“On The Fault Lines of Change: Globalization-v-Localization”

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There is only one way to change this world for the better, and that is to do away with this worldwide system/order of government/economics/politics (Statism). We the individuals need to get ourselves back to a time when humanity and the earth were more closely tied to each other; a time before the inbred, psychopathic minority had coerced our ancestors into consenting to their religious-political patriarchal-hierarchy:

On The Fault Lines of Change: Globalization-v-Localization

By Julian Rose

Virtually everything that conventional wisdom teaches about ‘economics’ is undergoing changes of an almost seismic nature at this time. Albeit mostly beneath the surface of superficial day-to-day activities.

The old model, which is still being forced along the aging and unbending tracks of tunnel vision determinism, teaches that ‘economic growth’ is the be-all and end-all of planetary prosperity. Never mind that it is quite literally ‘costing the Earth’ – and will require another five Earths if all seven billion citizens are to achieve the supposed goal of attaining a ‘standard of living’ equal to that of post-industrial countries like Northern Europe.

{Sojourner note: like most articles I have posted, this one has some left-leaning bullshit attached. And this last paragraph is one example: this author, like so many others, is pandering the overpopulation myth, with his seven billion ‘costing the earth’ bullshit. Seven billion people could live comfortably in the state of Texas. It’s not the seven billion of us (humanity) who are threatening the earth, it is the two-hundred or so elite-swine assholes who will never be satisfied with the wealth and power they have stolen from the rest of us. Get rid of this minority of low-life murderers and real sexual-predators, and their earth/humanity-destroying system of governments, and the seven billion of us can live in peace and prosperity on this ONE planet.}

Yet, according to its protagonists, an eternally expanding globalized economic marketplace remains the only valid prescription for this long suffering and deeply wounded planet. They still adulate notorious figureheads of the past, such as Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, neither of whose visions of a sustainable economic order have proved equal to the actual task at hand.

The best way to visualize the activity of a marketplace which deals in finite planetary resources as though they were infinite, is a man in a tree steadily sawing off the branch he is sitting on. And yes, he’s three quarters of the way through that branch at the time of going to press.

But there is another paradigm pushing its way up through the morass of discarded steel and concrete which constitute the scrap heap of Earth’s economic order; and that is an altogether different baby, with its roots in pre-industrial revolution practices where the land and its resources were regarded with respect and awe, and held to be essential to the health and well-being of all who engaged with them.

Here, manual dexterity and a pedigree in good land husbandry were the hallmarks of sustainable living and the guarantee of good food on the table as well as a robust weatherproof home.

The simple values adopted by countryside communities were largely sacrosanct because they were closely associated with life and death, for the whole family. One lived close to the ground and got to know that ground intimately as a result. Mistreat it, and one blew one’s life line to security and prosperity.

Stand these two models side by side – and reflect on which is the more responsible template for the survival of planet Earth, its flora, fauna and human inhabitants.

Those who hold that the status quo still provides the solution for an expanding global population, should do a bit of serious homework. They should consider the fact that 40% of the world’s best farmland has been rendered incapable of growing food, due to around 100 years of absolute exploitation of the soil by large-scale, monocultural farming practices and the profligate application of millions of tons of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers; all of which deplete the life force of that most valuable of all resources: the top twelve centimeters of soil which all cultivated edible plants depend upon for their nourishment.

The true cost of industrial agriculture and the global marketplace it supplies, is not reflected in the price one pays for one’s food. That remains a hidden cost which governments and corporations keep firmly under wraps, lest the truth should emerge about the mining operations that are taking place under the pretext of ‘efficient modern farming’.

Source: On The Fault Lines of Change: Globalization-v-Localization

P.S.

Center for a Stateless Society » Open Source Revolution Circumvents Capitalist Monopoly

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