“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members. Below the note is my response.”
If you want an excellent example in the U.S. of creating problems of existence that can’t be solved by the consciousness that created them, the “war on drugs,” propagated by unhealthy Blue and Orange, is one. If I drop into the unhealthy expressions that have emerged out of this unhealthy meme, it’s clearly one that doesn’t belong in a Living Human Living Earth superordinate goal, with such expressions as:
- Over $23 billion spent per year in the last few years (see this website for a very detailed analysis of this an other costs associated with the drug war: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/economics#sthash.BkysF3g2.dpbs);
- Imbalance of drug-related prison incarceration toward minorities, increasing the expression of racial discrimination (from same website above);
- Increasing support for terrorism through illegal drug-related money (from alleged CIA support to other global networks supporting terrorism);
- Big Pharma’s own “war” so it can monopolize the whole drug industry; and more.
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
explores the fascinating assumptions that were made decades ago, leading to the Common Knowledge beliefs about addiction, that upon deeper scrutiny, were proved to be partial as well as misleading. To summarize the article (focused in Orange-Green), the whole dysfunction around addiction and its remedies has as much to do with lack of psychological/social connection as it does with the physical dependency on whatever the object of addiction is. As this new frame gets immersed into the Common Knowledge belief system of the culture, we’ll see a shift away from spending billions (trillions?) of dollars on a “war on drugs”, and hopefully into cultural expressions and infrastructure that provide healthier experiences of social connection… with ourselves as well as nature.
One aspect of Green that has been emerging culturally is its belief that war (on anything) is not the answer to solving our problems of existence. Data is clear that any kind of war has been the cause of much more suffering than it has alleviated. As this memetic grow stronger, we will see the rise in Yellow strategic thinking influencing first tier expressions toward healthier meshworks. Those of us who see SDi as an integral aspect of this new thinking will have plenty of opportunities going forward to be part of the solution, and for that, I am extremely grateful to Don and everyone on this list for doing your parts in healthy human emergence.
Ben Levi | &nbs
Im not sure I agree with Ben’s statement about the costs of war, far more is lost on iatrogenesis and there is no war there…
War is probably necessary, as a gamma trap buster, therefore war as a tool, even though there are many other things to kill us, maybe important
All those looking at war dead should see how many are killed by other means…and then it would be contextualized more easily, to see that war, while violent is no less violent than number of farming accidents every year, people who get caught in PTOs…
While I agree that war does the most damage collaterally, and usually affects the innocent, so does drunk driving, falling off ladders, and so one down the list of people dying…
people killed every year by TB is enormous, they are all innocent and the facts remain, the damage is collateral because 1 billion are not able to fight off immune disease, this war is bacterial…
the problem as I see it, is the confusion that erupts when values, or something someone values is used as an issue to make policy…
anyway, rant off…