Wednesday, 10 August 2011
What governments fear is people discovering what they really are missing in life; not a larger flat screen TV but the satisfaction of real connection and real empowerment. Of course some decent "rites of passage" for young men into responsible manhood would help instead of impromptu rituals involving fire, broken glass and battles with the police. Perhaps the current attack on psychotherapy ("evidence-based" CBT is the only therapy) is the realisation that empowerment and consciously considered values are really threatening. When we are in touch with ourselves, our true nature and the Earth; when we connect with others, when we feel the power within us; then much of what passes for our modern sophisticated society will have to change radically. Perhaps this is happening anyway. It is clear that in many areas all governments and politicians are helpless. This is the difference to the belief of the previous generation who hoped that a different system with different ideologies and different personalities would really change things. Obama hasn't delivered; Cameron and a coalition won't; the only government which can save the world capitalist crisis is a "communist" one; China. The world is already turned upside down; more than a few burning cars and wrecked shops could every be. And "No"; a magic date in 2012 or a second Coming isn't the explanation or the answer.