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"A Potential View" of today's events
The End of Circles
For people to govern themselves they must have the tools of governance. They must have knowledge of how to participate in governance and they must be taught the importance of doing so. This knowledge must be exact because when it is excessive or when it lacks things that are crucial to the task, it is counterproductive. It is a delicate crucial balance but it is easily taught by the purveyors of honesty and candor. Accomplish this and will come true freedom ... the end of circles.
If it be for individual and minute circumstances that we feel the need to sacrifice for entitlement, what be required for the group, a nation, race or religion perhaps? Could or would this need move mankind into conflict and wars even; to detonate a nuclear device; perhaps to engage in genocide and mass destruction?
A point of interest: will man carry this requirement with him as he advances space, inhabits the planets extending our species to other galaxies and into the distant future? This be so, if he organizes into planet federations and maybe even solar systems? Would he at this time still feel this need for bloodletting and if he does will he then blow up planets and solar systems to satisfy his need for release and fracas? If no, what will we learn that will prevent this mode of thinking?
Our current survival strategies are not geared to the larger topic outlined above but to answer two smaller questions. First, who is most suited to survive, the higher order of man or the “lowly” insect, for example? Second, within the order of the human species, would those best suited to survive be the ones who are “well off” and who are most able or would the likely survivors be the non-descript, the invisible poorest of the poor? Such queries will be seen as excuses for our shortsightedness as we crest the frontiers of space. A less narrow and truer solution would query further into the future.
As the world gets smaller we have acquired from developing nations a bounty of ideas and I hope I have the opportunity in future letters to express some of them. The one I bring up here and that is familiar to most of us is that many of the solutions to our problems can be found simply in nature. For example, many effective medicines can be found in plants and the best use of easily obtainable minerals and elements. Simplifying our lifestyle also acts as a preventative health measure as we walk and exercise more and we lean towards simple unprocessed natural foods. From these things we have learned that conservation of our environment is crucial for plant life, the animals we depend on and ourselves directly, to maintain our existence. Therefore we have learned from developing models that the very way we think of and view our environment, the world and the universe is important.
Because this, in recent years has added another variable to our "progress equation" we might reconsider what we call progress and evolution. If we do, it will divide us into two groups; those who already understand things such as preventative health, ecology or conservation and are on the right path, and those who have to see and experience what is important for themselves. The latter seems to be our present mindset and it is a young mindset but mankind is a young species compared to the age of our planet and our solar system. The query should be, what will it take for all man to get to on the right path to meaningful evolution? The solution would appear to be the measure of reason and pragmatism compared to our faith in sacrifice and suffering that would evolve into a more efficient and productive balance. This model of combining both strategies more effectively would have the effect of slowing us down a little but it may also give us a better view to where we are heading. Too, these things would give us a newer perspective on nature's governance and importantly show us that nature will take what she requires in a more exact and timely way than we now give her credit for.
The problem is that our thinking as demonstrated is constrained and so what we are doing now is less productive than we think. For many people, useful things and ideas that do not stimulate our base senses are denied, go unnoticed and are underutilized. They are crucial however if we are to use the word progress.
A New Paradigm
For true progress to occur we must abandon this partial, narrow thinking for a better newer more inclusive understanding of things. Our present view is too narrow and omits ideas and solutions vital for growth and progress inviting us to create biases and divisions between people, ideas and things. Conclude if you will that this could be man’s greatest flaw because as it supports our prejudices it prevents us from solving problems which linger on for centuries and threaten to be humankind's undoing. What could we be doing now if we weren’t fighting wars over issues dating back centuries to an earlier existence?
There are many people including scholars who are expressing the need for a new paradigm. Within this theme might be the idea that religion is good but its best 'import' is how we would manifest it into our lives. Instead, if we are open to ideas, religion may lead us to a multitude of themes that are beneficial and if we are fortunate will lead us into the eons as it has led us through the centuries to where we are now. If not, imagine in the year 4015, mankind blowing up a solar system because men haven’t learned to get along or just as bad, to ensure entitlement.
Some individuals express that such is the nature of man and that it is not to be denied or changed. If that is true it would follow that we will never reach those eons and inhabit space because our current survival strategy won't allow us to. It is again that narrow and constrained view that inhibits our growth and progress causing us to unnecessarily and severely narrow our options and so our progress. With regard to religion, consider that it like nature, is more amiable to progress than we give them credit for.
As such thinking makes the case that inhabiting space far into the future may never happen it explains our present fatalistic trends. We are wandering once more towards servitude. We are experiencing an excessive reliance and preoccupation with materialism; drugs and chemical enhancement; technology and the many varieties of abuse including human and faith abuse. Importantly such thinking is circular. Our current events and history prove this and when it is not it explains Armageddon and "The End of Days" as expressed in the Bible. Without contradicting these and other religious views, a book could be written that would read; Centuries of Struggle with Untold Depths of Strife and Pain – All that just to get Here So We can Do It All Over Again.
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Leslie Lox, author
Henry ‘Butch’ Williams and Leslie Lox principals of Nigel and Loxy Publishing
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