posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 11:06 PM
Fluid social change can only materialize if two circumstances are met. One, the human value system, which consists of our understandings and beliefs,
must be updated and changed through education and thoughtful introspection. Two, the environment surrounding that value system must change to support
the new world view. The interaction between a person's value system and their environment is what influences human behavior.
For example, in our culture, "ethics" is really is a matter of degree, for our social system promotes and rewards competition and self-interest.
This perspective doesn't just "lead" to aberrant behavior... it creates it directly. Corruption is the norm in our society and most people do not
see this, for since the society supports this behavior, it is considered right and normal... or as a matter of degree.
Given this understanding, there is a fallacy that has emerged where certain groups are deemed "corrupt" and everyone else is "good". This is the
age old "us and them" world view which has no basis empirically, for it is, again, all a matter of degree.
For example, there is a large movement of people who constantly talk about "The New World Order" and this notion that there is an elite group of
people who have been trying to take over the world for a long time and have manipulated society in various ways to further their goals.
This, of course, is true to a certain extent.
BUT, the failure of awareness is that this "group" is not a group at all. It is a tendency.
If you took out all the people at the top who are engaged in global hegemonic rule, it would simply be a matter of time before another group stepped
in to seek the same ambition. Therefore, it isn't the individual people or groups that are the problem. It is actually the conditions upon which
those people have been accustomed and indoctrinated by. Of course, many argue against this view with the escapist notion that it is "human nature"
that causes this competition and need for dominance. This is unsupported by the facts. In reality, we are nearly clean slates when we are born and it
is our environment that shapes who we are and how we behave.
Therefore, in order for TRUE change to occur, we must spend less time battling the products of this sick social structure and more time trying to
change the root causes. As difficult and daunting as it may be to think this way, it is the only way our world will change for the better.
We can continue to stomp on the ants coming out from under the refrigerator, but until we remove the spoiled food behind it, they are just going to
The Means is the End:
We intend to restore the fundamental necessities and environmental awareness of the species through the advocation of the most current understandings
of who and what we truly are, coupled with how science, nature and technology (rather than religion, politics and money) hold the keys to our personal
growth, not only as individual human beings, but as a civilization, both structurally and spiritually. The central insights of this awareness is the
recognition of the Emergent and Symbiotic elements of natural law and how aligning with these understandings as the bedrock of our personal and social
institutions, life on earth can and will flourish into a system which will continuously grow in a positive way, where negative social consequences,
such as social stratification, war, biases, elitism and criminal activity will be constantly reduced and, idealistically, eventually become
nonexistent within the spectrum of human behavior itself.
This possibility is, of course, very difficult for most humans to consider, for we have been conditioned by society to think that crime, corruption
and dishonesty is "the way it is" and that there will always be people who want to abuse, hurt and take advantage of others. Religion is the largest
promoter of this propaganda, for the "us and them" or "good and evil" mentality promotes this false assumption.