HOW WE SHAPE SOCIETY AND HOW IT IN TURN SHAPES US.
I now very often have Reflective daydreams of a life of blissful existence long gone, where family was, and friend was, and neighbor was. “LOVE” the word and utterance of it was as guarded as “Do not call the name of God in vain.” Those of us who found our awakening spaces in those bygone days would have a comparatively different concept of what those terms mean. Family was not only immediate relations, it extended to neighbors, the parents of my friends were my extended parents, they had the authority to correct and guide me, even chastise me with my parents approval, the moral fiber of the community had fixed definitions, Trust, Honesty, Love. Friendship was a permanent lasting relationship from the cradle to the grave, a bond that held devotion as its guideline. Love was a magical word only uttered with sincere commitment to its function. Now in recent times the “I” and “Me” has replaced “We” and “Us.” We now belong to a world that has evolved to a state of individual self-centered self- absorbness.
How did we arrive at this place? One may suggest it’s the price we pay for progress. The network that provided the information we depended on for our livelihood yesteryear was considered acceptable because it came from a source we held as reliable and trustworthy, there were no reasons for testing the validity of our elders. The family structure which is the building block of social order seems to have fallen apart with the exposure and exploration of new uncharted territories that is mind expanding accessibly subliminal information. Today’s information comes from so many sources thus allowing for a wide variety of viewpoints.
Yesteryear people who maintained the paddy fields all their lives know more about rice and its cultivation than those who spend their lives working in coal mines. People belonging to a particular stratospheric environment use and develop whatever is akin to their geographic region. Overtime as knowledge spreads through nomadic pursuit, the gardener became the engineer in a foreign land and the coal miner became the rocket scientist somewhere far away from home. But more than their pursuits of excellence by expanding their individual capacity for knowledge was their reluctance to return home, that place they left behind although their sworn purpose was to return after acquiring their education, therefore the tribe they left that needed their contribution to its upliftment remained in the Dark Ages. The acquired education is now used to support an already affluent society, a social order more often already established on the backs of the ignorant masses. Thus the migration of the ignorant masses attracted to a Capitalistic machine.
Hence the observation is that the Capitalistic machinery exploits the ignorance of the underprivileged. They set the stage that charter their dominance by feeding the imagination of the underprivileged world with subliminal advertising to entice the mental palate of a people starving for enlightenment . Now those deprived people want to live like the Oppressor does, they develop an attraction to those bad habits the Oppressor introduces while forsaking their own cultural identity and upbringing, they are attracted to the Oppressor’s goods because of his subliminal packaging enticing their hungry undernourished minds. The Capitalist, the wolf in sheep’s clothing would infiltrate the land of the underprivileged under a sinister disguise of nation building while raping the country of its rich resources, but the profits go into the coffers of the investors and not to benefit the land where the investment is made; and they are blinded by the impostor’s pretense and witty manoeuvres, their bribes and hood- winking of their leaders who fall prey to the attraction of the shiny objectives, tokens with little value all to the detriment of their people. And so these places remain a Third World existence. Although much of the world has become smaller or more closely connected because of the information network yet these places remain unsustainable, and lack self-sufficiency.
BRAIN DRAIN: The acquisition of the elite personnel of a Third World society by a superior power to uplift its own status while stunting the development of the host. The underdeveloped places are now starving for technological skills because their skilled technicians have been usurped by superior nations to maintain and improve their standards thus draining the brain of the Third World. What results from the brain drain is a followed pattern, now because the masses are more educated in the ways of the world and know where greener pastures exist this knowledge inevitably lights a fire to the drive of the underprivileged masses, thus the Exodus, Movement of the People.
History bears witness to mankind’s nomadic nature, adventure, discovery, always seeking better and easier ways of existence, the only obstacle in their pursuit was directional, where to go what course to take, now with the information network that barrier no longer exists so now the Exodus in on. The driver of this movement is as natural as growth itself, knowledge, the awakening of desire, overwhelming in its stride, defeating barriers in its way as it forges forward, relentless in its pursuit of life’s sustainability, this inspiration, this urge is greater than any barriers erected to curtail its movement. Movement of the People.
The Exodus develops a character all its own, its motivation, to reclaim what it believes is its right; It thinks in these terms as it invades territories occupied by its Oppressors “You arrived at your status of wealth through thievery and manipulation of the vulnerable nations of the world, this movement is our reclamation of our birthright.” Relentless is its pursuit, driven by the awakening of a consciousness that claims that; “This land is meant for you as well as me, entitlements should be universal. This is our challenge and contradiction to your selfish objectives”.
Your money spent on erecting barriers to keep hungry people of the world out would be better spent economically if used to support the development of those places where people are leaving in pursuit of betterment, those hungry people would prefer to live in their own native countries if it is made comfortable. Your boast of your contributions to underdeveloped countries is really a blindfold on the eyes of our world to your schemes of infiltration and conniving and stealing it’s resources while they foolishly fall prey to your manipulation. When your scheme is analyzed it is proven to be thievery in disguise, they realized much too late that it was a draining mechanism to bleed the lifeblood of their resources and so taking away their independence or ensuring their dependence on you.
Your tentacles of dominance and control is based on, The Golden Rule Principle. “The MAN with the GOLD makes the RULES”……and so you infiltrated the underdeveloped and underprivileged countries; wrecked their homes stole their land and influenced their culture with your might and pretentious religion; all over the world there is obvious evidence of your dominance; the wars you waged against those who refused to surrender to your manipulation; the destruction you subjected them to with your might. Now there is a new wave emerging from the ashes of despair; the growth of a movement from this enlightened fertile soil willing to challenge your modern day barbarism, they are now taking a stand against your purpose, they are reclaiming their homes and their identity.
All over the world in recent times there is an abundance of unrest as peoples converge on forbidden territories requesting asylum, claiming inhumane conditions in their homeland; corrupt government, violence, unemployment, starvation. Why should there be any reason for people to seek refuge in neighboring countries because of inhumane conditions in their homeland when a world organization called the United Nations and other prosperous countries just next door have all the power and resources to offer humanitarian relief through organised efforts by whatever means necessary. There is absolutely no reason for starvation anywhere on our earth, when statistics support that there is enough food produced at any time that could feed the entire planet. One inhumane reason is that food that could feed the hungry is dumped just to maintain the highest profit margin of the uncensored Capitalistic machinery, when this abundance could be shared with the underprivileged of our world.
Why this unrest is so pronounced in our time is because Capitalism and its results is being challenged like never before, our world is much too enlightened now to allow the greed that Capitalism engineers be maintained, our world seems to be determining an ultimatum. It seems to say, “We have to foster self-sufficiency for all peoples of our world as one people with equal entitlement to all.” A system that determines this is inevitable. One may ask, how and why? Because people enlightened would sacrifice their lives for their beliefs. How and why? Because the human elemental condition becomes something larger than their fear. How and why? Because there would be mass rebellion, turmoil and catastrophe throughout the world. Because might and destruction is the tendency mankind reverts to when confronted with resistance. Doesn’t history bear witness? Is the wind of change upon us?