The EU is dedicated to corporate interests and economic globalization

“The EU is dedicated to corporate interests and economic globalization”

 

http://www.lowimpact.org/global-capital-fears-brexit/#more-58242

 

“In the aftermath of the Second World War, political elites and business leaders promoted the notion that economic integration was a path to peace and harmony.

 

But the result was a form of economic development – based on debt, global trade and consumerism – that systematically undermined democracy and favored corporate interests while hollowing out local economies worldwide. In country after country, transnational corporations (TNCs) have been able to evade taxes by ‘offshoring’ their activities, and to bargain for lower tax rates and higher subsidies by threatening to move where even less in taxes will be demanded, and more in subsidies provided.

 

Today, interlinked multinational banks and corporations constitute a de facto European government, determining economic activity through the ‘European market’. Their vast lobbying power has an overwhelming influence on the EU Commission and the secretive Council. In other words, corporations run Europe.”

 

Be that as it may, the UK lacks an alternative at this time.  To leave now would be an economic disaster.  Changes must be brought on gradually by design and implemented by the development of local small businesses.  The downside is that the required infrastructure is lacking and the building of an alternative will be thwarted at every twist and turn by the vested interest in keeping the money moving up rather than around.

There can be no Peace nor Cessation of Planetary Destruction until this is Understood

 

The Best and Beautiful of Nisargadata

 

“Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause.”

 

“Q:       If I am free, why am I in a body?

 

M:       You are not in the body, the body is in you!  The mind is in you. They are there because you find them interesting. Your very nature has the infinite capacity to enjoy. It is full of zest and affection. It sheds its radiance on all that comes within its focus and awareness and nothing is excluded.  It does not know evil or ugliness, it hopes, it trusts, it loves. You people do not know how much miss by not knowing your own true self. You are neither the body nor the mind, neither the fuel nor the fire. They appear and disappear according to their own laws.

That which you are, your true self, you love it and know it, and whatever you do, you do for your own happiness. To find it, to know it, to cherish it is your basic urge. Since time immemorial you loved yourself, but never wisely. Use your body and mind wisely in the service of the self, that is all. Be true to your own self, love yourself absolutely. Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realized them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. Don’t pretend to be what you are not. Don’t refuse to be what you are. Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause. Without self-realization, no virtue is genuine. When you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is and you are that life, you will love all naturally and spontaneously. When you realize the depth and fullness of the love of yourself, you know that every living being and the entire universe are included in your affection. But when you look at anything as separate from you, you cannot love it for you are afraid of it. Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation. It is a vicious circle. Only self-realization can break it. Go for it resolutely.”

 

I Am That

Nisargadata  Page 212

third edition  revised and re-edited

 

New Study Links GMOS to Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption

New Study Links GMOS to Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption

 

 

ARJUN WALIA    JULY 15, 2014

 

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/15/new-study-links-gmos-to-cancer-liverkidney-damage-severe-hormonal-disruption/

 

 

“The chronic toxicity study examined the health impacts on rats of eating  commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, alongside Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

 

The study found severe liver and kidney damage as well as hormonal disturbances in rats fed with GM maize in conjunction with low levels of Roundup that were below those permitted in most drinking water across Europe. Results also indicated high rates of large tumors and mortality in most treatment groups.”

 

 

The republished study also has a section describing the lobbying efforts of GMO crop supporters to force the retraction of the original publication. This is scientific fraud at its best. The authors express how the previous retraction was “a historic example of conflicts of interest in the scientific assessments of products commercialized worldwide.”

 

Remember, some large and powerful corporations have spent a fortune on GMO technology.  Thus, don’t underestimate or be surprised at the extent that they will go to protect that investment.

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming.

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar  Chris Mooney June 11, 2016

 

“Thirty years ago we had a Republican senator who was leading the charge on addressing what he said then was a real and serious threat of climate change from the emission of gases from fossil fuel burning,” says Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), recalling the 1986 hearings. “You can read through all the things that Senator Chafee said back then, and it has all been proven true. It’s very disappointing that thirty years later, there is no such voice anywhere in the Republican Senate, and if you look for a micron of daylight between what the fossil fuel industry wants, and what the Republican Party in the Senate does, you won’t find it.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/06/11/30-years-ago-scientists-warned-congress-on-global-warming-what-they-said-sounds-eerily-familiar/?postshare=8161465704070886&tid=ss_tw

 

So, the question is:  Who is really running things?

 

Is world peace just a dream?

 

Global Warming on Speed

 

by Rolly Montpellier

(Ottawa, Canada)

 

 

http://www.climate-change-guide.com/global-warming-on-speed.html

 

Emissions – Uncharted Territory

 

“For the fourth consecutive year, CO2 levels have risen by more than 2 parts per million, with 2015 showing the largest yearly increase of 3.05 ppm, according to a NOAA report.

 

We are now pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 10 times faster than at any point in the past 66 million years, according to new research published in Nature Geoscience.”

 

“The dangerous climate future has arrived.”

 

And then, headlines on the BBC News.  If we cannot sit down together to watch a sports event without breaking out in violence, then whence world peace?

 

“A number of British people are in hospital in France, the UK’s ambassador has said following a series of clashes between football fans in Marseille.

Violence has broken out between England fans, rival supporters and police for three days in the French port city.”

So Nature is no longer Natural?

 

The Washington Post

Scientists say that ‘nature,’ untouched by humans, is now almost entirely gone

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis June 6

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/06/06/theres-basically-no-landscape-on-earth-that-hasnt-been-altered-by-humans-scientists-say/?wpisrc=nl_green&wpmm=1#

 

Please have a look at the 18 photos toward the end of the article.

All but one of these photos reflect what humans, no room for doubt, nothing to be sceptical about, have done and are continuing to do to Earth.  Has Economism replaced our traditional religions?

 

See:

CES Musings

Chronicling the Transition from Economic-Industrial

To Ecological-Cultural Societies   (May-June 2016)

Richard Norgaard, “The Church of Economism and its Discontents”

www.ecozoicsocieties.org

 

The Biology of Wonder Quotes I

Andreas Weber

 

“There is no objective reality that could have an effect on an organism, or which organisms (or humans) could be able to perceive as it is. What reaches the organism is something, a stimulus, an encounter , a push which gathers meaning only in the light of the organism’s needs.  Living beings only react to what is important to their existence to continue, regardless of what this really is. Or, perhaps more accurately, what really exists is something which grows together with the ways organisms imagine their relationships with the remainder of the world. They are not predetermined by compulsive physical laws of an external environment but rather by their own inner urges to realize themselves as a feeling body, as a center of experience and concern.

Every being in this manner becomes a sort of creative epicentre of its own world.  It imagines its reality by feeling what is meaningful for it to thrive. An organism interprets any influence  –  whether through the genes or the environment – in the light of its desire to preserve itself.” Page 51.

Here Weber is explaining ideas from Kalevi Kull, a native Estonian and founder of a movement called “biosemiotics”, which is the theory of nature as a sphere of meaning  and experience.  This sounds to me like a partial description of a living planetary organism. Also, “A sphere of meaning and experience” may share meaning with a philosophy of existential phenomenology as expressed by Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It is certainly not physicalism.

 

Putting meaning back into the words Conservative and Liberal

 

“In today’s America, conservatives who actually want to conserve are as rare as liberals who actually want to liberate.  The once-significant language of an earlier era has had the meaning sucked right out of it, the better to serve as camouflage for a kleptocratic feeding frenzy in which both establishment parties participate with equal abandon. Putting meaning back into the words can be a risky proposition, in turn, because so many Americans are used to waving them about as arbitrary noises linked to an assortment of vague emotions, the common currency of what passes for thought in so much of modern American life.”

 

John Michael Greer

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016  http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Why not Jack the Price?

“Many airlines introduced baggage fees in 2008 to cope with soaring fuel costs.

Despite historically low oil prices and record airline profits, the fees have not been revoked.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36283233

 

Prevalent pricing policies bear no resemblance to market forces anymore.  Prices go up simply because they can.  In most cases where prices have not gone up, amounts in the package have been trimmed.  We are feeling the effect of a significant change in Capitalism as we have known it.  Scrap the terminology you learned in economics classes.  The only surviving and meaningful word is exploitation.

The Best and Beautiful of Nisargadata

 

“Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause.”

 

“Q:       If I am free, why am I in a body?

 

M:       You are not in the body, the body is in you!  The mind is in you. They are there because you find them interesting. Your very nature has the infinite capacity to enjoy. It is full of zest and affection. It sheds its radiance on all that comes within its focus and awareness and nothing is excluded.  It does not know evil or ugliness, it hopes, it trusts, it loves. You people do not know how much miss by not knowing your own true self. You are neither the body nor the mind, neither the fuel nor the fire. They appear and disappear according to their own laws.

That which you are, your true self, you love it and know it, and whatever you do, you do for your own happiness. To find it, to know it, to cherish it is your basic urge. Since time immemorial you loved yourself, but never wisely. Use your body and mind wisely in the service of the self, that is all. Be true to your own self, love yourself absolutely. Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realized them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. Don’t pretend to be what you are not. Don’t refuse to be what you are. Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause. Without self-realization, no virtue is genuine. When you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is and you are that life, you will love all naturally and spontaneously. When you realize the depth and fullness of the love of yourself, you know that every living being and the entire universe are included in your affection. But when you look at anything as separate from you, you cannot love it for you are afraid of it. Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation. It is a vicious circle. Only self-realization can break it. Go for it resolutely.”

 

I Am That

Nisargadata  Page 212

third edition  revised and re-edited

 

There can be no peace nor cessation of planetary destruction until this is understood.