Archive for February 28th, 2002

Who Owns the Air and Water?

Thursday, February 28th, 2002

Who owns the biodiversity of the planet? Is the distribution of these and other valuable natural resources an issue of public concern? I think that natural resources ought to be owned by all, and those who take or degrade them should be made to pay a fee to the owners, the people at large, as compensation. (02/28/02)


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Caught in The Trance!

Thursday, February 28th, 2002

When a strong unconscious belief is held by a group of people or a nation of people, it affects the whole group or the whole nation. …  We have been hearing Cassandra’s cry of catastrophic consequences to the living matrix – stories of the life support system undergoing unprecedented deterioration. Yet we take this information in passing as if it mattered of little consequence. The blizzard of entertaining distractions and sensations of modern day life soon overtake the few voices of warning. Sooner or later we tune these jeremiads out as irritants. Our day to day awareness reduces the eco-catastrophe to an incidental epi-phenomena in a world committed to consumption. … Instead of advising others that “we must change”, perhaps it is more to the point to ask why we stay asleep, as if in a spell, collectively hypnotized, drugged to the trance of normality? Even if normality brings with it, the death of nature, how is it that we dare not break this Trance? How is it that we so easily surrender to this collective hypnosis? (02/28/02)
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