It should be the best of us who lead. Instead we are at the mercy of a self indulgent political class, who possess power through a balance of connections and profit making. A class who seek to maintain the divides between societies - separating the first from the third, and creating cultural battlegrounds that cut those lines deeper. If we choose to survive as a species we will have to find some way to unite for the common good - Our leaders, as it stands, seem unwilling to relinquish the power they have sat with for so long. We may have to force it out of their grasp - but that time, I think will come quite organically. When it does, be ready for change. Be ready for anger and backlash. Stand your ground and hold tight to hope for this miraculous species. Without hope there is nothing but to submit to our destruction. How can we remain complicit in that tragedy?
Man’s dominion over nature is an intrinsically flawed ideology. It is presumptuous, disrespectful and an appauling display of our species’ ignorance. Symbols of this ideal scar the earth and serve as propaganda for man’s unintended doom.
You may come to know what another person thinks; you may listen to them speak of their thoughts and feelings; you may use technology to see their mind light up with colour; But you can never really know how they think. Never witness the turning of the gears or experience the chaos or calm of another person’s inner sanctum. And while this may be the at the root of worldly discord, and while it separates us, perhaps it is a mercy. When the weight of one mind is so often such a burden on the soul, is it wise to add another?