Perhaps the second part of the title should read, “Or How to Feel Better While Helping to Make Things Worse”.
Well, prepare yourself to be offended, or to at least find what I’m about to say “insensitive”. Once again the world is awakened to news of drought and disaster, of a truly desperate situation now faced by some 18 million people in Africa.
And the UN Secretary-General advises us that there are more than 42 million refugees worldwide, forced from their homes by wars and famines, etc.
Naturally, pleas for donations and all sorts of help are called for. But the one thing that absolutely isn’t even mentioned is the underlying cause, not only for these situations but also for most of the problems that we face…and that we will continue to increasingly face from here on: overpopulation. Of course nothing is also mentioned about how overpopulation directly leads to disappearing resources and desperate measures human beings take to cut down trees for firewood, etc., in the process of overusing their land, which further accelerate the droughts and dessert-like conditions.
Why isn’t…birth control being provided – and its use required – as part of the conditions of “rescuing” people who, as history has repeatedly shown, revive themselves enough to continue procreating…only to create yet another generation of starving, emaciated babies, whose photographs are then used to tug at our heart strings?
Beginning to see the cold, hard reality yet – and the way that common sense and logic are overridden by those who manipulate through guilt?
Indeed, we are, as my corrected title suggests, helping to make things worse when we ignore the actual underlying cause, whether we donate to some assistance organization out of compassion or guilt, or don’t give anything at all.
Certainly, there will be accusations of racism and knee-jerk liberals will be offended, as will dopey conspiracy theorists who assume that anyone calling out for attaining and maintaining a sensible population level must be in league with the mysterious “elite” who supposedly want to exterminate most of the world’s population. (Don’t they realize that these so-called “elite” are also dependent on having as many people to exploit as possible to keep supplying all of the products and services that they themselves desire and require?)
The plain fact is that the Earth is a closed system, with finite space and resources, with limited means of accommodating the waste products and pollution from exponentially increasing numbers of human beings, and the various animals raised for food, let alone as pets.
For those who really want some in-depth information on overpopulation and its real, undeniable consequences – as well as suggestions as to how we could help to reduce and rebalance the population in a natural, non-sinister way – please read this article.
And see this article for a glimpse at the even larger scope of the refugee problem.
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Recent horrendous acts of violence and terror by Islamic fanatics were carried out against UN personnel and others apparently in retaliation for the burning of a Quran (Koran) by an imbecilic religious fanatic in Florida. So, once again in the fine tradition of revenge and retaliation that is the eye-for-an-eye brand of justice that originated with the Old Testament, we see how easily things flare out of proportion…and how little consideration is given to the laws of cause and effect.
Certainly the burning of any book, supposedly holy or not, is no excuse for harming let alone killing anyone. But the percolating poisons of religious delusion need very little additional potentiating in order to render all rationality inoperative. The preacher in Florida, seething with righteous anger at the mere existence of any other delusional religious belief system competing for adherents, demonstrated that insane actions delayed can and will still erupt unless completely contained and neutralized.
While religious apologists will say that it isn’t religion itself that’s responsible they are only partially correct. The fact is that while each human being is indeed entirely responsible for their own actions, indoctrinating people, filling their heads with completely irrational, imaginary, never to be proven nonsense can disable crucial functions. Even logic and true moral thinking can be impaired or even totally disabled, depending on the age and mental capacity of the person.
We are certainly in for more outrages and hand wringing, and equally predictable cluelessness and pointless pontification by the general public, pundits and religious “experts” alike. All of this goes hand-in-hand with what Billy Meier refers to as God-delusion and God-delusion insanity.
So, for those who understand how the immutable, impersonal, universal laws of cause and effect operate there is still much sadness, though not much surprise. Just as the inevitable collapsing of lands and structures is now underway, so is the collapse of all of that which is false and unsupportable in human consciousness and that can no longer can be sustained.
Turning one’s attention to the teaching of the spirit, of truth and of life will bear better fruits, such as living a life of peace, love, freedom and harmony, completely devoid of beliefs and delusions.