Monday, 7 October 2019

Carbon, Soil, Water, plants and biocides - Solutions.



Regenerative Agriculture is an umbrella term that covers a range of land nurture practices that can be utilised across the Earth to renew damaged soils, cease inputs of synthetic compounds, sequester carbon faster, for longer than any know method and genrerate clean, high nutrition foods and beautiful working lives stewarding the land for future great grandchildren to be nurtured by.



"Simply put, recent data from farming systems and pasture trials around the globe show that we could sequester more than 100% of current annual CO2 emissions with a switch to widely available and inexpensive organic management practices, which we term “regenerative organic agriculture.”

These practices work to maximize carbon fixation while minimizing the
loss of that carbon once returned to the soil, reversing the greenhouse effect."

source : https://rodaleinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/rodale-white-paper.pdf


All the doom merchants - the end of Civilisation, etc., etc. - are computer model prediction algorithim junkies predictions and the Tech and Tax solutions are really about preserving the economic wealth of the existing hierarchy during any changes climate might bring.

So here, free of the seduction of electric cars, gathering plastic waste from the ocean floors, the simple day out joy of  planting trees everywhere in record numbers, the vision of de-fossiling energy towards nuclear and fusion, with beack up solar, wind and tidal systems, all the time more models of more items ever more digitally networked and the vat future consumer markets to be 'developed'....

Is the most simple and direct approach to adaptation to climate change..

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative Agriculture aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation.



Permaculture, Agroforestry, Forest Gardens, Community Gardens, Orchards, Vineyards, Small Organic Farms, Organic Estates, biocide free streams, rivers, lakes and shores, across the rural landscape and in all urban areas..


and in addition I urge readers to explore Cradle to Cradle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle-to-cradle_design
"In their 2002 book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart presented an integration of design and science that provides enduring benefits for society from safe materials, water and energy in circular economies and eliminates the concept of waste.
The book put forward a design framework characterized by three principles derived from nature:
"Everything is a resource for something else. In nature, the “waste” of one system becomes food for another. Everything can be designed to be disassembled and safely returned to the soil as biological nutrients, or re-utilized as high quality materials for new products as technical nutrients without contamination."

In other words, we know biology has resolved all the problems already, and thus we need, as a culture, to stop poisoning the habitat, and understand that by tending to it's dynamics the habitat will naturally recover, and which we can do in very creative and productive ways, which will be totally sustainable.

Win Win situation - they only obstacle is the Corporate Phood Faction. And their banker friends.






Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

On The Language of Conquest, Brexit Escalation and Healthy Civil Governance


The Language of Conquest.


A very interesting study area, in that it studies the ways in which power articulates Empire Logic, the logic of social dominance.

"
How do a country and its citizens justify genocide and land theft?

How do they transform obviously wrong or immoral actions into something righteous and worthy of celebration?

To answer these questions one need only examine the beloved classicLittle House on the Prairie³ to observe how expertly Laura Ingalls Wilder crafted a narrative that transformed the horror of white supremacist genocidal thinking and the stealing of Indigenous lands into something noble, virtuous, and absolutely beneficial to humanity.

Unfortunately, rather than recognize the perversion of morality inherent in Wilder’s book, the American public celebrates the work as laudable children’s literature"



(pp. 66-80) Waziyatawin Angela Cavender Wilson 

(From : Unlearning the Language of Conquest)

I have been using the term Empire Logic ever since I created the aphorism "Empower: it never strikes back!" in response to the dull, repetitive Revolutionary Violence good, Oppressive Violence bad bipolar narrative of Western Entertainment and Religous bigotry back in the 1990s posing a Science Fiction.

Star Wars, dull as.

Empire Logic. 

The logic created by those who seek to dominate others.

Power has one directive and that is to preserve it's status - to that end, everything.

That means that Power must enhance it's material ability to control, coerce, influence, intimidate or corrupt anyone, and any organisation and thus retain the capability to determine the situation.

To do that Power must have access to vast re-newable economic resources, in the form of immense, unspeakable wealth, with which to maintain the bureaucracies, militaries, police forces, orison systems and other institutions that that preserve the status quo.

There are many aspects of the language of conquest that euphemise coercion, abuse, even rape and mass murder in order to 'preserve the social order.

George Carlin has a routine about the euphemism of the language used to describe combat trauma - shell shock, battle fatigue, operational exhaustion, post traumatic stress disorder... each moving the description further away from the lived experience towards an abstraction.



History proves that Institutional Power ensurss that a constant flow of instruction is being disseminated via the State, the Media, the Temple and The Flag; the message is broadcast to the school house, to the workforce, into the homes of all the women, the men, the children, the nation.

"This conquest is good. This system is the best. It has flaws, but who doesn't?"

or

"You cannot judge the men who killed an entire race in the Carribean in the 1490s by the standards of todays society."

and

"You cannot judge the gropey men of the 1970s with the standards of #metoo."

Wrong.

You can.

You really ought to.

And at the same time, one has to be context aware, in the sense that so much behaviour is culturally engendered, such that to speak of free will is deluded.

It is that there are cultural dynamics that enable abusive behaviour. And because they are causing harm, they must therefore be confronted.

Any traditional assumptions that justify abuse must be challenged and the culture changed in order to ensure that prevention is possible and then the cultural behaviour will be healed.


In any situation, in any time, in any language, for every person experiencing the reality - one person using power to take abusice advantage over another person - is still a dehumanising and sickening act.

Be it 40,000bc or Verdun 1916 or Yemen 2020...it remains a dehumanisating lived experience.

No human being is born designed for that outcome.

Conquest and enslavement, misogyny have always been dehumanising crimes, irrespective of their legal status at any time, then and now, and they always will be.

World War II was not 'Won'.

Vietnam was not 'Lost'.

Iraq is not 'pacified'.

War is never the bringer of freedom from oppression, it is itself a direct tool of ultimate oppression.

Bloody Euphemisms!

We, all of us in the industrialised militarised state systems, (this is true in every culture) had no choice but to grow up within a social and material environment we did not make, and we will have tended to internalise, without noticing it, some of that language, and with it, the thinking and behaviour becomes habituated as normal range within that oppressed situation, and naturally enough we come to think of the internalisations as if it is our own thought, our own behaviour, our exercise of free will.

Who are we?

"I am Irish" is abstract,

"I am this human being" is real.

I have been taught to think I am Irish, however I am not, because I am a human being. Who happned to be born into London. Another accident. Of birth.

Alpha Male, Competing for Dominance, Victory, Authority, Good Violence and God's Enemies,_Husband, Wife, Heirs are all part of the language of conquest.

Much of modern corporate language is the language of conquest, as is all marketing.. Conquest by guile, by fear, by intensity, by violence, by population displacement, by market reach, by media reach.

That that intensity of disruptive opinion messaging and environmental habituation to bullying (plus the chronic stressor of economic instability, poverty, trauma processed foods, work stress, debt stress and abandonment) leads to a variety of chronic stress dynamics that tend to become the most serious breakdowns of health is hardly surprising.

It is also clear to say that resolving those external stressors and de-colonising our own minds and bodies from the language of conquest would do as least as much as any health care intervention might, and probably more.

Even if you think you are English, you are not.

There is no such thing as English Flesh.

Brexit is abstract, The reality is that the Established Power are causing harm across a range of activities, and there is a oxymoronic situation growing between a media described world and the real world - each mutually exclusive, albeit the real world sees both, and the media world decsribes only one.

 more about the book 'Unlearning The Language of Conquest' here


"
The language of conquest is ultimately a language of deceit. It echoes in the corridors of every American institution, building illusion upon illusion while robbing all of us of our collective Indigenous wisdom. This book is an effort to expose and replace this deception.

Although it speaks specifically to the colonization and oppression of America’s First Nations and their potential contributions, which have been suppressed by the lies of our dominant culture, no single race of people can lay claim to “Indigenous wisdom.” It lives deep within the heart of every living creature."



Babies

What this probing of the language of conquest also raises for me is the question of what is language before conquest?

What languaging occurs among healthy egalitarian human cultures?

Preconquest Consciousness

an essay from the book Tribal Epistemologies: Essays in the Philosophy of Anthropology
E. R. Sorenson

"The preconquest type of consciousness detailed below survives today only in a few, now rapidly vanishing, isolated enclaves. 
Although those we contacted were widely dispersed, they shared a distinctive type of consciousness--one very different from the postconquest type that dominates the world today. It emerged from a type of child and infant nurture common to that era but shunned in ours. 
The outstanding demographic condition required for such a life is small populations surrounded by tracts of open territory into which anyone can diffuse virtually at will. 
This allows those discomfited by local circumstance, or attracted by conditions further on, to move as they wish with whoever might be similarly inclined. This was the case even in the smallest of all the preconquest enclaves seen. 
The outstanding social condition is a sociosensual type of infant and child nurture that spawns an intuitive group rapport and unites people without need for formal rules. 
The outstanding psychological condition is heart-felt rapprochement based on integrated trust. This provides remarkable efficiency in securing needs and responding to nature's challenges while dispensing ongoing delight with people and surroundings"

The language of the infant and the mother infant relationship of empathy and nurture, developed during pregnancy being the beginnings of human language learning.

What does the language of leaving an infant alone, to cry to sleep teach?

What does it speak of?

Brexit

The Surrender Bill aka The Benn Act or 
The EU Withdrawal (No.2) Act 2019

Language, again.

Conquest Language, Sabateurs, Traitiors, Collaborators, Enemies of The People, Super State, Sovreignty.

Kill Bill. The heroic psychopath you can identify with.

"Humbug!" to concerns about verbal threats and abuse associated with political violence against MPs.

Again, and again The Surrender Bill.

A deliberate caricature designed to incite emotional anger at the thought of 'betraying' of the loss of ''Sovereignty', triggered within people who have, through no fault of their own, internalised the language of conquest, as independent minded conquerors reclaiming their native independence...when they are in fact powerless and too distant from power to ever mediate it.

We all are in the face of the State, and other large institutional power bases.

And we witness the escalation of language to increase tension, to trigger anger, rage and wrath... but fear not I say. There are too many decent people, already active...

The media public is not the real public.

The media public is a caricature.


The real public is real people : diverse, mostly decent, kind people dealing with what ever they are faced with, with as much dignity and grace and love as they can muster, doing their best under some very trying circumstances, within a dysfunctional hierarchy culture.

Entertainment within a culture of hierarchy of power and status and privilige must function as political conditioning theatre, a distraction narrative, aimed at the consumers, as voters in factions, whilst in board rooms, conference halls and in hotels and on yachts, in think tanks and public and private funded University and research institutions, the detailed work progresses privatisation of the commons in unison.

They use the language of conquest to divide us, they use democratic deliberation among themselves to wage war against us.

We need to build social solidarity through honesty and meeting our real needs as persons, as human being, not as institutionalised comoddities - as in The Work Force.

We need to use questioning, the Why approach to bear down upon the lies and manipulation, the liars and the



Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.