ONE…

Hands, Teamwork, Team-Spirit, Cheer Up

Some people believe that we are all in this together.  That we are all one.  While we could be, maybe even should be, if we want to survive, we aren’t, and unless a catastrophic even takes place, I don’t think we ever will be.  Sure, we are in this together, if you think about the end of all life on the planet, but while we’re alive and kicking, or killing, as the case may be, we are not all ONE.  We are a diverse and dogmatic group, divided by so many things, it bogles the mind.

Anyway, here’s the thing, as long as we keep assuming that we should be, could be, and ought to be working together, for the good of all, we aren’t going to get anywhere because that idea is not only unrealistic, it’s false.  If we try and work toward improving, or saving, the earth, and those who live upon it, we need to start where we are…and we are divided.

We must understand that not everyone wants the same thing.  War makes money and those in power do not want it to stop.  Peace brings people TOGETHER and that is unacceptable and dangerous, to the greedy money makers and so called rulers of the masses.   Meat makes money, so cattle ranchers do not want to save the environment, or let people be healthy.  Waste/poison pollutes and kills but manufactures don’t care, as long as they make a profit.  And those are just a few of the things that don’t even go into race, gender and all of that.  Nothing happens by accident.  Our lives are orchestrated by those we allow to run the show.  So while people are working for peace, the government is planning our next war.  While people are dying of heart attacks, ranchers are burning down forests, so their cattle can have more room.

We are not one.  We are not working together for the good of the planet, or for ourselves.  We must face that and deal with those issues or we will continue to get nowhere.  People will not stop eating animals, recycle, or bring their own bags to the store.  We talk and talk about saving this or that but most people are not willing to do the smallest thing to make a difference.

No one is listening.  We are on a runaway train and people are shopping.  We have an idiot destroying our country and the lives of others.  Scientists are telling us that global warming is out of control.  We are in a downward spiral and the problems are enormous, because we didn’t stop them sooner and we aren’t stopping them now.  We are an apathetic bunch, because that’s what we have been TAUGHT to be, so we don’t make waves or bother the rich white males who are killing us.

This is the world we are leaving for those in the future, if there is one.  This is our fault.  We must overcome our conditioning and brain washing, if we are to survive and have any kind of healthy life for ourselves and our children.  If we do nothing, we will be a world of war, dead animals and poisoned people, mentally and physically, until we’re gone.

One thing we must do is change the education system.  We must teach children how to live in an earth healthy way.  We must teach children how to stop an out of control government and make them aware of the fact that the government is supposed to work FOR them, not for themselves.

There’s so much we can do in schools to teach kids (really early, before it’s too late) how to keep themselves and their planet healthy.  That’s such an important step.   If we teach the kids, they can teach their parents.  That’s where it starts.  If they grow up, knowing how to live with the earth, everything can change.  We need to teach equality and make kids aware of the CONSEQUENCES of THEIR actions/choices.  We need to educate the children to live better and healthier lives.  That’s where I would start, while still working to change what’s happening right now.  If people won’t stop using plastic then we should boycott companies who make the bags, or the shops that continue to use them, but there’s the problem.  People won’t do it.  People are willing to poison the earth and their own children, rather than change even the tiniest bit.  That’s why we have to teach children how to make the world a better place.

And yes, I know that some schools are already doing good work but we don’t really have time for bits and pieces, not when the weather is out of control and fires are eating up the forests.  We need more immediate action, we’ve already passed the deadline of taking things a step at a time.  We need to change our focus and make awareness of the planet more important than binge watching TV programs.  What we think about is how we live.  We need to think about the planet and what WE can each do to make things better.

At least that’s how I see it.  It may already be too late.   Worldwide is a whole other thing.  Life is a delicate balance.  When a species goes extinct it has a profound impact upon everything else, and NOT in a good way.  Except for us.  If we became extinct, EVERYTHING would be better.  Of course, no one would be left to make a pie chart to show anyone else just how wonderful things are, now that we’re gone.

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6 Responses to ONE…

  1. Zoolon says:

    You make a load of good points. I agree ~ George

  2. Well said, Gigi, but I’ll make one exception, if I may, which means no offense. The government isn’t supposed to work for the people. Governments never have in all of history. Never will. It’s a ruse. Until people realize their voluntary submission to an overbearing authority, stop supporting and affirming its existence by participating in its trappings, the government will always work for the elite, wealthy, and powerful, falsely assuring us that we have ownership in its country.

    Children must learn that life is not only possible but preferable without government. We are capable of governing ourselves. You and I need no one telling us how to behave. We know how to behave, how to share the load and lend a hand, to cooperate, and grow food. We can build roads and bridges, metaphorically and materially without government. We the people build them now, not the government. They only collect the means and keep a fat share.

    The Iroquois are an excellent example of how I view anarchy, the absence of government. I’ll quote Gary Nash on the Iroquois culture (taken from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States).

    *”No laws and ordinances, sheriffs and constables, judges and juries, or courts or jails-the apparatus of authority in European societies-were to be found in the northeast woodlands prior to European arrival. Yet boundaries of acceptable behavior were firmly set. Though priding themselves on the autonomous individual, the Iroquois maintained a strict sense of right and wrong…. He who stole another’s food or acted invalourously in war was “shamed” by his people and ostracized from their company until he had atoned for his actions and demonstrated to their satisfaction that he had morally purified himself.”*

    Priding themselves on the autonomous individual is the opposite mentality of the United States.

    Here is a link to the online above reference, Chapter 1: Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress. If you’re not already familiar with it, I think you’ll find it interesting as well as enraging. http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinncol1.html

    • You’re right. The Constitution was written to protect the goods of the white men writing it, so that the masses couldn’t take what they thought of as theirs. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Appreciate it and will check out the link. Thank you again.

  3. Thank you for sharing Gigi.
    What you wrote (and also what’s written in the comments) is so true.
    Best wishes, Takami

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