THE BACKLASH OF HISTORY; GLOBALIZATION, AND ITS CONSQUENCES, WHAT IT ALL MEANS.

 

Globalization and what could it mean.

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.

Nelson Mandela

 

 

I kind of smile when as a blogger frecuently run into blogs disparaging at the changes we are seeing around the Globe, and we do not like it, specially when the change in question it’s hitting right at home, and it’s too close for comfort.

White lies are small, inconsequential, and use some light dishonesty in order to keep everyone happy—or at least cover your rear, right?

Well, anyone who has had a seemingly innocent falsehood blow up in their face knows that’s not always the case. A fib can have sometimes dramatic consequences, setting a chain of events into motion that could hardly have been anticipated when the original lie was told. That’s true in both life and history; many an untruth has led to major, unexpected, tectonically earth-shifting results.

The Washington Post newspaper said that it had identified 1628 false or false statements made by US President Donald Trump since his inauguration as president of the United States.

History Has Consecuences

The European colonization the World over during roughly 400 years. One could argue from history that exploration has led to the subjugation or decimation of cultures, and that is undoubtedly true. Historians have documented the often bad effects of culture contacts: there is no whitewashing the history of Cortez and the Aztecs, Pizarro and the Incas, or the eventual effects of exploration on the American Indians, to mention only the effect of European exploration on the Americas.

And the further striping of many parts of the World, of the local inahibatans self rulership, into a position, if if not of blatant slavery, to secondary servitude, by European powers, and the movement of millions of Africans to the New World,  by any standards a major historical phenomenon, with long-term international consequences.

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To assess these consequences, and the new developments of a more benign, but still ruthless conquest of the markets, and materail resources by globalization, the many mini-wars on far off lands, it may seem of little consequence, for those naive enough to believe so, but now shocked to the core, to see their borders aflood with masses of inmigrants of all colors, in a desperate struggle for survival, should be a lesson to understand that there is no actions without consecuences, and to believe so, and be a complice of policies in the past that supported  invasion, and mayhem abroad. Well there is a big price tag to pay for it, the bill is due, and the bill collector is knocking at your door, as we speak!

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Rather than bore you with my personal opinion about the matter, I will provide you with a wide spectrum of voices, to do it for me.

Quotes on the Effect of Globalization

We are aware that globalization doesn’t mean global friendship but global competition and, therefore, conflict. That doesn’t mean we will all destroy each other, but it is no happy global village, either.

Rene Girard

Globalization and trade liberalization were supposed to make us all better off through the mechanism of trickle-down economics. What we seemed to be seeing instead was trickle-up economics, accompanied by a destruction of democratic politics, as we moved ever closer to a system of ‘one dollar, one vote’ as opposed to ‘one person, one vote.’

Joseph Stiglitz

The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage.

Klaus Schwab

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It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

Kofi Annan

Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world’s seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice.

Sharan Burrow

We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone… and not just for a few.

Nestor Kirchner

If you’re totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.

Jimmy Carter

Living on a Dollar a Day

In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.

Thomas Friedman

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.

Fredric Jameson

Masterpieces of art possess immense potential to advance a worldview that could help assuage the societal terrors posed by globalization, the most thoroughgoing socioeconomic upheaval since the Industrial Revolution, which has set off a pandemic of retrogressive nationalism, regional separatism, and religious extremism.

Martin Filler

Mideast Israel Ethiopian Immigrants

Imperialism or globalization – I don’t have to care what it’s called to hate it.

Bill Ayers

Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment.

Evo Morales

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.

Peter L. Berger

If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West.

Fredric Jameson

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Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.

Herbie Hancock

The 1 to 2 billion poorest in the world, who don’t have food for the day, suffer from the worst disease: globalization deficiency. The way globalization is occurring could be much better, but the worst thing is not being part of it. For those people, we need to support good civil societies and governments.

Hans Rosling

There’s a natural antipathy on the part of the voters to a continuation of globalization as we know it. It’s simply a code word today for bad trade deals that disadvantage the American people.

Peter Navarro

Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital.

Angela Davis

Globalization obviously has the potential to be good. That doesn’t mean it’s good for everybody. There’s a very large number of people in India and China who benefited directly from globalization, but it doesn’t mean everybody in America benefits from globalization.

Angus Deaton

Inequality

Conclusion

Laissez-faire capitalism is a belief that unregulated capitalism will create the greatest benefit for all. Proponents of such a system believe that government interference, including tariffs or social safety nets, ultimately causes more harm than good by promoting or protecting inefficiency. In extreme forms, the philosophy has been used as a reason not to intervene in humanitarian crises, such as the Irish famines (1846–49), despite evidence that many “natural” catastrophes are the result of government actions or lop-sided concentrations of wealth and resources. Adam Smith’s belief in the “invisible hand” that balances economic systems is sometimes cited as evidence of his support for laissez-faire policies, though his call for government to intervene to prevent monopolies shows he was not an absolutist.

There’s so many conflicting opinions about Globalization, it’s clear that for some it’s a fountain of great opportunities, and for others a cause for grief, and unequality, my two cents here is that governments around the World should be responsible of laws, that would promote the welfare of Nations as a whole, and not to benefit just a few, the key it’s to find a balance that would address both sides, to promote happiness and well being for everyone, and avoid the total degradation of Men by another one, a common situation prevalent through History, and today, time to put a stop to it.

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50 Responses to THE BACKLASH OF HISTORY; GLOBALIZATION, AND ITS CONSQUENCES, WHAT IT ALL MEANS.

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Excellent post. Fascinating collection of quotes.

  2. foodinbooks says:

    A great post. I suppose looking at it from the most basic view point, the only thing we know about history is that it always changes because people who make and write history are always evolving and changing.

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes, it’s true, if something is sure things will change, for the better, or worst…
      I guess we will find out if living long enough to see the changes.

      Thank you for your comment! 🙂

  3. Don Ostertag says:

    Again, another well thought interesting post. Great quotes.

  4. In the two-axis model of economics and government (capitalism vs socialism, and liberalism versus authoritarianism), I’ve always felt it a mistake to label “fascism” as capitalist when it’s an expressly socialist form of authoritarianism.

    Authoritarian-capitalism is something altogether different, historically having more to do with royalty concerned with the wealth of their domains… think of Legionnaires allowed to plunder from what they win for Rome, the King of England giving land grants to Loyalists in the New World, or the Ming Dynasty’s trade expeditions. These are utilitarian approaches to wealth as a motivation for keeping power centralized, where greatest benefits amount to a form of patronage, restricted to a few, and allowing the exploitation of many for their benefit. A broader, stabilizing aspect can be the development of a large, profiting class… people who find ways to improve their situations while not accumulating enough to be a threat to those in power… those variously-righted “citizens” of their respective states.

    Today’s systems of global commerce strike me as suspiciously similar, and likewise insulated from the masses by a bureaucratically-justified patronage system. A few hold the reigns while insulating themselves within a profiteering class. And meanwhile, a large but essentially powerless middling population of those allowed to accumulate just enough to fear losing it buffer those at the top from the masses of stateless and disenfranchised.

    I don’t know what the answer is. People will work in what they believe to be their own interests; a fearful middle-class will fight to maintain the status quo. And the alternative of punctuated-equilibrium through mass-movement tends toward demagoguery and the dark history of unifying collective beliefs in convenient places in which to focus the hatred of self-loathing, both of which might serve simply to shift things toward that authoritarian-socialist perspective.

    • theburningheart says:

      As my opinion on your blog in your current post, I do not believe in a panacea solution to our social, economic, political, or so many other evils that affect us generally.

      I do not know the answers either.

      However I do not believe either, on seating and doing nothing, life it’s a great struggle that seems a futile effort, but it’s the only thing we have, and it’s worth to fight for, if only to ameliorate, and seek a sort of peace, and well being for all of us, even if little may be accomplished, or nothing at all, but to know, that we did whatever was best, and not hold it on our consciousness, that we could, but didn’t.

      Thank you for your comment we appreciate it. 🙂

  5. Ben Naga says:

    “Masterpieces of art possess immense potential to advance a worldview that could help assuage the societal terrors posed by globalization, the most thoroughgoing socioeconomic upheaval since the Industrial Revolution, which has set off a pandemic of retrogressive nationalism, regional separatism, and religious extremism.”

    I don’t think they even need to be masterpieces.

    https://bennaga.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/graffiti-tonguelashing/

  6. GP Cox says:

    First off, I would hesitate to quote Mandela – imprisoned for being Communist, released because he said he believed in democracy, yet what exactly did he do for his country? It is very popular today to dish Trump, but may I ask you, how has your life changed in the past 2 years? What did he do to you to cause such hatred? For a man of God, this post is distasteful.

  7. You right.
    Globalization creates its own paradox to : connecting certain people against globalizing…
    This is like Ouroboros snake.
    And it’s almost destroying itself with the entire world (Life) in the same time.
    This is a complex of sophistication.
    K&M

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes it’s very complex…
      However we only hope that after all this mess, something good may be gained, maybe no more walls, between people and nations, although, there’s many who want to keep themselves, out of the same mess they have created.

      Thank you, for your insightful comment. 🙂

  8. I thank you v e r y much for this great post and detailed information. Some years ago I had high hopes in globalization, but they have vanished in the meantime and I have realized that I have somehow been blind. I wish you all the very best.:) Martina

    • theburningheart says:

      Well, Martina I agree with you, but also believe Globalization it’s bad not because itself, but because we Humans we make the lower common denominator, to be the one that prevails, rather than seek the most positive things that could be achieved in a World, were distance, and differences, could be reduced in a positive way rather than increased into more negatives.

      I we all, or at least most would focus in the positive things that could be achieved with it, and minimize the worst.

      My firm believe it’s that Men it’s the one who needs to grow up in wisdom, and change into a better being, before the World can change for the better, Globalization, or not.

      Thank you Martina for your great comment. 🙂

      • You are completely right and I especially like your third paragraph!!! I wonder whether we ever succeed in realizing it! We shouldn’t give up hope, I suppose. Very best regards Martina

      • theburningheart says:

        Yes, there’s a lot of work to do, as Men goes, and does, but in my opinion the poor quality of the many Governments we endure around the World with some honorable exceptions, are one of the major reasons, why things seem to be stalled on the negative issues, more than Governments are cabals of individuals set on gaining power to themselves, and profiting from doing so, rather than caring to for the well being, and advancement of their citizens.

        Of course, that reflects on the before mentioned, the index of enlightened people a country, and the World at large, needs to go up before things can change, for the better, above all more, and better education for all.

        Thank you Martina for your insights, and comments, we appreciate them. 🙂

  9. chattykerry says:

    I don’t think we are mature enough, as a species, for globalization. We just need to look at the dinosaurs, still the most successful species on this planet, to see what might happen. As for Adam Smith – his theories are just a cop out. (I saw that as a former Economics student). Sometimes a benevolent dictatorship can work better than our poor interpretation of true democracy. Great post; thought provoking!

    • theburningheart says:

      Well to be mature, we need a decent education, do not believe it’s an evolution problem, but a social one, with roots on the quality of education, sure there can be other factors as well, but generally ignorance it’s our Human condition since birth, the better educated a person is, the better chances are that he will succeed, and the more chances he/she will not be the problem but the solution to the ills of society.

      I talk at large on this issue on my post of December 2017, Ignorance the Human Condition.

      Thank you Kerry for your valuable comment, we appreciate it! 🙂

  10. smilecalm says:

    excellent commentary
    on our ill fated condition!
    my hope is that humanity’s
    continuation is something
    better 🙂

  11. Globalization works in favor of huge corporations, hence, they merge and become global while wiping out anything small, individual and local. That frequently means destroying values. That also means destroying entire culture of tiny nations and offering them instead mindless reality shows, globally adjusted literature and music, as well as poisoning people all over the globe with the same chemically enhanced foods that contain traces of toxic substances used in elimination of rodents, birds and insects, as well as live, harmful and life-threatening, resistant bacteria. Globalization means more people dying from the same pollution related, dirty water related and toxic environment related diseases while these who should have an oversight and who claim doing this for the wellbeing of the global population count bucks and cannot figure out what else they could buy or try.
    Globalization means the end of unique and more power to wealth and corporations.
    I’m always wondering with so many charities and so many donations, why haven’t we managed to improve the situation one small bit, why haven’t we decreased violence and hunger, homelessness and infectious diseases?
    It makes me frequently wonder whether it is in pharmaceutical corporations’ interest to stop cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc. since there have been a lot of genetic and immune system involving discoveries that were not only promising, but working. They don’t seem to ever find their way into common healthcare practices. I also do not think anybody is interested in stopping fast food business and maybe allowing people to get slim and healthy again. These are such insane profits. I don’t think anybody gives anything about the extra high, obesity related disease treatment cost that ends up where? Yes, in the same pockets of corporation board members which fight hunger one day and cash in on medications that treat side-effects of obesity which are many and affecting people not physically, but also mentally.
    Globalization will complete what started with fast foods, toxic environment and global pollution.

    • theburningheart says:

      Unfortunately you are totally right as to what you say, Inese.

      This year, Oxfam’s report added another shocking stat. The report also claims that 2,200 billionaires worldwide saw their wealth grow by 12 percent (which is eminently believable), even as the poorest half saw its wealth fall by 11 percent.

      Here’s a wild statistic: The 26 richest people on earth in 2018 had the same net worth as the poorest half of the world’s population, some 3.8 billion

      The report reveals that the number of billionaires has almost doubled since the financial crisis, with a new billionaire created every two days between 2017 and 2018, yet wealthy individuals and corporations are paying lower rates of tax than they have in decades.
      Getting the richest one percent to pay just 0.5 percent extra tax on their wealth could raise more money than it would cost to educate the 262 million children out of school and provide healthcare that would save the lives of 3.3 million people.
      Just four cents in every dollar of tax revenue collected globally came from taxes on wealth such as inheritance or property in 2015. These types of tax have been reduced or eliminated in many rich countries and are barely implemented in the developing world.
      Tax rates for wealthy individuals and corporations have also been cut dramatically. For example, the top rate of personal income tax in rich countries fell from 62 percent in 1970 to just 38 percent in 2013. The average rate in poor countries is just 28 percent.
      In some countries, such as Brazil, the poorest 10 percent of society are now paying a higher proportion of their incomes in tax than the richest 10 percent.

      At the same time, public services are suffering from chronic underfunding or being outsourced to private companies that exclude the poorest people. In many countries a decent education or quality healthcare has become a luxury only the rich can afford. Every day 10,000 people die because they lack access to affordable healthcare. In developing countries, a child from a poor family is twice as likely to die before the age of five than a child from a rich family. In countries like Kenya a child from a rich family will spend twice as long in education as one from a poor family.

      Cutting taxes on wealth predominantly benefits men who own 50 percent more wealth than women globally, and control over 86 percent of corporations. Conversely, when public services are neglected poor women and girls suffer most. Girls are pulled out of school first when the money isn’t available to pay fees, and women clock up hours of unpaid work looking after sick relatives when healthcare systems fail. Oxfam estimates that if all the unpaid care work carried out by women across the globe was done by a single company it would have an annual turnover of $10 trillion – 43 times that of Apple, the world’s biggest company.

      “People across the globe are angry and frustrated. Governments must now deliver real change by ensuring corporations and wealthy individuals pay their fair share of tax and investing this money in free healthcare and education that meets the needs of everyone – including women and girls whose needs are so often overlooked. Governments can build a brighter future for everyone – not just a privileged few,” added Byanyima.

      The Romas used to say: Homo homini lupus est, is a Latin proverb meaning “A man is a wolf to another man,”

      Well, things haven’t change much since, right?

      Thank you Inese, for your fine timely contribution, we appreciate it. 🙂

  12. Your post is very thought-provoking but so is reading through all the comments.

    People around the world seem to be unhappy with where their governments are taking them, so why is it that we don’t do something about this? Malaise? Apathy? Couldn’t be bothered until it smacks us in the face? I’ve seen such a change in Australia in the past 15 years, which is a fleeting moment in earth’s time. But travelling and living in other countries, I see this same destruction repeated in too many countries.

    Many thanks for stopping by my Travel and Photography blog.

    • theburningheart says:

      Well, its a complex issue, from the unspoken secret war, governments do against their own citizens using every trick in the book, or worst, stuff we do not even know yet!

      Their biggest tool right now the media, many decades, if not centuries ago, a way to inform people, now a vast empire used as an Orwellian propaganda tool machine to keep people believing what governments around the globe want you to believe.

      ‘Mediatization’ defined by the dictionary as:

      ‘Specifically. The action or process whereby the mass media comes to control or affect something.’

      And the people at the top wanting to keep the sheep below as ‘consumers’ rather than responsible free thinking people, who may object to their practices, and corrupt power.

      Not to talk about our personal fear of getting too politically involved, and therefore a target of such powers, by now most governments know that talk it’s cheap, and may let you get away loosing steam, with rantings like these ones, but if you start wanting to take action against them, well…who wants those powers targeting you personally?

      As I see it, they will push their agenda as far as it would go, and we can suffer it, until the day will come it just may tip the whole thing over the edge, and all hell breaks loose.

      I hope more educated, and enlightened people, may come and change things smoothly and peacefully, but it seems their greed for money, power, and control it’s just insatiable.

      Thank you for commenting, we appreciate it. 🙂

      • Exactly, their “insatiable greed” will continue and I fear will win in the long time as it has for the past decades.
        These people are too powerful now and not to mention what governments hide from their citizens. No longer do governments work for the people, but it’s the other way around. And, more salt to the wounds is that these politicians earn huge salaries, benefits, and contacts for retirement from the people, whilst abusing their positions.
        I think that only a revolution will change things – looks how the people take to the streets in France to change what they don’t like…

  13. theburningheart says:

    Where I come from there is an old saying:

    “There is no evil that last for a hundred years, and no one who can live to suffer it, that long.”

    It’s the nature of things to change, and change will come.

    Kudos to the French, they set the example along with the thirteen colonies, since the French Revolution beginning the end of Monarchy, and absolutism.

    Ideas spread like viruses, and people around the globe will catch up, eventually.

    Thank you for your response, we appreciate it. 🙂

  14. amras888 says:

    I have opened many debates regarding the ongoing consequences of the British empire with this same postulate. It’s quite wonderful to find that it is shared. This is another superb post.

    • theburningheart says:

      Actions in the past come to haunt us, and it {s something most people forget easily, ignorance of History make people ask themseves, why I do have to pay for what grandpa did?
      Well, as Nations, Granfather was naughty, and we inherited wathever he did, good, or bad.

      Yes, the British Empire let a lot to be unhappy about it in the past, therefore a big bill to pay for.
      I am glad you are one of those who see things clearly.

      The positive thing about globalization, if any, it´s that bring many different cultural, values and people s ways into a new place, and enrich with their traditions the general view of life..
      Lots of people, are only concerned with the bad things, but overlook the positive.

      Like look at the Food revolution around the World,in the past three decades, now day you can taste almost any cuisine, around the globe anywhere.

      Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it. 🙂

  15. Lwbut says:

    Such a topical posting! Thank you for increasing awareness of the issues. 🙂

    I agree with your observation that globalism has potentially some benefits for all and that it has so far largely been successful for a few over the many. Also that the countries citizens which have previously been seen as ‘the winners’ will mostly be the ones who become ‘the losers’ once our globalisation goes as far as it can and uniformity and conformity are established on a world wide basis.

    Globalisation: – simply the logical end result of capitalist corporations seeking the largest possible share of the largest possible market from which to draw the greatest possible profits out of the pockets of those who then become enslaved to them.

    As was pointed out in your post, the world has effectively ‘shrunk’ from the middle ages and the Enlightenment (which produced the rise of science and technology, both of which have allowed for great advances for many individuals as well as enormous power to a select few). At the same time the world’s population has massively increased, although somehow their individual average wealth seems to have shrunk in comparison to global production, income and wealth??

    I suspect that a lot of the current disaffection with ‘Globalism’ and the rise in ‘Nationalism’ has more to do with the ever increasing rate of technological and social (migration eg) changes which produce unfamiliar surroundings to people who want to remain in a place they can remember and recognise as their Home – ‘the good old days’ and ‘the Way things used to be’ – moreso than the ravages of multi-national corporations.

    Technology has started a rolling stone down an increasingly steep hill gathering us all up along with it as it grows still bigger and faster. It now has massive momentum and will take something of a catastrophic nature to slow it down. Unless by some miracle mankind develops the will to unite and co-ordinate their efforts in favour of everyone, and not just themselves and those like them.

    The last comment i would add is that The Media is largely controlled by a few powerful owners in the West and by the governments in China, and to a lesser degree Russia. The rich elite and the Media Moguls operate in cohort to determine Government policy through the donation of large sums of money needed by politicians to campaign for their seats and backroom deals done with the invisible party men who determine what policies are given the most attention. (perhaps nowhere more obvious than in my home country of Australia?)

    It is through this practice that multi-culturalism and globalism continue to grow despite a recent trend (through better social media communications) of a growing backlash by individuals acting in concert to try to get a fairer share of economic and social justice. (Or to prevent further ‘progress’ 😉 )

    God is within you.

    • theburningheart says:

      Excellent comment you can publish it like a post on your blog.

      I belive that the globalization phenomena will bring positive things in the future, the problem right now its the unholly alliance of the rich corporate World, and governments, later more on the ‘corporate’ word, a mere shield for individuals to escape personal responsibility to their shenanigans.

      Multiculturalism for some a dirty word that its wrongly used to believe as a dilution of native cultures, in reality will expand our knowledge and will make us culturally more knowledgable, and tollerant without diminishing or blurring your own.

      Thank you for the great comment, we appreciate it! 🙂

      • Lwbut says:

        Your coment honours me and your suggestion is one i will follow and will write the post!

        I suspect the potential benefits will be ‘side-effects’ rather than the intent of deliberate corporate globalism.

        Unless and until they can be shown to benefit all people there will undoubtedly continue to be sections of society who try to fight the changes being wrought upon established so-called ‘advanced’ societies.

        I look forward to reading more on corporates. 😉

  16. theburningheart says:

    Through the shortage of distances in traveling and instant communication, the World it’s now a small place, and I believe to be an irreversible condition, even China isolated for centuries, is possible the biggest example of Globalization, for bad, or good, regardless if we wish it or not.

    The Corporate problem it’s bad enough, but made worst by corrupt governments, who do not represent anymore the mayority of people but the interest of the few.

    But as individual citizens we cannot abdicate our responsability , when we vote and ellect such puppet governments.

    ‘One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.’

    Plato

    And many similar statements by many other thinkers abund
    like one I like but do not remeber well at the moment says something like:

    ‘If you do not like to mess up with politics, someone will end messing you up, with politics of their own.’

    And that is exactly what’s going on right now. individuals have mostly abdicated their rights, by their passivity, and let others decide what we are gone get, we like it, or not.

    They are few, we are billions, if we get involved they have no other resource but to do people’s will, or else.

    So it’s up to us to control what’s going on and not be happy just with ‘side effects’ when we can get the lion’s share!

    Go ahead and start to wake up your friends, neighbors, and readers, as you did on your last post. 🙂

  17. Leyla says:

    Great and Interesting post!!!

  18. MG WELLS says:

    I feel until people learn how to behave respectfully toward one another, nothing will truly change. Everyone seems to be running around with mobile phones in their faces and focusing on materialism instead of mature, healthy relationships. If more folks truly listened to each other, it will be a great thing. Thanks for sharing and wishing you and ALL on this post many blessings.

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes, you are right people need to care about others, and not be selfish, and that will be the key to a better future, unfortunately every person at birth it’s a clean slate, that need to be educated on this most basic fact:

      “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

      And:

      “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

      And still it is not a guarantee., they will do.

      But totally agree we need to start there, thank you for your comment we appreciate it. 🙂

  19. Very thought-provoking post about globalisation. Here’s my thought:

    Globalisation needs energy (oil) and the world is running out – according to many analysts there’s only about 35 – 50 years of sufficient oil left to keep the system going (at the same speed), so everything’s going to slow down in the coming decades, because our entire civilisation (with the economic system integrated) is designed on mainly (but not only) liquid fossil fuels. So, globalisation can only last as long as the oil last.

  20. theburningheart says:

    Yes, its not totally clear, but good news keep coming also, if not sure, because do not pretend to know the future, my belief its that hopefully we will get our act together if not for anything, but by urgent necessity, our survival depends on it.

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/urban-and-ecological-decay-the-erosion-of-democracy-capitalism-the-god-that-failed-and-what-is-the-solution-for-a-better-world/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/a-planet-in-crisis-time-to-grow-up-and-save-mother-earth/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/our-shortsigthed-worldview-culture-shape-madness-ancient-cosmology-david-fideler-on-phytagoras/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/adbustersthe-war-against-too-much-of-everything/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/eduardo-galeano-can-we-be-like-them/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/earth-history-mother-as-an-archetype-and-spiritual-realization/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/the-twenty-century-an-age-of-failed-dreams-and-disappointments-a-bleak-future/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/ignorance-the-human-condition/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/we-live-in-eden-but-what-are-we-doing-with-it/

    https://konekrusoskronos.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/precepts-and-environment-by-john-daido-loori-joining-espirituality-and-environment/

    I have peppered my blog with all kinds of posts that try to wake up the awareness of people to a change for the better and to wake up from the drowsiness, and lethargic state most people live.
    As to how many I have help if just a little, do not know but we keep trying. 🙂

    You too, Jean-Jacques, keep the good fight. 🙂

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