Wars, plundering and societal (un-)sustainability
At the beginning of 2022, at the end of two surreal years, we are faced with one more attempt to plunder what is left on the chessboard. The “leaders” are throwing themselves on the last pawns that could give them a semblance of sovereignty. But it blows up the rest of the chessboard with billions of people becoming the butt of the joke.
Imagine the Titanic tilted at 45 degrees, and the crew and captain looting whoever is left on deck. That’s where we are.
Those billions of people, the fools, are us. We are only interesting for this “crew” if we pay our taxes and walk straight. Except that the model in which we are registered, in which we participate with our efforts and taxes, extractive and selfish, has sounded its death knell for decades - whether we like it or not. A general failure on all levels.
We are faced with a sandbox full of frightened children, because the sand they play in has become quicksand. We sink and suffocate in it. Childish behaviour of so-called “leaders” will just accelerate collapse of their own system.
The only valid option today:
(1) recover our sovereignty, and
(2) go to the margins, to dry land, to co-construct something else, together. Islands of resilience.
And, above all, not to participate in this last war of egos that will have no winner.
What kind of life do we really want?
With whom do we want to build it?
On the basis of what values, rules of the game and fundamentals?
Let’s gather those who want to, on the margins of this quicksand, on firm and fertile ground, in alliance with those wonderful people stuck in this old system which is sinking, but who really want to bring “something else”, something really interesting.
Let’s create together these unlikely alliances, and weave a web that will allow to “bridge” these dead ends.
Prof. Michel A. de Kemmeter