The Time of Testing?
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Tue Jun 22 01:05:11 BST 2010
Timely what with the US and EU imposing sanctions on Iran.
Russia's Medvedev raps EU, US sanctions against Iran
As an armada of US battleships and aircraft
carriers sails through Suez into the Red Sea.
Richard Cook weaves together so many modern connundrums here
The Time of Testing Is Here
By Richard C. Cook
While skeptics mockingly point out that the end
of the world has been prophesized over and over
again for centuries with nothing happeningthe
latest being Y2K, they say, and another likely
bust coming up when the calendar hits 2012its
obvious that mankind faces an increasingly unsustainable future.
The worlds economic, technological,
agricultural, and political systems are breaking
down. While the causes are debated, its certain
that the human assault on the natural world has
wiped out vast numbers of species and polluted
the land, the air, and the oceans. After the past
100 years of history, with two world wars and
low-grade but vicious warfare going on almost
continuously somewhere in the world since World
War II ended, it seems impossible for human
beings to live together in a state of harmony
either among ourselves or with the planet we call home.
Are we at the end of the age?
In social life, the overriding characteristic of
our era is the increasing division in the world
between haves and have-nots, masters and slaves,
controllers and controlled, rich and poor. The
power of the wealthiest class of people has never
been so great. The weapons of mass destruction
theyand the armed forces who work for
themmonopolize have the force to destroy the earth many times over.
Teachings of peace, tolerance, charity, which
have always received lip service, lack efficacy.
Such teachings increasingly count for nothing.
Organized religion, done in by its own
transgressions and lack of transformative
potency, rarely even attempts to make a stand for
justice or persuade nations to forego war.
The people at the very top of the heap have been
those Western financial magnates, especially from
the Anglo-American-Zionist empire and the
European Union, who control banking, industry,
investment, and credit. The world is run by an
international financial elite and their
subordinates in government, corporations,
academia, the military, and the media. This elite
have plunged billions of people and the nations
they inhabit into astronomical levels of debt.
They are the controllers who live off the fat of
the land, skimming the cream of science and
industry through usury on money they create out
of thin air through financial monopolies granted
or at least tolerated by the politicians whose
strings they pull. No longer leaders of the
popular will, the political classes of all
Western nations, most particularly the United
States, are servants of private financial and corporate interests.
The controllers realize how tenuous stability has
become. So they seem to have embarked on a
worldwide consolidation of power, using every
tool available from the fields of electronic
surveillance and social engineering to enhance
their dominance. Nations not entirely under their
control, such as Russia and China, are tagged as
adversaries and surrounded with military bases.
The controllers are suspected of having vowed
among themselves that the existing world
population of almost seven billion human beings
cannot be allowed to continue. A large portion of
the human herd must be culled, an action that now
appears to be underway with the worlds resources
increasingly passing into the hands of centralized financial interests.
But this will not necessarily fend off the even
larger disaster that threatens mankind. For the
controllers themselves also inhabit the earth. No
man is an island. What threatens the least of
Gods creatures threatens them as well.
The perspective of the controllers is therefore
incomplete. What it leaves out are human freedom,
aspiration, and spirituality. It also leaves out
nature and natures laws. Further, it leaves out
God, whatever we mean by that word, still knowing
that there is something or someone who is the
ultimate creative force. Perhaps these most
materialistic elements of humanity are not quite
as sharp as they think they are in trying to
erect a fortress against the universe in order to save themselves.
For instance, they have not yet found a way to
negate the law of cause and effect: As ye sow,
so shall ye reap. An example is the BP oil
catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico caused by
negligence in addressing pre-existent problems in
a manner reminiscent of the space shuttle
Challenger disaster of 1986. Both events exposed
the pride of man as mere dust. Disasters may also
be lying in wait due to genetically-modified
seeds laced with pesticides where crop failures
or the appearance of super-resistant insects could lead to mass starvation.
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