SHATTERING ILLUSIONS, SEEDING FREEDOM
I write novels. I like to write novels, but I made a conscious commitment to myself that my topics would contain messages of social relevance, characters with passion and a moral compass, and the willingness to do something to change the world. With that said, I recently watched an interview with Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist. She holds two PhDs, is an author of many influential books, and is the recipient of over twenty international awards. If you doubt any of the claims she makes in her newest book, please go to her website: www.womenunlimited.net. Her background, education, ethics, morality and message are irrefutable.
Her message was so powerful I sent for her book and stayed up all night reading it. Because our world is in such torment, I am going to send a quote from her book once a day for a while. I encourage you to read these statements and take them to heart.
VANDANA SHIVA HAS PROOF, NOT OPINIONS, AS TO WHAT CORPORATIONS ARE DOING TO OUR WORLD
At the end of every chapter she includes an extensive bibliography to back up her assertions. What I find so annoying about many YouTube channels is the host spends all his time verbalizing his “opinion” about his topic but seldom has any research, facts or figures to back-up the blah, blah, blah. Vandana, on the other hand, has legal evidence, which is readily available for anyone to pursue for themselves.
WHAT THE 1% IS DOING TO THE ENTIRE WORLD
We live in desperate times . . . “times of the possible extinction of our species, as the current dominant model of knowledge of ‘wealth’ creation, and of ‘representative democracy’ violates planetary boundaries, the rights of the diverse species that share this planet, as well as the human rights and freedoms of most people. In our time the 1% controls the wealth and power to destroy the planet and our common lives, with no responsibility of accountability for their actions, because they found clever ways to create illusions – of the separation of humans from the earth, and of the 1% from the rest of society, as if we share no common wealth, and no common future.”
THE WORLD COMMUNITY IS LIKE AN ASPEN GROVE . . . ALL INTER-CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER
“In 2010, 388 billionaires controlled as much wealth as the bottom half of humanity. This number comes down:
- 2011 – 177
- 2012 – 159
- 2013 – 92
- 2014 – 80
- 2016 – 62
- 2017 – 8
- 2020 – 1 is a distinct possibility.”
WE LIVED THROUGH THIS, FELT THE IMPACT OF THE DELIBERATE ASSAULT ON HUMANITY
“In 2008, during the global economic crash when people lost their homes and jobs, billionaires consolidated their ownership of industry across the world. Stock prices had bottomed out and the wealthiest billionaires bought out the economy at bottom-dollar prices. It was too convenient to be a matter of chance—this was the deployment of the money machine.
“The money machine is programmed to bulldoze, destroy, aggregate and accumulate, externalize and excavate. Like the cancer cell which does not know when to stop growing, convergences, mergers and concentration are the only logic the money machine understands. And just as the cancer cell ends up destroying the host organism, the money machine, too, will destroy the planet and our societies from which it draws its support.”