7 Generations is about life and its continuity, human and other. it is about the belief that man has a niche to find in the natural order, that he has breached that and is in danger of destroying his/her self and much of the rest of nature as well. The threats are the result of greed and a short term view of life. But the threats are also because we have a mushrooming human population and limited resources. They are because of our lifestyle and economic systems, and these are not easily changed. We have become dependent upon corporate entities that have no emotional, human or spiritual makeup, save the bottom line. We need to break that dependency by adopting locally sustainable ways that are not dependent on burning fossil fuels, or destroying the earth’s resources. We also need to learn to rein in corporations so that they work to the benefit of mankind and the rest of nature. We also face the threat of continuing resource wars as fossil fuel and other resources, including water, dwindle. How will we head off or defuse those wars? We have all the warning signs. Only by working together will we have a chance of overcoming these threats. Let’s have a discussion about these things. Let’s develop a vision for the future, a way out that will protect future generations.
3 thoughts on “7 Generations — What’s it all about?”
I believe that sociopaths exist in the population of every culture. Certain populations had mechanisms for dealing with sociopaths, so that they did not obtain too much power. I think it was inevitable that we got to this place. Eventually a society that allows sociopaths to have control will become dominant, and that culture will dominate the planet. That is the nature of aggression domination.
I don’t see a way to solve this problem other than one world governance now, but I don’t think that is a path people want to take, as people have no faith in government.
I agree with you and add that sociopaths found a niche in an economic system that sanctioned greed as its centerpiece.
They tend to thrive in such an environment and they have now managed to take over the asylum.
I share your skepticism about one world governance at the present time because I think corporations would find a way to have too much influence. Maybe later If we ever got to the point of the benevolent corporation, something way different than we have now, and where representatives really represented the people’s interests rather than that of corporations and wealthy individuals, then world governance could be a good topic. I’m wary of giving too much power to any single entity because it might further itself and become tyrannical. There may be some set of principles that the world could sign up to, and we have some of that already. Then comes the enforcement, not always applied evenly. I think some of our mechanisms in this area are pretty good right now, but always depending on good people to manage it.
You suggest one world governance might help to manage the sociopathic behavior. That would be interesting. I think we need to change business ethics either by regulation or culture, or both, but I would feel more comfortable with a diverse field of countries doing this. Diversity seems to protect nature. Diversity in governance and in economics appear beneficial to me, kinda’ don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.