Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Different Way to Look at Overpopulation

We all know what the media says, no reason to go into detail but briefly: I have seen the presentations/graphs showing the logrithmic growth of humans over time.  I see that the current ways won't work for long.  Left unchecked, the worse-case scenarios are "in play".  At what point will humanity have had enough pain that they bypass the ego/caveman ways and change.  This higher consciousness is already available, it's just dormant in most.  We can mitigate (well, lengthen) our own colony collapse.  We need to take a few steps backwards so we can move forward.

I am in the extremely dense south east asia (Philippines) - we have almost 100 million people crammed on a few thousand islands with a total area equal to the state of Arizona.  On top of that, most live along the coastal areas - the mountains are largely raw.  So the population density, if we looked at coastal areas and population are off the chart.

"Poverty", as defined by Western statistics, is everywhere.  But what statistics don't capture is the level of production created by self-reliance and creativity of the individual.  Most adults here make less than $3 per day and have many more children than Westerner's, yet people are far more cheery here and press on.  What gives?  And why are these people so insanely spiritual (although, in my opinion, intentionally misled by foreigner's for self-gain).

So the perception is they survive but have a much lower quality of life (again as defined by Western "standards"/statistics) but again I find lots to contradict this common thought.  It is being driven by top-down approach defining what it is that makes one's life of a higher quality.  Overtime, repeated enough, the message becomes assimilated throughout, and a way of life is born - however faulty.  It plays on human emotions and tendancy to think short-term - their inability to judge time.  It is, in sum, the "American Dream" - a cancerous way of thinking that is going global and laying waste everywhere it goes.

Example, I have a choice to take my kids to school by bicycle, motorcycle, or van.  Nearly everone at the school arrives in SUVs and vans, and there is a universal bewilderment as to why I choose to bike.  We use the motorcycle if we have errands/work on the farm or the van as a last resort or if have errands that require it.  Statistics can't capture the benefits I realize 4 times per day from riding bike:
The slow speeds that allow: longer conversations with by kids and passer-by's; mitigate chance of accidents; increased sun exposure (underappreciated!).
The manual power that: substitutes a finite resource; improves my health; earns me respect amongst the heavily crowded streets I ride.

Statistics can't capture this stuff and it has escaped our conscious.  Some will say that's nice but you have the others - yes, but whenever possible (ask my wife, she get's annoyed at times), I/we bike.  The main point is to beware statistics.  Beware those in suits.

Despite the numbers, the land here is hardly farmed.  We can support much greater numbers.  The problem, IMO, is short-sighted "American dream" mentality spread invasively through free money to anyone willing to sign the dotted line.  This is the unsustainable bubble, not the people themselves.  But this, in my opinion, is another man-made problem as described above regarding the purposeful crafting of the general pyschology of people using advanced techniques.  Free energy is very real but not allowed - I think they are scared and still trying to figure how to manage it (maintain their hold on people).  Take this out of the equation and a whole new world is unveiled.

The bubble, is that of ignorance!  We have a depression of leadership, of truth, of education that provides self-reliance.  Most education is directed towards your dependence on the system - increasing your ability to work with it (and relying on all the other parts of the system of personal needs, think about it: your food, your energy, your housing, your teachers/etc - everything, tapped into an unsustainable faulty way of life.  That is fine if it's energies are being directed towards good and at a time, I think that was the case but times have changed.  I don't think we point fingers and get angry.  We have to look inwards and drive change from the inside-out.

Take away the institutional high-quality of life and replace it with a higher personal quality of life.  That is what we must  do to mitigate the collision course we are on.

There is absolutely no problem in the U.S. except the state of minds of its leaders and to a lesser degree, the people.  The U.S., if they can adopt Eastern ways, can thrive to a degree currently hard to imagine.  We need to merge these largely polar opposite states of consciousness.

The hybrids will rule, but hopefully will use their power to lead, instead.  I don't think that is the case initially. Perhaps late in this century, we will reach a breaking point where drastic change is not an "odd alternative philosophy/thinking" but the only choice.  For now, the system - these cancerous ways - are not going away, they already have rooted here in the East and we're already starting to see the stress on systems.  For now, the system will get bigger (sorry Gold).

Silent Production - The Beauty of People Power: Stable, Distributed Small-scale Production in the Philippines

Quick examples of Philippine success that the West can learn from as confidence wanes in public entities and reverts to  private (self) hands.

A major strength of the Philippines is it's distributed small-scale production.  This promotes low-level competition that result in lower prices, maximum efficiency (despite lack of economies of scale), decreases energy demands (reliance on people power), and ensures supply stability (no single point of failure, or "too big to fail" nonsense).  It alleviates stress on the environment by distributing the load over a wider area.  Small-scale operations often result in a lower statistically-speaking quality of life (less income, less material-wealth), but constrast the "statistics" to the benefits of a society largely self-governed by self-reliant people in the time-tested extended-family structure - in my opinion, this is a far higher quality of life and truer definition of freedom.

There is no lawn mower industry (ironic for a lush tropical environment?), the land alongside roads are finely manicured by individually maintained/attended grazing cows and goats.  The "family cow" way of life is alive - it implies distributed small-scale self-reliant production.  Constrast this to the massive monolithic farms sheltering animals in concrete buildings fed nearly entirely on man-made feeds - poor creatures with little room to move, injected with growth hormones to maximize the bulk of a fatty meat (little natural movement or food), injected with medicines to compensate for their poor environment.  Their meat then processed by machines, washed with chemicals, packed in oil-derived products, trucked long distances and eventually served up for sale.

Meat is ultra fresh and lean here.  The animals are largely transported by "runners" or a motorcycle with a cage attached.  All production is within a few miles of the city center.  The meat is far from watered down or fatty - it has a concentrated taste to it.  There is no question what type of meat it is.  It is of unmatched quality, from my own experiences.  A family largely relies on their name ("brand") and the integrity of few other things (if anything) is more important.

Fruit and vegetable production is by the sack from individual families rather than by the truck from mono-crop farms (with all the problems of large-scale production - picked unripened, use of chemical pesticides/fertilizers/ripeners, hauled long distances, unsustainablility, reliance on debt/etc).

Picking is down by local family laborer's usually without any machine assistance.  Fruits and vegetables, especially coconuts, are largely hauled by water buffalo (who also plow the land) or cow in simple bamboo sleds or trailers.

Environmentally friendly sustainable distributed production.  No such thing as "too big to fail".  A vast network of production by the people (individual extended families), rather than monopolized purely for-profit corporations.

Corporations are like other large institutions (church, politics/etc), they attract a certain type of class that, over time, strays from it's usual original genuinely-good intentions.

This straying is characterized/driven by: greed, pyramiding/concentration of power, tendancy for social-elites (big mouth, small brain) to bubble up to top.  While sometimes this group will include great leaders, the vast majority only amount to greedy psychopaths myopically focused on squeezing more production on a short-term basis regardless of long-term consequences.

This system is by design, where what you did last year is meaningless - this creates a non-cumulative society for the majority.  It can be seen at a high level by quarterly earnings reports of corporations - where all eyes are focused entirely on "this 3 months".  It can be seen in politics in our 2/4 yr cycles that encourage a "better steal all I can while I am here for this short-period" attitude.  These people care little about "down the road", only the road that leads to their own establishments.

The system becomes so infested with cancer-like behavior that it becomes difficult for honest corporations to survive without also cheating.  This leads to my final thought: there is a time to trust the public (corporations) and a time to trust yourself (private) - this sine wave-like cycle of pyschology creates the push/pull of consciousness - pushing it forward in a 3 steps forward, 2 steps back fashion.  At this time, we cannot trust public corporations or most types of institutions, it is time to reduce dependencies on the system (for energy, water, food, materials, labor, services, law & order/etc).

This power is to be returned to the people.  This cycle can be seen over and over in history - a "dark age" that will later blossom into a creative artistic renaissance.  A review of Martin Armstrong's PI 8.6 year public/private wave theories helps to understand this growth/decay process.

The Philippines, despite it's "3rd world country" status, is a model for many things the West has forgotten and needs to re-rememeber quickly.  It is clear that "too big to fail" large-scale monopolized production promotes instability and price increases.  The vicious cycle of socializing losses and privatizing gains always results in the destruction of the system.  

The Philippines can move mountains, silently - without machine, without corporations, without massive engineering, middle/upper "management".  It's a state of mind, an awakening/realization that cohesive individuals have far more power than elites.  The divide and conquer tactics must be dispelled, the illusions shattered, the disinfo recognized, the old knowledge made new, the most important unit of organization healed - the extended family.

Separating Man From the Platonic Solids (earth, air, water, and fire)

And let's toss in the general category of food.

Notice your right to a "fire" is extremely limited these days?  Caveman had more right.

Notice that public water supplies are corrupted with the cancer causing hexaflouride?  If you don't drink that, you drink water out of oil-based containers from big companies.  Sounds smart..

Notice the airplanes above you shooting lines of exhaust that spread in the wind to form sheets?  Did you see those when you were a child?  What necessitated such a thing?  If the government/military had no problems experimenting on masses 50+ years ago, what do they do now given the erosion in rights: The Unknown Chemical Testing in St. Louis on the Masses

Notice the food seed supply is controlled by a single company Monsanto, the same company that brought you agent-orange.  So, any bug that bites the leaf of this plant dies?  Wow, let's feed the cows and people it!!  Sounds smart..  Notice everyone buys these branded man-made foods and not the raw produce direct from farmer's?  Man cheats in everything, esp. when it comes to soulless for-profit businesses where volume boosts the bottom-line - they bulk up sales by diluting the essential ingredients.  Taste tests say it's a go!!  Sweeet..ka-ching!

Notice the earth is being hydro-fracked across the land, cracking and injecting an array of chemicals far below ground resulting in poisoning of the water tables and earthquakes.  Sounds smart.

Notice the sharp rise in allergies?  New weird diseases?  Dying off of bees, bats, more fish-kills and weird sink-holes?

Notice that big companies/pharma are always there "with the answer" for allergies, for pesticides, for stress-induced diseases?

Notice that the value of the dollar isn't quite what it used to be?  Notice wage increases still suck while the price of everything continues to rise?  (even when the underlying commodity falls?).

Every had a sneaking suspicion that maybe someone is at war with the very fundamental things that make up your life?  See how they alter the environment to make you lethargic, tired, and therefore less likely to care about these things happening?  Especially if done slowly over a long-period of time?  The old boiled frog analogy comes to mind.  Notice the intense theatrics to keep you occupied and entertained despite your weakened state?  The material garbage that you buy from foriegn countries?  The stupid complete waste of time reality TV shows.  Notice how much time you spend "not moving"?  Everything is in motion, think of nature at the cellular level, the animal kingdom, the stars, the universe.  If it is not moving, it is dead and decaying.  Stand up, move, be productive.

Not only is this a physical campaign against the people, it is a mental one - to create a state of fear and stress, which compounds the weakening on the people. Sure some poisons will kill you on the spot but stress is the only one that will kill you over a long-period of time and leave you scratching your head as to the source (a plethora of variant diseases fester and so obfuscate the root cause).

It is a multi-front decentralized war that renders the victim unable of pointing their finger at a single thing. We think the new war is about Star Wars stuff, or cyberwars, or old-fashioned bombs like in Iraq/Afgan./Libya/etc...this is true but the real new war is what I described above. Toss in control of the media/information, more political theatrics to keep people entertained/talking, etc.