Tuesday, 4 September 2012

(It's NOT ) The End of the World

I've heard a lot of people keep saying that this December is the end of the world. According to the ancient civilisation; The Mayans on December the 22 2012 the world will have ceased. Die. End. This will be a dead planet. I have never interpreted this as a prophecy of doom. I cannot say I have read ancient manuscripts or raided the Vatican archives, climbed to a temple and talked to religious gurus but I have read a little and talked to people I believe know a little etc etc

I have always believed and probably hoped that it means the end of the world AS IT IS TODAY - a world of economic disaster, mistrust, consumerism at it's very worst, self centred ME culture and an oil and fuel driven world that cannot live without the next must have item.
A world where we work ourselves in to a life of solitary confinement where we sit plugged in, turned on and tuned out. A world where we know more about people that we have never met than those that are just a room away.
I don't like this world. I don't like what this world has become.

We will be forced in to a civilisation where the current greed for need will no longer be viable as it will no longer exist. Those people that currently don't want wind farms in their back yards (N'Wimbys I like to call them) because they aesthetically ruin the view or the noise might be problem, will have to find some other way of running their dishwashers, 4 TVs and charge their mobiles as there sure as hell won't be a national grid to plug into.

I wrote my review of Last Light by Alex Scarrow a few months ago after reading the book a long time ago then returning to it when I discovered it had a sequel this year. I suggest you buy a copy and take note about the breakdown of our global culture and how quickly it happens.

Scary stuff.
It is all very scary and it wasn't really brought home to me just how connected it all is in such a fragile balance until this evening.
I had found Limitless magazine because of a current competition they are running and it is brilliant! Lifestyle and culture based articles which are just all so interesting and then this:

I sat compelled and didn't move until the titles rolled and so did my tears. It summed up all my fears and hopes in one amazing video.
Theo Kitchener puts the words to an animation which puts it ALL in perspective.

This isn't scaremongering, it isn't hype. IT IS FACT.

We all need to change and make our local communities our HUBS. For our food, water, supplies, power and information. New World Order needs to be LOCAL COMMUNITY ORDER, things will have to be achieved on a much smaller, self sufficient, efficient basis. With that, it will become a less needy, less occupied more family and community orientated world in which to live. I'll drink to that, a coffee made on a wood fire with locally farmed coffee beans ;)

I learnt something else the other evening. Brazil nuts - yes those wonderful tasty nuts that you can't ever crack at Christmas!
In fact it is now really hard to find them in shells because they carried a disease so now we have them imported shelled. Well they are actually a seed! They grow in what can only be described as a coconut looking shell, at the highest point on a tree, pollinated by ONLY ONE type of bee that feeds on ONLY ONE type of rare rain forest Orchid! Just HOW amazing is that?! If that balance is interrupted then its game over for our Christmas nuts and Granny won't have her chocolate covered Brazil anymore!

I think we as a race are the seed in this scenario and that is just how fragile our society as a whole has become.

I am over my rant but if you do want to do something even just one thing...watch the VIDEO! Pass it on.

More information can be obtained from http://www.doingitourselves.org/

Google Peak Oil and find out whatever you can

Become more energy aware.

Learn to grow your own even in a tub on the window sill.

and don't forget to store the baked beans.....

Off to create a local LET's group (and you can look that up HERE!)

Lemon x