Creating Waves of Awareness
A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT
Therefore in a sense anything we do to try and solve these problems begins with a superficial examination. Mother Earth looks haggard and but a shadow of her former beauty. She is exhausted, smells like a whore in a cheap brothel and wobbles like a drunk. She is obviously heavily intoxicated and it is anyone’s guess with what. She introduces herself and her voice is raw from too much smoke, drink, drugs, late nights at the bar or the club and what else might happen on any week-night. The weekends are only more of the same. You hardly have to ask to take off her clothes – she barely wears any. The forests are hanging in flaps, exposing the naked skin. On closer examination, she looks positively devastated. You listen to her story – she has been gang-raped for the last 600 years.
They first let her clothes fairly well alone and her outlets well all in working order. They dug big holes in her tissues and tunnelled like crazy, giving her a stabbing sharp itch like you would not believe, to get at whatever they sought in the vast recesses of her skin. But if they tunnel too deep, she gets these stabbing pains.
Then she began to develop little sores, everywhere and her blood began to leak out, faster than she is able to make it – it is like cancer and bleeds the patient so dizzy, she starts spinning on her axle. She barely is able to maintain herself, because fatty stones – the marrow of the planet – cannot create oil that fast. The wobble is ten de-grees out from the magnetic North Pole.
“That shifts the only cool place on my body to warmer regions and it will melt. To build a new Ice Pole will take years and in a different spot. The silly story that my ice would flood the earth is not true at all, because the tundra’s melt and sink ten metres; more than enough to accommodate all the ice on my body.”
Moreover, other places on the earth move south and others again move north. Alaska could get colder and Nice hotter and dryer, she says. She uses these names so that we understand. Anyway, she has all these little creatures living on her skin and they make those sores – some kind of parasite and earthquakes or a tsunami do not help very much to reduce them, but locally it helps. Man is the tuberculosis, the cancer and all diseases he suffers from himself to his environment and his drive is greed. What we inflict on Mother Earth, we get back as disease. Storms and hurricanes or typhoons are another good one, she says, but being so bulky, it takes something mega-big to get her to kill but a few thousand. They are clever, but very fragile. These creatures also make her burning in places and that gives dead patches, where also the stink comes from. They look like hard, stony cancers. That is up in Europe, at one of her breasts. She thinks it is breast cancer.
Next you have Asia, where the stinking stuff has increased beyond belief and many big hot places have appeared on her skin. Everywhere you see, man grows something for himself to eat and for the enormous amounts of us crawling over the earth. The forests of old have gone and they have become the stuff of legends and tall stories about even taller trees.
Everywhere have appeared lumps on her skin, some large and some small and there the creatures that cause her disease – this parasitical plague – collects by the millions – Sao Paulo 20 Million, Mexico City 26 million, Kolkata, 25 million are the larg-est, and they emit a stinking heap of fumes – there is a haze over every city that is bigger than 100.000 inhabitants. Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbay, Delhi, Shanghai, Tokio and so on are all topping 10 million. Last time she counted it was around 6.2 billion, but then she knows where every one of them live. Monotonous plains and huge mountains – they have penetrated every-where. The highest peak is a garbage dump for ego-trippers who like to loose their fingers to frostbite in a bid to stand at the top of the world.
Then, Down Under, they have left strips of her underwear – 85% of it is gone. The sores are on the naked skin – you’d wonder why they still are willing to gang-rape her, but the disease is called greed, for ever-newer things to have, food to produce like we want and need and all the appliances we do not need. The use of them creates the drive for fuels – fossil fuels by choice and an artificially created necessity. Worldwide we gobble fossil fuels like mad in our drive for electrical power, cars and other transport and we race around the world in 24 to 48 hours.
The mad search for the ultimate experience drives us to all corners of the planet, to see the dying embers of Nature, yet we fail to act to preserve even the little that is left. Instead, we shall exploit that too for our own means and ends. Relentlessly, humanity is driving itself over the ecological cliff and like lemmings, they shall reach that end, if nothing is done and almost immediately too. None stops to contemplate what his actions cause to the world at large.
The disappearance of the Ozone producers on her behind creates a hot burning rash, so much so, she is glad she is tilting a little to the side, to relieve it somewhat. The UV will soon kill everything, except in places where there is enough pollution to block out the sunlight. Then she has a real problem, because she will have no clothes left. And man shall have to live underground to survive – like scabies we will be the disease that shall have killed it. There, they dug and dig this huge hole in her skin so big Manhattan would disap-pear in it. They also have begun to dig holes higher up and there is a sore so deep in one of her ribs it almost makes her cry. And they also take everything from her seas and put stuff in the water that kills off the coral reefs. She explains she needs those fish to keep her waters clear – they eat everything that goes there, just as on land. Catfish graze mud flats, stone and vegetation clean of algae, like deer, sheep, horses and cows graze the fields or giraffes and ele-phants graze the trees.
In South America, she has more water and that makes it easier to get her clothes back on. Except in the Amazon, where they will discover they destroyed a unique ecology. The North is however turned into a naked landscape, monotonous and bare, except for grass or crops and once sees monocultures or cattle everywhere. Entire landscapes have been altered to suit the desires of the Europeans who came here. Some of them have been irreparably damaged and cannot be restored. Others may restore them-selves, but only if we stop their destruction immediately. Such will be possible only with stringent laws and even more stringent enforcement.
North America is much worse off – the buffalo has al but disappeared, and fences crisscross the land everywhere, if only to show the neighbour that here begins some other person’s land. Indians wondered why the white man thought he could own and possess the earth on which he lived – the concept was alien to them. Our possession has not been as a guardian but as a rapist. The Far North is still fairly intact, although there too, the sores are increasing, especially the US, where they blast the mountain-tops to get at her ore. Canada is exploit-ing its oil sands, to which we shall return shortly.
Africa presents perhaps the sorriest picture of all, with again a bare landscape, ele-phants hunted for ivory and a teeming population of which some fight Big Oil, DeBeers and gold-smugglers and the army which protects those interests and others fight each other. A huge and expanding desert in the north, large enough to contain the US or Australia twice, is a threat to the tribes living at its edges. The sand is always moving south. On the west coast, several small countries are leading peaceful existences, but some that have oil and other resources are exploited and cause environmental damage like you would not believe.
The east coast is already desert in the north – Ethiopia and Eritreia are basically deserts and cause wars over scarce water. Kenia is slowly turning into a dustbowl too and only further south do we see some of the lushness remain. Kilimanjaro is losing its glaciers and water supplies to the entire river system are in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, scientists are talking like allopaths – this is caused by that – without having a clue to the workings of this great body we call Mother Earth. CO2 and Methane are now the great bogeymen of Earth science and Climate Change, while none of the esteemed and undoubtedly learned brothers cares to look at the whole. Rising temperatures they say cause the disappearance of the earth’s ice, but we have to go back a few steps, to discover what causes that rise in temperature. Forests are cooler by several degrees in the moderate Zones and their disappearance raise the temperature by more than just the token few degrees. If we take Australia as an exam-ple, we see that the disappearance of the forests has driven up the temperatures by several degrees, because the desert has been extended. So if there is any truth to rising temperatures it is because we have cut down so much forest that it is rapidly becoming scarce and thus the cooling effect they have on the planet is lost.
Secondly, the Eucalypt species have the peculiar capacity to produce Ozone by the reaction of the emanated oil with the air in the atmosphere. This is the reason the Blue Mountains received their name, from the Ozone that hangs over the forests. This Ozone is by now of course inadequate to supply the needs of the Ozone layer, reason we have a hole in the first place. This increases the availability of UV worldwide and the increase in skin cancer is the indication on the human platform. We see that the saying that what we do to the part having implications for the whole is not just an empty slogan, but a fact of life.
The same happens in Africa where the disappearance of forests causes less rain-fall and consequently there will fall less snow on Kilimanjaro, meaning the glaciers will be fed less and thus get smaller. Forest is the great rain attractor, simply because in dense forests the temperature is lower and thus the pressure is lower too.
And all in all, she looks like a walking hospital. She is immensely sad and she cries most for the loss of dignity. So what can be done to restore her to reasonable health? And what are the further details of the symptoms and finally, what remedies stand to our help in this fight against desertification and UV destruction? If we want to maintain a liveable earth, we need to look to other solutions that seek to remedy things in a different than normal orthodox fashion. We are dealing after all with a seriously sick patient, whom we need to give a second wind, if only for our own survival.