Thought I’ll touch upon what is going to be a major theme as I add my thoughts to this blog.
Definition: The anti-dote to Industrialization.
Why, you may be asking yourself, do you need an antidote to Industrialization? Isn’t it the movement that has brought us all these amazing things? Power? Cheap everything? Cars? Planes? Trains? Factories? Jobs? Growth? Money? Modern Medicine? Speed? Machines? Cheap machines? Toys? Wage Slavery? Treadmill Existences? Pollution? Exploitation? Brutal exploitation? Busyness?
Yes, it’s all true. The same thing that has brought us so many perceived benefits has also brought us many real ills.
And the worst of it is that all of the perceived benefits are just that. Chimeras. Living in a sell-side world, we’ve begun to believe the spin. Mother culture has indoctrinated us so deeply that we take our slavery as a boon.
The opposite of industrialization is In-Dust-Realization. Coming back to the root of our existences.
From dust we became and dust we shall be, eh?
And yet, every day, for the better of 4 centuries, the industrial revolution has moved us away from our root, our origins. It has a punishing, crushing history for those brave enough to delve into it. Pitiless, expolitative, creativity destroying, relentless…. those are the words that come to mind.
It is, like every other dominant way of being, based on creating it’s own momentum. It was not like this 400 years ago. But it is now a torrent and it is everywhere. And it’s momentum is well nigh irresistible.
So, how do we go from industrial to in-dust-real?
One of my challenges here is to share with you a way from here to there.
And mind you, ultimately, the two are incompatible. They are anti-thetical to each other’s existences. I’ve made my choices along the way, taken the fork on the road less traveled.
It’s not easy to wriggle out of the arms of mother culture, but it can be done.
There are giant’s in whose footsteps we can follow.
More as we go along.
Slow down, you move too fast….
You’ve got to make the morning last…..