8f. Endpiece

I started ‘Not In My Name‘ with a discussion of the purpose of humans. To my mind human beings are a miracle. Billions of little blobs of consciousness on a random planet near a random star in an infinite Universe. The odds of us evolving into what we are and the tiny ‘window for life’ this planet allows are infinitessimally small.

We have evolved quite quickly and changed the conditions it took to nurture us into being. Many of us are stuck in a paradigm where the environment is our enemy, the earth is here to be dominated and conquered and only the fittest and meanest can survive. But many of us are also in the process of a Spiritual Renaissance, discovering for ourselves a place in the cosmos, a true meaning for our existence.

Unfortunately those who are stuck seem to be making the rules for us all. Governments first formed to protect and help people are now perpetrators of massive conflict. The UK and US governments are run by puppets and controlled by economic interests, the side-effects of which are killing our planet.

Our sovereignty and personal freedoms have been sold. We are all in massive financial debt. Through the dishonesty of the financial institutions we are all told that austerity, limit, hardship are the norm. The pirates have taken over and are plundering everything, destroying our air, our water, our food, our privacy, our ability to evolve as spiritual beings in a physical universe.

Democracy at a national level has become a lie, a circus to make us think we still have some choice in the matter of being governed. The ‘free market’ rules and creates massive oppression globally, hurting most the people least able to protect themselves from its ingress.

The system is so ingrained it perpetrates its lies though every institution, enforcing the norms through both legislation and myths of ‘normative behaviour’, even though our written and spoken language, designed to control and keep people willing servants of the system without question.

But people are waking up. The uneasy feelings of cognitive dissonance are becoming normal as people compare what they think and what they are led to believe, with what they see. Although hundreds of thousands are now awake, it is still not enough to reach the tipping points and make the change a global one.

On the one hand, species extinction, environmental breakdown, disease and climate chaos caused by a culture of wetikos mindset, and on the other, people waking from their sleep and finding they are in an entrenched system incapable of change, a leviathan taking us all to the precipice. In the middle, billions of sleepers and deniers. People want change but don’t seem able to change themselves.

How can our corrupted democracies be changed? There seems no slack in the system for such change. The archaic, blundering, inefficient and plain crooked governments we have would be more effective with just a random lottery of people placed in power. A complete change is needed. The time has come for people to represent themselves through a directly participative democracy. The technology to manage this in an Age of Communication is at hand.

It would seem a time of chaos is unavoidable as the socio-economic system we have has its death-grip on us all, just as nature comes in to bat. We need to resist the control, detach from being governed by refusing to accept their false narratives, contrived for control. We are not just part of culture – we are part of nature too and rediscovering our relationship with it takes us out of their control. Re-wilding has become an over-used term already and it means much more than just planting stuff. It means re-establishing a relationship with nature and living in a way that doesn’t destroy it.

There are many ways to detach and resist but those of us who are awake need to work with each other. There are many opportunities for governing ourselves to starve out the hungry ghosts who have taken over running our world. There are already systems in place for money, exchange, sharing, making food and homes, rediscovering a love of being that brings us closer to finding our real purpose as walking miracles, as humans.

All of the answers we need are with us already. Do we endorse a world that protects life or one that destroys life? Do we work for a civilisation that values money and materialism or one that values the complex, interwoven ecosystems that underpin our life and growth on this wondrous planet?

Make your choice now and act accordingly, because your national government has abdicated responsibility.

Not in My Name