Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grass and Gardens in the Fertile Crescent -- key drivers

I like the idea of a Renaissance. A world view change that helps us stand back  - to see real drivers  

The West is back in Babylon, but its not effective .
 Maybe, just maybe it doesn't think straight or deep enough . Typically rich societies have gardens but don't weed them properly ( A process  which keeps them attractive effective and sustainable )

"The most costly wars the US has ever been involved in"  As Antony Lowestein, David Finkel and Abbas all said in festival of Dangerous Ideas ( ABC Big Ideas ) you should NOT expect the war industry to know what its doing - they are market driven ( well put by Lowenstein) and so is our stupid politics .

Finkel said it best - THE  JOB  is not to judge but to understand and embedding,   if in name only is worse that not going ;       standing back well enough and giving some objectivity  is Key  ,What you think ( AUTHORSHIP )

I like the idea of a Renaissance
My reason is we are living in a kind of dark ages not unlike those that stultified Europe for hundreds of years .As I understand it these DA's were 100's of years where worship of nature took over the minds of men and turned the glass half full into a huge long lasting slough of despond over man' s ability to help himself - in itself , a quite correct and correcting piece of metanoia ( see ABC radio's excellent series on 20 centuries in 2000) .
Presumably God seemed distant at times (eg black death ) but why did the DA's last so long- through and despite "success" Perhaps it was the very success of "engineering" the world that stopped them seeing that technology and talk of harmony and order wouldn't solve man's basic problem. I just posted on the strange contradictions in this area of the" The fertile crescent" which is currently STILL frightening us with WAR We have our very own fertile crescent with same risks sheep aridity and soils- called the Riverina and i will not call its real risks of degradation determinative -- unlike dumb and careless others , Ask me if you want more detail on this complex issue ( science plus green politics etc  )
I can see this disease and heavy footed tramping all around me . can you? Think of the wonder of a good garden - in symbolizes the energy to put some order in a work with nature, We are by careless thinking on environment risk ( my profession) denying the opportunity to enjoy the idea to our children ,
We should never see technology and imposed order (Both intransigent World views of the powerful ( cf us the garden elements) on both sides of the War) as the answer 2 our problems as we still do 100000's of years after the first civilizations in the Lavant.
Think of the myopic vision of the gardens of Babylon. We now know how to keep them growing, but we are STILL meddling badly and reactively with sheep driven politics on the borders. The Devil distracts us.
The powerful post renaissance people used the new idea of freedom to licence their lack of restraint .Holding a good balance starts with knowing how it CAN work at home .( Conservation that works can inspire us and our children ,) The sheep eating a failed crop in a settled aussie system in Riverina 2014

No comments:

Post a Comment