Let's Do It!!!
When I was born, Teilhard de Chardin wrote in 1945, "the inception of a second phase of human reflexion (this time not merely individual but collective), then it must mean that the phylum is reconstituting itself above our heads in a new form, a new ramification, no longer of divergence but of convergence; and consequently it is the Sense of Evolution which, suppressing the spirit of egoism, is of its own right springing to new life in our hearts, and in such a way as to counteract those elements in the forces of collectivization (centralization of gov't.) which are poisonous to Life."
76 years later, now, it is clearly taking form and aggregating. We, and many others are participating in this. I am not sure if it is the phylum which is chordates (animals with spinal chords), I see it as more to do with our species Homo Sapiens, sapiens refers to wise. We need to wisen up right now. It is obvious we have been collectively destroying our biosphere in which we depend on for life and that hasn't been very wise.
It is our basic underlying systems that have allowed for this and this is what needs to be immediately changed if we wish to save us from the looming extinction events; our methods of managing and organizing which we call government and which itself is governed by our economic system that underlies and undermines how we manage to get things done, if we wish to co-create a regenerative, ethical, and just world for all.
One relatively simple solution is to restructure they way we govern or organize from vertical to horizontal which is virtually incorruptible, by and for the people, more effective and efficient, and much more democratic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.
And come up with an economic system that incentivizes, cooperation, compassion, collaboration, kindness, integrity, ecological sensitivity, reciprocity and justice for all. There are many ideas out there.
The problems we face are extremely complex and multifarious and the best solutions are most elegant and viable when they are as simple as possible. There are so many great ideas that are out there, each in their own areas, i.e. regenerative agriculture, soil restoration ideas, localization, in transportation, open source tool making, etc. etc.
It seems obvious to me that we need to use the internet to organize all these disparate activities and projects in such a way that collaboration, organizing, and accessibility to innovations and best ideas are made easy as soon as possible. And while humanity wakes up to its implicit complicity of which most all of us are guilty of by allowing the daily atrocities for centuries (war, poverty, corruption, ecological destruction for examples) to persist and that all life has had to endure and begin to assume our proper role as humane, ethical beings and to see ourselves as a part of something greater than our individualistic identities, that is, a part of the web of life.
There may be some truth in that what is outside is a reflection of what is inside, though in some ways this may be simplistic, since in reality perhaps, it may be a bit more complicated than that and not so pat. In any case, it is clear that humanity must develop a far more profound understanding of who we really are than the individualistic one that living under capitalism has engendered.
It is all about self organizing and the question is can humanity organize in time to make the necessary systemic changes? utopiacornucopia.org
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