Tuesday, June 11, 2013


The spectacle of social, financial and political chaos throughout the world gives rise to this thought: the systems of government with which we have experimented in the past couple of centuries have proven ineffective.  Capitalism has run its course.  Communism has run its course.  We are now indisputably the ungovernable.  We have proved we are incapable of governing ourselves; we will not accept governing by others.  We will have to devise some new way in which we can all live together and govern ourselves, or we are fated to go the way of every other living species that has failed to survive.  Are we up to the task?  Ask Luka.


CHI SPHERE said...

If the singularity is near and the internet can stay afloat long enough to keep intelligent communities connected without excessive governance of it's content or collective intentions then we have a chance to transform. If not then it's going to get real bumpy very fast.

Yes we are at the tipping point of commitment and awareness. Most of the educated populations in the world realize that the corporate pirates have manipulated the food chain, the world economies, the rule of law and our present sources of fuel.

Much of what has been taught as history is bunk and propaganda. We are as always looking for truth but it is so illusive in a corporate mass mediated climate that we have difficulty being sure that what we know is real or constant.

If I was a praying man I'd start praying hard!

robin andrea said...

I can't remember if I've posted this Gary Snyder poem here before. Well, even if I have, it's always good to re-read it.

For The Children

The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us.
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

--Gary Snyder

PeterAtLarge said...

Thanks, Gary, as always.

And yes, Robin... A poem worth repeating, and remembering!

yerstin melo said...

“For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. (Matthew 24:7-8)
Besides wars, from 1914 onward, famine, pestilence, earthquakes, and violence have escalated to an unprecedented degree worldwide. Sadly, in spite of advanced science and technology, mankind is totally helpless when it comes to solving these difficult problems. All of this proves beyond any doubt that since 1914, the sign Jesus gave regarding the time of the end is right before our eyes. Jesus Christ has begun ruling in the invisible heavens. The world has entered its time of the end!