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October 8th, 2016

By Garry Greenwood

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Some say we are already living in a post-apocalyptic world due to the irreversible environmental degradation we have caused. Why can’t we seem to change our destructive ways? Could it be that humankind is set to become yet another failed species here on planet Earth?

Why can’t we change?

I believe a root cause of this possible extinction is our dogged resistance or unwillingness to change our destructive thought patterns, with a major offender being our collective over-consumerism. It’s obvious that collectively we prefer to ignore all the danger signs. Instead, collectively we are destroying our ability to live on planet Earth; rather than living with less, even though living with less still means we can have a comfortable and fulfilling life. It seems the top few percent of us are simply too addicted to greed and power, whilst the rest of us are simply too addicted to the pursuit of consumerism and other isms, at any cost.

Of course there are other factors at play here and, in my opinion some of those factors include mass mind control, behavioral conditioning, manipulation and just plain lies on the part of the top few percent who reign over us in their various ways. These factors ultimately lead to the creation of various voids or unfilled needs that constantly gnaw away at our souls. That great American (insert your country here…) Dream has become our nightmare.


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