"All the world's a stage we pass through." - R. Ayana

Monday, 9 March 2009

New Paradigms for a New Paradise: Everything We Were Taught Is Wrong

New Paradigms for a New Paradise
Everything We Were Taught Is Wrong

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When I was a child everyone knew that human brain cells didn’t regenerate, and cavities couldn’t heal in children’s teeth; but they do now, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Only a few years ago everyone knew that genes were fixed and unchangeable in your body, and that your DNA didn’t alter in response to environmental effects; it does now.

Stem cells can grow your organs back in situ and heal almost all degenerative diseases, free energy technologies exist which have been ruthlessly suppressed for decades, there’s plenty of life in space, psychic abilities including telepathy and telekinesis have been shown to be real, we live in a nested series of multiverses - and there are many, many other reasons why almost everything you were taught in school beyond the ‘three Rs’ is partially correct at best, and is likely to be completely wrong.

People still believe that space is a vacuum, even though we’ve long been aware that it’s a highly charged medium filled with a plethora of energetic particles, waves and fields.

A generation ago the oldest artefacts of full-blown Central American civilizations were deemed to be around a thousand years old. New evidence has emerged that these advanced societies were extant over thirteen thousand years ago; yet we’re still taught that ‘civilization’ began when cavemen crawled from their holes to build Jericho. Even though ample evidence of steel-using societies exits to show that the Iron Age began at least eleven thousand years ago (preserved in what is now the Black Sea and Turkey, among other places), outdated views of ancient history are still being taught.

The widely acknowledged unhistorical lies of all religions –including Christianity, Judaism and Islam – remain gospel to hundreds of millions of deluded people. These fundamental falsehoods continue to hoodwink humankind and blind people to the truths of the new paradigms emerging all around us – and to our own true potential.

Many foods, chemicals and drugs which societies prescribed for their citizens only a generation ago are deemed crazily toxic today. Many ideas that were regarded as gospel for millennia have been swept aside in just a couple of decades. Until the advent of the internet, broader perspectives and broadened minds were difficult to achieve; the world was even more of a dysfunctional set of competitive and mutually suspicious tribes than it is today. More and more people can see that the emperor has no clothes and entire populations are learning to think for themselves.

Until a generation ago it was considered natural for women in ‘developed’ countries to stay at home to raise children and feed their men, who trooped off all day, every day as the primary wage earners. Unwed mothers were social pariahs and fatherless children were regarded as a sub-class of humans. Even more recently, homosexuality was considered a heinous crime in many ‘advanced’ nations. Many mental illnesses were often ‘treated’ with lobotomies or electro-shock ‘therapy’ and homelessness was a crime.

The death penalty was widespread a generation ago, along with rampant unreported rape and unspeakably common pedophilia - acts which regimentally-minded control freak cultures preferred to leave unexamined and unspoken. Rape within marriage wasn’t considered a crime, and a woman’s property was subject to being summarily confiscated by her husband. People customarily turned a selectively blind eye to all sorts of unconscionable behaviour, and daily drunkenness was a normal regimen for millions.

Children were regularly hit by adults; bullying and sexual harassment were unavoidable in most schools and workplaces. Violence was often ignored, and regarded as unavoidable in many circumstances; domestic violence was a taboo topic. Bloodsports were common and socially sanctioned, while safety equipment and the development of safe practices and procedures in sports, schools and workplaces was almost unheard of.

The choice of foods was abysmal a generation ago, when the excesses of the agro-chemical industry were already well established and poisons were ubiquitous and virtually unavoidable. Societies stuck to the limited range of foods their parents had introduced them to, and nutrition was haphazard and poorly understood. Alternative healing was used only by a discerning few and healthy foods were viewed with suspicion and contempt by the co-opted consumerist majority.

Only a generation ago, people were usually old and tired at fifty-five or sixty and considered themselves to be very lucky if they lived to be sixty-five or seventy.

Politicians were widely respected and their word was commonly believed. Many citizens were rabidly nationalistic in nations that huddled under nuclear umbrellas, in fear of a mythical Cold War’s shadow. Many believed that theirs was the last generation and that a sky fairy would be on their side in an imagined final war that would destroy the entire world – a conflagration which many ‘religious’ people actually longed to witness.

We’re still largely blind to the craziness of today’s civilization and blissfully ignorant of the unnecessary poisons and dis-eases we inflict upon ourselves every day, in every way. Underarm deodorants and tight bras cause breast cancer. Most cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and conditioners contain dangerous chemicals, and toxins easily pass through your skin into your bloodstream; with many chemicals, your skin is more permeable than your gut. Vaccines are laden with mercury, formaldehyde and other poisons that shouldn’t be allowed near adult bloodstreams, let alone those of growing children. Most meat, eggs and dairy products contain hormones and dangerous levels of a range of chemicals. Processed meats (including salami and devon, corned beef and cabanossi) are downright lethal, and microwave ovens and mobile phones are unsafe to use. Fifteen poisons are routinely sprayed on almost all food crops.

Most plastics contain hormone disrupting compounds which damage fertility and health in women and men. When the aromatic compounds in unleaded petrol pass through a catalytic converter they create nerve gas that permeates entire cities with a low-level numbing poison. Small amounts of radioactive waste are added to other metals in order to dispose of the stuff – in spoons, forks and knives, among other things – even in ‘developed’ countries like the USA. Radioactive uranium is used for ammunition in machine guns and howitzers, polluting the soil with a lethal element for billions of years to come. The ‘safety levels’ for pesticides, herbicides, radioactivity and most toxic chemicals are ludicrously inaccurate, and synergistic effects -  when more than one chemical is introduced into the environment or your body to mix and blend - create unprecedented and unpredictable problems. Just off the top of my head I could go on, and on, and on…

Modern society has surrounded itself with so many threats to life and health that it’s little wonder most people choose to exist in a state of denial. Many simply cannot believe that almost everything they touch, eat, drink or put on their bodies is a poison that’s slowly killing them. Most cannot bear to contemplate the fact that the simple wisdoms of Taoists, Wiccans, Animists and hippies - who have always avoided the sophisticated pseudo-luxuries of city-hives in favour of natural climes, entertainments and nourishments – are the sanest paths to follow. Most people cannot conceive giving up their addiction to toxic consumerism and living with the natural, living, breathing, growing world – and insecure cities swell to the point where they become totally unlivable, while the forests need replanting and the ravaged land needs the healing caress of a billion nurturing hands.

 
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We’ve come a long way – and yet almost everything still taught in schools is wrong or misguiding. Even though repetitive rote teaching is finally out of favour, education has narrowed in scope as real learning is subsumed beneath the suffocating shroud of job training. Knowledge is deemed secondary to conformist academic results, and schools have become industrious training grounds for overspecialized slot-fillers, whose lives are dictated by the transient whims of business.

Teachers teach without explaining – many have no real grasp or vision of the knowledge they’re supposed to be imparting - and fundamental errors are copied and blindly recapitulated by overworked and stressed-out students. If you ask a teacher to explain the simplest fundaments of their subject from first principles you’ll often be disappointed by their response. They can tell you how electricity behaves, but can’t tell you why it behaves as it does, or actually describe the fields and energies that make possible the technological devices you use every day. They can tell you the value of everything but the meaning of nothing; meanwhile, ‘Humanities’ has become a term of vilification.

So much of what we take for granted is incorrect. We’ve been talking about healing the environment and creating sane healthy societies for so long that many people seem to believe the task has already been accomplished. In the past, citizens have usually fallen for rhetoric and chosen style over substance – but now we stand at the cusp of a brave new aeon, and have important personal choices to make. We can’t afford to fight each other to a standstill any more, or treat ourselves differently to the way we do others. We have to open our eyes to new realities and possibilities, and open our hearts to the unknown strangers and the strange ideas that we fear the most.

Great advances don’t occur in times of kings, emperors and other tyrants – they come about in melting pots of ideas and cultures; in times like our own.

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These Were the Bad Old Days

The tides of time and history have reached a confluence, and our choices are rapidly narrowing as we enter the cusp of a decisive moment. As many of the wiser conservative politicians have remarked, ‘we’re all greenies now’. As the world economy goes down the gurgler and people become more desperate, we have a bright brief moment to decide the course of our individual and collective futures - before rationality is once more swept aside by the apparent dictates of unsustainable competitive behaviour. We can ride the shifting tide to a more pleasurable destination than the obvious horrors elucidated by prophets of doom.

The competitive chaos and eternal dissatisfaction of modern consumer societies is almost as stultifying and alienating as the moribund communist regimes of the last century. If we’re to live in a civilization built to accommodate the real needs of human beings we’re going to have to create it ourselves. We have to cast off the shrouds of outworn notions, lifestyles and technologies and embrace the most ancient truths of all – the realities that arise from being an enlightened immortal consciousness experiencing the life of a tribally-oriented domesticated primate on planet Earth.

Extraordinary new paradigms are already growing within the outmoded shell of the old social orders, which will inevitably implode of their own accord when the time is ripe. Complex societies are inevitably submerged beneath the constricting weight of hyper-organisation and restriction. Like water, freedom inexorably seeps through the seams of regimental order and ultimately overcomes all barriers, levies and narrowly focused canalized systems.

We can still create a sustainable civilization and survive the worst excesses of our past addictions to poisonous lifestyles and toxic consumerism. Growth for its own sake is pointless and lethal on the surface of a highly populated sphere. We can only continue to grow and prosper by changing the ways we think and act, and by spending our time, energy and money more intelligently and honourably. If we’re to live in a truly healthy world we have to see the problems our current lifestyles create, and dream up new ways of living together.

We need to say goodbye to outmoded jobs, tools and industries and ride the changing currents to healthier and happier lives. Wage slaves need to free themselves from mundane tasks that eat up the time of their lives. Pointless industriousness, money-grubbing self-enslavement and beurocratic punctiliousness must be recognised for what they are - time-filling distractions from the main game of having a fruitful life in a bountiful world.

We must question everything about our fundamentally feudal and medieval civilizations, and conceive how to create and enjoy a plentiful world. There’s more than enough to go around if we can only relax enough to share. We can still create a paradise on Earth – if we stop destroying the planet in the pursuit of illusory money, merit, credit, careers and power. If we’re to learn how to live in a global paradise, we have to work, play and live with each other, now, today. We need to achieve far more than simple tolerance of each other’s differences and foibles – we have to open our lives wholeheartedly to other women, men and children who are brave and open enough to do the same.

There is actually an abundance of energy and materials on Planet Earth; a thorough shakedown of the world’s economies and industries is necessary to break the gridlock of the military/industrial/feudal mindset, that’s congealed around humans like a hypnotic cloud for the last few millennia of regular war and monarchical terrorism. The current shift is a nexus point in history, yet the future is still writ on water; we shall emerge from the shadow of dark industrial mills and step into a new paradigm, but the delineaments of the future will be decided by the struggle within each and every human heart.

Once in every generation there comes a time when the tide turns, and meaningful choices can be made by each and every one of us – apparently personal decisions that will directly influence coming events. If we’re ready to climb out of our private bunkers and fortified homes we can seize the day and right the wrongs of the world – and learn that the world is made of mindstuff. If we aim for a happy, healthy, hopeful future we won’t be trapped in the default settings created by fears and desires - which feed on the insecurity created by the socially segregating separation of woman and man, child and parent, of differently hued tribes, races, flags and religions. This is the time to examine our motives and transform our inner selves, if we’re to have a real hope of creating a future powered and nourished by clean, green natural systems. We can all have a great future, in our very own lifetimes, crafted from the shifting clay of our heartfelt hopes and dreams – if we stop feeding destruction with our thoughts, words, deeds and jobs and seek out better ways to live together.

At this nexus point in history, the future is in our hands; we have a chance to create fairer societies at last. Free clean energy, abundant healthy food, pure water, increasingly diverse ecosystems, human rights and technologically advanced and interesting lives are not mutually exclusive *; only prosperous, well-educated, freedom-oriented societies can have a hope of saving the environment. Prosperity, free access to information, free choice and a large amount of leisure time are all prerequisites to healing ourselves and the planet. There are plenty of interesting things to occupy us and many ways to exercise our bodies and imaginations in the days ahead. Do you enjoy the way you currently fill your time? Can you think of a better way to live? Do you dare to dream of paradise – for all?

Always on the edge of conceivability, the future beckons to us from behind a choice of doors, beyond which await the lady or the tiger - and an undreamt range of other possibilities. Last time I looked, the fate of Schrödinger’s cat was still undetermined. You wake up in a new world every day. If we remove our stupid neckties and subservient uniforms, and loosen the ties that bind our imaginations we can all live long and prosper amidst limitless bounty. We live in an infinite cosmos in which anything is possible – where we can achieve anything we can conceive, if only we imagine it into being for the right reason.

What would you do with a longer, healthier life? Why are you alive, here, now? What did you imagine you were, before you could understand words?

Who are you, really – how did you get here, and why? The answers to these questions are all you need to know to recreate the world.

What are you going to do when you look away from these words – right… NOW?

- R. Ayana

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