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The Dow Jones Average Reveals Our Collective Soul

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Message Don Scotten

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The one 'news' item most commonly presented to us all every day on all media outlets is the Dow Jones Average.? Critically linked to the Dow Jones Average is the death of planet earth as a life support system for all her life forms. The Dow Jones Average is the way we keep score of the rate of exploitation and destruction of our planet on a moment to moment basis. When the Dow Jones rises the life force of the planet ebbs as we ever more extract, mine, poison, pollute and exploit, exploit, exploit!

With some exceptions within the indigenous communities we do not have a clue that our responsibility to ourselves, our fellow citizens and the planet is to restore this planets viability so she can be the venue she was intended to be, the planet on which we and those who come after us can experience their existence. It should be clear to everyone that we should reduce our population numbers and economic growth patterns to within the limits the planets ecosystems can abide.--simple-clear-logic. We should restore the planets ability to provide clean air and water to all the myriad life forms we are exterminating from existence forever. We should understand the planets life support systems and conduct ourselves in ways that nurture these. As we exploit our host planet in abusive, destructive ways consistent with the continuous growth dynamic represented by ever rising Down Jones Average numbers we are like parasites mindlessly destroying their only possible host--we are mad!

We all know the truth inherent in this piece but cannot 'see' this truth because our minds are profoundly filled with soul numbing numbers heralded as a positive,as a good.

So I write this to encourage you to cast a jaundiced eye at the Dow Jones Average and know what it truly represents to life on this planet and the life force of this planet--to consider the sick, spiritually devolved madness represented by those fools in the stock exchange celebrating a rising Dow Jones Average.

We have to expand our consciousness before we know what action must be taken. This expansion is needed for us to transcend the intellectual and spiritual limitations which blind us to our true responsibility to ourselves and the planet. This responsibility speaks to our cause here being that we must nurture not destroy. This is not idle talk. We have fully realized people like climate activist Greta Thunberg who represents the expanded consciousness I say we need. If this young girl can dedicate her life to saving your planet why can we not all also find our path to sanity and stop celebrating the Dow Jones Average count down to planetary death?

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I am an ordinary citizen who for the first sixty years of his life was mostly disinterested in politics. Then George Bush and Dick Cheney intruded into my consciousness and I realized politics is important and determines who lives and who dies. (more...)

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