Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

30 March 2011

Nuclear plant boss hospitalised

Osaka - The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening, local media reported Wednesday.

Read the article here ...

So what do we make of this? Here's my view for what it's worth.

When the shit hits the fan in big corporations, the CEO is suddenly ill, unavailable or resigns. We have seen this time and time again. Abdicating responsibility for destruction.

We should try these guys like war criminals. They have destroyed lives and destroyed the land for profit. Now that the truth is out they want to run and hide.

I am not specifically targeting CEOs either by the way because the same can be said for presidents and dictators. I'm sure Hosni Mubarak is going to be given a comfortable place to live out his life in peace and write his memoirs. It is probably the foot soldiers who'll be punished instead.

When are people going to realise that this is how the world REALLY works?

From Endgame by Derrick Jensen -Premise Five: The property of those higher on the hierarchy is more valuable than the lives of those below. It is acceptable for those above to increase the amount of property they control—in everyday language, to make money—by destroying or taking the lives of those below. This is called production. If those below damage the property of those above, those above may kill or otherwise destroy the lives of those below. This is called justice. 

Engineers knew tsunami could overwhelm plant

When Tokyo Electric president Masataka Shimizu apologised to the people of Japan for the continuing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant he called the double disaster "marvels of nature ... that we have never experienced before".

But a review of company and regulatory records shows that Japan and its largest utility repeatedly downplayed dangers and ignored warnings -- including a 2007 tsunami study from the company's senior safety engineer.

Read the article here...

It seems despite research stating that there was a 10% possibility of a tsunami breaching the plant, Tokyo Electric did nothing to change its safety planning.

As I have said before, poor people, non-human animals and the environment (eg fracking the Karoo) are disposable as far as the money-grabbers are concerned.

And if the highly disciplined Japanese people are unable to run a nuclear plant with proper safety checks, warning procedures and openness, how on earth can we expect anyone else to do so?

07 March 2011

Invite from the newsletter

A revolution according to WikiPedia:

"A revolution (from the Latin revolution, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.

1. Complete change from one constitution to another
2. Modification of an existing constitution."

On the other hand we have a rebellion:

"Rebellion, or uprising, is a refusal of obedience or order.[1] It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors from civil disobedience and mass nonviolent resistance, to violent and organized attempts to destroy an established authority such as a government..."

What you are seeing in the middle east, in my opinion and I stand to be corrected, is a 'revolution'. The idea of kicking out a dictator and replacing him with a form of democratic government such as the one you may see in South Africa or the United Kingdom. I can not say if this is a good or a bad thing for the middle east since my only view is what the main stream media is portraying. And like many people, I do not trust a word the main stream media has to say and thus I have no opinion. However my instinct tells me that the upheaval in the middle east has nothing to do with the people and everything to do about a political change for the benefit of Western countries. I can assure you, no war has ever been started for the benefit of the people - it has been and always will be about big business, power and money.

Anyway, this news letter is about the idea of a 'revolution' vs a 'rebellion'

Which one is better for this planet? In my opinion while a revolution can in a short space of time effect great change, typically that change will be within a framework. And in this case within a pre-existing tried and tested political framework that like a maccano set, fits into a pre-planed global agenda.

On the other hand you have a 'rebellion' (the non-violent type) and this is what the Freeman movement is all about. It is about recognizing that if we play by the rules, the world we live in will be based on the 'illusion' of democracy and freedom however in reality the construct is such that we are in fact slaves bound by false belief systems.

It is my opinion that the only way we will ever stop the machine that is destroying this planet is by sharing knowledge and creating the desire in people to want to join a non-violent and peaceful rebellion based on knowledge and our collective power to stop the beast. So let me spell it out for you so that you can fully understand why it is important for you to become a rebel and why it is important for you to stop obeying the rules like a mindless robot. And why it is up to you to become accountable for the state of this planet as well as every living creature on it:

The short:

1. Fiat financial systems are unsustainable (fractional reserve systems such as the SARB)
2. These systems cause an exponential debt burden [through interest] and means we have to grow our economies constantly to stay ahead of the debt
3. This growing debt means we have to produce more stuff each year to cover the interest on the growing debt
4. Producing more stuff means moving ever more products from shelves to the garbage heap at an ever increasing pace
5. This means producing things that do not last to keep the machine moving
6. This means digging more recourses out the ground, chopping down more trees, building more parking lots and office parks, and malls etc.
7. It means we can not survive unless we rape our planet.

Is this what you want?

And did you know that you have the power in your hands to stop it. Yes little old you. You can break this system if you want to… To break it means to stop consenting to it… and this means:

1. Stop paying taxes, stop submitting returns, stop believing you are the legal name issued to you by RSA
2. Stop paying fines,
3. Stop using any kind of government issued documentation,
4. Stop using money
5. Refuse to consent to legislation and legal systems (always hold the common law high though)

What will happen?

Well things will get a lot worse than they currently are, things will break, services will stop, people will die. However if we do not do this chances are we will find ourselves having to look for a new planet to live on. If we do not suffocate the machine we could end up financing nuclear war. If we do not put our collective feet down, we are voting for destruction.

So what do we do?

Well each one of us will get up off our backsides, and we will start to rebuild our communities sans a money system (or bureaucracy or centralized government). Instead we will adopt a new attitude system (where we do for love and not for reward, we will stop judging others and fretting about what others are doing and we will simply focus on ourselves and what we out of love can do for others and without the desire for reward). We will build roads because we can. We will grow the resources we need, because we can. We will create better service systems, because we can. We will build spectacular and beautiful villages, because we can. We will look after each other and every creature large and small, because we can. We will invent new ways to do energy and we will invent and create things to last, because we can. We will throw away all legislated rules and instead bring up our children to have the desire and the instinct to naturally be in harmony with this earth, because we can. We will put memorials on trash heaps, dilapidated shanty towns, nuclear plants, war machines, oil fields, shopping malls, banking institutions etc. as a reminder to future generations of the dangers of selling our souls to greed and to self.

We can create anything we want...
Wake up, the dream is over, there is work to be done.

01 March 2011

squaring green circles: Free range? Not so much...

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