expenditures and efforts that I regret not in the least.
My own learning curve has been steep as I journeyed across the entire world, looking, reading, learning and examining and assessing the information that I found, sharing some of that with you here, adding my own commentary and insight, all in the hopes that even the slightest change might be forthcoming, somewhere, anywhere if even only in myself.
This catharsis of revelation and sharing was necessary for me as I learned, reading, writing and researching was my own way of bleeding out the bad and tainted blood in my own life, sharing this here with all of you was my privilege and not a burden.
I’m a hospitalized patient of civilization like everyone else, seeking health and healing, a balance of truth in my own life, by identifying the sicknesses and maladies that plague us all.
It has slowly dawned upon me that while I documented the collapse and our way of life, that I was missing something critically important. Something so essential and so basic and blatantly obvious that it defied my attention and observation. I was looking too hard for symptoms and causes within, all too-often encapsulated by the indifferent walls of civilization.
Concentrating upon the human condition and how we treat each other and our planet always presumes the preeminence and priority of mankind over everything else, despite the growing knowledge that this has never been true.
Raging against the injustice of modern civilization was still a big theme, which presupposes that something else other then this would eventually somehow solve the underlying human problems. The how to achieve this remained somewhat vague and uncertain because this view remains woefully incomplete and lacking in understanding that there is something far more fundamental unaddressed here.
Humankind is the direct result of millions of years of evolutionary development, entirely exclusive and removed from civilization. The last 10,000 years have seen the rise of civilization and modern agriculture, with all of its accompanying ills and problems, but in this very short time frame, humans have not measurably evolved at all. Our change is ideological only, manifesting itself in environmental domination and control (agriculture) and domination over all other species, including humans.
Putting this into perspective, our experiment with civilization is very short and full of terrible tragedy. The future poses absolutely no promise whatsoever that this will be any different despite our growing knowledge and awareness of this folly.
The common focus of billions of humans for thousands of years has been to continue on this failed path, to work within the confines and boundaries of civilization towards the long promised but-never-realized “solutions”, presuming that we can eventually “manage” our way to eventual global harmony. Even if this could be embraced and believed as being true someday, somehow, this very effort represents human exclusivity — a view represented by civilization itself.
A belief in managed human development, ignores the true history (human and non-human) and undermines the fundamental dependencies of all life. Worse, this practice prioritizes human preeminence above all else, placing priority first and foremost upon the human condition alone, and our propensity for avarice.
This has proven to be a very damaging and dangerous deception, one which has only been permitted due to the sheer abundance and resiliency within the natural world that sustained us as we fumbled our way about, destroying and damaging our way to preeminence and global domination.
We have reached the end of the road of natural tolerance and abundance some years ago. The pavement we’ve ripped up and laid down is crumbling, very quickly under our feet. This is just, and not to unexpected.
We will never learn to treat each other with kindness, respect, tolerance, compassion and care if we cannot practice these things to the natural world that sustains us. The simplicity and truth of this argument is absolutely undeniable. Our life is the life of the Earth. This will never change even if humans were to colonize Mars.
The preeminence of humankind is a lie foisted upon us all by civilization itself. This is avarice itself, the belief that we alone are special and deserving of privilege, protection and preservation. This is not true, these lies continue to exist only because we continue to practice our failed notions of environmental justice and equality.
Supporting every aspect of this has been the living biosphere, with its incredible diversity and density, permitting the privileged and exclusive development of civilization and all things human. All of the modern world is at the costliest expense of the entire biosphere, the living Earth, a ecological deficit of terrifying proportions.
The rage I have felt towards this modern world and its terrible injustice of the human condition has been based upon civilizations failed precepts and promises. My own failure has been the assumption that this was the battle to be fought.
I was wrong.
There is something deeper, more fundamental and more important than this. The harmony of people on the Earth can never be found within the confines of civilizations yoke and chain, this is a stockade hiding behind notions of “progress” and “civilized society”. A civilization the destroys and abuses the resource base that sustains it can never be justified.
This is not the battle to be fought. Saving this civilization or even railing against it is totally pointless.
This is not the war to be fought because it is anathema (totally set apart) from ethical human existence.
It is our civilization that is destroying this home to all things living and yet to come. This civilization will never succeed in stopping this destruction, because of the fundamental principles which drive it, and therefore it does not deserve to survive. Any and all efforts to ‘preserve’ or ‘sustain’ this civilization is morally wrong and should be vehemently opposed.
Humans are no more preeminent over all other forms of life then a rock is to a grain of sand. Because we alone “decided” that we are the most important form of life on Earth, we embarked on an insane imbalance of life, tearing and destroying the very fabric of existence from beneath our feet, devouring the bones of anything and everything in our way.
But like sand, humans are not indestructible. We are not rocks that can endure this weathering of self-destruction for millions of years. Our existence is fleeting fast before our very eyes. This is just. A civilization that refuses to preserve ethical life is not worthy of continued existence.
At times they were kind, they were polite in their sophistication, smiling but never too loudly acting in a civilized manner an illusion of gentleness always fighting to get their way. while the people see, the people know, the people wait, the people say the closing of your doors will never shut use out, the closing of your doors can only shut you in.
We know the predator, we see them feed on us, we are aware to starve the beast is our destiny. At times they were kind, they were polite, but never honest.
We see your tech no logical society devour you before your very eyes we hear your anguished cries exalting greed through progress while you seek material advances the sound of flowers dying carry messages through the wind trying to tell you about balance and your safety
But your minds are chained to your machines and the strings dangling from your puppeteers hands turning you, twisting you into forms and confusions beyond your control
Your mind for a job your mind for a t.v. your mind for a hair dryer your mind for consumption.
With your atom bombs your material bombs your drug bombs your racial bombs your class bombs your sexist bombs your ageist bombs
Devastating your natural shelters making you homeless on earth chasing you into illusions fooling you, making you pretend you can run away from the ravishing of your spirit
While the sound of flowers dying carry messages through the wind trying to tell you about balance and your safety.
Trying to isolate us in a dimension called loneliness leading us into the trap believe in their power but not in ourselves piling us with guilt always taking the blame greed chasing out the balance trying to isolate us in a dimension called loneliness
economic deities seizing power through illusions created armies are justified class systems are democracy god listens to warmongers prayers tyranny is here, divide and conquer trying to isolate us in a dimension called loneliness
greed a parent insecurity the happiness companion genocide conceived in sophistication tech no logic material civilization a rationalization replacing a way to live trying to isolate us in a dimension called loneliness
To god we hope you don’t mind but we would like to talk to you; there are some things we need to straighten out, it’s about these christians they claim to be from your nation but man you should see the things they do all the time blaming it on you: manifest destiny, genocide, maximized profit, sterilization, raping the earth, lying taking more than they need in all the forms of the greed. we ask them why, they say it’s god’s will.
Damn god they make it so hard. Remember jesus? Would you send him back to them, tell them how to kill him, rather they should listen stop abusing his name and yours.
We do not mean to be disrespectful but you know how it is, our people have their own ways we never even heard of you until not long ago, your representatives spoke magnificent things of you which we were willing to believe, but from the way they acted we know we and you were being deceived.
We do not mean you and your christian children any bad, but you all came to take all we had we have not seen you but we have heard so much it is time for you to decide what life is worth we already remember but maybe you forgot.
Look at us, look at us, we are of Earth and Water
Look at them, it is the same
Look at us, we are suffering all these years
Look at them, they are connected.
Look at us, we are in pain
Look at them, surprised at our anger
Look at us, we are struggling to survive
Look at them, expecting sorrow be benign
Look at us, we were the ones called pagan
Look at them, on their arrival
Look at us, we are called subversive
Look at them, descending from name callers
Look at us, we wept sadly in the long dark
Look at them, hiding in tech no logic light
Look at us, we buried the generations
Look at them, inventing the body count
Look at us, we are older than America
Look at them, chasing a fountain of youth
Look at us, we are embracing Earth
Look at them, clutching today
Look at us, we are living in the generations
Look at them, existing in jobs and debts
Look at us, we have escaped many times
Look at them, they cannot remember
Look at us, we are healing
Look at them, their medicine is patented
Look at us, we are trying
Look at them, what are they doing
Look at us, we are children of Earth
Look at them, who are they?
Indigenous tribes and cultures are facing extinction all over the world. We are their modern descendants. We deny this ancient heritage, pretending that we are unconnected, and somehow, ‘different’, but this is untrue. We are a branch from the same tree from which they themselves have sprung.
The only difference we exhibit is our meglomanical and psychotic human behavior in this insane asylum we call civilization.
The real hope of humanity is not in civilization and never was. With or without any of us, we will return to a non-civilized world. This is by far, the best solution the human condition can ever achieve. History proves it, and millions lived it. Our short experiment seals it.
Look at us. Take a hard, hard look. What do you see?
If you are the least bit interested in ‘saving’ anything, save only the things that really matter. Most of them don’t. They are folly, foolishness and presumptuous.
Let history be your guide if you are in doubt. What existed for millions of years is your roadmap.