Zero Hedge sometimes has an uncanny way of mirroring my mind.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/24/2014 22:32 -0400
I confess, with both my Venus and my Mercury in structural, status-quo Capricorn, I much prefer nice, tidy “solutions” to messy problems. Plus, despite my self-image as a person who thinks for herself, I don’t. Indeed, I’m still caught in archetypal unconscious patterns loaned to me by the invisible, powerful, and nearly impenetrable murky gunk that has hold of all of us, those Collective Unconscious patterns we humans have probably inherited through centuries, if not millennia.
How this “collective unconscious” works out in practice now? For me? Well, I’m one of those who tends to “love Putin,” seeing him as a hero in the usual archetypal duality story of dueling good and evil. The inner programming to do this — to find at least one person whose motives and purity put him or her “above the fray” and who then, as a sort of “deus ex machina,” can and will pull us out of whatever machinations we have advertently or inadvertently gotten ourselves into — is, apparently, within the murk of the 90% of my own murky mind that I still haven’t thrown the light of awareness upon, still utterly intact. Yuck!
This morning blogger Laura Bruno emailed me a piece about Putin that made me pause.
Also making me pause, its source, the New American, a magazine of the John Birth Society. Okay, Ann, so it’s right-wing. So what? It’s still mighty interesting and provocative. The notion of “regional cooperation” fits right into what I know about Agenda 21, that eventually top-down centralized “order” that gradually and subtly locks in “bottom-up” approaches, yep, into a New World Order, that as usual, and forever, benefits the few instead of the many and all under the guise of the pius-sounding phrase “sustainable development.”
Hmmm. And now, I see a new article on the same subject, also in the New American.
This kind of perspective dovetails with some of the posts I’ve read on JC Collins, philosophyofmetrics blog, from which I’ve gained the idea that those of us see BRICS, for example, as an alternative to the World Bank/IMF western bankster powers, don’t recognize that it’s really just the next dialectical step in the inevitable unification and centralization of economies into a single currency world-wide.
So, let me repeat once again, the issue is centralization (no matter how disguised) versus decentralization (no matter how messy and sporadic and hard to fathom). Get local, planet yourself into our good Mother, and stay there! And that includes local sources of power. And local currencies, other ways of ensuring mutuality in exchange. Trading. Sharing. Gifting. DYI. All kinds and in all ways! Above all, work hard and have fun!
Thousands upon thousands of networked, busy, cooperative communities rather than a single, isolating, ruthless, competitive one. Oh, and did I mention joy rather than fear? Of course, it will take time. But how much time? How much time do we have before we blow ourselves up in one way or another?
Of course we will need to maintain or create some centralized “laws,” for example, that we all agree to drive on the same side of the street if we don’t want to run into each other! — but how many do we really need? How much centralization is necessary on a networked, garden planet? For that is what we must and shall become. Everywhere, abundance. Everywhere, the souls of our beautiful selves mutually and responsively interdependent with the soil of our beautiful planet.