In 2020, we have seen the sweeping and incapacitating rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have witnessed worldwide demonstrations in response to racism and climate change. We have endured the brutality of authoritarian police and military forces. The corruption, greed, and polarizing contentiousness of many politicians have played out for the world to judge.
People are dissatisfied with the status quo, a system that requires permanence, power, and rules to survive.
It’s difficult for authoritarians to control that which is in flux, like a society demanding equality, gender and sexual liberation, personal freedom, taxing the super-rich, making corporate polluters clean up their mess, and so on.
The apparent chaos at this moment is the most significant humanitarian awakening in all of human history, which is freaking people out — whether they are for or against change — because this disruption is forcing transformation.
In North American and European societies, we have been too complacent and too controlled for too long.
I believe that the majority of people are waking up to the potential for human-hearted liberation and will no longer tolerate systems and structures that are polarizing us, killing us, and destroying our planet.
People are waking up to the realization that rules and ideologies do not mirror the natural order.
Our planet’s ecology, of which we are a natural and organic part, is always changing, adapting, and evolving. Nature teaches us that permanence and security are illusions — constructs of the human mind and ego.
The idea that we can control the natural world is both fallacy and hubris.
How we treat our planet and other human beings is unnatural, especially when we compare our ideas and actions to how the natural world works. I believe that our disrespect and disregard for working with the natural order of things is what has brought us to this point of disruption.
There is no turning back, nor can we turn our back on the disruption we have caused.
Subtitle quotation from, “This is my message to the western world — your civilisation is killing life on Earth.”