Holding The Centre

The Death of Nature

The Nineteenth Century saw the Death of God and the Triumph of Reason which began with the philosophers of the Enlightenment. The Twentieth saw the Death of Nature and the triumph of Mammon. Everywhere the current unstoppable population increase and belief in economic determinism leads to the soil being tortured and losing its fertility, the rivers and aquifers are being poisoned and life-giving forests are being transformed into barren deserts. Similar scenarios caused the collapse of many civilizations in the past.

 

                                         The Death of Mammon

This is approaching at the speed of light since it is the new electric technology which is bypassing any chance of traditional checks and balances being applied. Unrestrained by any uneconomic ethics the Twenty-first will almost certainly see the sudden collapse of the confidence trick of the present world economy which is really no more than a colossal Ponzi scheme. If so, what follows would be the coming of a Dark Age as catastrophic as that which followed the sudden collapse of the Bronze Age in the 13th Century BCE.

 

 

What shall we do to be saved?

 

The first step is to take is personal responsibility. We must stop blaming others or simply repressing any knowledge of the true state of the world and take personal responsibility for our own actions even though others may regard us as megalomaniacs for trying. Can we live without God directing our lives? Can we live without Nature directing our lives? Can we live without Mammon directing our lives? Can we actually live free from the belief that our actions are determined by the gods, fate, instincts, genes, psychological repression, someone else we live through, and so on? As an example to others I will set down the course of action I have been taking since 1968.

 

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