in a finite world like ours growth means death, domination by one requires the demise of another. natural balance allows for this through life-death cycles, but like all other balances, we humans hope to tip the scales in our favor. longer lives, for more and more people. what we dont get is that there can be no imbalance in a finite system without complete destruction for all inhabitants. our domination is the world’s demise. for us to grow, the rest must die. and without them we cannot live. balance. the question is really a moral one. since we deem ourselves of a higher intellectual station than our fellow planetary inhabitants, can we condone our own growth at the expense of all else? is dominion the morally right path to follow. synergism and emergence require us to use our ‘superior’ intellect for ‘higher purposes’ like achieving and maintaining balance. but we’re so stuck in our persuit of hollywood happiness that we’ve bought ourselves the distinction of Planet-Killer. Momentary satisfaction in exchange for the future of a trillion lives, intelligent or not.
and the worst part? it’s all written there in Genesis. in the Abrahamic religions. Dominion over all, bequeathed by God unto man. If they’re right, our savior is the instigator of the death a planet, death by slow possession of it’s soul, it’s combined life force. slave to a master unseen and we, the instruments of it’s machinations.
Fortunately, many are seeing allegory where once was fact, and comprehension does dawn, but is it just a new consumer trend or the steps to holistic change and growth within a finite paradygm? can we buy our freedom?
the things you own end up owning you. the master is slave to a system he deems ‘the way of things’ and slaves walk unchained because the bonds are in their minds. our minds. and from our minds stems all reality. change your perception and there’s no need to buy in to anything.
drench my life in misery
so that i may know my joy
wake in me my devilry
and let dream my inner boy
in the paradox of free-chains
lies ignorance’s bliss
on smiling cheeks with tear-stains
sits small wisdom’s kiss
unique means being alone
and everyone is uniqu