posted on Mar, 23 2015 @ 07:56 AM
The corporation/government/public relationship can be understood from a different perspective as being very mechanistic and natural. When a species
no longer does its own foraging, hunting, habitat construction individually then vulnerabilities are created that other species will exploit.
Furthermore, the natural mechanism our problem can be viewed through goes into even deeper and simpler mechanistic memes...when energy in a system is
no longer managed locally then the power local organisms have over their own life becomes inversely proportional to the amount of power
Hence the scientifically simple, yet profound, axiom: "You want something done right, do it yourself."
I brought all this up because of the ideological logjam resulting from the varying approaches people bring to this problem. Is it government? Is it
corporations? Is it the Illuminati? These approaches are paralyzing in their depth and complexity, therefore naturally the beleaguered people remain
splintered and disempowered.
So to simplify the problem and the solution simultaneously, the understanding of niches in an ecosystem must be evoked. We have created the niche
that our enemies, whoever they are, have occupied. We no longer produce what we consume and to the extent that this continues will be the extent that
we remain disempowered. We cannot band-aid the broken system with more government because, as someone as already pointed out, regulatory capture is
real. Like banking in '08...who would wisely prop up a unsustainable, broken model? And that is what life is in "developed" countries, a broken
model where individual governance is surrendered and over-centralized to a few equals a thousand miles away and the means by which our life is
sustained has ripples of effect that echo even further distances all the way to the oceans and the rainforests. As long as we are a people who
surrender the means by which we sustain ourselves, then the corruption, inefficiency and failure will continue to grow.
Some people in this thread have already noted all this but confess that there is no alternative and they have made peace with it. This position is in
strong contrast to the reality of people who are forming voluntary communities where their needs are more in proportion with natural law with respect
to energy management. While the problem seems insurmountable, and time will tell if we can save ourselves, the work being done in these communities
warms the heart and gives hope. Lastly these communities/individuals are happy, and rely on a minimum of gadgets to maintain this happiness which
says a lot about what we assume makes us comfortable.
"Well now I've got some
Ad-vice for you, little buddy.
Before you point the finger
You should know that
I'm the man,
And if I'm the man,
Then you're the man, and
He's the man as well so you can
Point that f***in' finger up your ***."