Notes for Clarification of Solutions May 4, 2014:
These notes are added to the original text to unpack some of the more cryptic sections of this message. The notes will be inserted in italics.
Humanity occupies an interesting position in cosmic situations. There are many sources of information, ranging from religious text and doctrine to observations both physical and clinical, that suggest that there is no other component of earthly existence that bridges the intersection between the finite and the infinite. Humans seem to have access to both the infinite and the finite. This statement is a densely packed but conditional item because there is no easy way to claim credibility for knowledge of the infinite without special circumstance or qualification. Indeed, other cultures have less of a problem communicating information about the infinite than does the dominant “scientifically” literate portion of our current power structure. On the other hand the global financial system has advocated and advocates the understanding that the only appropriate way to address money is through the understanding of it as an infinitely compoundable “commodity”. Our current global debacle, a confluence of climate change, resource shortages, growing income disparity, and use of war to feed unlimited greed, may stem from a confusion that involves inappropriate treatment or mixture of various aspects of the finite and the infinite. This is the major tenet of this paper and is the most dysfunctional facet of our times!
Whatever the possibilities that develop from exploitation of aspects of the physics of the infinite, (There are many new findings and more old patents and inventions that use currently censored information that are making a much stronger link between everyday life and infinite qualities of what appear to be finite resources.) all occupants of a finite situation must be very careful to separate what works cosmically from what is truly sustainable in an earthbound finite condition. Herein lies the whole issue being discussed. How does one arrange their life when there is some or many facets of it that exist on both sides of the divide between what is limited (FINITE) on one hand and unlimited (INFINITE) on the other? At the kitchen table when the sugar bowl is empty it is empty! The free energy devices that are now suppressed suggest that there is no need for there to be the limitations on fossil fuel supplies to provide the power supplies that make life comfortable. Various religious teachings state that life as we know it is more like a state of being than as a “finite” and limited existence.
This note is not meant to be a commentary on a particular technology. Rather it is appropriate to ask how and why these technologies are treated as they are and what if anything should be done to address these issues. A number of whistle-blowers including, Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, have provided exposes alleging illegal or inappropriate use of power and position. The disclosure of current and historically documented suppression of alternative technologies has become more openly discussed even as powerful interests continue their efforts of suppression, M.T.Keshe – subject to death threats by governments and N. Tesla – documented destruction of lab and personal credibility by financiers. The advent of tests of these alternatives should cause us all to spend some time considering how these opportunities will affect the finite condition we now inhabit.
Others have spent significant effort trying to engage colleagues in the discussion of growth and its implications. Dr. Albert Bartlett spent much of his last decade in lecturing about the difficulties of comprehending compound interest. This note will simply describe two aspects of our current situation in terms that may be easier to grasp than a detailed discussion of a “fantasy”.
Cancer here is a metaphor for the facets of our current life that use limited assets as if they were unlimited. This use quickly leads those who are good at accumulating something to feel that they are somehow entitled to more – they have a “right” to be treated differently because of their prowess??? Cancer has become a major cause of death in developed countries. Cancer is only possible when the normal controls on cell development and division are compromised. Cancers develop by those freely dividing cells spreading until they have infected vital control and resource supply areas of the organism. When enough areas have been damaged the host organism dies. There are many parallels between the disease called “cancer” and the affect of actions by the wealthiest persons and most powerful entities to systematically remove governmental controls that were put in place to limit their growth at all scales of human activity.
The global economy and the connections (TPP, NAFTA, GATT) now being made by a few transnational corporations to put all sources of materials into a closely controlled global market are the latest examples of efforts to expand the base for their exclusive wealth accumulation. There is a strong similarity between what happens within and organism given a medical diagnosis of “cancer” and the actions of these entities to gain access to global resources with earth and all of humanity as the “host” (the medical term for the organism which must bare the impact of the cancer as it spreads) and the accepted appropriateness of continued commercial growth. It is therefore posited that the current global economy is actually “cancerous”. The greed based corporate expansion through the removal of controls that limit human activity within earthly resources and constraints is in fact an ecological “cancer”.
A forest is here used as a model of how natural populations adapt to the limitations of our environment and the areas of their development that control what is possible are offered as a realistic limit for human populations??? Forests offer an interesting window on how the “finite world” places limits on the use of resources. There are few ways that resources leave the location of a forest in the absence of human activity. Individual trees and most animals that inhabit a forest go through periods of rapid growth and a period of very low growth. Few individuals may live for centuries in stable climatic situations. The controls on individual tree growth are related to the presence of resource limits – the expression of the finite condition. A forest is a condition of land a state of nature. A forest does not grow except through land expansion; only trees and associated organisms grow.
A forest starts with many seeds - millions of seeds. The germination of seeds sets in motion an individual drive to capture a share of the available resources. When a seedling fails to gather the needed resources it stops growing and eventually dies. The energy and elements the tree or seedling acquired go back into the asset base of the area for the use of survivors. No individual tree can move resources very far from where they were gathered. Those resources that do move leave the area under the power of change agents that generally work slowly or catastrophically but are not a normal part of daily change.
This is the conundrum that humanity faces today. What is okay to use and transport? What should stay where it was acquired for the health of the earth? Discussions like this will not appear in the normal Main Stream Media because it does not fit the approved message that is to be shared in that venue!
Cancers are limited by signals. These signals describe the development of conditions that affect the host. There are a wide range of cells that use those signals to eliminate situations that favor unlimited cell growth. Today we need to reinvigorate the global human signaling system to enable those that should act within the human portion of our environment. The activity of individuals with foresight should be identified as antibodies (antidotes) to sectors that are now out of control rather than the threats we are now led to believe them to be. The labeling the whistle blowers and informants mentioned above as enemies of the State is unhelpful! Our acceptance of such messages as fact without analysis has led to this condition and will have consequences that we and our progeny will be left to deal with.
It is important to understand the significance of controls of growth in a finite situation as the Earth presents, in natural terms. Growth is always present where there is life; similarly there is always a control net that is ready to function to limit growth that is unsustainable within the definition of what the entity has been able to become. There are always mistakes made and recovery varies in its cost and quality of the repair that is possible. The messages that are being developed by those who watch various parts of the global system must be analyzed in the context of what is reasonable in a finite world? Who do you serve? What is important? Failure to do the right thing in time will make later repairs more costly or impossible.
Natural growth always has constraints associated with it. There are always methods to reinstate damaged controls as long as life persists. When these controls are subverted repeatedly the life of the affected individual is limited. No individual entity has an eternal physical presence.
Things that must be added to the “protectionist” agenda:
Of PARAMOUNT importance is the limitation of longevity of any human entity. Corporations are not people. When damaged corporations “bleed” money. Corporationsand families must expire and or release acquired assets on a regular basis. Global entities should exist to preserve “sustainable” characteristics of growth in the finite condition Earth presents. Regional governments need to be responsible for and to the ecology of the region and ensure that the entities allowed to exist do not violate growth limits within the region.
What are the differences between the finite and the infinite?
How and when do these differences apply to various human situations?
What are growth limiting systems?
Limitation on mobility of assets.
Limitation on retention of assets.
Limitation of the longevity of an entity. Limitation of external affects.
Accurate definitions of crucial terms: growth, conservation, currency, responsibility, integrity, justice... are needed for appropriate function of controls in the human environment.
Where should the definitions and limitations come from and how should they be applied?
The framers of our Constitution did a good job of working out basic definitions of what is important to people. We now have hindsight to see what is necessary for all of the ecology that supports us as the global “life support system”. It is necessary that we renew the discussion of how this all fits into an evolving understanding of the infinite in and on our finite EARTH.