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America, the not-so-free country.
By Ariela Marie Adame Jun 20, 2016
University of Nevada, Reno
|Fonte: National Geographic|
As tyranny continues its march out into the open, it is increasingly becoming cloaked in green.
Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything, and is unaware of its own limits.(...)In its present form democracy is not well suited for the tasks ahead.(...)We overlook (psychologically speaking, we deny) our ignorance and say we lack the political will. The crucial need is to revitalize democracy and give it a breadth of perspective that will enable it to cope with the evolving global situation. In other words, is this new world we find ourselves in governable? The answer is probably not with the existing structures and attitudes.
(page 71-72, online edition)
This is an interesting statement in light of the one made by University of Oregon Professor, Kari Norgaard, who recently suggested that those who believe that man-made climate change is a hoax should be treated as mentally defective racists.
In a letter to Obama, she stated:
'Policymakers should not wait for public opinion to take necessary action,' she writes, adding, 'Public opinion does matter in a democracy, but this is a time when following it would be a serious mistake.'
The Club of Rome sought it... and they found it, by their own admission:
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted together.
But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we already have warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome.
The real enemy is humanity itself.
However, the proven track records of those like the Club of Rome claiming the right to uplift humanity is dismal. In the foundational areas of human peace and prosperity - economy, health, environment, science, law, politics, and philosophy - these so-called elites have failed dramatically.
Due to the length of time their misdirection has been in effect, it would be unwise to dismiss this as an extended series of miscalculations that approaches statistical impossibility. Rather, it must be concluded that it is by design.
As the Club of Rome itself has stated:
The acceleration of critical trends and cross-impacts among them indicates that the ‘window of opportunity’ for pulling out of the present global crisis and breaking through to a more peaceful and sustainable world is likely to be no more than four to five years from the end of 2008.
This is close in time to the Mayan 2012 prophecy for the end of the current world. The period around the end of 2012 is likely to be a turbulent one for this and other reasons. Predictions coming from the physical sciences foresee disturbances in the geomagnetic, electromagnetic and related fields that embed the planet causing significant damage to telecommunications and impacting many aspects of human activity and health.
For the esoteric traditions the end of 2012 will be the end of the known world, although the more optimistic interpretations speak of a new world taking the place of the old.
The time from 2012 until the threshold of 2030 is the time when humanity will face two divergent paths leading to this "new world:"
The first possibility is massive decentralization away from harmful bureaucratic and autocratic rule that has caused economic booms and busts, industrial and corporate cronyism and abuse, and neo-feudal serfdom; the second is a path down which we are dragged kicking and screaming through the collapse point prophesied for 2030, ushered in by the technocracy self-fulfilling a world that it wants to be fully born in 2052.
Redefining the values which effectively guide the development of society
Developing a new economy, both in theory and practice, so that,
natural and social capital are correctly valued
new financial markets deliver the goods and services mankind needs in and for a sustainable world
sufficient jobs are created to allow a decent income for all
Creating appropriate governance institutions on a global, national and local level
Its six goals to "shape" this future are:
- Societal values, which are essential for a sustainable and equitable society, are fully reflected in all economic decisions.
- The economies of the world reflect the value of natural and social capital, markets operate in a fair and transparent manner and deliver the goods and services required for a sustainable society.
- A more equitable distribution of income both within and between countries.
- Access to meaningful work, which provides enough income to lead a decent life, is guaranteed and recognized as an essential human right. Job generation has become a top priority for all investments, costs for unemployment are considered in decision-making.
- Ecology is seen as a binding constraint for all forms of human activity and is therefore managed in a manner which reflects its biophysical and economic value. Never should the world be in overshoot.
Appropriate governance systems at a local, national and global level, which can manage the transition into an equitable and sustainable global world, are established.
Even if some of these guidelines seem attractive on the surface, we must always return to who is directing the implementation.
Despite the challenges we face to alter our course from the one that has been chosen for us, there is one concept that we should take from their mission, for it represents the secret to all they have done so far:
"Change the Story - Change the System".