This is a limited commentary on Rob Kall's book 'Bottom Up'. Kall says the behavioral characteristics of Bottom Up in humans was normal for most of the 300,000 years of self aware human existence and these traits include interdependence, empathy, cooperation, connection, caring and sharing and localization.
Kall says these positive manifestations of human expression became somehow subjugated to 'Top Down' about 10,000 years ago because of the influence of surplus provided by domestication of animals and agriculture. I think this a silly and naive conclusion.
What I want to show here is how extraordinarily anomalous Top Down behavior is, how destructive, how contrary to what our scientists see as an expanding, positive and creative universe. If Top Down repression of the universal norms were in play this beautiful, blue/green, vibrant planet with mutually interconnected ecosystems ever expanding in the normal positive bottom up flow common to an expanding universe could never have come into existence.
I ask, here, what catastrophic negative intervention flipped four billion years of expansive, creative manifestation on its head. This is not the effects of animal husbandry. If this is known it is kept secret. We must do the best we can using our own discernment to evaluate our reality and the cause of this existentially critical reversal which has shifted expansive, positive and creative to contracting, negative and destructive--our planet is dying!
We do not know our history but can 'see' that the primary causes of climate change are the extractive industries and energy companies. I do not concede greed alone to be causative of the destruction of the life force of this planet including the offspring of the greedy.
As of this moment I think the best starting point to gain understanding of our collective circumstances lies in linguist Zederia Sitchin's translations of the Sumerian tablets which are the only history we have of all of our self aware existence. These translations show in good detail that ET moved into the Mesopotamian Valley and set up shop. There they manipulated and mixed the DNA of hominids with their own DNA to create self aware beings (us) as a work force to help them mine the resources of this planet for removal to theirs. Try to keep an open mind--it is a certitude that there are self aware beings in this galaxy with greater capacity than our own so get over it.
The movie Avatar modeled this theme though in that story line the pillagers were defeated, rounded up and sent back to their failed planet. So, whatever the greater truth, I believe we can never meaningfully institute Bottom Up reality until we recognize the existence of those in power who prevent Bottom Up. Therefore we must 'see', isolate, round up those human surrogates of our rulers who defend and promote to our collective deaths the extraction of resources from our planet. If we focus on this, this one thing and stop it or try you will see the violence of hell fire rained down upon us. You will learn who and what runs our lives and how little we matter. Dire? Of course, still we must do this.