It is time to comprehend that neither the American nor World dream of Sustainable Prosperity can be accomplished in the 21st Century with a crippled and stagnant science of energy and Reality perspective choking off potential and possibilities.
The Deadliest DEMOCRACY OMISSION
As we are witnessing, the effects of our shallow, scientific definition and applications of Energy, required for human survival, are becoming increasingly deadly. From global warming, pollution, ecological imbalance, to resource wars, famine, poverty……to both individuals and institutions, unwittingly perpetuating continuous development towards a restricting, limiting, strangulating future, based on false and omitted evidence of Reality.
Revisit: Friday 21 February 2003By William Rivers Pitt > t r u t h o u t
OF GODS AND MORTALS AND EMPIRE
It sounded like two behemoth icebergs colliding in the North Atlantic, but you needed the right kind of ears to hear it. Two immensely powerful forces crashed into each other over the weekend of February 15th, and the resulting thunder has set the world to trembling.
On one side were the people, who took to the streets all across the world by the tens of millions to stand against George W. Bush's push for pre-emptive war on Iraq. The numbers, and the locations, were staggering.
The weekend of February 15th saw this force ram headlong into the will of men who walk in shadow, whose hands wield lightning and steel, pestilence and famine. In their ranks stand Presidents, Prime Ministers, corporate magnates, untouchable billionaires, and the advisors who whisper to them of empire and domination. They are few in number, but life and death flows from their fingertips in freshets and gouts. These men control the armies and navies of great nations, nuclear and chemical nightmares beyond measure, unassailable technological weapons and walls, the financial cords which hold the package together, the water, the air, the oil, the law, and a global media machine by which they can obscure their designs with pleasing lies.
No mere citizen could do what these men in one moment can do with the crooking of a little finger. With a word, they can erase cities, deprive an entire populace of water and light, unleash disease and famine, annihilate the economies of dozens of nations, and imprison forever anyone who dares dissent. These men bleed, they sicken, they die, but in their time of life they can punch holes in the sky large enough to make Zeus wince with envy. Like the millions who marched, the gathering of such fearful powers into the hands of so few is also without precedent in all of human history