When we say there will be a price to pay, what we are saying is that there will be a consequence for our actions, individually and globally. Unfortunately, we are not taught this in a direct and common sensical way within our youth, yes it is spoken, but it is hardly ever lived. We see the forest being cut down, the people starving in pictures, the women being stoned, the animals with there tusks cut off, over and over and over again we see the horror of this world, but we don’t have any real recognition that this is our consequence, this is real, and this is what we have to face sooner now more then ever. So we follow suit like everyone else in this world, no action, no plan, feeling powerless, and the consequence of these inactions currently is a decaying environment, destructive people, disregard for animal and plant life, and a ruthless existence. We have made the very life that is here, that we need to survive on this planet a commodity, to be harnessed, used, and sold for a piece of paper, no matter the consequential effects it will have on life as we know it and this not in a positive way.
Today, I have read some disturbing stories of consequence, the death of 37 million bees in Canada, “Shortly after 50,000 bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot (read more here), a staggering 37 million bees have been found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada. Dave Schuit, who runs a honey operation in Elmwood has lost 600 hives. He is pointing the finger at the insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which are manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc. This also comes after a recent report released by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) that recorded its largest loss of honeybees ever.” (Source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/07/01/over-30-million-bees-found-dead-in-elmwood-canada/)
Also, there was a story of a famous clothes brand in America, contaminating and destroying an Indonesia waterway due to their chemical dyes for clothes, “Gap’s latest advertising campaign declares that we should ‘Be Bright,’ but by collaborating with toxic suppliers Gap’s clothes are turning the Citarum into a multicoloured mess," says Ashov Birry, a toxic-free water campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, in a statement. "Gap and other big brands need to work with their suppliers in Indonesia and elsewhere to urgently eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products before it is too late." (Source: http://www.ecouterre.com/gap-banana-republic-old-navy-linked-to-toxic-river-pollution-in-indonesia/greenpeace-river-pollution-west-java-2/?extend=1)
These two examples are just a few of the millions of stories we can gather of this simple principle of ‘do onto others as you would do to yourself’ not being followed, and yes, we currently live in this world and need to survive, buy stuff, and eat for instance, but the exponential abuse is due to exponential consumerism, we don’t need in anyway all the waste stuff we are creating and increasingly we are using more and more of the earths resources destructively to get them. We as the consumer are creating these very consequential outflows, that eventually will come to bite us in our asses. I mean it already has, if the bees dying off in the millions is not a huge red flag then I don’t know what is.
There are solutions here, please investigate the Equal LifeFoundation’s Bill of Rights and the Basic Income Guarantee, which will create the starting point platform for the change that is so desperately needed. This change is the change of our intent in this world from greed and profit to caring for others and supporting others equal to yourself, always considering the other equal to you. The point we have to get to is to understand and live an equality with life, with our environment, with the animals, with nature, with each other, and within this world system. We are living in a closed system meaning if one suffer we all suffer, and it will be a slow but certain point of death for us all if we don’t get a handle on what we are doing, what we are consuming, what we are taking, and who we are effecting. It’s a self process of realizing a stability within self and a will to direct self in what is best for all, this is based on and lived within equality and oneness. We have to change the within of ourselves to change the without of this world, it always start with who we are to determine what we will live. Study the links and comment with any questions or feedback, it’s time for a change and The basic income guarantee is a practical step forward.
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