Humans only change through crisis and tragedy.
And boy do humans need to change.
It is inconceivable but true that the current tragedy, as immense as it is, is NOT changing the politics of Climate and Energy. The only change it has really wrought politically is to answer the question: What will it take. Unfortunately the answer is…..nothing. Nothing, no event, no force, no reality can change the artificial world of politics in a crumbling empire. In a crumbling paradigm, in what is perhaps a crumbling civilization. At the very least, the model of civilization as we have known it is crumbling, as that model proves inadequate to deal with the change that is occurring.
A change which cannot be stopped by men because it is not of man. It is of the world, of the planet, of the universe.
Change, real change starts….somewhere else. On a plane of reality we cannot conceive of, things are changing….in fact things have already changed. Whatever that change is, whatever the eventual shape of that change will take, it has already occurred and is now working its way down to us down through the “fine” at first and into the “gross” layers of matter and consciousness. And of course one, if not the, grossest layers of awareness and consciousness is that of the politicians, especially the republican politicians, but only barely less gross is the consciousness of the democrats who inexplicably allow them to frame “reality” as we know it.
That change works its way down through the layers of consciousness, into awareness, into those who are unaware, and finally into John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. By the time they give Reid and Obama permission to act, it will already be too late.
Too late for what? Too late to matter.
From here on out “politics” will be years behind the curve of actions needed to mitigate the series of tragedies that will unfold to change human consciousness.
“Politics” (as we know it) has become irrelevant.
Political change had it’s chance and it was strangled to death by those protecting the status quo. A status quo that will now, having not changed “on time,” crumble. The structures will continue to exist, but they too have become irrelevant, and new structures will rise up to replace them as the new reality emerges.
The change now will arrive first in the social consciousness of the world’s people. And those people will create the new structures needed to deal with the new events and realities. Realities revealed …in part… by tragedy. The rigid, “gross” structures that currently exist have no chance of adapting quickly enough to the new reality that is emerging. Their response to the rapid fire flow of events will be as inadequate as the response to the ocean of oil replacing the waters of the gulf. Events will now rapidly occur that will necessarily spur a new way of reacting, a new form of response.
These events and these new forms of reaction will be the forge of the new reality that humans must create to survive.
It is impossible to say what these events will be, what shape this new reality will take. To those of us accustomed to the instantness of the internet, even the accelerated change of these events will seem gradual. And that is a good thing, it will give us time to, if we pay attention, see and document and foster these changes, this emerging reality…..and perhaps even influence the shape of the new reality.
This is of course all merely my opinion. My take, my two cents, the result of the break I have been taking, sitting in a metaphorical cave and pondering the shape of the world as the outright evil of the Bush years has been replaced by the banality and mediocrity of the Obama years. I could of course be wrong. But, lol, these rapid changes have already manifested themselves here in the microcosm of DD. And my response to that and to the larger changes can of course only be dictated by what I perceive.
So that is the course I intend to take, documenting and trying to assist the new structures and responses necessary to deal with the emerging realities. Commenting on politics seems a bit futile, if perhaps still amusing. Attempting to make the current mediocrity less mediocre seems a waste of energy….trying to nail jello to a tree.
Just as we have no idea what the true shape of the new reality will be, we, or at least I, have no idea what form my response…my blogging…will take.
All I know is that the only response that will work is to adapt. To remain as open as possible to change, and to force even more opening to try to stay ahead of the curve, lol. To the extent that observing and documenting these new realities matters, that is what I will be doing. It might be fun! It certainly won’t be boring!
To quote the man whose blatant evil is as much “responsible” for these changes as any individual….merely by bestirring people to rise up and fight him …and thus become more aware and involved….
Bring it on!