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A Declaration of Independence, and Interdependence
Foreword The Mechanics of Power Self Interest Suckers and Cheats A Singularity Tricks for Truth Constructing Reality and the Collective unconscious The Collective Unconscious Knowing God New World Order Law Theoretical Law Practical Law WASH Ownership Personal Ownership Projected Ownership Money Theoretical Money Practical Money Our New World Order A few notes on Harmony and Evolution and Language
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Appendices A) Phoney Money : Funny Munny B) Democracy is Bunk D) A History of Hemp The Trillion Dollar Crop The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe A Personal Perspective Sources D) A to Z of Hemp Bibliography/Further Reading Endnotes
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I am a mechanic, not a academic or a mystic. Academia leaves me confused and divided as it fragments the whole into subjects and specialities, and mysticism is some distant ethereal dream, beyond the strife and suffering of our polarised, angry world. That is not to dismiss the value of intellectual speculation or finding peace in this moment. Both are essential, inasmuch as they potentially foster objectivity without emotion or attachment, but my passion is for understanding the how: what makes things tick? The processes, patterns and mechanics of anything and everything: be they binary digits or universal rhythms, the psychology of religion or global finance, and, then, how they interact. Certainly not as to apportion blame, I am no more judge than philosopher. But, if as a species we wish to master the disparities and disputes of humanity, firstly we must understand something of the history, structures and motivation defining and powering our world: before then asking, given the proclivities of humanity: (Sweeping aside disparity and prejudice): How could humanity tread a more harmonious, and happier path, towards its true potential?
The Mechanics of Power
Self Interest All life is driven by self interest: every decision, every action: its mode of being. No life form exists outside this paradigm. For 'simple' life forms, self interest knows only hunger and life: feeding, excreting/birthing clones. With complexity come defence and attack mechanisms and strategies, recognising the fragility and brutality of life. Sexual reproduction brings collaboration, intercourse with another life form, sharing of genes and a profusion of diversity. And primary emotions, instincts in recognisable form: hunger, fear and procreation. Primary, proximate, self interest, present in all, and labelled 'the reptile brain' by psychologists and the like, primordial drives. Perhaps insect or arachnid brain are equally valid, but in simplistic terms given 'reptile' conjures forth the image of a barely concious creature, solely concerned with feeding, fighting and fornication it seems quite appropriate. Primary drives, and first to spring into action in moments of crisis and promise: root thinking. Though time, through accident or design, so the story goes, more sophisticated species evolved fur and feathers, and, for the most part, developed some form of reciprocal behaviour for security, hunting and rearing young. Species that had to nurture offspring, not belch out a clone or lay eggs and scarper. Commitment beyond the immediate, towards pack, partner, progeny: emotional attachment. Self interest moves beyond the immediate, to be reckoned in seasons and years: and amongst the most socially complex species, generations.
Primary drives still found their being, but without participation within the social order, life becomes a fragile and fruitless affair. Undoubtedly, within said social units, hierarchies, 'alphas', likely the physically strongest, shaping the future of the group, but bound by physical limitations and social expectations. A harsh and unforgiving world where the order is acknowledged by all and any challenge dealt with accordingly: until, “the king is dead, long live the king”. Although, restructuring, not death, is by far the commonest outcome. Death does not serve the interests of the social unit. Here is humanity as a semi-evolved simian, brutal, savage, a wild beast that would tear any modern human to shreds, and eat the spoils. Acting as comes naturally, yet tied to a tribe, with emotional commitment to generations. Along its evolutionary path this creature harnessed fire and as it did so, its relative power in nature multiplied many times: for all creatures are wary of fire. Disputes exist as to the earliest tools of humanity, but what is indisputable is that with each and every one, humanity's relative power continued to increase. Nature was always the provider (and destroyer) with which we existed in harmony, as all else on earth: but with our new found talents and skills, understandings, honed and expanded through generations, humanity's mastery inexorably rose. In time to envelop herding and horticulture. Humanity was a success, in terms of power to weight ratio. Although, given our relative power to weight ratio, unarmed and unskilled, it is abundantly clear how nature has tried to reclaim the disparity: how pitifully weak and feeble humanity has become in relation to any creature of equivalent size. This point must not be understated. Humanity did not evolve through fighting, it evolved through understanding, thinking. Ignorant brutish thugs were long since disengaged from power: today they are much smarter. This is not the brutal, inhospitable world of Hobbes and Kant: physical weaklings, isolated from and fearful of untamed nature, but a tale of mastery: proven by humanity's spread and dominion. With this mastery came time eventually to develop language beyond behaviour: speech, and consider beyond the practical, pragmatic, and accustomed. In time this creature will contemplate creation and the passage of the heavens, but for now we need only recognise: within the group, long term, ultimate self interest is represented in 6
the coherent functioning and flourishing of the social unit. There is (was?) no culture ever to exist outside this paradigm. * Self interest: proximate, ultimate, these are our extremes. In the real world all are complex mixtures of both, and all shades in between. Potentially flipping from one state to another dependant upon stimulus: materialism, terrorism, spiritualism, sex, war, dominion, family, nation, religion... In effect, anything that generates a positive or negative emotion, either to guts and genitals, the reptile brain, or to heart and mind, the humane brain, represents our perceived self interest. So, if considering the mechanics of power, we must recognise firstly the stimuli. But just as importantly, how they got there, who's applying them, and for why? Suckers and Cheats I'm reminded here of Richard Dawkins' 'suckers and cheats' analogy in 'The Selfish Gene'. Dawkins uses the example of a species that have to suck parasites from their fellows, which takes time and effort, consequently expending energy when they could be feeding or rutting. The 'cheat' evolves that only pretends to suck off parasites, thus gaining advantage over the sucker and consequently reproducing in ever greater numbers. As cheats flourish so suckers diminish, unable to compete with this new 'skill'. Potentially leading to a parasite devoured extinction, unless, say, a 'grudger' were to evolve, undermining the 'cheat' and re-establishing an evolutionary stable species. Theoretically this may be correct, but, as with all game theory, overly simplistic models break down in practice. For if one has a species so socially evolved as to remove parasites from one another, one would also imagine, any individual displaying such antisocial behaviour, would be dealt with by the social unit as its behaviour became recognised. Taking a real life example, rather than a theoretical model: chimps for example, or, their alternately evolved cousins, and following mainstream evolutionary perspectives: it is most likely picking nits and ticks from one another was both part of social grooming, and a useful source of protein and minerals. In reality, a 'cheat' in nature is impossible: the feint of the cobra, the disguise of the hover fly, the smell of the skunk, are tricks, not cheats. For 'cheat' is a concept, a value judge7
ment, predicated on a notion of right an wrong: and only humans know about 'right and wrong'. The 'cheat' must remain invisible, unknown to the sucker: to all its five (six?) senses, and to the group as a whole. In reality the 'cheat' is smartly exposed and excluded, however, if the cheat, or trick, is not discovered until it has infected, or evolved into, a great enough percentage of the species, this would generate an entirely different scenario. * Words are tricks. Before words, the only Truth was behaviour, one's own and God's: the external world, the other, call it what you will. With words, Truth fragments into being and doing, noun and verb: leaving only a representation or conceptualisation of Truth. Moreover, these sounds and squiggles, these representations of Truth, are further clouded by both the perspective and motive of the issuer: and, the interpreter. It was in this environment, with the invention of 'good and evil', that the trick of cheating became employed by those who would live off the toil of others. A singularity In examining texts from antiquity, if there is only one thing that is clear and apparent, and consistent throughout, it is treatment of the other: with love. I am unaware of any spiritual teacher who does not concur. A message consistent with the earliest lessons ascribed to the gods: as Shiva, our oldest continually worshipped deity, as a filthy beggar, rewards kindness and hospitality in tale after tale. Confucius, Buddha, Christ... no matter where we turn this one message is unequivocal. However, from this singularity, through language and time, and ego and greed, all manner of interpretations have materialised to confuse and obscure, concentrate power, and pit one idol worshipper against another. * “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's”: one line, attributed to Jesus, upon which validation of both church and state are founded. However, Jesus is also attributed with stating, “no man can serve two masters”. So did he 8
change his mind, make a mistake, or, is one of these quotes manipulated and misrepresented by the power holders? For, if we are seeking consistency and harmony in the words of our prophets, then we must acknowledge a holistic, deeper meaning to this apparent contradiction. And whilst upon first glance the two positions appear contradictory, taking a broader perspective – remembering under whose authority Jesus was crucified – a more harmonious image comes to light. Namely: the godless products of Caesar must be returned to him. If you serve Caesar, you cannot serve God. Ipso facto, if you serve God, you cannot serve Caesar. Therefore, Caesar is an impostor: as are all his progeny: princes, presidents, and popes. Jesus does not validate an intermediary. “Liars and hypocrites”, Jesus calls them: cheats by another name. And as modern history began, these cheats claimed empowerment from God: and the suckers, knowing no better, believed them. The antisocial cheats took control of Truth and set about remaking God in their own image. That was millennia past, people have long since fallen out of love with their 'God given' rulers. Today religion is an ornament. We now have universal suffrage, 'human rights' and the 'free market'. A world where we are all cheats, all suckers and all grudgers. All cheats: as we consume and pollute without having the capacity to appreciate the true human and environmental costs and consequences of our being. All suckers: as we swallow the lies, or tricks, of silken tongued, sharp suited politicians and marketeers, either through ignorance, or for expediency (proximate cheat, ultimate sucker). All grudgers: as we attach ourselves to past resentments and perceived injustices, to shade and shape our paths through life. Tricks for Truth However, we must also recognise, the capacity to cheat beyond the personal is held by a minuscule, and decreasing, percentage of humanity. Why is that? Accepted, through generations they have become adept, ruthless and extraordinarily powerful, but if there's more money, stuff and innovation, and more freedom of movement for people, ideas, commodities and finance (and more cheating (and grudging)), than at any time through history, shouldn't wealth be dispersing, permeating humanity, rather than concentrating: at an ever increasing rate? 9
And here we find further tricks, or cheats, set as foundations of Truth. Invisible to almost all, and accepted without question: despite their anathema to our founding prophets. 'Truths', or tricks, from “liars and hypocrites”: upon which our materialist, polarised, intolerant world is constructed. Tricks that are simply not considered for debate: not even held up for recognition, but set as truths in their own right. Tricks to enable dynastic rule, suck the lifeblood from independence and monopolise material world: Law, Ownership and Money. Tricks designed to concentrate, not dissipate. Until now, where command of technology, resources and finance, rests in the hands of at most a few thousand, and perhaps in significant terms, just a few hundred: of seven billion. Perhaps in their omnipotence and arrogance seeing themselves as some new master race, driving their bewildered herd through war and crisis: to feed off the resultant turmoil. Whereas of course, in reality, we know, they are no more than an antisocial mutant, an ignorant throwback. A throwback to primordial times: to the pre-social, unconscious mind of the reptile.
Constructing Reality and the Collective Unconscious
God does not play dice
Lying at the foundation of modern physics is a monster beyond reckoning. The wave particle duality, and the inescapable, repeatable, verifiable conclusion that at the moment of observation the wave transforms to a particle. The act of observing causes the change: observation, consciousness, creates reality! (and in the process, (theoretically) undermining Newton's clockwork, ordered image of our universe). This is mightily disturbing for physicists, so it is hidden away at the base of Quantum Mechanics, accepted but not discussed, and dismissed with a shoulder shrug. It underlies however, what has become know as 'Chaos Theory'. Chaos, because results are beyond determination or measure (using their thinking and instruments): the 'random' act of observation cannot (can never) be removed from the equation. However, it is also true, that when one's nose is pushed into a Persian rug, intricate, even simple patterns appear as chaos to the unaware or ill informed. The complexity of weather patterns is a frequently invoked image to demonstrate 'chaos': butterfly wings flapping in one part of the world influencing formation and direction of hurricanes in another. Yet, whilst the interaction is undoubtedly true, as is the potential 'chaos' wreaked by said hurricane, if observed from distance, both the flap of the butterfly wings and the hurricane generate wonderful patterns, harmonics, of extraordinary accuracy. Repeating patterns: from the microscopic to the galactic, with inclinations even galaxies may so align, or harmonise, within the order of things. It seems all creation inclines towards order: though as no movement or photon can exist in isolation, all must be in relation. In relation to, and as an essential ingredient of, the whole.
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89... The Fibonacci or Golden Spiral, a simple number sequence where the first number is added to the second to create a third, which is then added to the second to create a fourth, and so on, to infinity, and in the process generating a spiral, and ratio, observable in seashells, ram's horns, branching trees, anatomy, weather patterns... continued, inherent throughout nature, to manifest in our journey through the stars. Harmonic beauty, everywhere, acting, dancing within the whole, shaping, and being shaped by, the individuality and uniqueness of each and every player, component, photon within the grand universal symphony (but a fucking nightmare for physicists who must now account for every wave and particle and interaction since the birth of time). * There are also patterns in humanity, from our personal behaviour to the rise and fall of civilisations: and in the moral messages attributed to such events. Certainly within religious tales but continued up to this day in fictions about empire, and the rhetoric of our modern day Pharaohs: Justice!, Peace!, Freedom!... Courage!, Strength!, Unity!... being contemporary expletives to validate domination and slaughter. A repetitive pattern, expanding with each manifestation delivering today's model: differing only in scale, sophistication and control. But, what of its birth? I am making three assumptions here: 1) humanity has always been a social animal: it nurture's young within some manifestation of family, 2) we once existed in harmony with nature, and consequently 3) buried deep within the core of our being is recognition of a sense of benevolence, in relation to the whole: the other, life (no matter how distant or irrelevant it seems today).
To create an environment conducive to war and slavery, first we need concepts, then we need reasons. And for this we need language, beyond behaviour: speech. Speech is humanity's greatest discovery. Without words we would still be camped by the fireside, but speech comes at a terrible price. For, by separating being (noun) from doing (verb), word from action, we corrupt Truth: leaving only its representation, and in the process, enabling the potential for lies. As I have argued, there is a congenital sense of benevolence, engraved into our being, in 12
as much as it is better to be than not to be, and one cannot exist in isolation, so our natural state of being is in harmony with the whole: the divine order. And surely, the further our consciousness opened, the greater our appreciation and wonder became. No society throughout history has existed without gods (reasons): and people loved their gods. They did not curse or hate them (although they surely feared them), but gave thanks to them in celebration for the joy of life. However, this harmony was shattered forever as some ingrate discovered the lie of 'Good and Evil'. The lie that another knows better how to live your life than you do. And sin, if there ever was one, of surrendering responsibility for being to that other. The Collective Unconscious The very fact we recognise 'good' proves its existence. However, there are two aspects to good. First there is good in benevolence and harmony, in being within creation: loving life. But then there is good in the personal and proximate: in gratification and superiority, materialism and dominion: good in things, and claiming ownership. Good for me, but, bad for all other: the rest of creation. However, regardless of how anyone behaves, or how smeared and perverse their window on creation, rooted in their core, our core, is good in being: the natural inclination towards harmony. For, it is that which founds consciousness, existence: and if it did not exist we would have no understanding of it. Such was the order of all things: the timeless harmony of creation. Then man discovered 'good and evil', and in that moment harmony was lost. Connection with the divine was severed by submission to a middleman, an alternate reality: for promises. An insidious whisper caught on a breeze, almost unnoticed, but seductive, promising security for freedom, whipping to a swirl as material riches accrued to those who surrendered, but, in discord with Truth and the harmony of being: and so indelibly imprinted to the heart of the unconscious. In time all manner of impostors will materialise and develop, chanting “God's will”: through the rise and fall of states, empires, civilisations. But its birth, at least symbolically, must surely lie with the self acclaimed 'Chosen': God's people, with a divine book. A book holding every facet of Truth, rooted in Eve and Adam, the parents of humanity: my siblings. Along our path this holy book offers us all manner of beautiful lessons, cryptic predictions 13
and captivating metaphors to enlighten our journey: vivid images of our primordial past and predestined future, tied within the patterns, symbols, manifestations sparkling from within. Unfathomable Truths. However, for the merchant, also ample opportunity for misinterpretation and manipulation, in service of the personal and proximate, wealth and ego: most particularly, because every action is sanctioned though divine grace. A strange conundrum, that begs the question, Why? As images for adoration and aspiration? To wisely rule? To harmoniously shape our shared future? It is enough to leave one doubting the very existence of God! And yet, the ways of God are unknowable to human reason – and though that initial discord is now a cacophonous maelstrom, where the lie is the norm, (logos have replaced Logos) and Truth appears irrelevant, or subversive – predictions and perspectives within this holy book show uncanny foresight, and insight. As though, although apparent chaos, viewed from outside, with detachment, appreciative to the universal grand symphony, a glorious movement approaching a crescendo. Method in madness, and harmony in all things: no matter how violently we struggle against. * Dreams are windows on the unconscious. Carl Jung analysed dreams to unlock many a trauma and dysfunction: to ease the discord and return sufferers to (relative) harmony. Each case unique but nevertheless patterns and archetypes, symbols, continually repeating: behaviour rooted in 'forgotten' events and abuses of one kind or another; resonating through generations. Jung also studied the psychology of religion, and collective behaviour: and how understandings, at an unconscious level, manifest in dreams, life and symbolism. So what of the Chosen? God's people, with ten commandments. Here, Jung argues, we must not make the mistake of confusing literal Truth with symbolic/religious Truth: the actual events, which may or may not have taken place, but how those events are interpreted subconsciously and the emotions and behaviour they generate within those who 14
identify with the label. We are not therefore concerned with the literal death of Christ or his relationship to God, but the symbolic Truths absorbed in the unconscious, both of those symbolically ordering the crucifixion, and the new 'Chosen': those now identifying with this symbolic saviour, who, so the story goes, “died for our sins”. In 'Answer to Job', Jung argues for the expanding consciousness of humanity: sealed irrevocably with that of God. From the brutal God of the Old Testament, who exterminates indiscriminately, because his creation does not behave as expected: which, given God is all knowing, if he had consulted the 'Divine Plan', embedded in his own consciousness he would have foreseen. God creates (and destroys), but has no awareness of what it creates. In time, as humanity's consciousness expands and its true potential becomes increasingly evident, we have the story of Job: where God tortures and torments Job, destroying his livelihood, family and health in a bet with Satan. Job refuses to curse God. God wins his bet with Satan (which if he had consulted his consciousness he would not have need to make) but, in the process, hands a moral superiority to Job, who appeals for justice to God's consciousness, of which, at this time in God's evolution, he is barely aware. For this, God owes a debt, and for which, Jung argues, he must now recognise in man the potential for godhood. And, as such, God must now appear in human form: while finally expelling Satan, the trickster, his unconsciousness, from heaven. Christ is the symbolic God-man, born of a union between heaven and earth. The literal truth is irrelevant, the symbolic truth is essential. Christ signifies a move away from revelation based religion imposed by authority, towards 'the spark within', religion predicated on love and harmony: embedded and inseparable within the divine order: religion founded in understanding and empowerment, and love for all creation. For, as humanity's consciousness expands, so too our understanding must incorporate relationships and recognition that our means of being is impossible without the other. Christ offers the potential for all to become as he: liberated and aware, harmonised within the divine order. This is however an unpalatable prospect for all authority (beyond God): the middlemen, pedlars of subservience: whose perceived interests lie in wealth and dominion, for which, poverty and slavery are prerequisites. They demand wretched, blind obedience to their God-given supremacy. 15
“Liars and Hypocrites”, Christ names them: he casts the money-changers from the Temple: he foresees the meek's inheritance of the earth: he demands love for thine enemies: he recognises, “no man can serve two masters”... Christ challenges man-made authority on every front, at every level. Christ, the God-man, advocates balance and harmony: union with creation. He has to go! And does very quickly, once popular support gathers momentum: according to myth and symbolism. But, nevertheless, the seed is planted, god-nature is glimpsed and challenge and empowerment whip beyond the grasp of structured authority. In physical terms, such will be captured and confined during the following few centuries: and the name of Christ used to validate more “liars and hypocrites”, just with different masks. Yet, within the unconscious, now recognition of potential: and, consequent discord, as security and materialism trample down freedom and spirituality, where 'ere they plunder. Symbolically Judaism rejects Christ and what he represents: the spark within, awareness, love for thine enemies, the whole: and defers to the Old Testament God, or interpretation thereof. They remain 'Chosen', apart, with a book, and some rules. Structured Christianity professes to love Christ: as a figure, as an idol, something for veneration and worship, to bow before. However, they employ effectively the same tactics as Judaism: revelation theology, with interpretation dictated by a middleman. The spark within, awareness, balance, harmony, love for thine enemies... Christ's evocations in themselves, hold no interest. Indeed, they are an anathema to all middlemen: however fancy their outfit, flamboyant their rituals or fantastic their claims. Yet, strangely, though undoubtedly, they are in position through God's order?! Chosen indeed. * Dreams, visions, hold the resonance of surrendered harmony, percolating from the unconscious. The further removed the more discordant. Interpretation of 'Revelations' is a minefield I am not prepared to tread: undoubtedly elements have been edited beyond recognition and scholars far more learned have been heaped with scorn and derision: and postulations are manifold, all bound to interests and 16
founded in ignorance. But we can, through understanding, recognise archetypes and patterns, and generalised (some argue astounding) prediction and attitude emanating from the deeply troubled unconscious of John the Apostle. Jung argues: ... John's problem is not a personal one... but visions which came up from a far more comprehensive depth, namely from the collective unconscious. His problem expresses itself far too much in collective and archetypical forms for us to reduce it to a merely personal situation... Such a man no longer lives in the every day world and in the perplexities of personal relationships, but in the sight of many aeons and in the movement of ideas as they pass from century to century. The eye of John penetrates into the distant future of the Christian aeon and into the dark abyss of those forces which his Christianity kept in equilibrium... The passion that breaks through in his revelation bears no trace of the feebleness or serenity of old age, because it is infinitely more than personal resentment: it is the spirit of God itself, which blows through the weak mortal frame and again demands man's fear of the unfathomable Godhead.
From the Christ-god of John's epistles (all loving, harmonised with creation), although, or because, he remains pious, this terrifying, wrathful, intolerant god bursts forth from his unconscious. Seemingly unbidden, but buried deep within, suppressed, John recognises the perversion of Christ's word and being, now under way in Christianity. From the purest of births, spiralling corruption and degeneracy become inevitable, inescapable: destined. Peter (via St. Paul) becomes the 'rock' upon which Christ's conduit to earth is founded. The most aggressive, least conscious of disciples: demonstrated in the Garden at Gethsemane and in denying Christ three times before the cock crowed (rather like handing the fate of your progeny and memory to your minder). Power corrupts: that gained and that surrendered. There is no human system or structure immune to this Truth, and once that discord is enacted the conclusion is predestined. And in time therefore, the 'Wrathful Lamb' must return to humanity, to conduct the crescendo: to reap the whirlwind, and to restore harmony. *
History is our witness to the arrogance, brutality, carelessness... of rulers throughout all ages: church, country, consortium... wherever one examines. The central tenet of power holders through history has been the 'Will of God'. Yet, ironically, despite their protestations and rhetoric, their behaviour defies their words: it is the antithesis of Christ's teaching. Take, for example, that “ it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven”, “love of money is the root of all evil”, and then examine the lifestyle and behaviour of any ruler. The disparity between these two positions is insurmountable. Indeed, following the admonition of Christ, these are the least likely to enjoy any heavenly harmony. God's unconsciousness appears unbounded! This is surely how it seemed to all but the most ignorant come the Sixteenth Century in Europe. The Bible had been translated and printed: wrenched from the Roman Church's absolute control, and the petulant greedy wars of inbred monarchies throttled the livelihood of nations. Then came 'The Enlightenment', as science and 'reason' increasingly challenged diktat and behaviour, and bourgeois, artisan and academic found increasing voice and influence. During the following centuries secularism will become the norm, as, outwardly at least, church and monarchies take on ornamental roles, and, theoretically at least, decision making passes to the populace. As technology, industrialisation and communication advanced, and economics took on a pivotal role, theories and ideologies developed on how best to administer and advance humankind within the age of reason. Today, if we discount the few 'terrorist' states: North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, we are left with one, or two, effectively dominating means, discourse and direction: Capitalism, and Zionism, who are as one in method and motivation, and differing only marginally on priorities and technicalities. It is interesting to note the prominent influence of Jewish thinkers and game-players, rejecting revelation theology and distancing themselves from the Old Testament God, on this remarkable journey: Marx, Hertzl, Rothschild... Freud, Einstein, Bohr... Churchill, Kissinger, Friedman... Key players in the march of science, rationalism, and dominion: forces, without which this world would be a remarkably different place.
It is beyond our scope to examine this transition, but it is clear as crystal, war and misery are as prevalent as ever, and leaders, however empowered, show equally scant regard for Christ's asceticism and moral code. However, now, through such advances, the 'civilised' world is brimming with luxuries and pastimes once enjoyed by the very few. Today, we have chariots with the power of a hundred horses, all manner of out of season out of climate delicacies magicked from goodness knows where, endless frivolity and entertainment, global communications at the press of a button... as the norm for almost all. Truly, it is a life fit for the gods! Today we have science, politics and economics: rationalism, secularism and the 'free market'. God is disempowered, irrelevant, worthless. “God is dead!” declared Nietzsche: not with smugness or arrogance, but a man ahead of his time, with a deep, deep foreboding for the approaching maelstrom. * We have no need for God at all. Humanity has a new god. Not science, or consumerism, or abandon, or whatever: they are only its manifestations. God is that which enables them, what gives them life: little bits of paper, with fancy art work, and a promise. A promise long since dead and buried. Money, whether humanity likes it, knows it, or not, has become its new god: the bedrock of its reason, the Tower of its Babylon, its universal language. Money speaks, and nothing moves without it. It is our discourse: 0s and 1s zipping between satellites as fortunes are fabricated and filched. * It's a funny thing, to step back a moment: although science and economics, and suffrage, now appeared to have replaced God for practical purposes, come the Nineteenth Century the puffed up egos of British aristocracy saw the world as within their grasp, and themselves as the master race: with their God given right to rule. And, steeped in Sunday-school Bible studies, and Hebrew history as much as British, recognised the return of Jesus Christ, their supposed benefactor, could not happen until the Jews returned to Jerusalem.
With one of their less publicised campaigns of the First World War, through lies and trickery, the Christian Zionists, self perceived Crusaders, reclaimed Palestine: which, through Lord Balfour's declaration to Baron Rothschild, effectively handed it to the Jewish Zionists (over the heads of its inhabitants for a millennium). Thirty years later, following the 'Holocaust', with the connivance of the US and Europe, the state of Israel was established. A safe haven for Jews, persecuted throughout Christian lands for their rejection of Christ and supposed role in his death: and also detested, most particularly by monarchy and aristocracy, for their flexible attitude towards, and extraordinary control of money. Usury, interest, from all religious perspectives is outlawed. In Islam a sin, many times worse than adultery, and punishable by death. Such was once also so in Christendom, but come the Nineteenth Century, as economic demands and financial opportunities intensified, even God, according to his conduit to earth, the Roman Church, changed his mind, and embraced usury. Today, interest seems the most natural thing on earth, accepted, without a second thought. Indeed, the world appears built on it: homes, dams, bridges, skyscrapers, futures... “How could the banks make money? How could we capitalise projects and investments?” I hear you cry. But I argue, money is no more than an exchange mechanism: a middleman between two parties, as a replacement for trust: honesty. A middleman, just as your preachers once were, before God achieved ornamentality. Governments are in debt. The world is mortgaged. Wealth concentrates at an ever increasing rate. Wealth concentrates, but not to anyone or thing that serves any useful purpose (beyond their role in the universal symphony). Middlemen, always, without exception, middlemen: those defining Truth: value, and, always, they take their percent. And never, never, are they content. They will take until there is nothing left to give. * The tables have been righted, there is no need to physically rebuild the Temple: the Pharisees were long since made redundant. Symbolically, and literally, with the world as our temple (moving beyond bricks and mortar), the rights are now owned by the money merchants: with their 'man of peace' installed in Jerusalem.
I ask again: Why on earth does God give power to people like Holy Roman Tony? And endorse Cardinal Kiddiefiddler as St. Peter's supposed reincarnation? To propagate love, wisely rule? Or to brand a lesson upon humanity's consciousness never to be forgot? * Imagine, then, after 2,000 years, having sacrificed your 'only begotten son', to wipe the slate clean: to take away their sins: you decide to inspect humanity's use of this extraordinary gesture. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Never mind about 'global warming', just look at the state of the place: the oceans, the rivers, the atmosphere, the verdant velvet forests, shaped by the loving hands of infinite wisdom, and home to diversity and wonder far and forever beyond the conceptualisation and imagination of human intellect: and God loves all creation. The suffering, the devastation, the dischord: God's poor, miserable, distorted denizens. Where is there love? Where is there respect? Where is there harmony? What sort of Shepherd is this? Did God owe humanity a debt with his treatment of Job? Jung argues, symbolically, yes. What has humanity done with the payment? Sure, humanity can argue: exactly as foretold, inherently bound to their spiritual evolution. True, of course, but, life is about lessons, and the most traumatic are invariably the deepest ingrained. Nothing expands indefinitely, all structures become unstable though growth and time. And human constructs become bloated and distorted through corruption, ignorance and abuse. Further, all, without exception, today, are both rooted and validated by money: their means to existence. Quite literally, their god: their belief system. There is nothing else to underpin it: money works because people believe in it. The value of money is entirely arbitrary: set by immensely powerful individuals and organisations who value the most useless professions (middlemen) and worthless products (ornamental (and destructive)) most highly. Useful pastimes like farming, healthcare and education and useful items like food, clothing (beyond fashion) and minerals hold least value. Further, the most worthless of the worthless (marketing, advertising, finance, 21
services...) are concentrated in centres of power, as wealth production entities. Centres without resources in themselves: commodities pour into them from resource rich, poverty stricken areas: areas forced to adopt Juedo/Christian, Zionist/Capitalist laws and mechanisms, to maintain validity. Yet, debt within these glittering towers to excess is spiralling ever upwards, both that of governments and populations. The time has long passed since the US, as a whole, stood any chance of repaying its dues: but the fiction must be maintained, as it serves not the purpose of any structured authority to see US validity undermined. Where would China sell its sweatshop products? And undoubtedly, their bailiffs will not be best received. Indeed, such presents a very pressing problem: an imbalance and dischord unmatched throughout history: with all the debt, and all the guns and bombs in one place, and all the resources some place else. The Jewish god is “a jealous god”, reiterated throughout the OT and confirmed through Christ: for “no one can serve two masters”. And buried deep within the unconscious of every Jew, every Christian, every human, recognised or not, sits this Truth: the true harmony of being. Now, when it comes to Biblical wrath, it is uncontentious to argue, measured and discriminate are not the first words conjured forth to describe visitations from God. Quite the opposite. And 'Chosen', most assuredly, is a label no rational being would ever wish to claim in such an encounter (personally, I'd proclaim my ignorance and insignificance and be as inconspicuous as possible). We see God only through creation and action, and stories foretold. To speak to the Christian Zionists who reclaimed Jerusalem, or their metaphorical descendants, shaping global futures, perhaps they see their own astute brilliance through generations in bringing history to such an extraordinary correlation with the Bible. And undoubtedly they have a game plan: some suitable firework display combined with hi-tech shenanigans, undoubtedly involving Israel and a selection of neighbouring parties. A New World Order? Or more of the same, only more brutal, more penetrating, more intolerant than ever before: governed by the 'Chosen' (perhaps even tied to some significant date, to impart additional validity in the minds of the gullible). I have no doubt, at least in the proximate, this is within their capacity. But, it overlooks two elements: the universal order of things, and God, not money, or gold, founds Truth. 22
It is not possible to precisely say how things will unfold. There are too many variables, unknowns: the credulity of humanity, technological malfunction, market confidence, hyperinflation, pensions, ageing, unhealthy populations, social fragmentation, global discord, global warming... or natural catastrophe, but somehow, somewhen, someone, or thing will manifest once again to symbolically overturn the tables of the money (God) merchants. However, this time there will be no gold and silver coin scattering among the poor and wretched: just 0s and 1s and worthless bits of paper. The precious metals and jewels which once underpinned exchanges have been long since spirited away: hidden, guarded, locked in vaults, far, far away from common man. Just in case of such an upstart or eventuality materialising. It is unnecessary to dwell upon the pandemonium this instigates: great, no more mortgage (death oath) but three days food in the supermarkets and the same for gas stations. Mad Max on push bikes, and a resultant feast in human flesh for flourishing vermin. Monoculture crops and undermined immune systems point to pestilence, plague and disease, unknown throughout human history, running amok through the shell shocked survivors. All of which ties very neatly with tortured outpourings in John's biblical revelation. Astounding! OK, it is simple to rationalise and understand these process/consequences in today's world: given that by which we are surrounded and through observing history: but seeing it almost two millennia past? WTF? John's vision goes beyond guesswork and speculation: it points to something far wiser and more knowing shaping humanity's unfathomable destiny. Knowing God God is not some bearded white guy, who sits in judgement over individuals, as Rome would have you believe. “God keeps no records”. God has Love for all creation, underpinned by harmony: from where life's joy resonates. And as such, balance must be restored: harmony re-established, order reimposed: it's nothing personal. Personal is the judgement we make. Here is a reason for doing anything and everything: because God is watching you, feeling you, being you. Your personal god: the god of conscience, rooted in the core of unconscious, is the only valid judge. The only judge of how you have managed the supreme 23
vehicle gifted to your consciousness for manifestation in the material world. It is easy to forget the infinite journey, distracted by material gain and perceived vulnerability, (and with 'scientific rationalism' incapable of conceptualising existence beyond the material): apparently oblivious to the absolutely inescapable fact, something far wiser than you or I has their loving hands upon creation. We need no further proof than the Truth which shines through this woefully distorted and manipulated book. Things will come to pass, and as they do, so will fulfilment of the grand prediction. As the dust settles, there will be no Jews or Christians or Muslims: their books are out of date: the monstrous lies of their middlemen exposed and avenged. Truth is returned to the individual, to make of it what they will. Now with first hand, undeniable, earth shattering experience of the brutal yet divine wisdom of God. God crushing the excess and emptiness of this world like a flea, pumped up and gorged on the blood sucked from its host: precisely as predicted. Closing the bible, once and for all: yet, imprinting God's presence to the soul. To quote Jean-Jacques Rousseau: If God exists, he is perfect; if he is perfect, he is wise, powerful and just; if he is wise and powerful all is good; if he is just and powerful my soul is immortal: if my soul is immortal, thirty years of life are nothing for me and are perhaps necessary to the maintenance of the universe. If I am granted the first proposition, the subsequent one can never be shaken.
As so argue Socrates and the Buddha and all humanity's seminal teachers: harmonists. The soul is immortal, and being is what you make of it: through eternity. Self-consciousness is the I that sees itself: and in seeing itself, harmonic connection with the one, the whole, is lost. Or, more accurately, is buried beneath the interface of I: upon which is shovelled dirt from conception. But the dirt is swept clean: middlemen exposed, naked: not for adulation and worship, as they would have you believe, but as the most terrible, and crucial, lesson of surrendering responsibility for being to another. The shell shocked remnants of humanity, post revelation, will gradually find their feet: in harmony once again. All will be re-empowered, fundamentally, through necessity. And, also, now returned to the Garden, where there is more than enough for all: with the spectre of God, your god, knowing, governing all. A life of idyll, and potential. 24
But humanity will breed prodigiously and in just a few generations nature will again come under pressure. And regardless of immortality, man's life is long, his memory short: and fear and hunger lurk closest to the surface in those least enlightened: who will, always, manipulate such passions in others for personal and proximate gratification and dominion. And most assuredly, even within the Garden, given time, these reptiles, these Truth pedlars, armed with their gold and lies, will once again insinuate, frighten and buy their way back into power. The 'Law of Nature' they will call it: assuredly so, to the most primitive of reptiles: but, humanity has discovered beyond such immediacy and superfluity: and armed with empowerment and awareness, and the most salutary of lessons, must now forge a stronger Truth. A stronger Truth, founded in harmony, impervious to lies and opening a gateway towards humanity's true potential.
New World Order
The value of gold as an exchange mechanism suits no one, barring its owners and those in pursuit of power and status. Governments, bankers and the like cite gold as their preferred exchange mechanism because of its rarity, therefore controllability, monopolisation and manipulation, and its resistance to time, because it does not tarnish or decay: permanent wealth, to be hoarded and handed through dynasties: though even mountains erode. Accepted, today we have digital or virtual money as currencies and commodities float on conceptual representation of value, but nevertheless, the foundation is indisputable, as is the flight to gold whenever instability threatens. And, because gold is finite and its value arbitrary (virtually worthless for practical use) said value can be anything the owners agree to, no matter how selfish or ludicrous. This renders gold as ideally suited for both manufacturing wealth and concentrating power (see Appendix A). This is a cornerstone of our current world order. They have two other cornerstones: ownership and the law (judgement/authority/hierarchy) cemented as Truth: as their image of God. These three concepts, fed to us since birth, through generations, for two and a half millennia, sit as unquestioned facts in the minds of almost all. Yet, these 'facts' beyond convention and indoctrination, are, in reality, no more than opinion: and, given the tenets of our established faiths, dubious in the extreme. Moreover, what is crystal clear, even with superficial examination, is that said cornerstones concentrate wealth and power, not dissipate them: and, that all require an intermediary, an authority, middlemen, to dictate validity and value. * 26
So, lets imagine a world stood on its head. Yes, systems, as a theoretical concept, but more akin to understandings, enacted through humanity as obvious Truths, common to the well-being of all. Undermining the 'reptile': the pre-social brain, that thinks only in terms of self and supremacy.
Everything stems from the law: predicated on notions of right and wrong: judgement, dictated by some form of conceptual authority, generally church and/or state. However, this is far from the admonition of our prophets, who, using Jesus as an example, argued against any form of judgement: “cast not the first stone” – “remove the beam from your own eye” – “turn the other cheek” – “love thine enemies”... a repetitive message, consistent with love for all creation. No judgement, excepting of one's own being. The judges: “liars and hypocrites”, “wolves in sheep's clothing”, tell us man is inherently greedy and violent and cannot escape his nature, and that without their order, there would be 'anarchy': which they conceptualise as violence and mayhem. [We must note however, regardless of what they predict: without their order, the organised, systematic slaughter and enslavement enacted under religion, nationalism, imperialism, fascism... would be impossible.] Yes, accepted, given the behaviour of civilised man, that is indeed how it appears. But we observe man refashioned a thousand times, driven and tormented by all manner of prejudice and illusion: far from man in nature, who, for the most part, finds satisfaction and security in a full belly and a roof. Here pleasures are simple and tangible, understandable beyond image and added value. Nevertheless, given the operational programming enacted through history, we must recognise civilised man is incapable of living in harmony with nature, the 'other' without some understandings, and some practices and guidelines to dissipate power, engender harmony and circumvent and discourage the reptile from seizing control. Theoretical Law Love Life.
Our singularity: one simple Truth with which only the disturbed can disagree. Any further principle can serve only to confuse and dilute, distracting one from Truth. Love Life: all creation, oneself included. This is our conceptual platform. Further, one is never in a position to judge another: one can never hold enough wisdom, understanding, knowledge to fully comprehend any individual or situation: except in considering one's personal being. One's own being, for which all take personal responsibility. One can never surrender responsibility for being to another. This is a world without slaves. Practical Law I can never surrender responsibility for being to another. However in functioning society decisions are required upon matters beyond the personal: for future times and holistic well-being. Matters of gravity and complexity, holding responsibility and consequence: for which not all hold equal talent, enthusiasm, or motivation for deciphering and resolving. I cannot say precisely what can and cannot be: rules become weights, and attachments in themselves. Rules beget rigidity and intolerance. Rules are broken. But here are considerations for any balanced, functional system from which we wish to exclude the reptile: People potentially lie: cheat. People abuse power. People pursue self interest, Democracy is bunk (see Appendix B). People are foolish and misguided beyond description. In practice we require great wisdom and personal responsibility, without undue demands. In youth one has a grand ego, competitive nature, and much to learn. Through time the natural ego becomes tempered by experience, lessons of life, and a more accurate perspective on one's true insignificance (and significance) within timeless universal rhythm. In age, to the wise, materialism and status become trivial and fleeting, diluted 28
by detachment and finding true value in this moment: foundational for dispassionate loving reflection upon life. Such are prerequisites for consideration of matters beyond the personal. Reason dictates, anyone professing knowledge on how best to act, and to run, shape, house, feed... family/community/society/humanity should be last to receive the benefits. For it is only once all others have been fed and housed (and comforted) that the supposed wise can be said to have achieved social validation, thereby earning their own food and housing. Mimicking the ancient perspective on slicing the cake: the individual slicing being the last to receive a share. [Not, as is current, where those slicing first take their share, then hand generous portions to their friends and financiers, leaving crumbs for the vast remainder (those who made the cake).] In effect, as dependant upon others, powerless beyond the love they enable and starving beyond the fruits they engender. For, I have taken back my power, regained true freedom, and will live by my own wits, stand by my own judgement, and take responsibility thereof. And only if convinced by greater wisdom will I participate and partake. Material wealth and status are far from the mind of any individual called upon in our New World Order: their pleasure is in understanding and existence, and love for all. Such individuals need neither castles or armies. They need only good will and understanding, and a utilitarian environment, without distraction, in which to contemplate and deliberate. They hold no power to raise money or impose order: only social validation within the people who choose to act on their advice. To demonstrate continued humility, love for all creation and commitment to our founding principles, washing feet is ideal practice, dissolving barriers and catalysing debate in intimacy, not antagonism. WASH A check list for any potential administer: Wisdom, Asceticism, Sacrifice, Humility. Wisdom: from age, life experience, and journeys far and wide. Wisdom: from contemplation and reflection and love for all creation. Asceticism: simplicity. Sacrifice: without attachments. Attachments always, without exception, cloud perspective. 29
Humility: equality, without judgement: Harmony. This is no role undertaken lightly or until thoroughly intimate with life. One has moved beyond the illusions of material wealth and status, past the passions of youth and the proximate interests of rearing offspring. Past attachments, and past fear: for, “Perfect Love casts out fear”. And, always, they must be asked: self promotion is impossible, it does not WASH. To find exception, consider the very young: those without masks, without egos to protect, with greatest innocence, widest eyes, and most challenging questions.
Personal Ownership I can never surrender responsibility for being to another. Word and deed remain my sole property. Behaviour is discourse with creation, creating my being: to be owned. Freedom of speech is a lie. All words come with weight attached, and are tied to the issuer. Say what you will, but say it naked before the slighted – there is no place for cowardice in a world of free men. So, also, there is no place for secrets. In a world of free men there is nothing to hide. Beyond personal ownership, all else is relationship: evolving in harmony, not dominion. Projected Ownership We cannot own our host. Beyond the personal, ownership is a flawed concept. In reality, one is forever reliant, subservient and at its mercy. One is either in harmony, as all else in nature, or one is in conflict: a battle, master and slave, with land to be claimed, controlled, protected, resourced: owned. But, one has to stand back only for a moment to observe the absurdity of projected ownership. Can a bacterium can claim ownership of a mouth or stomach, or an eye mite ownership of an eyelid, or eyelash?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued the first man to stake out a piece of the earth and claim ownership was an impostor. True enough, but the trick of ownership has travelled far since then: through nationalism and imperialism to 'intellectual property' – patent and copyright. The opinion that it is right to hide, protect and control ideas and imagination, rather than see the products thereof shared and spread and evolve naturally. Once, imitation was considered the highest form of flattery, under our current world order, it will land you in prison. Yet, if we have learnt one thing as a species, it is surely this: that no man ever achieved anything of significance (beyond personal) as an individual: every prince needs soldiers, every soldier needs weapons. Even the artist needs nature and the farmer, the canvas weaver, the lumberjack, the brushmaker... – dozens, perhaps hundreds of skills, trades: without considering shelter, sustenance... Sure, the final brush stroke is theirs, but without cooperation, it would be sticks in the sand. The truly great artist or scientist once had no care for copyright and patent (their expanding ego was quite sufficient), and, to be sure, if such tricks had existed at the birth of humanity, we would have progressed no further than the wheel, or fire. But it is not the artist or scientist (unless seduced by greed) who demand such 'rights'. 'Rights' are demanded by the middlemen, merchants: those who create nothing, but would see the world owned:
excepting word and deed.
None of this is to say genuine labour does not entitle one to the produce. Indeed, Truth is the opposite. Here, one's labour is one hundred percent owned, and one knows its true value. But, no individual or community can claim more than it can care for, and therefore, wealth remains real and tangible. Further, liberating imagination generates diffusion and evolution unbounded by protection and control: propagating genuine growth and diversity, to spread through communities and cultures as ideas are shared and shaped. Openness, harmony, balance, and ownership of being: consistent with all spiritual teachings through the ages of man. Only the reptile will argue otherwise.
I can never surrender responsibility for being to another. What I do, what I produce, what I engender are my exchange mechanism: my currency.
Theoretical Money In a truly harmonious world, trust and understanding suffice as currency beyond the personal. However, given that humanity is some distance from harmony, for the interim... Hierarchy has been swept away, and with it/them their tricks of law, ownership, and money. So how do normal people conduct their day-to-day activities: exchanging goods and services? By finding value in the real world. A common sense of value: something all recognise. A commodity whose value is inherent, not conceptual, so we immediately know its worth in relation to our own goods and services: without arbitrary value imposed from above. Further, it is renewable and degradable so fluctuates with economies, cannot be held to ransom, and is subject to time. And, ideally, its value lasts through and beyond the seasons: so depreciation is gradual. But, depreciation nevertheless, so hoarding beyond the pragmatic is without purpose: and, inflation and capital interest are conceptually impossible. Genuine value, tied to nature and time: a reciprocal, natural, common-sense practice, which lives in harmony with the seasons and expands and contracts as situations present themselves. Wealth is transient, fluid, not fixed and accumulating. This practice diffuses wealth, dissipating power to communities and individuals, returning value to its roots, the earth, its produce and honest activity: from where all material, mechanical and spiritual value stem. Inherent harmony and balance whose genuine value is truly understood by all (see Appendix A). Wealth circulates, not concentrates. No banks, no accountants, no financial services, and no debt: beyond our 'promise to pay'. [Remembering, that is all the Bank of England issue. And their promise, to pay a pound (almost half a kilo) of sterling, silver, has long since been reneged upon. Today a pound of sterling won't buy a Starbucks coffee, and a UK dwelling, or garage, is worth many times its own weight in silver.] As debt decreases through time, for no debt can outlive its reason, so too, potentially, does the value of our promise, our bond: if, there is no understanding to be found. The quality of promise (and produce) therefore, directly determines its value. Knowledge thereof naturally diffusing, through open, functioning society. Not in judgement, for it is no one's 32
position to judge another, but as information, in awareness, to enhance the understanding of all. Practical money Personal, Local, Global. Personal: I am my currency: my relationship with creation, and my word. Local: a common sense of value, recognised by trading parties: soy, sugar, salt, corn, cotton, coconut... It need not be fixed or unique: just understood. Global: ideally, a crop that is rugged, has a short growing cycle, will flourish across terrain and climate and is not taxing on soil or environment: with assorted uses. Food, cloth, shelter, fuel (and wisdom) holding greatest value, thereby naturally embedding said value in our understanding and easily enabling local conversion, should the two crops not be as one. Simplicity itself: without an intermediary calculating value against something effectively worthless, timeless, and already 'owned': disempowering all others. And, knowing what we do, how we act, what we promise is our currency, inspires commitment towards enhancing its genuine value. Money is our self interest, bonded now, ultimately with nature, and our nature, enabling us to engage a harmonic and holistic way of being. An exchange mechanism to serve the whole world, not just those who claim it as their own. Founded in harmony, forgiveness and Truth: harmony with nature, forgiveness of debt and as our gateway to Truth. * Imagine, then, the reptile arrives, weighed down with a useless yellow metal (useless for everything but baubles and trinkets) which, according to his word, is worth many times the weight of all our useful crops and products, and time: which he completely fails to demonstrate. I ask you: who, in their right mind, would ever entertain the silken tongued lies of this trickster? In our harmonious world, these creatures are rare and isolated. Naked before our New 33
World Order: exposed, as liars and hypocrites, cheats. No match for the liberated, no match for the aware. Gold, far from locked up and guarded, pawed over in darkness by salivating merchants, sparkles in sunlight and starlight: gracing humankind's tributes and offerings to the glory of Truth, and the wonder of being.
New World Order
I am my currency. I own my being. I am judge to no one but my self. Our world, free of rules and restrictions, ownership, beyond personal, where we employ evaluation and understanding, and take responsibility (with acceptance) for the fruits and lessons thereof. Work is an anathema, it has no validity in nature: there is only being and cooperation, and produce. Life is not served on a plate, in ignorance, but to be engaged in, experienced, with all senses. Nor is life a chore, to be laboured over in perpetuity: life is a journey, a dance, an art-form: a personal creation, for no other to judge. A world without slaves, where we own our being and our self interest exists in harmony, inseparable from the whole. A few notes on harmony and evolution Harmony and evolution: well-being and learning, are the foundations of a healthy, functioning, evolving society. Core to family, core to community, and core to humanity. And essential for balanced, harmonic, self empowered individuals. Central: not budget deficits, business initiatives or targets and statistics: nor, ever, in hands outside its sphere. In healthy functioning society most dwellings were built long since, and sustenance, manufacture, communication... are efficient, harmonious and serve humanity: not, power and profit. So there is time and space for all things, for discovery and mastery, honing skills, developing talents, contemplating creation, loving life... and furthering family. Children are our tomorrow. Conceived in love they are nourished with love: and understanding, without judgement, as their personal journeys unfold. Children learn when they are ready. Their most valuable lessons are through interaction and adventure: discovery, for themselves, in the real world.
All children hold individual interests, capacities, time-scales and methods for digesting information. Education (from 'educe', meaning, “to bring out”) fits to the child, not the child to 'education': and is always primarily overseen by initiate, family, community, society. All teaching is perspectives on fragments: delivered by fragments, with perspectives. This cannot be avoided. But it must always be recognised, everyone knows practically nothing of what they are discussing: everything is best guess, based upon attachments. So always the individual must seek personal validation, understanding, through nature and experience, and an evolving vision of both the whole and their being. The Truth of their being. and language I am my being: it and its actions are mine and mine alone, to own. My discourse with creation: my Truth of being. Language is behaviour: speech is but a fraction and approximation, and most easily adulterated and manipulated to service the reptile. Speech has its place, but, always, must be ingested in context: the proximate interests of the orator or interpreter: their discourse with Truth. * We have no need of princes, popes or presidents to dictate behaviour: they, invariably, demonstrate the antithesis. We have no need of hierarchy: hierarchy undermines harmony, and balance, and encourages the weak and ignorant to surrender responsibility. Humanity is empowered, beyond the “liars and hypocrites”, to found a new path: towards our true potential, as individuals, as a species, harmonised with creation. Beyond 'suckers and cheats': recognising that we are all suckers and all cheats. But, in that recognition, discovering our ultimate self interest is inseparable from the whole and the well-being of all creation. Human Beings, harmonised: who, through awareness and empowerment, can now flourish in diversity: as masters of the pre-social, unconscious drives of the reptile, Our New World Order: seeded in freedom, and germinated, nourished, tended with the founding singularity of our prophets:
Phoney Money : Funny Munny
gold versus hemp
Characteristics of Gold 1. Fixed in quantity 2. Extremely rare 3. Completely owned, controlled 4. Timeless 5. Practically worthless – conceptual value only Characteristics of Hemp 1. Grow as much as required 2. Abundant across climate and terrain 3. Uncontrollable 4. Degradable and rejuvenating 5. Inherent value – food, fibre, fuel, pharmaceuticals, plastic, paper... Round 1. Fixed in quantity, gold can neither expand or contract to represent goods, services, or resources. A population of seven million or seven billion, the amount of gold is the same, whilst its averaged measure is divided by one thousand. Hemp is a weed. Grow it anywhere, whenever the need. Round 2. Gold is extraordinarily rare. All the gold ever mined would struggle to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools. Hemp is a weed, from temperate to tropic. Round 3. The world's gold is entirely owned, completely controlled. It never sees the light of day, but is hidden in vaults by select elites who dictate its relative value: together with their market. 36
Hemp is a weed, pick it from the roadside. Round 4. Gold is timeless, it does not tarnish or decay. It lasts for ever. Stashed away, accumulating relative value: firstly against resources, goods and services, but more so, against money: from which gold was almost unnoticeably detached some decades past. 'Inflation' it is named, however, in essence that translates to: money's inexorable depreciation, relative to the real world: land, produce, labour, and of course, gold. Gold's inflating value is matched only by land (and oil, temporarily) in terms of relative worth: firstly, relative to population, resources, technology, expansion... as a percentage measure, and what can be wrung from it, However, by far the greatest accelerators for the relative value of gold, are instability and insecurity. Indeed, in these turbulent times it seems there is no limit to the extraordinary value placed upon this practically useless soft yellow metal. Hemp is a weed, it has its season, it degrades and rejuvenates, as all other life forms. Hoarding beyond the practical and pragmatic hold no logic. Round 5. Gold is practically worthless. Baubles and trinkets, and as a conductor: most notably for conducting genuine wealth from the naïve to the wicked. Gold's very existence is predicated on exchanging material and conceptual capital: valued by a third party. For gold to hold value there must be an authority to dictate said value. Hemp is a weed, with a short growth cycle. Hemp seeds are ten a penny... a thousand a penny: almost, almost too insignificant to hold a value. Yet, they are favoured food of birds and fish, and although dismissed by gastronomes, hemp seed (manna from Shiva) is the most nutritionally complete food on earth (see Appendix C). The material value of hemp is not however in its nutritious and ubiquitous seed, almost valueless: free to all, to feed the world. But in tending and processing, giving time and attention to the product thereof: bud, fibre, hurds, resin, cloth, paper, oil... (see Appendix D). A pound of which is readily assimilated into the thinking of any trader, without a value dictated from above. Value is inherent and understood, irrevocably fixed to produce and product; eliminating the very notion of inflation. 37
Hard currency can be extracted and pressed from the buds of the female plant. Oil and resin: most highly prized medicinally and spiritually, serve as extremely concentrated value. Coinage, that is readily testable by any trader or vendor. Time bound (in years, for seed and medicine, and (potentially) generations for cloth, board, plastic, paper...) hemp's value is generational, not geological, so cannot be sat upon, hidden (buried under rocks, whilst its 'talents' inexorably, magically rise through eternity) but must be tended, repaired, renewed, developed as a continual and natural process. Wealth is not hidden, fixed and accumulating, through dynasties, but is the fruit of being. And, as such, hand in hand with genuine value, eliminating inflation, comes depreciation: destroying the anathema of interest on capital. An exchange mechanism to serve the whole world, not just those who claim it as their own. Founded in harmony, forgiveness and Truth: harmony with nature, forgiveness of debt and as our gateway to Truth. * So, for the reptile, disempowered through understanding, awareness and an honest, transparent exchange mechanism, there is no hiding place. The illusion of their gold is punctured, pop. If they cannot adapt, leave them to their parasite riddled extinction: cold and isolated, huddled in darkness: surrounded by their useless yellow metal.
Democracy is Bunk
Democracy is bunk: humanity is just too dumb, I am just too dumb. I acknowledge here and now, the complexities of geopolitics, global finance, or whatever are insurmountable by my feeble intellect: I am not alone. And I have not a clue as to which sharp suited, sweet smiling purveyor of hype is the most honest or wise. All votes are no more than guesses, based upon attachments. Attachment to ego, status, power, wealth, security... or whatever presses one's me button. Democracy is bunk: all decisions and perspectives are chained to the proximate. Shorttermism: be it term of office, financial gain, obliteration of alternatives, feel-good factor... It is impossible to think dispassionately upon generational ideals and holistic perspectives when considering re-election every four or five years, and the social and financial benefits demanded for said re-election. Ascribing, in effect, greatest wisdom to the greatest mass: idiocy. Democracy is bunk: It ascribes equal ethic and insight to all, no matter their age, proclivities, motivation, wisdom... Democracy is blind, democracy is indiscriminate. Democracy is bunk: it is a cop-out: marking one's cross and surrendering responsibility for being to another. To play by their rules. Democracy is bunk: it enables factions, sides: parties. Us and them, in and out, tribalism, and, consequently, facile and simplistic generalisations, composites which entirety match to no one: yet propagate and nurture prejudice and identity. And, democracy is bunk: for those it puts in charge are the same liars and hypocrites, wolves in sheep's clothing, who have oppressed humankind since the birth of structured society. Worse, because democracy is indiscriminate, it is open to every ruthless, power hungry egotist who can lie and cheat and steal their way past the other egotists. And, the judge: a mass fed on hunger and fear, dissatisfaction and insecurity, want and 39
hate, and delusion. Further, all are bound by global and financial diktats, above and beyond any form of democracy: whose rules are not considered for negotiation. Changing government changes the wallpaper, but the money-changers have long since acquired the temple.
“Allow me the means to make a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws.”
-- M. A. Rothschild
A History of Hemp
The most dangerous substance in the universe
Lord Shiva, humanity's oldest continually worshipped deity, lord of dance and plants and champion of the oppressed, brought cannabis down from the mountain for the delight and enlightenment of us all. The Chinese, already using hempen fishing nets and garbed in hempen cloth (humanity's first fabric), recognised cannabis hemp as their earliest medicine, and a millennium or so later as the perfect material for paper making. The Buddha was nourished on his six year journey towards enlightenment with just one Hemp seed a day. [Conjecture: In what became known as Mesopotamia, where male dominated hierarchical society evolved, and women were condemned to serve, disseminators of Truth were not enamoured with this extraordinary two sexed plant: knowledge and life, male and female. And although they will tolerate the male, knowledge, for cloth and cord, the female, life, was shunned eastward, for all but reproduction.] So history continued, western man discovered alcohol, rotting fruit, for intoxication, and hemp was restricted to clothing, rope, sail etc. And, in time, oil and paper. Come the thirteenth century, as knowledge of cannabis hemp's medicinal and spiritual effects were becoming increasingly known, Pope Innocent VIII associated cannabis with the devil and forbade all intoxicants bar alcohol: under pain of torture and death. So, through fear, herbalism declined and died and knowledge of cannabis for medication and enlightenment passed from public memory. Yet, with hemp, just two centuries later, Europeanism set about conquering the world. For such a feat would have been impossible without hempen sail and rigging, oakum and clothing: where, in Africa and the East, Europeans rediscovered the medicinal and spiritual properties of cannabis. And with the Roman Church's monopoly on Truth fragmenting come the 41
sixteenth century, cannabis now became a central component in medicine, and favoured inspiration for many of our seminal writers and poets: William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Lord Byron, Alexander Dumas, Arthur Conan-Doyle, John Keats, Mary Shelley, Louisa May Alcott, Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll... An association across race, time and continents to the early twentieth century blues and jazz musicians and innovators emerging from slavery in the US: ... Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington ... who, together with cannabis, were set to become the targets of white supremacists in their quest for world domination. For sure, cannabis hemp was indispensable to humanity: our primary crop over ten millennia, but technology moves on and substitutes appeared: weaker, of poorer quality, but produced on grand scales through industrialisation, by companies eager to expand and control. For which cannabis hemp was unsuitable, growing as it does as a weed and more suited to self sufficiency and local processing. And worse, being a plant, beyond patent, therefore outside business control. Worse still for big business, as technology finally turned its attention towards cannabis hemp, it promised even greater diversity, strength, production and access for the common man. A wholly unpalatable prospect for corporate interests like Dupont, Hurst Newspapers, Big Cotton... with positions to protect, profits to be made and now intrinsically linked and intermarried with government and law enforcement. So began a propaganda campaign, to associate cannabis (aka marijuana) with violence and madness, and blacks and Latinos. 'Reefer Madness', 'Assassin of Youth' and countless fabricated horror stories flooded the popular media. Without foundation but to an ignorant public, and more importantly, ignorant politicians, most of whom were unaware marijuana was cannabis, cannabis hemp now became a menace that must be eradicated. Cannabis hemp was effectively outlawed through a tax act in 1937, and although it briefly had its praises sung once again in the early '40s, as no other crop could support the US war effort – when the Ministry of Agriculture produced the famed 'Hemp for Victory' (knowledge of which the government attempted to wipe from existence) – once the war was over hemp was again demonised. Only this time, because of Cold War paranoia, for precisely the opposite reason: cannabis did not make people violent: it made them pacifists! and therefore, as a consequence, less likely to participate in imperialist wars.
So henceforth cannabis hemp would disappear from history and corporate interests would fill the vacuum, alcohol would be promoted as authority's drug of choice and war could continue unabated. However, come the '60s, as black musicians and their music found increasing acceptance and bands like the Beatles and Stones ventured beyond the white middle classes for inspiration, western youth culture discovered for itself the delights and insights of cannabis. And still further, disillusioned soldiers returning from Vietnam also brought home cannabis, together with questions for which their government had no legitimate answers: only violence and repression. It was in this environment that Tricky Dickey, aka President Nixon, believing it was the pot smokers who were hampering his war games, commissioned a study into the health effects of cannabis, determined to find an excuse to ban cannabis outright: thus enabling him to crush antiwar protests. The Shafer report gave cannabis a clean bill of health, citing many of its positive qualities, so Dickey ditched the report and used Vietnam and the Cold War to criminalise users anyway. Under Reagan the ban became rigorously enforced. He had a particular dislike for kids who “read books, smoked marijuana and talked”, seeing them, one assumes, as somehow a threat to his established order, and the orders of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama... Yet, test after test and study after study have been commissioned on the health effects of cannabis, by governments and institutions worldwide and none have found anything significantly harmful. Indeed, what has become clear, although you will never hear it from the popular press, is how benign and beneficial cannabis is: in 10,000 years there is not one reported death due to cannabis use alone (compare that to the three million who die annually from tobacco smoking, or the hundreds of thousands who die annually from prescription drugs), and “one of the safest and most therapeutically active substances known to man”, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency's own law judge. The only exception being to children, whose brain development may possibly be influenced by excessive use of cannabis at a young age: until approximately fifteen.
This, in any rational, humane society, would lead to production monitoring, regulation and licensing, so cannabis was not available to children, potentially contaminated, or bred in secret, artificially, solely for the high. Instead, because of government policy, we have a black market, where dealers sell cannabis of unknown origin, potency or content to anyone, provided they have the cash: and in the process, offer them access to heroin, coke, crystal meth... This is government undermining the health, welfare and future of our progeny, undermining our trust, and consequentially undermining their very reason for existence. Why? Given the Cold War is now a memory, what makes cannabis hemp so absolutely, terribly dangerous that Truth must be purged from history and our children, our future, are but a minor sacrifice? The Trillion Dollar Crop As previously mentioned, as technology caught up with hemp, a world of new potential materialised. In 1938 'Popular Mechanics' prepared an article on Hemp called 'The Billion Dollar Crop', in which they stated hemp fibres could be converted into 5,000 products ranging from rope to lace and the remaining woody 'hurds' containing 70% cellulose, converted into 25,000 products ranging from dynamite to cellophane. This however was four score years ago. Technology has moved on, as has inflation. To a point where it would not unreasonable to see cannabis hemp as a Trillion Dollar crop. To give the briefest glimpse of hemp's potential: Fabric of any quality and consistency, from coarsest sackcloth to finest silk, without the need for pesticides or fertilisers, or, genetic modification: with twice the yield per acre of cotton, and at least three times its strength, absorbency, warmth and longevity. Plastics of every kind, from earplugs to aeroplanes, packaging to body parts: biodegradable, without poisonous by-products, toxic fumes or excess CO2. Finest bond paper that does not yellow or disintegrate through time, card and board, stronger and more enduring than wood pulp alternatives, renewable, sustainable: at five times the yield per acre of forest, and without producing acid rain.
For construction: hemp is ideal for fireproof insulation, and board made from hemp fibre has several times the tensile strength of wood-chip and can be fireproofed and weather proofed for walls and roofs. And, in time, given cannabis hemp's extraordinary strength to weight ratio, likely an ideal material for bridges and skyscrapers. For fuel: cannabis hemp produces more net biomass than any other plant on earth. With small adjustments in processing it can produce, ethanol, charcoal, tar, creosote... and has the potential to replace all fossil fuels: without pollution, as it does not require poisonous processing chemicals, or produce excess CO2. For food: hemp seed is the most nutritionally complete food on earth. Second only to soy in the plant kingdom as a protein source, but much higher for essential fatty acids, including Omega 3 and 6 oils and vitamins A and E, both powerful antioxidants: and, without genetic modification, pesticides or fertilisers. And medicine, for literally thousands of ailments and diseases: from cancer to glaucoma, MS to depression, obesity to AIDS... the list appears endless, with the likelihood of overdose: Zero. Cannabis hemp is also an excellent base for cosmetics, cleaning products, paints, varnish... Plus, cannabis hemp works in harmony with the environment, grows just about everywhere, without fertilisers or pesticides, is renewable, sustainable, and with its long tap root, ideal for ground reparation. All this from a plant anyone can grow in their garden! – sound too good to be true? The Most Dangerous Substance in the Universe As history is my witness, even without twentieth century technology, cannabis hemp has been interwoven with our evolution: From the spiritual gift of Shiva, the god Indra's favourite drink and nectar of the gods in Vedic symbolism and tradition, cannabis hemp spread across culture and continent as our first and primary fibre, be it for clothing, fishing, bow strings, cordage... and as medicine, acknowledged since before the written word across Asia, and, come the twentieth century an ingredient in 50% of all medicines. 45
Established as the best and most durable material for paper by the Chinese millennia past, and a jealously guarded secret, that did not find its way to Europe until the eighth century: upon which, by the light of hemp oil lamps, monks and scholars produced our most enduring texts. Artists painted with hemp oil paints on hemp canvas (canvas finding its entomological root in cannabis), and hempen rope and sail powered and steered Europe's mighty galleons as they set sail to conquer the earth. In the Americas, settlers set off to conquer the continent in canvas covered wagons and homesteads invariably cultivated a hemp patch. The original Levi jeans were made from hempen sailcloth, riveted, tough enough for the 49ers to load their pockets with gold. Hemp could hardly be more central to US culture. For, together with its hempen flag, the declaration itself was drafted on hemp paper, the 'Bill of Rights' was written on it, and president after president sung hemp's praises: George Washington: “Make the most of Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!” Thomas Jefferson: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of our country.” Abraham Lincoln: “Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp and playing my Honer [harmonica].” John Adams: “We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our consumption.” Sentiments continuing into the Twentieth Century where Henry Ford, the great industrialist, asked: “Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making or the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?” And finally, delving further into hidden history, one other use for this remarkable little weed. As settlers – Europe's poverty stricken oppressed – began their quest for independence, to undermine British sterling, hemp became recognised as an alternative currency for trade and taxation: a currency all could find value in. Indeed, hemp was still used to pay taxes long after Limey had been vanquished from the 'New World'. 46
A practice continued to this day by Buddhist monks: trading 'Nepalese Temple Balls' as their currency with the outside world. Plastic, paper, pharmaceuticals, fuel, food, fabric, finance, soil enhancer, pollution devourer, spiritual benefactor: cannabis hemp is a complete companion, and the answer to a prayer for our desperately beleaguered and polarised world. Cannabis hemp, together with its multitudinous material uses, also engenders balance and harmony, through its catalysing effects towards spirituality: and returning value to nature, where, in reality, it belongs. * But, the more one owns: property, status, ego, power..., the less one finds a taste or use for cannabis hemp. Silk for nobles, canvas for peasants, meat for the elite, gruel (originally hemp seed) for the surf, alcohol for society, grass for the outcast, materialism for the wealthy, spirituality for the poor. So through history, it was ever thus: hemp had its place, service, for the job at hand: functional, reliable, adaptable, and cheap – and everywhere. Shiva's gift to the wretched: sustenance, shelter and spirituality. Until now, where nature is outlawed. Outlawed, not for its danger to humanity, far from it, cannabis hemp could catalyse our saviour: but to the power hungry egotists who would own our world – and others besides. Cannabis hemp comes head-to-head with all of our world's most powerful corporations: oil, big pharma, big cotton, lumber, seeds and genetic modification, alcohol and tobacco, and the war machine. Furthermore, what government, after decades of dishonest and ill conceived laws that have destroyed the lives of millions (with law enforcement and private prisons now as powerful lobbying groups in their own right), could ever dare recognise their woeful error and duplicitous complicity in the persecution and attempted annihilation of God's greatest gift to humanity? So we are left with a world of poisonous chemical, genetically modified unnatural alternatives, dictated and dispensed by a handful of merchants and their whores defining our world order, who see power and wealth and expansion as primary objectives in themselves. A 47
world without balance or harmony, driven by materialism and insecurity, where all must remain hungry and all must remain fearful, forever: as fuel, for the insatiable engine of capitalism. To governments and corporations, and bankers: Cannabis Hemp is indeed, the most dangerous substance in the universe. A Personal Perspective: It is easy to become trapped in the brutality and injustices of our polarised, intolerant world, or overwhelmed by the sensory images that bombard us 24/7, together with the fragmented sound bites fed to us as Truth. A chaotic mass of apparently unrelated data, seemingly incoherent and disparate, yet nevertheless, designed to shape the thought and motivation of populations: hungry, fearful, clueless populations. Cannabis engenders dispassionate reflection and harmony with all. It diffuses blame with understanding, prompting us to stand back and consider the bigger picture, to take a holistic perspective: beyond the establishment narrative. Beyond little stories in boxes, couched in terms of 'good and evil', that invariably hide strategic and economic motivation and racial and religious bigotry, and consequences beyond the pocket story. In today's world, even to suggest such connections, brands one a psychotic, criminal, terrorist or some other such label, packaging the non-conformer as at odds with establishment order and establishment thinking. And this, to me, is where the true danger (and beauty) of cannabis lies: in smashing illusions, opening doors of perception – beyond the personal and possessive, beyond the immediate and simplistic, beyond the agenda driven bullshit defining parameters and perspectives – as a gateway to nature and the now, to being, and as the progenitor of question and a catalyst to wonder. Our tree of life, real life: imbuing holism and harmony, reflection and understanding, peace, and love. So, to those who would command, who would see our world owned and who would live off hate and the toil of others, Shiva's seminal offering truly is: the most dangerous substance in our universe.
Sources (video): The Union Run from the Cure The Hemp Revolution Magic Weed The Hemplands Conspiracy Hemp and the rule of Law The Medicinal use of Cannabis In Pot we Trust The Emperor of Hemp Hemp for Victory The History of Marijuana American Drug War, the Last White Hope (books/literature): Cannabis, a History Shiva, the Wild God of Power and Ecstasy The Forbidden Medicine The Emperor Wears no Clothes The Shafer report
A to Z of Hemp
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. Z.
Acetone, Antioxidants, AIDS Treatment, Anti-Depressant, Appetite Stimulant, Board, Bedding, Bandage, Bread, Bait (for fishing), Birdseed, Biomass, Canvas, Cellophane, Creosote, Charcoal, Cosmetics, Card, Cancer treatment, Cordage, Carpet, Candles, Concrete, Currency, Dynamite, Diet Supplement, Ethanol, Energy, Food, Fibre, Fuel, Gruel, Glaucoma Treatment, Housing, Harmony, Hammocks Inspiration, Insulation, Insomnia, Jazz, Jah, Joy, Knowledge, Kindness, Kindling Lubricant, Lighting Oil, Linen, Lace, Levis, Medicine, Money, Moisturiser, Multiple Sclerosis Treatment, Mind Expansion, Netting, Nepalese Temple Balls, Omega 3&6 Oils, Obesity Treatment, Oakum, Protein, Plastic, Paper, Paint, Painkiller, Packing, Packaging, Quilting, Quality of Life, Rope, Resin, Reggae, Seed, Spirituality, Sailcloth, Sackcloth, Salves, Soil Reparation, THC, Twine, Tar, Unction, Vitamins A&E, Varnish, Well-being, Wallpaper, Wax, Webbing, Xenophobia diminishment Yarn, Yoghurt, Zig-Zags (rolling papers), plus, Zillions of other uses and products...
Select Bibliography/Further Reading
Awareness – Anthony de Mello Summerhill – A. S. Neill The Forbidden Medicine – Lester Grinspoon The Emperor Wears no Clothes – Jack Herrer The Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan Watts The Holographic Universe – Michael Talbot The Vortex: Key to Future Science – David Ash Civilization, Society and Religion – Sigmund Freud Answer to Job – Carl Jung Profession of a Savoyard Priest – Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran Motorcycle Diaries – Che Guevara The Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe – Michael Schneider Bhagavad-Gita and: Krishnamurti, Deepak Chopra, James Lovelock, Adam Curtis, Roland Barthes, Bob Marley...
* Hobbes (and Kant (and most 'Enlightenment' philosophers)) would have us believe man is naturally violent and nature naturally hostile. However, if life in nature was so terrifying and hazardous, how come we spread so far? How come we are so dominant? How come we are not extinct? Was not nature a push-over, a doddle, once we had mastered fire? Really, the evidence is plain to see (well it was until a couple of centuries past). The European 'Enlightenment' crushed it where 'ere it trod: Africa, the Americas, Australasia. Humanity in harmony with its environment: still in their Garden of Eden. Not the stressed out, indebted, depressed, ever hungry, ever fearful, psychotic wrecks – drinking, gambling, whoring: driven by all manner of delusion, who validate 'Enlightened' society. i C G Jung – Answer to Job ii Ibid. p.104-5 iii From Rousseau's letter to Voltaire on Optimism
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