cj#611> Joe Ferguson on “the big questions”

1996-11-29

Richard Moore

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Joe Ferguson)
Subject: Re: cj#610> re: Is the NWO too big be a secret?

Dear CJ,

I enjoyed the exchange between Richard and Lowell Manning in #610.

Missing from the analysis, in my opinion is a spiritual factor.  Call it
evolution if that sits better.  I see humanity as having moved from an
unconscious state of natural grace ("Eden") to a stage where we became aware
of how clever we could be.  That we can trick and control each other might
be the essence of "the knowledge of Good and Evil."  What is still missing
from humanity in this stage is responsibility; a committment to love.  As
we become increasingly aware that we are all part of a larger system, that
we are connected to each other and as we gracefully accept this reality and
take our responsible places in it, we move to a new era.

I think Lowell is mistaken to think that something is essentially different
in the computer age.  Corporations and their greedy, irresponsible kingpins
are doing the same things they have done since the "fall from grace."  Today,
computers power the way we design cars, airplanes and other computers and
they power corporate cancer growth as well.  IMO technology is not what is
essentially different about the present.  The level and breadth of awareness
is what is essentially different.  Everything probably seems worse because
we are more aware and empathetic.  This to me is evidence we are breaking
though to a new state of being.

Richard asks the big questions at the end:

> How can generations of elite-inspired indoctrination be deprogrammed from
> our brains?  How would we open our minds to the bountiful possiblities
> available, and not just make patches to an inherited greed-based system?
> How could a popular consensus-oriented policy-making system be established
> out of the shambles of an adversary-oriented, artificial-majority system?

It is clear that enormous effort lies ahead to find the answers to these.
But I don't think it is miraculous effort on the part of a few of us that
is needed or could suffice.  I think it will take the whole of humanity,
finding its way to the next state of grace that will provide the answer.
I'm talking about most people not just "doing there jobs" but carrying
forward with increasing effort to care for each other and pay attention
to what the human race is doing to itself and the Earth.  This is a very
amorphous plan -- it's what we're doing now, and requires us to remain
receptive to greater understanding and purpose.  I think Nader is onto the
solution in not trying to be a big leader but promoting people being public
citizens and acquiring and learning to use "tools of democracy."

My point is, without the hope that, en masse, humanity is evolving to a
more loving and responsible state, we would be doomed in trying to make a
better world.  I believe that humankind, as a sentient race is still in
its childhood, and we won't solve the problems identified until we "grow
up."  The degree to which individual effort will help catalyze this
maturation process is a subject of interesting speculation.

- Joe

Joseph C. Ferguson   "the kid now who's married to Mabel"





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