By Julian Rose
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The chaos we see around us every day is not arbitrary chaos. It is organized chaos.
It results from the fact that almost no one wants to take responsibility for their own lives and for the larger life of the planet and the biosphere.
Therefore, those whose desire is to control – fill the vacuum.
Everyone wants someone else to ‘take responsibility.’
They believe that their ‘freedom’ would be lost if they themselves took responsibility for the consequences of their actions.
Imagine: take responsibility for the way food is produced, for your health and the health of planetary ecosystems. Suddenly – no shopping at the supermarket. Supermarkets destroy food, the environment, the soil in which food is grown, and human health.
All because – like all global corporations – they put profit and power ahead of people, ecology and the well-being of all living things.
So no more supermarket shopping – what’s next?
Take a responsible stand on EMF/RMF pollution – and suddenly – no cell phone!
Radiating yourself and those around you with electromagnetic waves is designed to ensure the continued deterioration of the health of all concerned – including the environment in which we live.
There are thousands of peer-reviewed scientific publications supporting this thesis.
Adopt a responsible attitude toward healthy living? The list is too long, but let’s start with reducing dependence on pharmaceuticals. Big Pharma is the richest killer in the world. Do we want to support it and kill ourselves at the same time?
Take a responsible position towards the leadership of your country – and suddenly you are amazed to find that no one meets the criteria needed for wise and responsible leadership. They are all power-hungry careerists.
And so on, and so forth…
The chaos we see around us has – more than most people would like to admit – a lot to do with ourselves. We are addicted to ‘passing the buck’.
So what do we do when there is an actual loss of what we call ‘our basic freedoms’ – our customary way of life?
We curse the government we ourselves elected – and demand another.
This ‘other’ is always worse than the previous one. Have you noticed?
And yet we keep dreaming – it MUST be better.
It is this – our delusional state of mind – that allows criminals to reach the highest positions of power.
It is so easy for them. They see that very few want to take responsibility for their lives – for life – so they fill that vacuum.
And then suddenly war breaks out. Everyone is desperately trying to figure out – who is responsible for this war?
They find every possible answer except the one that says: “we are”.
We who have turned away from taking responsibility for the life we inherited on this planet.
Julian Rose is a an organic farmer, writer and international activist.
He is co-founder of The Hardwick Alliance for Real Ecology (HARE) and President of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside: www.julianrose.info
Absolutely love it. I gave talks and classes on this long ago and recently.