DEEP GREEN: ‘Growing Pains’, The Ecological Costs of an Insatiable Economy

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Contrary to popular belief*, private banks create 97% of our money out of thin air when they issue loans (see An IMF Proposal to Ban Banks from Creating Money). This results in an ever increasing debt spiral, which can only be repaid via continuously increasing economic growth” Growing Pains: The Ecological…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Yaiguaje vs Chevron’, Environmental Fraud & The “Corporate Veil”

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…One Chevron lobbyist has said: that “little countries can’t screw around with big companies like this…The plaintiffs wanted the case to be tried in Canada, in part, because the Ecuadorians did not feel they could get a fair trial in the US. Donziger claims that the New York trial was marred…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Synergetics’, Buckminster Fuller & Spaceship Earth (Archive)

Source  – umsl.edu – “In addition to being a successful architect and inventor, R Buckminster Fuller was also known as a systems philosopher.    He used the phrase “Spaceship Earth” to express the need for mankind to use teamwork to fully utilize Earth’s limited resources.1   Ephemeralization was another systems’ term coined by Fuller to express the…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Hermetica’, Aquarian Heaven or Illuminati Hell? – By John Lamb Lash

Source – http://www.metahistory.org – “…Western society today faces such a vast range of options for self-development along spiritual, metaphysical, and mystical lines. Without going back beyond the Dark Ages to the destruction of the Mysteries – the key event that laid the foundation for today’s eclectic New Age spirituality was the discovery of a sheaf…

CORPRO-FASCISM: ‘Farming Free’ or ‘Food Fascism’, the Choice is Ours – By Vandana Shiva (Archive)

Source  – foodfreedomgroup.com –“… I describe what is happening as “food fascism” because this system can only survive through totalitarian control. With patents on seed, an illegitimate legal system is manipulated to create seed monopolies. Seed laws that require uniformity — which criminalize diversity and the use of open-pollinated seeds — are fascist in nature”…

REALPOLITIK: Imperialism and the Dynamic of Capital Expansion – By Michael Parenti (Archive)

Source – michaelparenti.org – Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations. Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders. When not ignored outright, the subject…

CROSSROADS: “Ecological Overshoot & Status-Quo Industrial Capitalism’, The Youth Have Seen Enough – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…Our status quo economic system — industrial capitalism — requires growth to survive. Without endless economic growth, the $250 trillion global debt to bankers and investors cannot be paid…The biosphere is being sacrificed so bankers can receive their interest payments, to keep stock prices up, and to avoid facing reality” The…

RETURN TO EDEN: Minimalism – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…Mahatma Gandhi began his human rights career by establishing a self-sufficient “Tolstoy Farm” near Johannesburg, South Africa…His practice of satyagraha — peaceful civil disobedience, borrowed from the Quakers — led to the liberation of India from British rule. “Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s needs,” wrote Gandhi, “but not everyone’s greed”…

CROSSROADS: The Wealth of Nature, Economics as if Survival Mattered – By John Michael Greer

Source – earthtimes.org – Famous for his Archdruid Report, John Michael Greer is one of the most clear-sighted of authors who are grappling with the multiple crises of peak oil, climate change, pollution, and the social and economic factors which make our leaders’ responses to these scourges so difficult. The book is at its heart…

OILIGARGHY: Hubbert’s Peak Theory and the Myth of Penury

Source – voltairenet.org – “…The drop in oil prices has given the lie to the Hubbert peak theory. There will probably not be a penury of energy in the coming century. The price decrease is also probably the first step in dismantling the «human origin of global warming» theory. It has deprived the alternative sources…

RESILIENT LIVING: Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity – By Charles Eisenstein (Archive)

Source – waldenlabs.com – At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the country in partnership with large agribusiness companies,…

CROSSROADS: The Cancer Stage of Capitalism, From Crisis to Cure – By Prof. John McMurtry

Source – onenessofhumanity.wordpress.com – The global corporate experiment has failed. Existence on earth is in rapid decline on every level of life organization. The air, soil and water cumulatively degrade and disappear; the climates and oceans destabilize without connection; species become extinct at a spasm rate across continents; pollution cycles and volumes rise endangering life…

CROSSROADS: Terence McKenna’s on Mass-Consumerist Culture – What it is and What it Could be

Source -desultoryheroics.com – “…We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe”: (Terence McKenna’s Disillusioned Perspective on Mass-Consumerist Culture Since Terence McKenna’s passing on April 3…