| Forget the Wall Street
woes; they are totally irrelevant to our survival. Forget about the
'War on Terror' - the War on Terra
is the only war that concerns us all.
The experts of the world, from all walks of life, tell me that
it is all over; already too late to save the planet, our species,
and all fellow species that rely on clean food, air, water, and
a habitable planet. How could we both get to this sorry state, and
deny it, while the evidence swills around us?
This is the truth. Life on earth as we know it, is over. The forecasts
have been understated, we are past the tipping point, approaching
or at the point of no return.
We have destroyed our planet and any dignity we aspired to as conscious
intelligent creatures. Sorry.
Yet I am sure you don't want dead seas, barren earth, polluted
water, mass famine and increased 'natural disasters'; or war, inhumanity
and hostility as we fight over the last remaining necessities, any
more than I.
I am sure you love this precious blue jewel that gave birth to
us, that gently spins us through time and space, that nurtures us
and our vital fellow travelers, the family of life.
Can we rely on governments, politicians, big business, opinion
leaders, purveyors of hype, organised crime, television chat shows
and others powerful, to make this urgent change? Obviously not,
or they would be doing it now.
Much of the world's arable land is going under the sea. The oceans,
seas and rivers that remain alive will become unviable; pestilence
and famine will increase and we can go quietly and impotently, or
in agony, starvation, despair and defeat.
To survive, we have to change the way we do almost everything and
we have to take control of our own future. How dare we allow the
planet and our future be taken away from us? How dare we sit here
blinking stupidly as our common human dreams die in front of us?
I still believe in us; that we can save our cherished planet and
our very species, with our intelligence and hard work and the personal
bravery and inventiveness that has carried us so incredibly through
the ages so far - and clean it up, stop the bad destructive habits
that inevitably hurt us all, and think anew.
The rules are easy - decay and death, or health and survival. And
it takes us all, the ordinary people of the planet, that is all
we have, just us; those with no vested interest in its rape and
destruction, and our own downfall and humiliation; and to get together
and stop this.
And how do we do it? We just do it. We turn off the offending polluters,
change the destructive and immoral practices, we clean up the environment.
We use our intelligence and ingenuity, and we work together as citizens
of the one planet.
And how do we pay for it, if pay we must? We spend the defence
budgets, in every country. What greater defence spending than defending
our very survival. And what an opportunity to also get it right
this time - build in a few safeguards, like ethics, responsibility,
equity and mutual respect.
I personally am putting my faith in every single one of my fellow
humans, everywhere on this planet, as you in turn are relying on
me, and the rest of us; as our children and future generations are
relying on us. It is an important time in the life of man, this
The final battle to save the planet has begun and I hope we are
up to the task.
Against all the evidence, I believe in us; that we can be brave,
bold, intelligent, loving and beautiful, and at this vital time
in the history of the planet, think big and shine as we never shone
before - and to think as big as we need to think; past our wallets,
our front doors, past the borders of our countries, and see us as
we are, a little planet of people, in a dark and distant corner
of space - vulnerable and beautiful and about to take a great step
forward to a safer, more enlightened and kinder time.
The following essays and excerpts have been
chosen to succour those already weeping, and inspire and motivate
the rest of us to real heroic deeds in the name of human decency,
intelligence and universal relevance.
Publisher - New Paradigm Journal
The Primal Perspective
Metamorphosis of the Human Mind