John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology
'There is only one possible conclusion: System Change, Not Climate Change!'
#johnbellamyfoster #foster #marxism #ecology #economy #ecosocialism #environment #climate #system #change #capitalism #socialism #marx #conservation #planet #humanity #anthropocene #population #expropriating #earth
John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology
Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx's Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainable human development, degrowth, population growth, and industrialism.
George is an #author, #mentor and #speaker. The presentation will be about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) controlling our #world and whether it is #alien, or #human. Many of us have considered the idea of a #Matrix controlling this #planet and at times feel as if we are being steered according to someone’s #agenda. George will explore the #geopolitical and #exopolitical #nature #of #AI and who is behind it. George has had a lifetime of strange and wonderful experiences. He has encountered both benevolent and malevolent, inter-dimensional and extra-terrestrial beings. As a result, George embodies a limitless passion in #answering #life’s #primordial #questions, such as, ‘Who are we, where do we come from and what are we doing here?’
George knows his life path carries a focus to expose all levels of #deception, no matter #how far they go, and a deep seeded responsibility to #help and #liberate #humanity #from #doctrine and #dogma, without exception.
#religions are #bad because they all see #mankind as the #gods #creation , the #pinnacle of #evolution .. No ! #human is not better than any other #animals ! #humanity is not the final goal, it's not something to keep #untouched and #venerated . The #man is not of great value by being #men , but we can achieve to serve as a step up toward the #real #birth of #God #uplift other #species ; #merge everything #good in #lifeforms and create a new #flesh far more better than the grotesque #apes we are. We could be the #InstrumentsOfTime ... turn this #dark #universe , this violent pit of #doom , into something greater.
Most #USFS and environmental "conservancies" remove these hyperaccumulating phytoremediating plants under the guise of "invasive species" when in reality it seems to be covert sabotage of the ecosystems natural filtration processes - creating higher accumulation and magnification of toxins in watersupply.
Seems #war is nothing like we've seen in the movies and happens in covert, insidious manner such as the sabotage of water and soil quality, deprivation of natural resources, encroachment attempts on unalienable rights, etc...These acts are acts of genocide, sending millions to the hospital each year and most never find out the reason why.
#SaveTheSoil #SaveTheWater #Remediation #Bioremediation #Health #InvasiveSpecies #ArundoDonax #Eucalyptus #Environment #Ecosystem #Science #Health #EPA #EnvironmentalTerrorism #SaveTheWorld #Humanity #Prosperity #Peace #HumanityUnited #Awareness #OpenCommunication #Learning
Earth's worst-ever mass extinction of life holds apocalyptic warning about climate change, say scientists http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/earth-permian-mass-extinction-apocalypse-warning-climate-change-frozen-methane-a7648006.html #humanity
Scientists issue ‘apocalyptic’ warning about climate change
Researchers studying the largest-ever mass extinction in Earth’s history claim to have found evidence that it was caused by runaway global warming – and that the “apocalyptic” events of 250 million years ago could happen again. About 90 per cent of all the living things on the planet were wiped out in the Permian mass extinction – described in a 2005 book called When Life Nearly Died – for reasons that have been long debated by scientists.
There is no doubt within my mind that the #Internet is in the Top 5 greatest achievements of our species.
The “Deep State” and the unspoken crimes of the U.S. empire, Operation Gladio
wish to share this important radio show:
- There is some sort of hum on James audio from Saturday night. Sorry about the irritation, I hope it's manageable! The term esoteric is being used here to denote occulted or hidden.., below the surface propaganda (sold by those that own the media, or work in subversive ways to make problems, evoke emotions and trauma, and then offer their solutions. All of these solutions serving the goals of the fallen Anunnaki / "Angels" / Pre-Adamites / Illuminati / Matrix Keeper's / Archons). I think I can safely speak for James by saying the actual solution is to get some quite time in to sit with ones thoughts and dig the mind out from under the programming we were born into and recover the Heart & Soul out from the trauma! Taking things at face value is actually a dangerous place to keep the mind. It's dangerous to the group, humanity, the children whom slip away under "the curtain" or cover-ups, and dangerous to us. Everyone needs to focus, study, and bravely open up to our collective shadow and join #humanity in this absolutely novel time of dimensional shift and healing.
depose the elites (ET) and put kind caring humans in their place to help all of #humanity get what they need
A New Kind of Revolution
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
'History has recorded hundreds of revolutions and almost all of them have ended in violence and bloodshed. The time for violent revolution is over. We need a #constructive revolution — a revolution of #pure #creation.
A New Kind of Revolution
Take a step back for a minute and look at the state humanity is in. Something has to change. We can’t sit back and watch the world burn. We need a revolution…
#Shell's 1991 warning: #climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’
"Shell had, in fact, known of the risks of climate change even earlier. A “confidential” company report written in 1986, also seen by the Guardian, noted the significant uncertainties in climate science at the time but warned of the possibility of “fast and dramatic” changes that “would impact on the human environment, future living standards and food supplies, and could have major social, economic, and political consequences”."
I want to write my opinion on the news above
I appreciate Ian Grillot here. He stood up not for Indians, but for humans. I wish him a speedy recovery & god bless him for his humanity.
Indian engineer shot dead in possible US hate crime - Times of India
WASHINGTON: Adam Purinton was reportedly drinking hard and hurling racial slurs at two Indians after an argument with them over their working in America when a regular patron at the Austin Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, asked him to stop, and the manager had him evicted.
Some of the #news now being #censored by Google includes our laboratory testing of the U.S. water supply, where we conducted laboratory testing to discover that 6.7% of #municipal #water is #contaminated with #toxic #metals. Google has also blacklisted our announcement of free laboratory testing services for Native American water supplies impacted by oil pipeline leaks. Also blacklisted is our exclusive coverage of the GlaxoSmithKline criminal indictment by the U.S. Justice Dept. and our interview with the whistleblower who helped achieved a record $3 billion settlement with the criminal drug company.
Apparently, Google believes the public should no longer have access to these investigative journalism articles… and 139,997 more articles that cover activism, science frauds, drug industry criminality, political corruption and more. You are witnessing a modern-day book burning by the internet Gestapo that now decides what knowledge you’re never allowed to access… especially because much of that #knowledge can help #set #humanity #free.
Silencing Natural News is all part of the globalist “script” for the enslavement #of a population kept ignorant of reality
Afghanistan: War Without End
~ Tariq Ali ~
'Extracts from the #documentary “From #I through #We to #Community” which, with the support of #AHRDO, sees #young #people #addressing #issues of #ethnic #discrimination #head-on in order to find a way out of the ethnic #tensions. #afghanistan #warwithoutend #global #empire #tariqali #ali #interethnic #division #humanity #educational #fromithroughwetocommunity #theworldtoday #solutions
‘A #shocking #documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the #earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction.’
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Deep Underground Bases: Military Experiments & UFO #Technology
In this fascinating episode Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt interviews Underground Bases Expert Dr. Richard Sauder about his landmark book on the subject of secret underground bases: Hidden in Plain Sight.
Sauder details his decade long #research effort to sift through declassified documents and speak with former inside #government #whistleblowers about their knowledge of these hidden installations. What he discovered in his cutting-edge research will blow your mind with the reality that there is an extensive world that's been built underground of a massive, experimental scientific and military infrastructure designed for deep covert operations.
#UFOs & The Breakaway National Security State
The development of #deep #underground #bases goes far back into #human #history, but more recently got an amazing boost from the advent of two World Wars and the decades of the paranoid Cold War in the 20th century. The early Nazi obsession with developing wonder weapons underground and hiding their industrial base miles beneath the surface gives us a glimpse into the strategic importance of this strategy.
The US National Security State dedicated massive black budget resources to the development of a sprawling network of secret underground command and #control bases ostensibly for the survival of #humanity in a #doomsday scenario and to set up Continuity of Government operations in the event of a Nuclear War. Beyond this surface explanation there are fascinating reports of massive underground facilities designed specifically to test advanced and exotic UFO Technology obtained by crash retrieval teams with a secrecy ranking that is higher than those set for nuclear classification. This development of this reverse-engineered #ET technology may be largely responsible for the massive secrecy surrounding the activities of this global network of deep underground bases.
Controversial, chilling and potentially explosive, don't miss part 1 of this fascinating Dark Journalist episode!
Thy Kingdom Come
Yesterday I introduced the topic of #eschatology (the study of “last things”) and explained why it matters. Readers may want to go back and re-read the last post. This time I will introduce the three #orthodox (historical, bible-based, well-founded, in keeping with Church teaching for many centuries) schools of eschatology, and list some un-biblical,# heterodox (un-orthodox) and absolutely #heretical perversions of them.
The next twposts will explore the history of each system, the main features of each, and how each system deals with issues and interprets certain Scripture portions. There are three historic and orthodox schools of eschatology, each with solid footing in Scripture and history, which are either embraced or tolerated as orthodox by most Reformed churches (Reformed Baptists, Presbyterians, others). Each has one or two “mongrel” forms which are not orthodox at all, unbiblical, Scripturally unsupportable, and/or downright heretical, damnable lies. I’ll mention and describe these “mongrel” forms, but I’ll try to avoid going off on a tangent about them. That might be hard for me with my background in Charismania, but I’ll try.
Three Schools of Eschatology: Two are “millennial,” one is not.
Postmillennialism is #confessional and orthodox in it’s historic form, but in our day there are two “mongrel” forms of it that have come to shape the policies and actions of certain groups, both on the fringes of orthodoxy and “off the deep end” as well. Let’s look at the major features of #Postmillennialism. Orthodox postmillennialism relies on historical-grammatical #hermeneutics, include context and genre as interpretive considerations (genre referring to the type of literature among the 66 books of the bible – poetry and song, narrative, instructional, prophetic / apocalyptic, etc), context determines whether a passage is literal or figurative, and “let #Scripture interpret Scripture.” To orthodox postmillennialists, the Book of Revelation is mostly figurative and mostly fulfilled in the year 70 AD (“partial” pretorism).
It’s general teaching is a gradual triumph of the #gospel, as it spreads and changes lives, to become the dominant force on Earth, influencing #law and #culture, bringing in a “golden age” in which the #Church has subdued the Earth to #Christ, and the Lord #Jesus returns to a triumphant Church which has conquered the culture, fulfilling God’s charge to Adam, “subdue the Earth.” This “golden age” resulting from the power of the gospel transforming the whole culture of the world is not a literal 1,000 year period, but is happening even now. The #Second-Coming of Christ occurs after this “#millennium” in which the gospel has conquered the Earth. The Lord’s Second Coming initiates the general #resurrection, #judgement, and# eternal state.
#Unbiblical “mongrel” forms of Postmillennialism take the form of #Charismatic “Dominion theology” in which the world is conquered by naming-it-and-claiming-it, speaking it into being by the word of faith, etc. The other mongrel form of Postmillennialism is so-called “Reformed” #theonomy in which even the civil laws of ancient Israel are reinstated, and Church and #State become one.
Amillennialism relies on the historical-grammatical method of interpretation. Context and genre are interpretive considerations, Scripture interprets Scripture, #Old-Testament interpreted by the #New-Testament. Some amillennialists see Progressive Parallelism in the Book of Revelation; Earth’s history repeated seven times. Most #amillennialists are #pretorist; either orthodox (“partial”) pretorist or hyper (“full”) pretorist, teaching that either most (“partial,” orthodox) or all (“full” or hyper-pretorist) #prophecy in #Revelation is already fulfilled by 70 AD. Hyper-pretorism, or “full” pretorism is absolutely heretical! The Second Coming, resurrection, judgment, and re-creation have certainly NOT already taken place! “Partial,” or orthodox pretorism, however, as found in historic Postmillennialism and #Amillennialism, is within the bounds of historical orthodoxy.
Like Postmillennialists, Amillennialists teach that we are in “the millennium” now; that it is not a literal period of 365,000 24-hour days, but that the “thousand years of peace” described in Revelation is figurative, meaning only “a really long time.” Amillennialism is better named “#Non-millennialism.” The prefix “A” means “not,” as in “asymmetrical” (not symmetrical) or “asymptomatic” (having no symptoms).
Despite the power of the gospel to change the lives of those who believe it, Amillennialism teaches that the great majority of #humanity will reject the gospel, and the Lord will return to rescue a persecuted remnant rather than a triumphant, world-conquering Church which dominates the planet-wide, “Christianized” human culture. It is often called "pessimistic" eschatology, but that is a misnomer. Optimism or pessimism depends on one’s point of view. The #remnant does indeed overcome the world, but not in the form of a “golden age” where the whole world is majority-Christian and truly living in the power of Spirit-filled holiness. The Scriptures are replete with Remnant types and narratives, from the fist family to the tiny surviving remnant of those who fled from Egypt, those emerging from the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, etc. Amillennialism teaches that the Lord returns to rescue a persecuted remnant, and that the Second Coming initiates the resurrection, judgment, and final state of humanity.
Premillennialism takes three forms in our day. #Historic, #Dispensational, and #Progressive. Only Historic premillennialism is orthodox! Dispensational #Premillennialism is heterodox at best, but usually heretical in that it offers two different plans of salvation – one for Jews and another for Gentiles, wrongly dividing the people of God. The little Epistle to the Ephesians is the antidote for such foolishness. The Progressive form of premillennialism, first appearing in the 1980’s, teaches that the meaning of Scripture changes over time, and that Scripture means “whatever it means to me, at the time I read it.” This is a complete departure from the historical-grammatical process, which understands that the meaning of any portion of Scripture is whatever the author and the Holy Spirit intended when it was penned. This is “liberal theology” run amok. “Progressive Dispensationalism” will get no further consideration in this series, but it bears mentioning since it has found a place in some “#Emergent” churches.
Historic Premillennialism relies on the historical-grammatical hermeneutic, context and genre are interpretive considerations, and Scripture interprets Scripture. In a “natural reading” of Revelation, context determines whether it is to be interpreted literally or figuratively, and the Old Testament is interpreted by the New. In Historic Premillenialism the literal 1,000-year reign of Christ on Earth is to be seen as Christ-centered rather than focused on mankind and it’s destiny.
Dispensational Premillennialism’s hermeneutic has a strong inclination towards literalism. Scripture and history are divided into 7 dispensations, prophecy is interpreted literally, and the Old Testament is interpreted by the New. The whole bible is divided into 7 time periods (dispensations) in which God acts in different ways toward men, and whenever possible, Scripture is to be interpreted literally.
#Historic-Premillennialism goes waaaaaay back to the late first century. Premillennialism, as it’s name suggests, teaches that the Second Coming of Christ initiates a literal 1,000 year period of unprecedented peace on Earth, under the physical and political reign of King Jesus from Jerusalem, capitol city of planet Earth, followed by a rebellion, #Armageddon, judgment, the destruction and re-creation of Earth and it’s inheritance by those who were saved in this present world. In Historic Premillennialism, the Second Coming is not separated from the “secret rapture” described in Dispensational Premillennialism by years of time (3-1/2 or 7 depending on one’s “pre, mid, or post-tribulation” persuasion). In all three orthodox schools of eschatology, the catching-away of the Church to meet the Lord in the air is not a separate event from the Second Coming, but simultaneous with His coming to Earth in judgment. Only in Dispensational Premillennialism are the two distinguished from one another, occurring as separate events with some period of time between the two.
In Historic Premillennialism, the chapters in Revelation appear in chronological order, the enthroned saints are on Earth, there are two physical resurrections (the just and the unjust are resurrected separately); Christ returns before the millennium but after the tribulation period. The Second Coming ushers in a literal 1,000-year period of planet-wide transformation.
That’s a kinda-sorta summary of the three basic forms of orthodox eschatology, with brief notes on un-orthodox variations of each. This is a lot of information in just a few paragraphs! It could easily become very confusing… so, the rest in my next post, tomorrow.
Facing present Reality … Facing toward desired Reality
Intentional awareness of the ever-changing present reality … – versus – Focusing consciousness, intention, energy on the desired reality, what resonates more with self
While thinking a lot about this myself (suspect, hope/intend to post more later), I’m very interested in thoughtful & meaningful, deep or practical, perspective from others …
in the context of :
wanting to maximally, & most effectively contribute to dramatically shifting humanity to a reality of broad peace, harmony & well-being
seeking perspective regarding :
- shining light on the present state of humanity, all aspects, reflecting actual present experience & reality (as accurately as possible)
– versus –
- having personal inner reality--particularly mental energy, intention, awareness, consciousness--and one’s outward expression, be oriented to, be focused on, the reality one wishes to see emerge. In this I’m meaning the reality that resonates with one’s self, one’s conscious choice for a particular reality, the direction toward a reality as reflected by one’s core drive. (This is in the context of spiritual reality & perspective, as well as, & particularly, in the context of the emerging understanding of quantum physics, and theories of everything.)
In my mind, both are essential. I sometimes wonder if, for those who know “enough” about the present state of humanity, if most (all?) focus / effort should be on the latter to be most effective. Perhaps to a large extent, this wondering arises from a personal perspective of being certain that there are already enough human beings who “know enough” and who want peace & harmony, that a radical change to the present Path of humanity could happen fairly quickly, in a context of unified effort & focus.
I already have the perspective that, in the final analysis, I Live authentic to self. In this post, I’m actively seeking other perspective outside this self, thus additional insight & wisdom to further transform self in the direction I wish to go : which is to continue Living as a human, to have more opportunity to Explore the human experience, and to Explore the Universe, Reality & Creation as a human being. (By the way, this is not at all driven by being attached to being human, nor by being afraid of death or a transition to something other than being human. It arises from a deep love of self & humanity, and a personal Vision of it’s Potential.)
Related, to a degree, to my primary inquiry here, is : relativity of experience; how things are experienced (including peace & happiness) … opposition (in all things?) … balance … the common human instinct to move away from, & avoid, the unpleasant (what does not feel good, what does not resonate well). A lot more could be expressed & considered here, but at present I’ll refrain from expressing more in these regards.
After spending the time to write & briefly consider all this, I’m wondering if the focusing on desired reality, etc is really more for the experience of this particular awareness / self, ie me … and the shining the light on present reality is more for other self’s … although it still seems more complex than that. For one, in order to go on living as a human, I need more of humanity to live more in a way that is existentially sustainable. Also, at the basic survival level, my mental awareness of reality, & understanding of the mechanics of evolution, strongly tells me that my prospects for continued Living are increased by being more aware of the present environment.
If you feel there is already posted material (posts, comments) which are very relevant, insightful, etc, I encourage posting a link.
(I’m working on a post or two, very much along the lines of facing present reality. These postings will not be intending to disregard any comments here. Some part of me feels very strongly about posting these items… which I guess could contain at least some part of the answer, for me, to my primary inquiry here.)
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