Meanwhile Wikileaks is exposing the excesses being committed in Afghanistan. The Washington Post has shown how extensive the “national security state” intelligence apparatus has become. Mainstream newspapers are starting to re-assume their watchdog role in a free society, though there is a very long way to go.
Of course the Afghan and Iraqi wars are simply the largest false-flag operations that we’ll hear about, short of dropping a nuke on Iran, which won’t happen. There is nothing just or legitimate about those two wars, no angle from which they can be justified, and the sooner they are ended the better.
And Earth changes are drowning us in sorrow as an entire nation (Pakistan) is brought to grief, while we can only helplessly look on.
What have we to look forward to? What are we building, never mind seeing destroyed or actively tearing down?
Can we suggest a vision that focuses our attention on the future rather than on the gloomy present?
Yes, we can. What we are building, in the words of a man you know I staunchly admire (Werner Erhard), is a world that works for everyone, with no one left out. (1)
When I first heard those words from Werner, I lit up. We never built that world back in 1980 but it has remained a vision that has endlessly inspired me.
I don’t think it’s possible to build such a world in the Third Dimension, but it is in the Fourth and the Fifth, and that’s where we’re headed.
In such a world, no one will go hungry or thirsty or homeless. No one will serve another, not as a slave that is. No one will be molested or raped or tortured. The thought would never occur to us.
In such a world, we’ll refrain from any action that would harm another and look actively for those actions that will benefit all. Our attention won’t be on our own survival, or the growth of our possessions, or recognition for ourselves over others.
We are headed for a world that works for everyone, with no one left out. So as this dross, and grime, and grit falls away, please keep in mind our goal. We are shaking off our chains and freeing the rest of the prisoners as well. We are turning our backs on predatory capitalism, racism, and all other imprisoning “isms.” We are walking out of the cave and into the sun.
Yes, we need to chronicle the fall of the controllers, but that’s not our final destination. Our final destination, on this circle of the merry-go-round, is a world in which everyone thrives and no one suffers, everyone realizes their full potential and no one is sold short.
(1) “Each of us has the opportunity, the privilege, to make a difference in creating a world that works for all of us.” (Werner Erhard, A World That Works, 1980, cited at https://www.worldthatworks.org/.)
“Transformation does not negate what has gone before it; rather, it fulfills it. Creating the context of a world that works for everyone is not just another step forward in human history; it is the context out of which our history will begin to make sense.” (Werner Erhard – A Shot Heard Round the World: A World that Works for Everyone at https://www.scribd.com/doc/143329822/Werner-Erhard-A-Shot-Heard-Round-the-World-A-World-that-Works-for-Everyone.)
See also Werner Erhard, The Hunger Project: The End of Starvation. Creating an Idea Whose Time has Come. San Francisco: Hunger Project, n.d., p. 3.