Our Global Cancer: Metastatized by Americanism

Climate Change: Nature’s Extinction Warning

September 11, the Global Financial Crisis, and our current multi-crisis dilemma!  All warnings that Our Path needs a radical correction.

The amazing Human resolve, ‘solved’ these enormous attacks on ‘The System’.   each time, we denied our cancerous state.  But now Nature has stepped in with the terminal Extinction Warning. We won’t win this one, so best we confront the Cancers.

It goes without saying:  We are living in deeply unsettling times. Both in the USA, and globally, there is deep existential exploration for ‘The Answers’, but surely we first need to diagnose the problem? And Trump can’t be to Blame?

I wonder if you also see that these times are manifestation of a long deteriorating, Chronic Human Condition, and how it has notably intensified in recent years?

So, let’s trace this ‘Chronic Condition’, back to its Three Cancers. Cancers that largely went ignored for decades, but are now each in chronic state and further, metastitising off each other:

Cancer One:  ‘The Divide’   (The Wealth Gap and more..)

This is the ever increasing ‘gap’ between the wealthy and non-wealthy, the so-called Rich and Poor, The Elite and non-elite, The 1% and the 99%, etc. Whether The Divide be between Nations, inside Nations, or intergenerational, neither its existence, nor its growth can be denied.

Wealth is directly linked to Power. Increasingly powerless, those on the other side of The Divide, are revolting with anger and resolve. turning against ‘The System’, they see as the creator of their downward spirally, increasingly hopeless predicament.

Both in the US and globally, this ever-increasing Divide is undoubtedly one of the biggest contributors to society unrest today, and its cancer has reached chronic state.    Read more on The Divide here.

Cancer Two: ‘The Void’  (A Lack of a ‘Cosmic Context’ for Living )

‘The Void’, is essentially the manifestation of the non-existence of any ‘Beyond Human’, Higher Context, for Human Life. Ie  Morally / Ethically and ‘Grand Truths’ contexting of how us humans fit in to the greater scheme of The Planet and The Universe?

Essentially this a Spiritual Void, but beyond a narrow, religious connotation.

Religion has largely provided this ‘context’ in the past, but today, Religion, Science, Technology, and New Age Spirituality, in their unique ways, have all made their significant, albeit sometimes unintended, contributions to The Void’s rapid ‘ballooning’.

Americanism ideology, with capitalism as its engine, and human created money as its blood, has almost become the new, and unlikely, ‘Spiritual’ context for Life.

Where Unfettered Freedom and Hedonistic Happiness are deemed ‘Spiritual Success’, Materialism the mode, and Money the means. Void of any ‘Higher Belonging‘ context this has produced the dysfunctional, fear driven, hedonistic, ego-centred, ‘money grabbing’, society that we see today.  One increasingly disconnected from Nature.

Humanity is in a cancerous, Spiritual Belonging crisis, and The Void is its ‘witness of account‘.  Read more on The Void here.

Cancer Three:  The Chasm   (Nature and Humanity)

The Chasm is the ever-widening ‘relationship impasse’ between Nature and Humanity. It started with a fracture back in 1969, and as the graph below shows has increased in size ever since. This to our current situation where our total human demand on Nature’s bioregenerative resources, requires more than One Point Seven EarthsThat 70% more than Nature’s, One Earth, full ‘output’, can provide. In a US context:

If everyone in the world, lived like the average American today, ‘we’ would need almost Five Planets!! (All the Ecological Footprint data is thanks to the Global Footprint Network.)

Climate Change is really just one of the many symptoms of The Chasm, and undeniable evidence of the cancer of this long-broken relationship between Nature and Humanity, Read the full script on The Chasm here.

“It’s all about ‘Our Human Belonging’ ….Stupid!”

The Divide, ‘The Void, and ‘The Chasm, the cancers of Our Chronic Condition are all pointing to a deep Human Belonging Crisis. This at the Individual, Society, Nations, and ‘Cosmic’, levels. The world’s adoption of Americanism ideology as our ‘religion’ is the seemingly fatal flaw.

To avoid a cancerous demise, we urgently need a dramatic course change towards a, ‘Cancer Free’, ‘New Belonging’ context. No nation is immune, nor exempt from being vital collaborators in this cancer like, Humanity Existential Challenge.

As ‘THE most powerful nation in The World’, The World looks to the US to lead the way to this ‘New Belonging’, context, but the path is short cutting us to Exctinction.

In the past two years, Trump has shown the world clearly how he sees this ‘New Belonging’ working!  Both for himself and America: His stance epitomises Americanism, but just for America.

The World has understandably ‘Not reacted well’!

At the same time………

America has moved into its own ‘deepest ever’ National Belonging Crisis.
But is it Fair to Blame Donald Trump?

Trump merely is a product of Amercanism, and a growing number of Americans are are seeing the cancer of Americanism. This isn’t about Americans, but rather about and Americanism ideology that has overtaken  The World.

In our ever increasingly secular world,  and the vast and expanding Spiritual Void, Americanism is now a de factor religion, and the most popular one globally by far.

At the heart of the ideology is a illusion of Freedom. This beyond Democratic freedom, but rather an Individual Freedom Dream linked to Economic Freedom ‘Success’. A Freedom now free of any Spiritually based moral / ethical restraint, and driven by an algorithim that promises more unconstrained freedom with more money, wealth and power. A Freedom that works on Machaivellian Competion requiring Domination and Exploitation of others.   This breeds a cancerous Freedom that is void Responsibility:  Resposibility to some bigger, cosmic story.

Facebook (and all its social media offshoots), Google, Amazon, Apple, Uber, AirBnB, all the Chinese equivalents, etc are the pervaders of Americanism. Systemitizing, human relations, to we are all Americanised in contact, with capitalist profits as the Only Goal.  In Nature is our source of solution. We did belong deeply ‘ONCE”, and theirin lies hope….

     Without Nature We Are Nothing!

In that line is ‘The Bigger Cosmic Story‘!

Extinction Despair…..? Learning from the Aussies…….

In every election around the world there is a chance for ‘US’, the voters, to ‘Have Our Say‘ on Our Extinction Problem!
Read the ‘Extinction’, or ‘Not Extinction’, choice, Australians face on 18 May 2019:

Click on the pic:

In every single election around the world, it will be as clear as in Australia what is the  ‘To BE‘, and what the ‘Not To BE‘  choices are.

Once we understand THE Problem:   The Choice is then ‘Black and White’.

So YES, we can do ‘something’:

We MUST vote. Surely it MUST be ‘To BE‘!

America’s Tribal War: Confronting ‘Americanism’

The Republicans Are Dead to Planet Earth…….

Reports that the GOP is coming around on climate change have been greatly exaggerated. They will never be part of the solution. Let’s move on.

Read the full, shocking New Republic article here

The Year is 2019. The century being the 21st:

These are supposedly the ‘Wisest of Wise’ Humans:

Elected Leadership!!!! In fact the leaders of The Most Powerful Nation on the Planet, so in many ways they ‘Leading The World’!

One could excuse them as being ‘Dinosaurs in Evolutionary Development’, but the truth is, they are selfish, macheveillian deceptors, of the highest level:

Looking after themselves, and their cronies, myopically believing ‘Americanism’ will ‘Solve Our Problem’, because ‘Americanism’ feeds their everyt need. It will never solve OUR Problem, because:

‘Americanism’ is THE Problem!…… and

…… They are its current Day Architects.

This Republican stance, is a Humanitarian  Crime of THE Most Serious Order:

       One  Deserving of The Full Force of Opposition.

 

Greenpeace UK and XR: Hope in Confrontation!

    

Extinction Rebellion is about ‘Confrontation‘. Not because ‘they’ like confrontation, but because they Love Humanity deeply, and ‘Nobody’ is listening to ‘The Soft Approach‘ that has been used to date.  Also……

The Problem is getting ‘Larger and More Urgent‘.

Like apartheid in South Africa, when the powers that be aren’t listening to those with The Truths, and they are just looking after themselves, intent on just ‘Kicking The Can down the Road‘, the only recourse ‘we’ have is start ‘To Confront‘.

It took Mandela more than 27 years, for Extinction we don’t have that much time to Start the REAL Change we need (See what this is, below)!

Extinction Rebellion is about Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, and is the start of The Confrontation Process.

This is a courageous act of Deep, Deep Love of Humanity, but few will see that this is about that REAL love. It is a far deeper act of love than most of the politically correct, elitist aligned, NGO’s of the World. Their pursuit, although it has been the chosen, life enhancing, path of this group, ‘They’ have largely been very ineffective in Result. With vast amounts of money sustaining them, decades of talking, report writing, has produced little more than celebratising of themselves.

This approach has cost us decades….. in the solution of the most Urgent and Important challenge facing Humanity….

Greenpeace, as a long time, confrontational activist organisation is virtually the only NGO in the world who is supporting Extinction Rebellion, and its ‘System Challenging‘, confrontational approach.

Riding on the back of the recently erupted, Extinction Rebellion tsunami, Greenpeace UK, having started a Manifesto crafting process. A Manifesto for Deep Change that will take us off The Extinction course. See here.

The One Point Zero contribution to Greenpeace UK Manifesto:

Well done Greenpeace UK, on starting this Manifesto process… It is needed, and as a few have already said:  A rich, crafting road, ahead!

Our problem is not one of Fossil Fuels and / or Emissions.  These are symptoms of a deeper problem!

Our Problem is one of a flawed Ideology, one that requires us all to compete, consume, and strive for more and more ‘To Be Happy’. (Whether that be striving at the individual, community, nation or global levels. Globally ‘we’ group of nations competing against each other, and then the whole of Humanity as a group, against Nature)!)   

Americanism is the flawed ideology, a virtual religion / culture. This isn’t about Americans, as the huge unhappiness in the USA today is America challenged by Americanism.

Globally, everything’ is in the process of being globally ‘algorithmised’, into a ‘systematised’ way of living, and relating to each other, with Americanism, and economic liberty as the dream! Facebook, Google, Amazon, AirBnb, Uber, Phones, Twitter, YouTube, etc…. ‘They’ and many more, not just US brands, are all built to make us interact in a certain, non-soulful way, around an Americanism ideology. This supposedly to help us be more Successful, and Economically Liberated.  

The Engine:    A turbo charged form of capitalism, is its powerful, enabling engine.

The Fuel:  A never-ending supply of human printed money, linked to ever-expanding Debt, is this engine’s, illimitable, high-octane fuel.

The Elusive Dream:   The whole system, and our own use of personal debt, lures us into thinking we have a perpetual growth machine that will bring each of us closer to ‘The Dream Life’ and its Happiness ‘prize’.

The current Manifesto proposals are about Picking off this system’s easy fruit and doing a Green Energy, Blood Transfusion. This ‘remedy’ on a deeply flawed socio-economic system, built around americanism ideology, won’t solve the problem. At best it will slightly delay inevitable Extinction.

Of course, Decarbonising is needed, and fast! But decarbonising ‘something’ that is way too large, and in lifestyle design, is unfit for enabling humans to belong sustainably on the planet, is not Beginning with an End in Mind. An ‘End’ that is the begining of Sustainable life for Humans in genertions to come.

These adhoc actions, may seem expedient, and to be “at least doing something”, but it distracts us from the urgently needed, Extinction Prevention remedy. 

We don’t have time for mistakes as large as this……!!!!!

The under lying ideology is what needs to be radically changed, and this needs a unified, global effort, and us, the electorates’ around the world to want this change.

 A Key Part of any UK Plan must be acknowledging that without Global plan, individual nation action is putting the ‘Extinction Prevention’ priority in the wrong place. This needs the UK plan to include radical, confrontational, Global Activism by the government and its people: For a Global Consensus on a Global Plan for Ideology change. Including, enforced, punitive sanctions for those nations (like the USA currently), not participating or obstructing consensus building. This is where justice will start.

Given the state of global unity today, the leadership of the UK, if it chose to go it alone for even a Zero Carbon goal, would be committing almost all UK inhabitants, to a foolish path of increasing misery.

This while ‘the world’ looks on protecting their economies, and the current Humanity Path to Extinction, is materially unchanged. Trying to keep the economy afloat to provide jobs while it is been downsized by between 50-70% is an impossible task. That’s the magnitude of the change ‘we’ need, unless one is a Green Growth ‘sucker’.

Green Growth is a fatally flawed dream that is favoured by the elite, because it is based on the ideology of today, bringing the solution for the problem. It seen as a ‘positive solution’ for Our Problem, so like candy, it is very palatable, but bad for us! 

The ideology today is THE Problem, and as such, ‘it’ will never be able to ‘Fix Itself’.  

All the neo-liberal political parties around the world punt for Green Growth, because they are built on Americanism, and it personally works, The Dream’ for them.

It’s criminal……! Extinction will Prove it!

If we want to avoid The Extinction path and change course within a democracy context, ‘we’ have to move (quickly) to the point where: 

The Majority, ie more that 50% of all democratic electorates around the world, ‘Have to ‘Despise’ the current ideology.  That is you, me, your friends, business and the political party leadership….! 

When more than 50% of the UK (the World) electorate ‘hates’ / opposes ‘our’ enslving Americanism ideology, the road will be clear to take The Right Action: The Right action that is needed to Solve our Extinction problem.

The problem is that ‘we’ are all part of the ideology today. Many either deeply addicted, or enslaved, and so, mostly can’t see its ‘Extinction Enabling’ flaws. 

The Green Peace Manifesto needs to be about this Ideology Change, rather than ad hoc tampering with some of The Symptoms of the flawed ideology.  

Central to this is Money:  Its place in our society, how it’s created, how it’s valued, and how it flows around society. This is a fundamental change in the way society is organised today.

We must demand this change, or else face Extinction.

Time to Confront!

Where are the Big NGO’s?  WWF, etc… And Business:

Surprise, surprise: These organisations who ‘say they care deeply’ are almost without exception are Very Quiet on supporting Extinction Rebellion!!

It is NOW time for the other Climate Change / Environmental / Fight for Justice NGO’s to show their true colours and whether they have a Higher Love motive.  Read here.

Maybe ‘they’ are ALL part of The Problem:  They feed off The Ideology, and are still deeply In Love with Americanism for Themselves: It feeds them handsomely!    Where is the Deep Love for Humanity that Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion ‘have’????!

‘Walking The Talk’…?

Its time to Stand Up, Be REAL Courageous!

 

More Cancer Symptoms…

Global Americanism is not working for ‘us’, unless Wealth is ‘Our Goal‘:

From the latest Global Gallup Report:

“………..The world took a negative turn in 2017, with global levels of stress, worry, sadness and pain hitting new highs. During a solid year of economic growth, the U.S. kept this negative trend going into 2018.

Higher levels of stress, anger and worry nudged Americans’ overall Negative Experience Index to 35 — three points higher than any previous score to date…..”

Read from the report here

Interestingly………There are ‘Some’ who are a ‘Happy Group’, with few Worries, and No Anger…

Also from the report:

“…..Income also plays a role with worry and stress, with the lowest income Americans carrying more of the emotional burden than the highest income Americans.

Nearly seven in 10 Americans in the poorest 20% of the population said they experienced stress the previous day, compared with less than half (48%) of Americans in the richest 20%. Similarly, 56% of Americans in the poorest group said they worried a lot, compared with 41% in the richest group.”

The Elite seem less affected making them feel immune or blind to ‘Our Cancer’:

Further symptoms of our ‘Ideology Cancer’.

The ‘Hell of Work’:   Read here

The ‘Age of Anxiety’:  Read here.

So:    Our Cancer State deteriorates :

Denial or Unaware??

Are the Elite / Political Leaders in ‘Convenient Denial’ or ‘Genuinely Unaware’ of Our Problem?

In aswering:   Don’t be fooled by reverance or compassion:   They know, but deny because they have too much to lose.  And because we allow them:  It’s just to easy to ‘Kick the can further down Exctinction Road!

Extinction Rebellion, (XR) in pointing to our ‘Extinction Path‘ is helping us see our acute Cancer  state, Beyond Doubt, and Clearly Aware to ALL.

Well Done XR!

Our Cancerous Global Ideology: Americanism!

Climate Change: Nature’s Extinction Warning

September 11, the Global Financial Crisis, and our current multi-crisis dilemma!  All warnings that Our Path needs a radical correction.

The amazing Human resolve, ‘solved’ these enormous attacks on ‘The System’.   each time, we denied our cancerous state.  But now Nature has stepped in with the terminal Extinction Warning. We won’t win this one, so best we confront the Cancers.

It goes without saying:  We are living in deeply unsettling times. Both in the USA, and globally, there is deep existential exploration for ‘The Answers’, but surely we first need to diagnose the problem? And Trump can’t be to Blame?

I wonder if you also see that these times are manifestation of a long deteriorating, Chronic Human Condition, and how it has notably intensified in recent years?

So, let’s trace this ‘Chronic Condition’, back to its Three Cancers. Cancers that largely went ignored for decades, but are now each in chronic state and further, metastitising off each other:

Cancer One:  ‘The Divide’   (The Wealth Gap and more..)

This is the ever increasing ‘gap’ between the wealthy and non-wealthy, the so-called Rich and Poor, The Elite and non-elite, The 1% and the 99%, etc. Whether The Divide be between Nations, inside Nations, or intergenerational, neither its existence, nor its growth can be denied.

Wealth is directly linked to Power. Increasingly powerless, those on the other side of The Divide, are revolting with anger and resolve. turning against ‘The System’, they see as the creator of their downward spirally, increasingly hopeless predicament.

Both in the US and globally, this ever-increasing Divide is undoubtedly one of the biggest contributors to society unrest today, and its cancer has reached chronic state.    Read more on The Divide here.

Cancer Two: ‘The Void’  (A Lack of a ‘Cosmic Context’ for Living )

‘The Void’, is essentially the manifestation of the non-existence of any ‘Beyond Human’, Higher Context, for Human Life. Ie  Morally / Ethically and ‘Grand Truths’ contexting of how us humans fit in to the greater scheme of The Planet and The Universe?

Essentially this a Spiritual Void, but beyond a narrow, religious connotation.

Religion has largely provided this ‘context’ in the past, but today, Religion, Science, Technology, and New Age Spirituality, in their unique ways, have all made their significant, albeit sometimes unintended, contributions to The Void’s rapid ‘ballooning’.

Americanism ideology, with capitalism as its engine, and human created money as its blood, has almost become the new, and unlikely, ‘Spiritual’ context for Life.

Where Unfettered Freedom and Hedonistic Happiness are deemed ‘Spiritual Success’, Materialism the mode, and Money the means. Void of any ‘Higher Belonging‘ context this has produced the dysfunctional, fear driven, hedonistic, ego-centred, ‘money grabbing’, society that we see today.  One increasingly disconnected from Nature.

Humanity is in a cancerous, Spiritual Belonging crisis, and The Void is its ‘witness of account‘.  Read more on The Void here.

Cancer Three:  The Chasm   (Nature and Humanity)

The Chasm is the ever-widening ‘relationship impasse’ between Nature and Humanity. It started with a fracture back in 1969, and as the graph below shows has increased in size ever since. This to our current situation where our total human demand on Nature’s bioregenerative resources, requires more than One Point Seven EarthsThat 70% more than Nature’s, One Earth, full ‘output’, can provide. In a US context:

If everyone in the world, lived like the average American today, ‘we’ would need almost Five Planets!! (All the Ecological Footprint data is thanks to the Global Footprint Network.)

Climate Change is really just one of the many symptoms of The Chasm, and undeniable evidence of the cancer of this long-broken relationship between Nature and Humanity, Read the full script on The Chasm here.

“It’s all about ‘Our Human Belonging’ ….Stupid!”

The Divide, ‘The Void, and ‘The Chasm, the cancers of Our Chronic Condition are all pointing to a deep Human Belonging Crisis. This at the Individual, Society, Nations, and ‘Cosmic’, levels. The world’s adoption of Americanism ideology as our ‘religion’ is the seemingly fatal flaw.

To avoid a cancerous demise, we urgently need a dramatic course change towards a, ‘Cancer Free’, ‘New Belonging’ context. No nation is immune, nor exempt from being vital collaborators in this cancer like, Humanity Existential Challenge.

As ‘THE most powerful nation in The World’, The World looks to the US to lead the way to this ‘New Belonging’, context, but the path is short cutting us to Exctinction.

In the past two years, Trump has shown the world clearly how he sees this ‘New Belonging’ working!  Both for himself and America: His stance epitomises Americanism, but just for America.

The World has understandably ‘Not reacted well’!

At the same time………

America has moved into its own ‘deepest ever’ National Belonging Crisis.
But is it Fair to Blame Donald Trump?

Trump merely is a product of Amercanism, and a growing number of Americans are are seeing the cancer of Americanism. This isn’t about Americans, but rather about and Americanism ideology that has overtaken  The World.

In our ever increasingly secular world,  and the vast and expanding Spiritual Void, Americanism is now a de factor religion, and the most popular one globally by far.

At the heart of the ideology is a illusion of Freedom. This beyond Democratic freedom, but rather an Individual Freedom Dream linked to Economic Freedom ‘Success’. A Freedom now free of any Spiritually based moral / ethical restraint, and driven by an algorithim that promises more unconstrained freedom with more money, wealth and power. A Freedom that works on Machaivellian Competion requiring Domination and Exploitation of others.   This breeds a cancerous Freedom that is void Responsibility:  Resposibility to some bigger, cosmic story.

Facebook (and all its social media offshoots), Google, Amazon, Apple, Uber, AirBnB, all the Chinese equivalents, etc are the pervaders of Americanism. Systemitizing, human relations, to we are all Americanised in contact, with capitalist profits as the Only Goal.  In Nature is our source of solution. We did belong deeply ‘ONCE”, and theirin lies hope….

     Without Nature We Are Nothing!

In that line is ‘The Bigger Cosmic Story‘!

Picking a Tribe to Belong…. The Challenge of Our Exceptional Times!

‘The Chasm’:  Splitting Humanity

The Chasm: It’s not quite about ‘Heaven and Hell sides across the Chasm yet, but no physical chasm on our planet today, can start to help us imagine the magnitude of our One Point Seven and increasing, Chasm between, Nature and Humanity.

‘The Chasm’ is the ever-widening disconnect in the relationship between Humanity and Nature. A ‘Silent Divorce’, because on the one side, through our Western Ideology, Humans are anthropocentrically arrogant, and on the other side Nature, as the ‘Higher Power‘ couldn’t care less!!

The first fracture in The Relationship was back in 1970, as we started demanding more from Nature, than Nature could provide. Back then few were aware of its ‘relationship severing’ significance for human life.

Ever since then, that crack has been growing wider and wider to become the vast Chasm of today.  Nature has long abandoned us, and is taking its natural corrective action burgeoning imbalance we are creating. Nature‘s goal is protection of the planet ecosystem, and eradication of the forces challenging the constant process of re-balance, and where necessary to establish new equilibrium free of the agitators (Humans!).

‘The Chasm’ at Work:   Our Three Tribes

As The Chasm grows, it is dividing all of us humans in to essentially Three distinct, human ‘Sub Tribes’:

The ‘Righteous’ Tribe!

The First Tribe, are those who live according to Nature’s sustainability rules, on Nature’s side of The Chasm.

The simple test for membership of this Tribe, is an affirmative answer to the question:  “If every human in the world lived with your Ecological Footprint would we need less than One Point Zero planets to sustain all of us humans?”

These are individuals, communities, and a few Nations, who live a One Point Zero or less lifestyle,and so aren’t ‘Planet Depleters’ and net takers from Nature.

Without this Tribe’s low footprint, we, as Humanity, would be in an even more dire situation as far as far as The Chasm goes. Essentially they are Footprint subsidising all other humans.  Almost without exception this tribe, is made up of people at the lower end of the Wealth spectrum.

‘The Taker’ Tribe:  The Crowd

The Second Tribe, and the most influential and sadly, fastest growing human tribe: They live, all around the world, on the other side of The Chasm, from Nature:  ‘The Crowd‘!   This tribe is the most affluent and almost all the upper and middle class people of the developed world nations: Those who are locked onto the Western world vision of Success, and the aspirational, ‘Good Life’ model. Ever increasing Happiness is the goal, and Increasing Wealth, Material Success, and Consumption are the means to that goal.

Influential members of this tribe, almost all, take an anthropocentric view, denying climate change, and / or believing human innovation and resolve alone, will overcome Nature. Their words may even say otherwise but their Way of Life does not convey that they acknowledge that ‘we’ have a huge ‘Chasm problem‘.  They deny our System is broken and is in need of a new vision and fundamental change .

Beyond that they are actively evangelising expansion of the current flawed system into the so different way of Life of the ‘Righteous’ Tribe (above). With its sophisticated, self serving, evangelistic marketing, many in the ‘Righteous Tribe’ are made to feel ‘less successful’, being sold the temptations of ‘The Taker’ Tribe’s, Good Life, ‘Success’.  In the process adding to the more rapid  widening of The Chasm

The Crowd‘ is an conglomerate of many sub tribes, many of which feed off the energy of The Crowd, and its unspoken lies.

The two defining traits for all members of ‘The Taker Crowd’, are:        Firstly, their members have life style Ecological Footprints that are above ‘fair share’ie  If all humans lived like them, ‘we’ will need more than One Point Zero planets to be sustainable, survive and prosper for generations to come.                                                                                                                                 Secondly, their Ecological Footprint is not shrinking each year, and they have no desire to shrink it, as they pursue the iconic, ‘Good Life’, and follow its ‘More, and More’ tenet. For almost all the members, knowing their footprint, and then proactively, being ‘life decision mindful’ of it, is not part of their day to day life.

Almost as a sub-tribe to ‘The Crowd‘, there are also many people in this second, ‘Taker Tribe‘, who do truly acknowledge the existence of ‘The Chasm’, and its ever widening trajectory. They  know there is, A Serious Problem’, yet know their life is very comfortable in ‘The Crowd’, and dependent on it.  They often plead overwhelming helplessness and despair at the vastness of ‘The Chasm’, and their personal inability to ‘change anything’. This despair is almost their ticket that validates their belonging to the ‘taker crime’ of ‘The Crowd‘. In the process they allow themselves to become reluctant prisoners to ‘The Crowd’s cause.

Inside themselves they know they are not being courageous and true to themselves. Often resorting to society, distraction candy, social media, and other ‘belonging crutches’ to help deal with their soul’s real pain and loneliness of their chosen, trapped position, as part of ‘The Crowd’.  It isn’t easy and ‘we’ all need to help these people join the ‘Moral Adventurers‘ below.

Another ‘sub-group’ of this Second Tribe are those who believe that ‘God’, or some ‘higher power’ is looking after ‘it’ all, and ‘it’s not ‘Our Problem’. This earthly existence is merely a trial ground for the awaiting ‘life prize’. A reward of an idyllic, non-earthly, everlasting existence. For them concern about any threat to our earthly existence is wasted energy.  The discussions go about Genesis, and whether Nature is for us to use, or whether we have a ‘Dominion’ relationship, role. Read some very entertaining discussion on The Pope and Scott Pruitt (US Government, EPA administrator) here.

The ‘Moral Adventurer’ Tribe

The Third Tribe which is small, but rapidly gaining in numbers all over the world, are the courageous explorers who realise that staying with ‘The Crowd’ of ‘The Taker’ Tribe  is unhealthy for their soul.

They, have accepted that where society is today, and where it is going is no longer an acceptable trajectory for them, and so have made a decisive choice: To breakaway from ‘The Crowd‘. To not be part of The Crime unfolding.

They have ‘face to face’, confronted The Inconvenient Truths personally and they know it is a human imperative to be on the Nature side of ‘The Chasm’.

Deciding to act takes courage and conviction. Finally saying ‘Enough is Enough’, they have set off on a ‘Chasm Crossing’ adventure, to free themselves from the moral prison of The Inconvenient Truths. (Truth to Power… Read more here

These people are each in various stages of their ‘Chasm Crossing’, but all have a common mind and resolve:  To explore a One Point Zero way of living. Understanding and reducing their Ecological Footprint is their liberating Life affirming imperative.

In the context of The Chasm, Society and Nature are currently so far apart, that this crossing of The Chasm requires each explorer to undergo varying degrees of personal, ‘Way of Life’, and value system,  change.  while at the same time they become a catalyst for change in society and others. In this dual role each explorer finds deep, beyond-self, meaning, in being part of helping solve Humanity’s Biggest Ever Challenge:  To avoid our own Self Destruction, and to Find New Prosperity and Flourishing Success.

As they travel further across The Chasm, it becomes clear that they are moving on a different type of personal development journey to those within The Crowd.:

Adaption is their developmental process, and living Intensely, belonging with Nature, and Our Planet, The Goal. Given how wide The Chasm is today, this require huge ‘personal evolution’, but the rewards are true belonging, with The Righteous Tribe!  Just like all living things on this planet, ‘Adaption’ to Nature’s demands, is the critical mark of Real Success.

For  ‘The Crowd‘ , Success is unbounded. And ‘mere adaption’ is failure, or a ‘Success for only fit for, ‘lesser’ humans and, ‘non-humans’:  Giving up the dream of unbounded, self determination, with ever increasing dominance, and acceptance of Nature’s constraining submission, is not in The Crowd’s, story line of Success.

This graph is nothing short of ‘Scary’Y

In their pursuit of an unconditional,  One Point Zero goal, the evolving ‘adapters’ of the First and Third Tribes, will in their belonging with Nature, find true Human Success. ‘The Crowd’ in their anthropocentric development arrogance, will continue ‘taking’ more and more planets, for their ever increasing, insatiable appetites.

                   Without Nature WE are Nothing

The Creating of ‘The Stampede’

 

We as Humanity need more and more Third Tribe people:  Chasm Crossers:  The new leaders, the new visionaries, and the moral warriors, each leading others, whose growing numbers in taking on the ‘Chasm Crossing‘ challenge will eventually bring about ‘The Stampede’:  The new Crowd that will make it easier for ‘all of us’ to cross The Chasm to where we truly belong:  On Nature’s side.

Ponder for a while where your soul belongs?

In which Tribe are you living TODAY?  Where does your soul say you should be, and are you there wanting to share your story to help catalyse ‘The Stampede‘ toward Human Liberation?!

Let me know how you feel about your journey to One Point Zero…?

Send me an email at howard.fairbank@one-point-zero.com

 

 

Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, Westernism… The Void of a New Design ‘-ism’

Mike Cernovich | 📽

@Cernovich

Utopian ideas, however unrealistic, beat no ideas.

The Green New Deal is more persuasive than anything the GOP has.

Cry and scream that it won’t work.

The Green New Deal is the *most persuasive* idea on the table.

Find a better idea or lose.

Mike Cernovich | 📽

@Cernovich

The #GreenNewDeal triggers Republicans because it’s a reminder that the GOP and conservatives do not have any bold plans or even a vision for the United States.
Well done Mike:  The Green New Deal is at least closer to pointing to The Problem:  Hopefully The Wizards start seeking Architects… And Urgently!
                               Read more here.

The WORLD doesn’t have ‘The Design‘…..  Because the Elite want their Cake and Still Eat it!!  For them Today’s Design is THE Design!
The only design they know is one that requires the cake to be devoured. For Them, at the expensive of The Exploited!  Fairness is about all having access to Our Fair Share.  Read here.
Greed is Not a Virtuous Value found in Nature, and yet us Humans (or the elite Humans) Believe Greed is Good!
The Planet is like OUR truely awesome ‘Cake’ provided by Nature, but devouring it like we are, Nature has long given up being able to keep it ‘Our Cake.’  ‘Our Cake‘ is our ONLY real food:  Everything we NEED comes from it!
We have already eaten half the cake, and now wondering why ‘something is missing’!
One Point Zero is THE Answer:  A Fair and Flourishing World, where ‘Our Cake’ can repair itself again.
THE Design needs to be one that Eliminates The Chasm, The Divide, and The Void.  This is why the Republicans and Democrats are confused by the new Social Democrates wants….: Climate and Socialism are lined as one and need each other for their solution. Without Radical Socialism, The Climate Problem will NEVER be Solved. And without the Climate Threat, Socialism will never be contemplated by the Greedy Elite Capitalists.
Read more here:
                               

Green Growth: The Fatal flaw of a Blood Transfusion!

A ‘Simple Remedy’ for ‘Climate Change’:     A ‘mere’ ‘Blood Transfusion’…

It could be said, that the Energy we humans need to ‘Fuel Our  Everyday Lives‘, whether that be food, fossil fuels, electricity, it is as important as our life sustaining Blood. Without either we would cease to exist!

In that view, many  humans (maybe most?) believe the Solution to Climate Change is:

To ‘just’ replace our Fossil Fuel, contaminated ‘Blood’, with clean, green, Renewable Energy, ‘Blood’..

A Humanity wide ‘Blood Transfusion‘:

This just needing a short ‘pitstop‘, to anable us to ‘just carry on’ as fast as we can, towards the only ‘Success’ we know. More and more, bigger and bigger, faster and faster, using the deepening, rutted path, THE System makes ‘us’ follow today.  Our insatiable Consumption, is its trench digging machine, and domination and destruction its mode. Our self destruction it’s hidden goal!

Is a ‘Blood Transfusion‘ REALLY, ALL we need?   OR……..

Do we have a much more ‘Chronic Condition‘ problem?   One that is also linked to a ‘disorientated’ mental state: A state that has hypnotised us to accept today’s ‘Human System Goal’ of an ‘Off Purpose‘, course, as a flawed, Human ‘Success‘?

It would appear that  in this disorientated we can’t even see our chronic, ‘Chronc State‘, and can’t see our vulnerable context in Nature System.

The ‘Human System’ or the ‘Nature System’, who will win?

Nature is ultimately in control of THE only, TRULY important ‘System’: THE Cosmic System, that will be around forever and the One :

Eventually, our future existence, is ONLY going to be about how Honestly we Humans are able to assess our ‘Holistic Health‘.

 

Where are THE Architects for Revolution?

Old Words of ‘Appropriate Wisdom’:       

 “WE ARE CALLED TO BE ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE, NOT ITS VICTIMS.”

– Buckminster Fuller

Time is running Out for Radical Re-design:
Where are Modern Day Architects?
Certainly None in the 33 000 IPCC people attending the UN meeting in Poland! 

The only ‘Architects’ that I see around, are those who don’t seem to buy into Our Human Existential Imperative:

That to Live Within One Planet’s bioregenetaive resources:

One Point Zero world. A world where there is No Chasm. A world where the Earth Overshoot Day, ‘Book of Accounts‘ only has ‘black ink’ figures. That is the mandatory, highest condition, of  ‘The Design‘ brief.

Being an architect for the ‘cop out’ 1.5 Degree C or 2.5 Degree C ‘Acceptable Warming’, ‘New world’ design, is not the brief Buckminster would have accepted.

I’m convinced that in his context he would have said that that is a the job of the Victim Architect.  ‘We’ are starting with the ‘Wrong Brief‘, because we fear the ‘Three Red Arrows‘ reality, and in that fear we will be designing ours selves into ‘victimhood‘.

I wonder if Mr Buckminster believed in ‘Magic’?  Magic in Design’? Read more here!

Each day of the ‘Current Apathy’, brings Revolution closer, and out of neccessity now, this is becoming THE ONLY path for Solution!

A Revolution that brings on The Perfect Recession that saves Humanity from the Greed we cannot resist of Thin Air Money. Read here.