The worship of materialism is what led us where we are and this is absolutely prophetic. Countless mystics have warned us about the superficiality of the attachment to things and instant egotic gratifications whatever they are.
Because the ego tends to follow the path of the least resistance (exactly like money), it was a mere cakewalk for "those in the know" to herd us into the maze over the centuries. When we understand what is really happening, all this sounds so surreal, though much like a never-ending nightmare.
Most people have lost the sense of what it means being human because most endure such mechanical lives. Without advertising to sustain the illusion of freedom, they are pretty much lost, so lost that they would do anything for money.
Here is an example -- 1,400 pounds of shark fins seized at PortMiami and worth between $700,000 and $1 million (orlandosentinel)
Of course, the more sharks are overfished the more fin prices go up, well you know how demand and supply work. The evidence that capitalism cannot end well. Millions of sharks are killed each year just for their fins while not many people know that it takes 10 years average for most shark species to reproduce. Deep-sea mining also continues unabated, allowing the plunder for minerals while destroying biodiversity from the bottom up.
All this for the sake of pure economic savagery. Life is sacred and eventually, we'll have to unite, rise up and scream with all the power of our lungs " NOOO"!
Here is a book we definitely recommend that you rent at your local library (or buy)
Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through by Julian Rose
When I read the latest book of Julian Rose’s ‘Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through’ I was touched by the uncompromising analysis of how earth and all life on it is under threat. Even more so by his dedication to finding ways to overcome our ever faster slide into a dystopian future where the robotic mind, artificial intelligence and the internet of things will dominate and enslave humanity and all life.
Julian shows how interconnected things are. One cannot separate our health from the effects of the electronic communication gadgets which steal more and more of our real lives. Nor can one separate the effects of genetic manipulation from the depletion of the world’s soils. Nor can one separate the poisoning of the environment from the cut-throat non-morality of the dominant economic system. Nor can one separate politics and economy from an agenda that is hell-bent on merging the human brain with the ‘internet of things’ to finally enable total global control of the minds and lock humanity in a permanent and invisible prison.
In his book, Julian touches on many things such as politics, agriculture, genetics, trans-humanism, war, technology, de-population, religion and spirituality. In the form of essays he fuses them all together to enable the reader to see the bigger picture and the dire situation all life – including human – finds itself in. But he does not stop there but inspires us to remember our own powers and responsibilities and gives us ideas of how we can overcome it. He makes us aware that our acquiescence to go along with what is happening in our societies is a major part of why we find ourselves in such a situation. He reminds us of the power of ‘NO’, meaning having enough of the madness and the will to NOT go along with it any longer. In his words: ‘That first big No leads directly to an even bigger Yes! To living our true nature as conscious beings; defenders and guardians of this richly endowed place of beauty in which we find ourselves. You see there is nowhere else to go with our lives. Those of us who ‘understand’ are in the last line of defense to bring to an end the despotic rape of all that which has value. Of everything sacred.’