We are a species out of control.
On18 January 2007 The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight
- to 11.55 In their stated reasons the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
(BAS) did not mention that the Bush Administration now allows
for nuclear weapons to be introduced into a conventional conflict
on the recommendation of US field military commanders.
The official announcement of the latest move is :
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) http://www.thebulletin.org/
will move the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock" on
January 17, 2007 [to 5 minutes to midnight]...the first such change
to the Clock since February 2002. The major new step reflects
growing concerns about a "Second Nuclear Age" marked
by grave threats, including: nuclear ambitions in Iran and North
Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the
continuing "launch-ready" status of 2,000 of the 25,000
nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, escalating terrorism,
and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear
power that could increase proliferation risks.
Despite the Cold War ending in 1989 both Russia
and America still have 2,000 nuclear missiles, in total on hair-trigger
alert pointed at 240 major metropolitan areas in the northern
President Bush wishes to spend $3.5 trillion
in the next ten years on the US military.
Dr Helen Caldicott, the brilliant pediatrician
and author of many books on the nuclear problem and founder of
Physicians for Social Responsibility has stated that the Earth
is acutely ill. We are in the intensive care unit. She also stated
that the cause of the nuclear race and the Star Wars and all the
murder and violence is man's psyche.
The majority of the population is also in blissful
ignorance that nuclear weapons are still in existence let alone
in the highest state of alert ever. 6.5 billion beings are still
at risk from nuclear Armageddon and they don't even realise it.
In this respect I believe that the Consciousness
which enables us to understand the true nature of reality and
the true nature of the universe and which is part of the perennial
and spiritual tradition can enable us to overcome our current
exploitation of the environment and ourselves and our inhumanity
to each other.
One of the most misused and maligned factors
on this planet is in fact the human mind. We do not give enough
value to the significance to the human psyche nor do we understand
the nature of human consciousness. It is only in the past forty
years that understanding the brain and its biofeedback role in
connection to the body has come into view in the speciality -
Social imprinting and brain entrainment occurs
in the first 12 months of life when the whole of the cerebral
cortex is reshaped and half of the neurons are lost. It is in
this Milieu that the future personality evolves which is to be
the "productive" member of society. Shaping the brain
has a powerful emphasis on the developing human psyche.
We have great problems in our world in terms
of young people who often feel hopelessly depressed about the
future because intimately and intuitively they are aware of the
profound threats to their survival. They are brought up on a diet
of violence and with parents who are concerned about acquisition
of material objects rather than good parental care.
Parental care is often handed out to kindergartens
and school factories rather than the parents taking responsibility
for their children. There is also the loss of extended family.
It has been found that children who have been
brought up with grandparents have a much greater opportunity of
being successful in their lives. Early parenting has a tremendous
affect on future illness.
Our future in our global society is determined
by our future generations.
The rapaciousness of our society and its constant
need for consumerism and material wealth means that the children
are not being listened to. This creates feelings of lack of self
esteem, lack of self care, feelings of worthlessness in our adolescence.
Australia has the highest rate of juvenile suicide in the world.
Peoples infantile desires are also exploited
by large transnational corporations and for political motives
and this only weakens the fabric of society to create within the
context of the human species a huge cauldron of anger and aggression
which is now fuelling itself into the current crisis we are seeing
around us. We are seeing this in humanity not only in terms of
world conflicts but in terms of the way people react to each other
on a daily basis. This is because we are losing our values and
the real nature of who we are.
We have to know that human beings have
the birthright of happiness and fulfillment based on creativity
and higher consciousness.