Crossposted from Axis of Logic
The world is standing on its head. Logic and reason are gone. Humpty Dumpty had a big fall and is sliding downhill faster than has ever been seen in the times of so-called civilized life on earth.
Humane priorities are ignored by the dirt-covered oligarchs who decide over the future of our all but condemned planet. The best people with a sound intellect and an intact sense of compassion can do nothing in this up-side down world but write and speak about what ought to be done to save the people, to save the planet. Nothing makes sense any more. Biotechnical corporations are poisoning the planet, the arms industry is supplying the means for the extermination of millions of harmless people every year. Money is directed to warfare and other lethal pursuits and the huge fortunes amassed by the oligarchs is sterile money that doesn't contribute in any way to the solution of the global problems that are destroying the planet.
Living a good life, a life of loving and caring, of imagination and artistic creation, is not seen as being of any value. Only profit has some value. Make profit and you are entitled to the good life. So say the profiteers. What good life? Living enclosed in your palace and constantly fearing that you are going to lose your millions on the stock exchange.
Nature is being destroyed by human greed. A human life is having an ever decreasing value. Propaganda has replaced information, education is being starved, history is being rewritten. Lies are taught as truth. Slogans are delivered where a serious program is wanting.
So what will our future be like?
Prices of essential commodities are rising at an alarming speed and what are the ruling elites doing? They are not just ruining the ecosystems of the earth with biotech products that will render the earth sterile. To make matters even worse, seemingly to make impossible a return to the days when nature had a say in the running of agriculture and the feeding of billions of people, the most fertile lands all over the planet are now used up for the production of ethanol. Huge cultures for the production of biofuel now replace the natural rice and wheat and soya and corn and legumes and other vegetables that could easily feed the population of the earth, and more! Anything goes, so long as the wealthy can go on living their lives of careless squandering of the earth's resources.
Food for the hungry is not essential any more. Let the poor people die of disease and starvation. So much the better for the ones who survive. There will be more room for high living before the deluge is coming, as it most surely is. More room for luxury hotels, huge airports, limos and SUVs, more room for segregated residential luxury areas surrounded by walls and with armed guards at the entrance gates.