July 10, 2011
Is There An Enemy?
Corrupt political parties, greedy capitalists, and secret societies have all been fingered as the cause of the world's most pressing problems. There is a whole lot of blame leveled at such groups deemed "responsible" for the state of the planet. But if we are looking for the enemy, we might start by looking in the mirror.
Increasing wealth has been our Soma, and we have been asleep at the wheel for decades. While we have been distracted by shiny things everything seems to have been lurching toward a precipice we should have seen coming for years.
No one forced us to buy SUVs and 5000 sq ft houses. No one forced us to fly all over the place on exotic annual vacations that at one time not so long ago where once in a lifetime vacations. No one force fed us fast and processed GMO fake foods until our health was threatened. No, it is that face in the mirror that did all that.
Not that individual consumers can be blamed for everything. There are those that are pushing agendas of evil. But they can only succeed as long as we support them with our money and our silence.
Perhaps there is no enemy here, only crazy humans making mistakes. However, if so it is time to admit the mistakes, learn from them, and then work toward rectifying them. How do we do this?
We can start by looking in the mirror and asking about the mistakes we may be making in our own lives, perhaps without even realizing it. Once discovered, we can try to do the right thing and make changes accordingly.
And if we are all working together, there is no enemy.