Have you ever wondered if maybe we are all living in parallel worlds? Worlds that exist side-by-side, are equally real, and remarkably distinct from each other? As long as there is no interface, both can continue to live calmly (the 1%) or chaotically (the 99%) in their own bubbles.
But of course, our seemingly separate worlds do, sometimes, collide. And what results? Ultimately, an explosion of growth and creativity. That’s why we say, in permaculture, that “the edges are where the action is.” That’s why, back in 2011, I was so interested to see those places where the world of the police intersected and even joined with the world of Occupy protestors.
And that’s why current whistleblower stories are so fascinating. These are folks who come up to the inside edge of the world they are living in, and, with great conscience, courage and imagination, let go of their “comfort zone” to pop beyond into the unknown.
In case you were wondering what the cultural tone of the world that would conduct endless wars for Empire looks and feels like, take a gander at this article, posted on alternet by Max Blumenthal, a journalist I presume under deep cover, at a recent conference.
“A project of the Aspen Institute, the Security Forum brought together the key figures behind America’s vast national security state, from military chieftains like Mattis to embattled National Security Agency Chief General Keith Alexander to top FBI and CIA officials, along with the bookish functionaries attempting to establish legal groundwork for expanding the war on terror.”