Thursday, 20 July 2017

The end of civilization.

      The end of civilization.

Someone once asked Mahatma Gandhi whilst he was visiting the UK, “Mr Gandhi, what do you think of western civilization?”

His response is something that has stayed with me for a very long time. “It would be a good idea” he replied.

Now far be it for me to disagree with anything the man said, he was a sage, a very astute and wise man. He is notably the one by who’s tenet “be the change you wish to see in the world” I attempt to live. But recently I have been struggling to come to terms with an idea that has bothered me my whole life. What about human beings is truly civilized?

Maybe this was the entire reason for his comment and the way that he had come to understand the way the British Empire ruled the world. Anything but civilized.

I think that maybe we should start with a current dictionary explanation of the word.

1. variable noun
civilization is a human society with its own social organization and culture.
The ancient civilizations of Central and Latin America were founded upon corn.
It seemed to him that western civilization was in grave economic and cultural danger.
2. uncountable noun
Civilization is the state of having an advanced level of social organization and a comfortable way of life.
...our advanced state of civilisation.
3. uncountable noun
You can refer to a place where you can enjoy the comforts that you consider to be necessary as civilization.
...when I returned to civilization.
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
civilization in British
or civilisation (ˌsɪvɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən  )
the peoples or nations collectively who have achieved such a state
the total culture and way of life of a particular people, nation, region, or period
classical civilization
the process of bringing or achieving civilization
intellectual, cultural, and moral refinement
cities or populated areas, as contrasted with sparsely inhabitedareas, deserts, etc
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

So from this point like me I guess you would understand that what we are in the main is not particularly true to the definition of being civilized. If we take point 5 for example, are we morally refined when we resort to the levels of bloodshed that we reek across the globe.

I often see the milk of human kindness flowing of course, and to me I have been favoured innumerably by so many people. But on the whole are we not missing the point of civilization in actually being trapped in the dichotomy of living to work or working to live, believing it is our duty to go to work, give our labour (an ever increasing number of hours) for the sustenance of life? And getting frustrated when the hours we work actually produce less of the things we needed for our well-being and soundness of mind and body.
On top of this we seem collectively in some sort of denial about the way our cravings for this civilization and the trappings it gives us are destroying the actual ecosystem that we need to survive and live. A collective ecocide, fuelled by psychosis to the cause and effect we unleashed many years ago. I wonder will we ever really wake up and see where this is going, or will we let ourselves become extinct. We say we care but do we really when everything we do is controlled largely by the maxim ‘growth’ of the x the y and the z? How many people go to bed at nights with almost no food in their bellies when others throw away so much? How many people care that over 200 species become extinct each and every day since quite a long time ago?

Who amongst us realises what is in store if we don’t accept that we are simply an integral part of the environment and not masters of the universe, as we have been telling ourselves for way too long. The narratives of the whole history of mankind all seem to have led us to this conclusion without any proof. All we have got to go on is a hunch, based no doubt on the premise that as we are apparently intelligent, that we can dominate for our needs the whole planet and all other creatures.

Is it not as Gandhi said?  “There is enough for man’s need, not for his greed”.

How long will we feel it appropriate to go on murdering one another, killing animals and abusing the natural resources of the earth as if they will last forever, before we act to stop this madness? Is it not an act of madness to carry on doing what is proven to be harmful to life on earth? All life that is!
So many researchers have discovered an abundance of evidence that what human beings have done, largely since the industrial revolution has set us on a path to annihilation of our species. Think about it logically and rationally. You have a pie, and you eat all of it, is there any left over for tomorrow? With no resources we cannot make more pie. If we destroy the life giving systems that support all life on earth how will we survive? Would moving to another planet and colonising that be a real solution? Wouldn’t that just mean all the dumb creatures that caused this outcome save themselves for a brief moment of history? We are not likely to become altruistic at a time like that, if you have seen films like 2012.

I know this is hard to hear, and I empathise with you on that, but I am sure we do not have the luxury of time on our side anymore.

Severn Cullis Suzuki stood in the general assembly of the United Nations as a twelve year old girl and spoke for six minutes in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. Sadly not to the entire assembly, but what she had to say then, over 25 years ago is still not being listened to. The Paris Climate agreement has been abandoned by some of the largest negative contributors on the planet in recent months because of what, a lack of evidence of the impending disaster? No, it is because of sheer greed and unwillingness to act with due haste and conviction.

Again I know this may be hard to hear or accept, or even entertain for a brief diligent examination of the reality, but civilization is what has brought us this. An actual belief that we can govern and manage ourselves and the environment effectively, without deficit.

Let’s be frank, we cannot. If we were able to, surely we would have conquered so much more of the deliberate cruelty and destruction we have forced upon the people and the planet with its’ once incredible diversity. We would not be allowing anyone, least of all, the all for profit corporations to dominate the decision making. We would be in control of outcomes, not out of control trying to plug the leaking of Fukushimas’ nuclear radioactive fluids into our oceans, which in six years has covered an estimated third of the planets ocean water.

And have we learned from this fated ideology? Yes of course, some countries are closing down the nuclear energy provision of consumer electricity in favour of something much safer and renewable. But not as many countries as would show that we are not psychotically entrenched in the past and devastating practices.

We as a world spend almost a third of our governments budgets on weapons and defence, and by comparison very little for the preservation of life on this planet. Does that seem like money well spent?

Sadly many people buy into this ideology because it fits with the world view they have, despite their not knowing largely how that came to be. Few see how we have been duped into supporting a crass and debased societal world view, which promotes ignorance for the masses and servitude for all except a few elite people who control so much of the wealth. It’s not simply rich people against the poor, it’s like Frankensteins’ monster, it cannot be stopped. A behemoth of ‘progress’ that serves the machine not the subjects and consumes all casualties in its’ path because profit is the goal, not service of the people.

So of course you’re expecting me to have some sort of critique on the way to steer away from this, possibly a well-researched and proactive answer, a definitive solution, and a way to save the world.
Well I don’t.

What I potentially have is what many others are investigating around the globe at this time. A small hope that becoming Uncivilized will bring us to the solution we seek. A way to be in the world that does not harm anyone or anything irrevocably, and a way to let life be what it is, the experience of ‘being’. We are after all human beings, so ask yourselves what that might actually mean.

Intentional communities have been attempting to put this into practice for a very long time, and having elements of success along with the failures. But what is learning if it is not coupled with examining the good and the bad, the negative and the positive? I feel sure that if communities worked in smaller units they could succeed in ways that towns and large cities simply cannot. When the control over the community is centralised and not the direct responsibility of the participants much is simply overlooked and mismanaged. To have central governments making all the decisions surely takes away from people the ability to be self-aware and responsible. Cooperative living is a far more proactive way to engage each person in the welfare and well-being of the community. Of course with the way we have gone and what has been made we may still need a system of overall management for the interim period of transition, to keep certain services going. But what have we put in place already for when the civilization collapses as it inevitably will? The national government have put nothing in place, no back up plan. And certainly nothing that would not promote more suffering and hardship for the poorest and most vulnerable of our society. This is what their austerity does, and as we see it serves only those that seek dominance over others, not the welfare of everyone. If they have anything in reserve as a plan it is likely to be keeping themselves safe from the general public when they take for themselves whatever they need to survive whilst others die of starvation and unpreparedness.

It is not as bleak as it would be if we had not been warned though. With a small effort people could actually begin right now the work of preparing for a world that is sharing and caring. The act of civilisation would be surely to educate each person as to how to think for themselves and not simply be autonomons to rules and regulations. I see that this has always been the controlling method of others, to deny them, even actively avoid their being served by knowledge and understanding so that they cannot think for themselves easily. Empires were ruled by such knowledge of how to control, and this is certainly a large factor in the impending demise of this corrupt and unjust capitalist/corporate plutocracy.

Civilization is at its end, and we need to replace it with something far more effective and rational. It would be good if people were open and prepared to discuss the heavy topics that this idea presents. I am convinced we need to do something better, something more equitable and definitely something that demonstrates LOVE as our currency of exchange.
Please be kind to one another, the most definitive display of a united hope for the human race and its’ continuance. Anything else is well, simply not worth considering……

Love and peace.
Peaceful Warrior.

(Disclaimer: I am not saying we ought not be civilized, we should actually adhere to that idea as a baseline. BUT our actions need to reflect that, not what we are currently doing in the name of civilization. Which is a false testament to that ideology.)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A lie is still a lie by any other name.

A lie is still a lie by any other name.

What is a lie?
What methods are employed by those that lie?
What reasons can there be to use a lie? Why is it told?
Is this a decent and honourable way to live and treat others?

I feel it sensible to begin with an understanding of the terminology being used and try to find a common ground on which we can follow the argument at hand. This will hopefully give us a benchmark by which we can refer and a sense that openness and truth be the desired outcomes. After all, who of us likes being lied to?

A Lie/to lie.
According to the Collins Online dictionary:
Verb Word forms: lieslying or lied

1. (intransitive) to speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive
2. (intransitive) to convey a false impression or practise deception  the camera does not lie
3. an untrue or deceptive statement deliberately used to mislead
4. something that is deliberately intended to deceive

According to the Oxford English Online dictionary:



·         1An intentionally false statement:
‘they hint rather than tell outright lies’
‘the whole thing is a pack of lies’
More example sentences
1.       1.1 Used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression:
‘all their married life she had been living a lie’

·         1Tell a lie or lies:
‘why had Ashenden lied about his visit to London?’
[with direct speech] ‘‘I am sixty-five,’ she lied’
More example sentences
1.       1.1lie one's way into/out of Get oneself into or out of a situation by lying:
‘you lied your way on to this voyage by implying you were an experienced crew’
More example sentences
1.2 (of a thing) present a false impression:
‘the camera cannot lie’

Personally I don’t feel many people would argue against the descriptions here. But for the purpose of this discussion/article I hope that we can at least agree on this terminology. In essence lies are most predominantly words, statements of which the underlying motive is to deceive others, allow them to conclude something other than what the truth actually is, and also to conceal activities conducted by or on behalf of people or entities that would benefit directly from misconceptions and misunderstandings of evidences of that truth.

This brings us nicely on to the topic of what methods are being employed by liars to hide the truth?
The list cannot be exhaustive for obvious reasons. That list goes on beyond the realm of most of our imaginations. So I’ll try and capture the most common and easily implemented that display lying is indeed being used every single day, before our very eyes. (And ears)

Types of lies.
Flat out false statements or testimony, Misdirection, Avoidance of questions, Half-truths, White lies, Deceit, Silence, Trickery and Magic, Threats, A raised voice, Fear,  Violence and Concealment. I suppose that if we were looking for real truth and were prepared to offer it we would actively avoid any and all of these listed types. For it is my belief that without openness, transparency and definitively unbiased representation we can never expect to arrive at the truth which would otherwise stand alone.

What reasons can there be to use a lie? Why is it told?
Now here I believe we arrive at the main concern for the problem with lying, having clearly determined that it does indeed exist as both concept and observable activity in our current world. What possible motives could there be for anyone to tell a falsehood to another?
I’ll compile a list for ease and speed. Most of us would be asleep before we reached the end if an exhaustive and detailed list be offered to clarify each one individually. Then we can hopefully move on to examples of lying and discuss what dangers and outcomes occurred as a result of many lies being told. Is that fair?

Reasons to tell a lie.
To gain acceptance, to feel important, to hide shameful activities, to pretend our actions are honourable. Then to discredit others, to find audience with those that we could manipulate, to move the blame, the responsibility for an activity and place it at the feet of innocent parties. What about to pervert the course justice and create a false image of trust and decency and loyalty, and to bring outcomes for others not in agreement to bear upon them. I know this seems cynical but what about ‘GREED’, what about hatred and what about for the ‘LOVE’ of MONEY?
So would it surprise anyone that I have a very long list of potential candidates for lies that have been told? Or that often those lies did not do the good that those issuing them had hoped but a far worse outcome.  Or that the lies told actually were issued with wilfulness to create a state where few people knew what the hell was going on at all?  I’m not talking about Father Christmas, (Santa Claus, St Nikolas) or the tooth fairy. I’m talking about big deceptions, huge whoppers and globally destructive activities that were and are based on lies, whole lies and nothing but the lie……. So help me god…

I’ll have to begin with the one that has bothered me the most. WAR. That war is helpful and that it can bring about peace and eventually lasting peace. It seems quite evident that from quite a long history of fact finding and evidence gathering that war does not create peace. It doesn’t even stop the bloodshed, because by definition it uses bloodshed to stop bloodshed. War begets war and violence begets more violence. Another lie associated with this is that terrorism can be defeated by using and deploying weapons, especially those of mass destruction. Numerous conflicts and two major world wars later we still see not less but more terrorism. And another lie on top of this, that the actions of our western governments is not in itself an act of terrorism but of war, despite that any dictionary you look inside will describe the act we use in this as terrorism indeed.

The war in Iraq was as we clearly know now, based on false evidence and concealed details of our security agencies. Lies and misinformation yet again. And reportedly almost half a million people have now died as a direct result of this action and many more millions displaced from their homes and livelihoods. An illegal military intervention based upon false data for reason other than the said goal, in which 179 of our British soldiers died. Tony Blair was directly responsible for this when it has been proven that he knew the weapons of mass destruction were extremely unlikely to exist. And to add insult to injury, the fact that after his despicable actions he was made a ‘Peace envoy’ to the middle east, beggars belief. Let me repeat this, peace envoy? Are you kidding?

That the United States of America needed to bail out their private banks to stop total economic collapse. A lie.

That the World Trade Centre towers were brought down from the skies after standing for more than four decades by office fires. Another obvious bare faced lie. Jane Stanley BBC reporter 23 minutes before collapse of WTC 7  Lee Ann McAdoo talks to Rudy Dent

That JFK the US president whilst in a moving vehicle was assassinated by one man with a dodgy rifle, from the window of a building is quite ridiculous. It is not only questionable as a theory but defies much documented evidence from the scene and reports of the day by eye witnesses.  Youtube documentary.

That Climate Change whilst proven to be real is not heavily impacted upon by the actions of the human race, a massive whopping deception.
Documentaries. David Attenborough. Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio

That the earth is flat, a denial of huge proportions.
Modern Flat Earth Societies.
Views from Space.

That Britain having nuclear weapons deters others from invading and is a value for money security system, is one catastrophic misjudgement.

That we don’t currently have access to all the technology we need to supply power for life and security that doesn’t need to be provided by fossil fuels, quite sinister.
A 13 year old Boy creates a free energy devise.

That Fracking will cause no harm to the planet or our seriously depleted fresh water resources, and is a safe practice. Humungous trickery.

Documentary about Fracking.

MYTH #7: “Fracking has never contaminated drinking water.”

That we are alone in the cosmos as the only form of life, seriously limited as an argument.

That vaccinations are completely safe and do not cause illness and even death, and are the best way to stop disease. Seriously devoid of scientific guarantees, hence misleading and based upon corrupted data.

Measles Vaccines Kill More People than Measles, CDC Data Proves

Most of the U.S. public is unaware that a U.S. citizen, by law, cannot sue a pharmaceutical company for damages resulting from vaccines. Congress gave them total legal immunity in 1986, and that law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. There is a special “vaccine court” called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that is funded through a tax on vaccines. If you are injured or killed by a vaccine, you must hire an attorney and fight tax-funded government attorneys to seek damages, as you cannot sue the drug manufacturers.
An Italian court has revealed a previously-classified 1,271-page document by the British drug company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that confirms many dangerous side effects of certain vaccine combinations. The document discloses several vaccine combinations that were known to cause sudden death, and also inadvertently uncovers the sordid truth about the nature of Big Pharma. They do not care about hurting people if it means they can make money. GSK knew about the potential dangers of these vaccines — which are given to children — and obscured the truth behind a stack of official safety reports.

Judges demand answers after children die in controversial cancer vaccine trial in India.

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
What Doctors say about the dangers of Vaccines.
The pro-Pharma mainstream media would like everyone to believe that doctors and “scientists” all agree that vaccines are safe and effective, and that dissenters are uneducated or uninformed parents.
Not true.  Doctors and scientists who dare to speak out against the status quo, putting their own careers in jeopardy for telling the other side of the story, are of course few, and clearly in the minority. But that does not mean they do not exist. It just means they are fewer in number, because they value truth and the health and well-being of the public more than financial connections to the pharmaceutical industry.
The Greater Good Movie documentary.
This Doctor Dale Brown left me speechless.

Inconvenient Fact: 
 The Autism Rate in Cuba is 1 in 60,000

That there is not enough food to go round is huge deception and murder.
What is famine?
A famine is a widespread scarcity of food,[1] caused by several factors including crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Every inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. Some countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, continue to have extreme cases of famine. It remains to be the most affected area in the world. And due to climate change, the conditions only fluctuate more and more. Predicting the seasons, as well as when to expect rain to help plant more crops seems to be a challenge. Most programmes direct their aid, and most increased efforts towards this continent.[2]

Western countries have a far higher ratio of personal waste

Roughly one third of the food produced in the worldfor human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Food losses and waste amounts to roughly US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries.

That paedophilia is illegal and results in the guilty being brought to justice. Huge misdirection. Jimmy Savile OBE.
Child sex abuse is so rife in Britain that there is not enough land in the country to build the number of prisons needed to house the perpetrators, the Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England has warned.
Sue Berelowitz, who is currently chairing the government’s inquiry into the problem said the public would be shocked by the sheer scale of the problem when she reports in November.

Well done to Joe Public for his efforts to expose this Lie and the cover ups.
Joe Public

That the Queen of England (Royal establishment) is not the richest person (controlling entity) on the planet.
£35+ Trillion in assets and estate.

So by now I think you are getting the feeling that there are stark differences between the official story and the real story. That lies and mis-directions are being used for reasons not of our safety but for other agendas. And they seem to be getting away with this largely unchallenged by the main part of society and certainly not by its media and journalists whom say they pride themselves on looking for the truth. They’ seem to be in bed with the very organisations that are part of the problem with lying and hidden agendas.
Is this a decent and honourable way to live and treat others?
I don’t believe that it is and I hope by now that you are forming your own conclusions about this.
It’s up to you, each and every one of you to go away and do your own research and apply it in whatever way you feel you can. Don’t simply take my word for it, I might not have a true grip of the facts. But I do hope that I have at least put doubts into your minds and helped you to discover the many layers of ‘truth’ that do indeed exist.
As Morpheus in the Matrix says, ‘just how deep does the rabbit hole go’?

Please be level headed in how you respond to what you learn henceforth.

Love n peace.

Peaceful Warrior.