I Fracked My Brain

This random insight hit me as I tumbled into bed two hours too late last night, having written 6 blog posts in 2 days. No recreational drugs were involved in this effort, not even caffeine. It was as if I turned on the spigot at a well into which thousands of bits of information had been pumped, building up the pressure. All the little bits of evidence that the world is going to hell in a handcart were shoved together inside a brain not quite big enough to hold it all, and now the flow has reversed.

I’ve been dismayed by the wide variety of problems we face today, and the inability of people to just connect the dots and realize that our children’s children are in grave danger and we need to do something about that before its too late. Divisions between any two groups on this planet are a problem because they distract us from the deception that that’s more important than the air we breathe and the water we need to live on this planet. If you think about basic human needs that we all have in common it really is not that complicated. We are all human, and beyond that, we are all Terrestrial.

We are all on and of this Earth. This planet is our home, just as we are home to billions of tiny micro-organisms that populate our skin and our intestinal tracts. The health of the parent organism depends on the health of its population, and too many of these populations are ailing. It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m sick of a culture where rape is considered acceptable to joke about while we allow massive corporations to rape the planet for the profit of the few. If the Earth is our mother, think about that. We allow corporations to rape our mother. Yes, that is a truly disturbing picture. How many of us are saying that’s OK, as long as I get paid for it? Under the law of this land the person who co-operates with a crime is guilty as an accessory to it. It’s time to wake up to that fact.

I often tell my child that every problem has a solution and most have several. Saving the Earth has millions of solutions and we don’t have to pick just one. Some of us are pushing to divest from fossil fuels, others are fighting to get genetically engineered foods properly labeled and others want fluoride out of the drinking water. There are thousand of courageous people working at worthy and noble causes. These are all important, but the task of fixing all that is broken in our world will be much, much easier once we have wrestled control of our democracies out of the bloody hands of corporations who are murdering mother earth.

Repairing our broken democracies really is the foundation of any plan to save the world. That is the first prize we must keep our eyes on. That is the intermediate step that will bring all our plans closer to fruition. Terrestrialism is a little seed of an idea that I would like to plant in other brains. As an identity, it spans every living being on this planet – it is a club we already belong to. If you can shift your perception to encompass that idea, the world you perceive will change into a far less threatening place.

If you’re wondering how this will work, understand that it really is all about what you focus on. If you are focused on repairing the damage we have done to the biosphere so that our grandchildren don’t drown during a hurricane, how important is it to establish exactly who knocked down the world trade centre? Once you realize that the past cannot be undone, but the future can be saved, it becomes easier to entertain two conflicting viewpoints in your brain as well as in your circle of friends, without making a big deal out of it. Bringing the guilty to justice is certainly a worthy cause, and that is a goal we should work towards, but our basic needs for air, clean water and healthy food must be prioritized.

Keeping the goal in mind is helpful when fracking your brain by filling it up with the thousands of points-of-view that you are exposed to every day. Some of these ideas will stay with you, not unlike the chemicals that are pumped into the ground under our aquifers, but many will be ejected as unhelpful. Whenever you find a deep fissure between ideas, look for the elements of distraction and deception that go along with the politics of division, and realize how many of these dichotomies are false and illusory. We are all of this earth and we all have a duty of stewardship towards her.

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Posted on October 25, 2013, in Terrestrialism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. WOW! That was a lot of GREAT words! I hope everyone pays attention. But first, they need to read it and that is the problem. To many people will pass by this great post with no thought whatsoever of the truth and wisdom.

  2. Reblogged this on The Belmont Rooster and commented:
    Read this…

  3. Well said. I appreciate your thoughts. This one is an especially good one. Keep at it.

    We are all of this earth and we all have a duty of stewardship towards her.

  4. Sometimes the problem is so close to you that you can not see it. For instance, I watched a show on Netflix yesterday called The Big Fix, about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and how evil BP is. And they are evil, to be sure! But, the director of the show drove to Louisianan in an old, dilapidated van, The movie star flew down in a private jet, and all the fishermen were sailing boats with big diesel engines… Do you see where I’m going? Yeah, these companies are monsters, but who feeds the monsters?

    • True. We have the power as consumers to walk away, but that won’t be effective if most of us are still distracted by the (literal and figurative) song and dance on TV every night. The more we share these ideas, the better the world will become. Those who dismiss ‘slacktivism’ or ‘clicktivism’ are part of the matrix of lies and need to be called out for their bs. Spending energy to increase awareness and change people’s habits is ultimately a net gain for the planet.

      • You are correct.

        I thought about this later, and realized that I neglected to add myself to the mix. As I was watching this documentary, I was running the tv, the sony box and the DSL. I am working on methods to cure my addictions, but it is very difficult to pull away.

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