In recent years there have been changes in our world. Nature is starting to take a different course lately. Some of these changes have been on its own, and some have of course been with a little help from the finger of man. And no, this isn’t an expose’ on Global Warming. While the Right denies changes, the Left would have us enslaved and oppressed under a rash of unwanted and unnecessary rules and regulations. With humans, it is all too often about greed
The changes are global: weather, plants, animals, insects and even man him/herself. To man, the changes have been not only bodily, but in attitudes, politics, and in most every other way you can imagine. there’s no way I can cover all of these in one article, but here are a few for thought.
Over the last few years we have been reporting changes in the heavens. But even though these changes have been remarkable, the changes here on good ole’ earth have been incredible. First a few of the changes in nature. The one that struck me quite sharply was something called Colony Collapse Disorder; so called by the “experts”. This issue really came to the public’s awareness in 2007. However the problem has really been building up for several years. For years beekeepers were reporting 5 to 15% loss. In the early 90’s the numbers went up to 35% and these last couple of years the number went to as much as 90% loss. And no matter what you’ve heard about the reason for the demise, scientists do not have a good handle on why. At least not a public handle. The real problem is that the bees play an integral part in the food chain. While fools debate the validity of a quote attributed to Einstein that man would perish four years after bees disappear, it is a fact that crops would suffer and a likely famine would ensue. Could we stop that – I don’t know.
Another, related to the food chain issue is our – I mean certain men’s – meddling with the genetics of our food. Perhaps this is why bees are dying. In our need to provide “efficient” food for the masses we have created a situation in which we are destroying ourselves. Some of the smallest things we can see in our reality are seeds. How precious they are. They are “life” to living things. Not only saving nourishment do they provide, but they beautify the earth. Quoting a blog entry by Joya Parsons (here), “In the past century, world agriculture has lost 75% of its genetic diversity to globalization, standardization and monoculture farming; 95% of the tomato varieties that existed in 1909 have become extinct; 91% of corn – gone. In addition, 95% of the cabbage varieties your great-great grandma grew have been consigned to oblivion.” She goes on to state the devastation of the 1840’s potato famine and the 1970’s near loss of corn due to a lack of diversity that nature has always provided for us.
But now the hand full of agriculture companies that control all of the world’s food, are playing god with our survival. Soy is almost entirely genetically engineered. And soy is in “everything”! Not only have these companies been actively trying to change the physical qualities of our food, they have done it with a political end in mind. To control the food of the world.
Other losses I would like to mention are related directly to human beings. While immorality, crime and other examples of the human dark side have always existed, the pronouncement of these has dramatically increased over the past few decades. I’m not going to carry this argument further. Statistics and examples are plentiful and very “findable”, if you so desire. Not only blue collar crime, but especially white collar crime, such as recent years absconding with retirement monies and savings, ruining the retirement of hard working American citizens. And this is not to mention the use of political position to gain money, power and sex.
The big hubbub today (and very popular tout) is Global Warming. If you want to be in the “In” group, you better be “Green”! But these fools worry about CO2 in the air (a naturally occurring product of natural processes) and what kind of car you drive. Believe me (or not), there are larger fish to fry. Every alien abductee is warned that man must protect the earth or it will perish. Well… to be blunt, aliens lie. Remember that for future reference! However the beauty of claiming that Global Warming is ruining the planet is that it induces people to avoid the real reasons that the earth is under danger of ruin.
The actual ruin of the earth is being crafted by greed coupled with the powerful effects of hubris and egomania. The previously mentioned agriculture companies are a good example. Another good example is the pharmaceutical companies. I have no problem with big business trying to make honest monies. My problem is reckless abandonment of morals and ethics. As in the case of pharmaceutical and household chemical companies, at any cost they produce medicines that make people sicker and destroy our water.
“A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans…” Associated Press
Clarity is the hallmark of truth. Before you think that all is well in the world or before you join the “green against Global Warming” fiasco, get the clear truth. I’ve only touched on the very surface of this issue. As I said in the previous post, everything is connected. This issue is closely related to all that we discuss on this page. As you read further and liten to the podcasts, you will see how one issue effects and is tied to the other. Thank you for reading.