A couple of weeks ago I expressed my opinion on Río+20. Now, I need to highlight the good part of it. In these international meetings, the speeches given try not to offend anybody, as well as not getting involved too much in conflict; stay clean… But those who write the speeches for the politicians make sure catchy phrases appear every now and then to gain attention: climate change – sustainable development – natural resources.
Nevertheless, for he who speaks up and gives his true opinion, this kind of meeting is an excellent moment to talk face to face with those decision makers of the world. Pepe Mujica, president of Uruguay, took the microphone and asked the entire room: Are we governing globalization? Or is globalization governing us?
Leaving the common speech aside, centered, true… he stated that what we need to rethink is our way of living. Highlighting the fact that no good has more value than life itself, Mujica criticizes the western consumption and waste system facing the explosion of our species demography on Earth. He associates this issue not to an environmental problem, but a political one, which craves for the emergence of a new culture.
A new culture which allows us to unbuild politics, braking the symbiotic bonds merged between the financial and the political spheres of life; an integrated culture, synergetic, tolerant, where seeking the meaning of life would be the flame burning from inside, and not a waste of time given the “responsibilities” we have as citizens, which were imposed to us: to work, in order to stay the same, controlled…
Ken Wilber, a great philosopher from our times, gives his opinion in “Sex, Ecology, Spirituality”:
“(…) transnational crises exist which are demanding transnational answers, centered in the world and not in the nation. The extreme difficulty of this <<postnational>> global transition is in how to exactly negotiate this transition, in which the nations need to give away voluntarily part of their power in the name of global improvement.
(…) without denying the crucial importance of ecologic, economic and financial factors in world transformation, we must not forget that they all rest upon the correlative transformation of human consciousness: the global hug and the world federation can only be seen, understood and put in practice by those individuals who present a universe logical-vision”
And while they are over there, the last gigantic turtle from Galápagos Islands (where Darwin felt deeply inspired and developed his theory on the evolution of the species and natural selection), of around 100 years old, passed away, leaving behind the inexistence of another species… from Galápagos National Park Direction, they said they found the turtle dead, with his body facing towards the place where he drank water…
That’s how we are right now…
Danielaa López Jul 04 , 2012 at 06:35 PM /