The Mortal Morality: Our Topsy Turvy Perceptions
It is almost as if cancer and HIV-AIDS are telling us that a balanced lifestyle with a strictly monogamous mating process, with multiple child-bearing, away from all excesses in consumption and environmental interference, would eliminate the necessity for those diseases. But then again, let us think about it. Wouldn't a sexual prerequisite that only virgins mate with virgins for life, eliminate all sexually transmitted diseases? Hmm... so perhaps, just perhaps, there may be some logic to this process!
Therefore, are not cancer and HIV-AIDS making a specific "moral" judgement? Are they not saying to us that there is a specific "natural lifestyle" which` we should follow? And that if we fail to heed that call, we will become diseased and die prematurely?
Yes, they are.
These diseases are the inevitable product of our so-called progress, which we believe in our inside-out topsy turvy perceptions to be productive, but is actually destructive of the Earth and of ourselves.
The Earth like all other living things strives continually to achieve balance. Yet our society does not. We thrive in disturbing the balance. We reward with praise, respect and vast sums of money the ones among us who as entrepreneurs and captains of industry, produce the most and create the most imbalance. It is a backwards, upside-down system that we have created, and we don't even know it.
So what should we do? Should we just commit massive suicide just to save the Earth?
The Earth only wants to eradicate our destruction of itself, it does not want to kill us. We are an integral part of it, so why should it try to exterminate us through HIV-AIDS, cancer and the other diseases? It is only trying to stop our deadly so-called progress, not our lives. If we were to start dismantling our society, tearing up our oceans of concrete, and returning to our prehistoric roots, we would find that our diseases would begin to dissipate, that cancer and HIV-AIDS would become dormant and we would once again be at balance with nature and our environment.
Although I have been accused of being a dreamer, I am realistic enough to realize that this will never happen. There is no possible scenario that we can envision which would convince the entire population of the world that they should lay down their tools, abandon their supermarkets, department stores and automobiles in order to return to the savanna. Neither do I believe that would be desirable to humanity: It would be the shattering of too many dreams, the dismantling of too many hopes.
Although we are caught in this unstoppable vortex, we believe that there is much to be gained by the individual in the simple comprehension of this organic concept. We are disbalance in the body of the Earth. Our diseases are the way in which the Earth tries to restore that balance.
The solution to the most complex problem is always the simplest. We only have to realize that ridiculously basic, fundamental truth to truly understand the place of humanity in nature.
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