A House of Cards, divided will always fall
Humanity is not only obviously divided, and always has been, but is innately working against its own survival and prosperity. On the one hand the more enlightened segments do all they can to save lives and reduce illness and disease. Technology, harnessed to such noble causes, contributes greatly to the goal. Of course, technology is also used to expedite destruction, death and misery. However, there is an essential philosophical problem connected with our species’ shepherding of itself along with other life forms.
Humanity takes only an atomistic approach to life and the problems besetting all creatures on the planet. Save lives here, save lives there and tinker around the edges of potential catastrophe. Resources and effort are expended on these piecemeal approaches and on the advance of technology, the great god of blind hope. Yet, almost no resources or effort are utilised in establishing a fair, just and workable plan for the planet and its inhabitants.
There is a paradox. There are simply too many humans on the planet for the survival, let alone the good, of all creatures. Nonetheless, we do all we can to save every human possible and extend human life further and further into (apparently) useless twilight years.
Surely, it is about time the world’s leaders not only realistically faced climate change, overpopulation, and the ever expanding gap between the rich and the poor but also pooled all available resources into preparing, and following, a sustainable, fair and just plan for the entire planet. It is high time that energy was directed into a holistic and philosophical approach for our entire planet! No, I don’t expect that this will happen. I am not an anarchist for nothing! Business will go on as usual leading to the twilight time of humanity and its ultimate extinction.
In a couple of weeks the G20 Summit will be held in Brisbane. If there was ever a time to make the most vital point that can ever be made, this is it!