Apathy is the glue that is keeping this messed up world from healing. I've spent the last 20 years trying to help wake people up to the facts and
realities of modern life, and 99% of the people don't care.
Care is a word casually thrown around, but I think there are deeper places to
explore with this word, and the implications are central to the cure for our ailing society.
People don't care about innocent victims of drone strikes. People don't care about the homeless. People don't care about the lives of prisoners.
People don't really care about the fate of our environment. People don't care about the massive intrusion into our privacy. People don't care about
the growing police state. People don't care about the loss of freedom. I know I'm making generalizations, but these generalizations accurately
portray the great majority of our society, at least the society I know in the USA.
Love is a very cliche word that is thrown around when it comes to healing the world. "All you need is love." "What the world needs now, is love,
sweet love." I would say that a better way of saying it is that we need to care. The word love gets confusing for people. It is overused. It has
lost some meaning. When I see a homeless person, I don't feel "love" for that person. But I care about him, I don't want him to starve in the
street. When I see a bombed out wedding in Yemen from a drone strike, I don't feel love for those people, but I care greatly for their well-being.
It all starts with the fact that people don't care about themselves.
We are all told we are not good enough in one way or another, and those
with oppressive religious upbringings have that beat into them. So we eat the poison GMO food that is ripping holes in our guts, we consume fluoride
that is a deadly poison, we consume aspartame that is a neurotoxin, we consume alcohol which is a poison, many still smoke cigarettes which are
suicide sticks. When I tell these people about the dangers in these products, they don't care (for the most part).
How can we care about the homeless and care about the victims of our wars when we don't even care for ourselves?
Now think to the stories of Bohemian Grove. ATS - Cremation of Care
At the Cremation
of Care ceremony, leaders of government and business perform a mock sacrifice of a child in front of a giant statue of an owl. How can our leaders
make decisions that directly harm their own citizens? They don't care. They have intentionally removed care from the equations. Why do these
corporations pollute so badly? They don't care. Why do they poison us? They don't care.
Apathy, or not caring, is the glue that is binding this whole messed up society we live in. The truth is slow to spread because people don't care
about themselves, and they can't really care about others until they care about themselves first. We should
care that Fukushima is ruining our
environment. That's because I care about myself, I care about my family, and I care about every other living thing in this world.
This is a community, a joint effort, and we all need to care for each other, and that means we need to learn to care about ourselves.
ourselves. Not in an egotistic way. In a way that means, "I'm not going to poison myself any longer." "I'm not going to stand idly by and be
the victim of abuse." "I am not going to work in a job that causes myself suffering." That leads to being able to care for others. "I'm
telling you about GMO food because I care about you." "I care about your kids, and I don't want to see them suffer."
Once we start to nuture care again in our own lives and the lives of others around us, then we can take the next step of repairing some of the damage
that has been done to us, by us. We need to reverse the "cremation of care", and replace it with the cultivation of care.