Tired of the Pantomime?

Balance, Consciousness, Deep Ecology, Ecocide, ecological illiteracy

I was waiting for the bus into the town and was thinking about all the many levels of corruption that have shaped this joke of human society that we are forced to play a part in, even though we know we are being fed lies constantly, and now they know we know that we are being fed these lies but they continue to do it, so where does this take us?

How do we stop them ruining this world and how do we prevent ourselves from standing by and letting this happen? If I get in touch with how it really makes me feel on an emotional level and stay with it for a moment, there is a lot of deep pain for all that die in these fake wars, deep sadness for the Earth her creatures and humanity, and a burning rage, a great deal of it, because the corruption goes so deep, how can we see justice and transformation when those who are in control are the corrupt? I know I am not the only one that feels this, but on a subconscious level most people are feeling this emotionally, mentally and spiritually, those that have gone through awakening processes, and there is no end to it, it is an ongoing process, it´s just being more open to truth or the source and vulnerability of it all, to yourself as well as with the world. It takes courage, because when you keep at it, you want to see change and solutions, a way out of this fucked up control prison.

I had a dream the first time I went very deep into the Amazon rainforest, working with the Shiwiar people. I remember it was the forest telling me through dream language, what its interpretation of the current human problem is, we are living in a planet sized jail but we are so busy with our roles in this jail, we forgot it is actually a jail, there are people sitting at tables playing a board game, the same game on every table, its like Monopoly. People take the game so seriously, they live by it. There are a few that have discovered it is a game and that is because we have the keys to get out of the jail, but it relies on us convincing others that it is a jail and they will only be able to leave when they see it too, if they do. We can just leave and start learning to be free but some are afraid to go forward because its unfamiliar territory.

Solutions are our new keys to being freer as a humanity and towards preserving this beautiful planet. Draw on many of those solutions as possible, find your own solutions through your own passions, live life on your own terms, find ways to be creative or just be what you are inspired to be. While the drama out there unfolds, we don´t have to get sucked into it 100 percent and allow it to completely occupy our minds, save some of your mind space for imagination and nurture creativity in shaping your reality and put value on things of the heart.

We are not just things of the material world, don´t adopt the same values as that deformed aspect of society, we are more than money, status, labels, image, youth, human, woman, man, or child, keep some imagination and creativity back for you to create more of a self-empowered life on your terms and on the terms of Nature and a more peaceful humanity, be a truth activist for your deeper self as well as for the world. Perhaps if everyone started doing this, the world would transform into something brighter and more beautiful than this one.-

Article by Carlita Shaw

Author and Ecologist

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How Unethical Capitalism keeps Slave Nations and Drives Mass Extinction

Africa, capitalism, coltan, conflict minerals, Congo, slave labour, species extinction, UNESCO, Virungas National Park

Silverback Gorilla aolmost extinct

It is definitely a fundamental truth that ‘needing and having’ are the current basis of what drives Capitalism.  Our over-reliance on technology and machines is also driving the unfolding ecocide.

This is well illustrated by the story of the Silverback Gorillas in the African Congo. The mining of  Gold, Diamonds and Coltan, (geological name – Columbite Tantalite), a mineral used in the microchips of every single new electronic device, cell phone or tablet and laptop, comes from the African Congo, Virungas National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A biodiverse  ecosystem where a small group of the world’s last remaining Silverback Gorillas are critically threatened with extinction from poaching and continually reduced habitat due to these existing ‘Conflict  Minerals’ being extracted in the area, that the world is responsible for  plundering.

Coltan can only be found in a few places in the world, one of which is in Australia, which was the world’s largest producer at Wodinga Tantalum mine in Western Australia, however they closed their mine in 2012 because it is cheaper to mine it using slave labour in inhumane conditions in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo.

To make matters worse for the Silverback Gorillas, the  SOCO International energy company are pushing to extract gas and oil reserves from under Lake Edward in the National Park, all this, at the cost of one of the last greatest African forests and majestic Gorillas which have only been given an estimated 15 years of survival amidst the adversities they face and through our lack of global responsibility to better manage conservation of such situations, because minerals, gold, diamonds and oil are far more important than saving the Silverback Gorillas and their forest home.

Almost 80 percent of all present primates will be extinct in less than 40 years’ time. There are only 620 Western Silverback gorillas left in the wild. Orang-utans are native to Malaysia and Borneo, and while there are about 40,000 Orang-utans left, due to rapid destruction of their habitats with palm oil plantations and deforestation, it is likely that they will disappear within 25 years. 

Excerpt from The Silent Ecocide-the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness by Carlita Shaw

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The Silent Ecocide Interview-The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Human Consciousness

Balance, Consciousness, Corpocracy, Corporatization, Deep Ecology, ecological illiteracy, Exploitation, Freedom, Imperialism, Petroleum, Silent Ecocide, Sovereignity, Terrorism

The Silent Ecocide

A great Interview with Solaris BlueRaven, Host of Ravenstar’s Witching Hour on  Revolution Radio 

Part 1-

Factors involving Ecocide

Part 2

Factors involving Solutions

The Silent Ecocide- The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Human Consciousness

The book “The Silent Ecocide” captures incredibly the truth about human greed, which has made us exceed the planetary boundaries.

The data in the book plus two decades of the writers experience in ecology is a revelation for the ultimate awakening of human consciousness.

The wonders of nature are traded by the corrupt forces of market…mainly the investors….who have no right to it.

Human beings who have the smallest place in coexistence have pretended for too long to be above all. This ego has separated humanity from all forms of lives. Transformation of human consciousness becomes urgent for the survival of all forms of life and for intergenerational equity………

Thank you and all the best for this wonderful book of yours. May human beings soon realise their follies before it is too late.

Dr Saamdu Chetri
Executive Director
GNH Centre Bhutan
http://www.gnhcentrebhutan.org/


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The Silent Ecocide- the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness by Carlita Shaw

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The Caring Human is in Danger of Extinction

ecological illiteracy

Indigenous child hugging a tree

As an ecologist working several decades in various environmental sectors, I will say that I have come to learn that ecological illiteracy is not an accident, it could be considered as a successful form of social engineering that is very convenient for the current greed driven oligarchy.

We were not born ecologically illiterate, a child instinctively knows to care for animals and the environment and often a toddler marvels at every blade of grass and insect it encounters, it is usually when a child is shown or taught cruelty that a child starts to mimic adults by example and not respecting its fellow creatures or environment.

Biophilia is an instinct we were born with, an inner sense of feeling good and being uplifted by nature. However systematic deprogramming in  humans has turned us into good capitalists and consumers but appalling environmental protectors, making us ignorant of ecology and how we are affected by or affecting key ecosystems on the Earth, solely by our lifestyle choices. Society has conditioned people to become so distant from or even scared of nature to being repulsed by it, to the point that many people can be called biophobic. Society has done this through schooling and lack of emphasis on ecology (we are mostly taught we are superior to and separate from nature). Social media, movies and television programming has been convenient in this way to government, so have many religious beliefs.

As a result of humanity’s ecological ignorance and belief that we are separate from nature, the ecosystems of our planet show severe signs of devastating impact; from oceans being contaminated with radioactive waste, sewerage, and oxygen depleted zones. Another example of ecological illiteracy is that many people refer to the forests as ‘the lungs of the planet‘, it is actually the world’s oceans and their marine algal and microbial communities that are the lungs of the Earth, producing 80 percent of the world’s oxygen, and the ocean is a keystone ecosystem to stabilizing climate and maintaining good oxygen levels. Yet, the oceans are heavily polluted with plastic and toxic effluence, contaminating major global food chains and yet we continue to over-exploit over 85 percent of the world’s fish stocks.

There may be no rainforests left in twenty years’ time or enough fish in the ocean in ten years’ time, it has already been noted that future generations will not be able to fish as we do today in just twenty years from now. Over half the world will have a water crisis in fifteen years from now.  Bees, which are our most important crop pollinators, are fast disappearing due to toxic chemicals from aerosols being sprayed into the atmosphere via geo- engineering and pesticides being used in industrial scale farming.  The rate of deforestation and ocean pollution is destroying  our major keystone ecosystems and their ability to maintain stable weather systems.

Grandmother and granddaughter appreciating nature-courtesy of image source.com

Grandmother and granddaughter appreciating nature-courtesy of image source.com

Just imagine if things were entirely different, if we all were ecologically literate and aware of the consequences of our daily actions on key ecosystems and on other species and the violence we cause Earth. We would be far more respectful to nature and the greed driven corporate power system as it is, would cease to be destructive to the environment, pollution would no longer be profitable, instead environmental investment would be more beneficial as well us seeing as an expansion of employment in a green ecological capitalism that thrives through pioneering sustainable technologies in industry and ecological economies.

We would have a community orientated management of natural resources, (rather than centralized government management of natural resources), that prioritized nature and all kinds of sustainable technologies in operation in society which would replace fossil fuels, which would be banned and replaced by billion dollar investments into clean technologies (technologies that presently exist but currently lack the funding and support from governments  because they do not make enough money for governments or banks).

We would also have an ecologically based economy, one which invests in the bank of Nature or Natural Capital as it is referred to by ecological economists,  where nature is given a significant financial value for its invisible goods and services, (a simple example are bees pollinating crops, clean water production via mountain aquifers and geological ecosystems and oxygen production from trees in forest ecosystems). Investment in Natural Capital would protect major natural resources from exploitation and destruction by super corporations, especially oil, gas and mineral companies.

One of the incredible benefits from a Natural Capital based economy is that it would wipe off each country’s Gross National Debt, for example The World Resource Institute (WRI) estimates the value of ecosystem goods and services to be US $33 trillion dollars a year, nearly twice the value of the global gross national product (GNP) of US $18 trillion. The USA is in debt by 17 trillion dollars, therefore, if the US transitioned to an economy based on natural capital, it would take care of this debt. Global debt is currently a powerful driving force of ecological destruction (ecocide), an example is that many Latin American countries are in debt to China and therefore China is one of the major driving forces through debt pressures, to rapidly exploiting the Amazon rainforest for oil, hydroelectric power and minerals, it is also now building a 5,000 km railway from Chile to Brazil, which will plough through previously protected rainforest and undisturbed indigenous tribes, a railway to remote areas of the Amazon rainforest will only further increase large scale destruction of precious biodiversity worth more left untouched and protected.

We would also have stringent international laws in place protecting the Earth from Ecocide and every country, not just a few countries, would by now have given Nature the same rights as a human being or a corporate fiction in the court of law, presently corporations have more rights than Nature, and more frequently corporations are beginning to have more rights than people, in this so called modern civilization. 

As it presently stands, many governments profit immensely from destroying the environment and not having 7 billion people to stop them from doing so, is convenient due to our ecological illiteracy and the social engineered lack of care, and media distraction from the destruction of our Earth.

Presently, ourselves and world governments can no longer afford to be ecologically illiterate, this is driving an environmental crisis that has gone beyond critical tipping point where up to 150 species of animals and plants are disappearing daily and key ecosystems are being destroyed beyond recovery if we do not stop and make major changes now.

 Ecological ignorance is good for business, yet business can only last so long while the environment is falling apart around us, everything we do relies on ecology and ecosystems, and we cannot continue to ignore this fact. Ecological illiteracy in government and society is one of the worst things that has happened to Earth and to us, for humanity to become so disconnected to ignorantly treat nature as separate from itself. The Caring Human is in Danger of Extinction.

The Silent Ecocide- the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness by Carlita Shaw

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The Silent Ecocide – Amazon UK

Email Carlita at thesilentecocide at gmail.com
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Carlita is an environmental scientist, teacher and writer, currently living in South America.