DON"T SAVE THE EARTH!!!
The latest "save the Earth" fashion and resulting from it "ecological" activity is deeply rooted in ignorance mixed with arrogance. This poisonous mixture has brought us to a series of disasters, but instead of going through the pain of extracting puss from the filthy root canal, we are witnessing a process of intense verbal beautifying of decay. Imagine a terminally ill person in an intensive care ward who is being made up diligently by a group of esthetician. Similar absurdity is unwrapping itself presently on a global level economically, culturally and ecologically.
Earth, just as the Universe itself, is a thinking and feeling being, way more powerful than humanity with its destructive gadgets. If we are still here, it is because we are being kindly tolerated in spite of an incredible harm systematically inflicted by our species upon our environment. Unless a radical change in thinking and behavioral patterns will occur in the nearest future, the Earth might lend an ear to ecological chatter and get serious about saving itself. The most effective way of doing it, would be to get rid of species which are responsible for the present state of things. Simple things like an unknown bug or a rapid change in temperature could wipe away most of human race in an instant.
True and urgent problem is how to save humanistic values and those rare people who apply them to daily life without making statements and declarations. I am referring to patterns of behavior based on humanistic beliefs, not to be confused with Humanist Movement, which in my opinion is merely one out of numerous insignificant pseudo-progressive formations.
Disappearing forests of Amazonia, rare species of birds, polluted rivers and rare bicycle lanes are the consequence of un human behavior of the species that, according to the Bible, have been put in charge of the entire creation. But even if we were to put in question Bible and argue that all species are equal, that we are here to enjoy life on Earth together, still I believe that our main focus should be how to regain points of reference which only a true humanistic culture can provide.
Cob houses, fresh lettuce grown without pesticides, un pasteurized milk and elegant Linux cafes are great, but what about the quality of people who will use all that goodness? Shouldn't that be the main issue on the "politically correct" agenda?
DON"T BE TOO UPSET ABOUT POLLUTION!
Today more than ever true preoccupation on everyone's mind is survival and self-preservation. Most people are ready to pay for it any price, decisively brushing aside any shreds of integrity still left to them. Everything is for sale. The case of a young American girl who puts on stake her virginity so as to be able to go to college reads like simple curiosity. Artistic products of pathological minds are an ever escalating business in NY art world. In the last decades smart guys have launched the Shoah business as well as Eco business. As we all had a chance to witness, good business and good actions don't go hand in hand. Most of the goods we buy are produced by slave labor and the whole economic structure is set up in such a way as to harm environment as much as possible. Anyone, from producers to consumers is guilty of the present state of things.
Yet due to dramatic changes in climate and falling apart economy, it becomes more and more evident for everyone that our society has to be restructured. Alas, the habit to utter lies with every breath is so deeply rooted in most people that they end up believing their own demagogical talk.
How can change occur without people regaining ruthless honesty? More urgent than installation of powerful modern depurators in the factories is an "installation" of integrity within human beings. I believe that what's truly needed is not recycling of plastic bottles, not even recycling of inner dirt, but cleansing fire that will totally disinfect the raging moral plague.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT "ISSUES"!
Forget for a minute about starving African children, diabetes among Italian teenagers, skyrocketing drug addiction among youngsters in USA, Canadian High students being put on psychotropic drugs by evil psychiatrists at the mere sign of depression, five year old girls in India who are forced into sex slavery, etc.,etc., etc..
Leave alone burning "issues" for awhile to, think about your own loved ones.
Do you really know them?
Is their inner world feel like a familiar landscape to you?
Do you have courage to look at people who live side by side with you?
Is your loving attention shed upon a concrete person or are you merely projecting your inner images upon someone who happened to be there?
Progressive parents involved in protests of every sort, are you familiar with beings that came to exist in this world through you?
Also, how many people are not an emotional slave or an emotional slave owner, which is another side of the same medal?
DON"T WORRY ABOUT MAYAN PROPHESIES...
If you will look carefully, the Deluge, the Great Disaster which everyone has been waiting for, has already occurred. Melting Antarctic ice and hole in Ozone are merely finishing touches of the suffocating atmosphere made of lies and pathological behavior which has enshrined the Earth, killing it together with every living organism.
Great Spanish Engraver warns us from his gloomy middle ages, "Sleep of the mind creates monsters". It looks like we've come to the exact opposite of the beginning of the world, when the Holy Spirit was hovering lonely over the waters. It is as if Pandora, incapable to restrain her curiosity, has glanced into sealed jar left in her custody, letting out every creepy creature imprisoned inside to hover over the waters, leaving no space for the Holy Spirit even in that liquid desert. It feels like nowadays the Originator of all things has been sealed inside the magic jar instead of those who have been imprisoned for villainy. "Chiudiamo l'occhio", as Italians would say, but in that case relax and accept the consequences.
DON'T TRY TO "BUILD A COMMUNITY".
A group of people might come to frequent each other regularly for a variety of reasons forming what's referred to as a "community". However, it is something that has to happen, it can not be planned or "built" with perseverance or because someone wants or sees a need for it. If people would find courage to detach themselves from internet and drugs, many communities would be created naturally.
DON'T ORGANIZE EVENTS SO AS TO "ROCK THE BOAT"!!!
To organize anything one must be an expert in it. By "expert" I do not mean a diploma stating that such and such is an expert, nor am I referring to work experience-very often jobs in culture are considered to be "easy jobs" and they tend to attract anyone but those who ought to be there. One becomes expert in a field by exploring in a variety of ways whatever one is studying. One needs not only passion but also intellectual honesty to become an "expert" in whatever one is doing. Good organizer should be almost totally deprived of ego, while today exactly the opposite is happening: most people who organize art events are like big balloons blown out of proportion from self importance. This phenomenon can be seen at every level, from any insignificant social center to independent organizers of cultural events to "big shots".
There is no need to "rock the boat", it is a past time worthy of frustrated silly teenagers. Real Men lead boats through the storm. True Art indicates direction and
inspires to continue even when everything seems to be lost.
DON"T "WORK UPON A RELATIONSHIP".
Without profound Love (not to be confused with being in love) any relationship is merely a convenient co-existence. "Working upon being committed" without both people being bound by true love is a mere mercantile deal, a daily consumption of each other extended over a long period.
Paradoxically, being in love is an obstacle for true love to develop because it is a form of wishful thinking, a projection of one's desires upon the other.
It might sound strange, but I have discovered that only people capable of emotional detachment can give and receive love. They are not "drugged" by their imagination, nor can they be tricked by cute appearance, nor are they in a hurry to spill their emotions upon someone just because it is there.
All this has nothing to do with" sorting out problems", "building a relationship", etc.
DON'T WEAVE BEAUTIFUL WORDS TOGETHER VAINLY!
What applies to romantic relationships is true also about love to Earth. "True love can't be confused with anything, for it is quiet" wrote Anna Achmatova.
The tragedy of today's situation is that everywhere one can witness the People of Power excel in declaring love to Mother Earth and worrying about social inequality, slavery, minority rights, etc. The more beautiful are the words, the more ugly are the deeds which these words are covering.
Who can contrast them?
Definitely not middle class-it is still too comfortably parked in front of TV.
What about progressive artists of all sorts, what about social activists who fight people of power? Problem is that centuries long traditional aspiration of artists and thinkers for purity has been replaced by two hour a week Yoga classes. One can attain serious results in anything one does only through a serious effort to gain purity. The effort I am referring to should not to be confused with moralizing which tends to go hand in hand with nauseating declarations of beautiful intentions. Supermarkets which package religious search of many thinkers of the past into easy to use consumer products have nothing to do with it either.
The notion of thinker-creator who is aspiring to be a pure being is entirely alien to modern culture whose focus is upon product and not upon person. Not by chance sexual perversion, drug abuse, sleaze and selfishness of every sort tend to characterize contemporary brilliant minds.Infact, the whole system of selection is set up in such a way that the very worst come out. For many years the success formula was "talent plus a rotten human being". Eventually this formula has degenerated into"Maybe talent plus the very worst as a human being". The result is Great Insignificance.
How can people who are used to cultivating their own defects be a true counterbalance to the "evil guys" or to incredible concrete problems which humanity is facing today? As human beings they are merely a variation on the same theme; while socially they are merely beautifiers of decay.
PLEASE, DON'T LIE!
DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE TRICKING ONLY YOURSELF?