Greed & Profit-driven Aims to Protect Wealth & Power = Path of Destruction

This blog was incited by having read a comment on someone’s Facebook page, regarding a man’s decision to NOT give a TED Talk, because he wouldn’t be paid.

The idea of some kind of monetary compensation for presenting a TED talk never occurred to me. Of the many excellent presentations I’ve seen, shouldn’t the fact that one’s ideas are considered worthy enough to present them to an audience of potentially hundreds of millions of people, suffice? I was under the impression that the point of TED Talks is to spread ideas, for the good of humanity and all of the other species that cohabit this planet. Through the education and perspective I personally received through my family heritage and genetics, I have been granted a great deal of wealth; health, intelligence, analytical skills and an abundance of creativity. On top of that, I am physically fit, allowing me to move through this world unencumbered. I have education and knowledge, and the resourcefulness and curiosity to obtain more. Yet, I am teetering on the edge of financial poverty. Not because of poor planning, but because of my adventurous spirit combined with idealism, which leads to risk-taking. The wisdom I follow is from those who genuinely care about humanity and all of the other species with whom we share this planet. People like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Carl Gustav Jung, Deepak Chopra among others, including the wisdom coming from Native American Indians and literary and spiritual guides from the Middle East and Asia. I wish to continually create possibilities to learn and develop my skills, to be the best that I can be in order to give something back to the world. Reading about a person complaining because the TED talk doesn’t pay the presenter, irked me. It made me stop everything else, to comment. It ignited the fuse of my annoyance regarding the injustices I see presently in the world today.

Our world is corrupted by money, and the greed and drive of people to make a profit and protect their power, no matter the consequences. It is the large, incorporated manufacturers of the world, those who have invested in the extraction and transport of non-renewable energy, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceutical industries and those who control information, that often are responsible for the careless and myopic profit-making, resulting in the path of destruction of the environment and eradication of many of the species. The imbalance of wealth, lack of education and instability of the planet (human industry-induced global warming) are all a result of this misplaced greed of a small percentile. The vast majority of people and species, are all suffering from overpopulation and economic misfortune, driven by sustained ignorance.

Many of the scientists, teachers, artists and people with creative insights and ideas who genuinely help to guide people and make the world a better place, are NOT the movers and shakers. Presently, the “leaders” of the United States government are not elected for their insight and desire to do good and justly represent the people, they are corporate sponsored actors who tug the line, speak the voice of those who place them in these positions, for an inflationary cost that is disproportionate to what democratically chosen elections should cost. In the world today, those who have more wealth, are more easily able to carve paths that slide around the rules that everyone else must follow, making deductions, avoiding taxes through all sorts of loopholes, while the vast majority are just getting by. I am absolutely disgusted with the idea of people protecting their wealth and power, at the cost of others.

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Do you think that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who passionately wants to improve the condition of women in Pakistan, by voicing the right of girls to receive an education (which will ripple to affect many other parts of the world) who was shot by the Taliban because of her courage and honesty, is driven by profit? I could go on, but I’ll share this in another forum – my own blog, for which incidentally, I earn absolutely no money, but am driven by my own passion to recirculate ideas and events, purely because of their value and the wish to share. Thank fucking DOG, because even the concept of GOD, by most religions, has been distorted and compelled by those wishing to sustain their wealth and power.

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My letter linking to Drunvalo Melchizedek – Maya of Eternal Time

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This is a personal letter I just sent to family and friends to day

i haven’t yet continued with my ‘writing’ work project today. not because yesterday ‘burned me out’, but because last night i was inspired & spiraled towards something totally different!

last evening i broke away from my desk where i was perched for 10 hours, and left the house hurriedly, without eating, missed a frisbee meeting, intentionally, but went to the tail end of a gallery show closer to where i live – i’m on the email list of a gay photographer/performance artist from Singapore, whom i met 2 years ago or so at another gallery opening, and he regularly performs, together with a handful of other people… an Israeli girl who applies and receives grants….to make her way in the performance art world.

at the opening, where i couldn’t afford to by a 2.50 euro beer, i talked to different people/acquaintances. then i walked into the back rooms to look at what i had missed, was captivated by the writeup of one of the artists, returned back to the main room where everyone was gathered, where a guy whom i’d met several times before at this one gallery a year or so ago, said hello, and instead of walking away, i plunked down at the end of the bench where there was space next to him. he said, how are you?…i said fine…and then i said “who is the artist ‘SSMIDD’ ?” where I had just read and was intrigued about this artist, and he said “it’s me”. we talked for the next hour at least, plunged into talking about

• his path of meditation saying that the only thing that is important in life is obtaining ‘wisdom & compassion’
• about the fact that each person has to find their own path that resonates with them
• about seeing the presence of whatever you want to name as God, in everything
¡! and as I’ve lived in Taos, NM, among hippy new agers in this collective in San Francisco, where household conversation was about sacred geometry, manifesting things, and had already started investigating books about dreams and symbols while living in Washington D.C. when i had these synchronistic experiences that were very significant – screaming out at me to pay attention to them
¡ one was about a feeling of lightness and release of fear, tension and worry accompanied by seeing the thin crescent of the moon just after the new moon !
¡ the other, a series of ‘visions’ of the peacock, immediately after Marcelo Castelon’s brother had been murdered, up until the funeral, a number of days later = which made me look into Carl Jung’s “book of symbols” peacock symbolizes resurrection !
¡ and another very poignant dream in which a person pointed to the tail of a sea horse, saying that “all meaning of the universe is within the spiral form” !

….. anyway, this guy and i started first talking about synchronicities, and then it spun….
• i told him i had this hitch-hiking experience in which i had a bunch of synchronicities having to do with Native American Indians… and he asked me if i knew of this one guy, whom amazingly, i had never heard of
• Drunvalo Melchizedek who is this spiritual seeker Western guy, who initially studied Physics and Mathematics, and then went this other way, and has looked into various different religions, has lived in Taos, NM, and has been embraced (respected and acknowledged as someone who could give them a voice) by Native American Indians…
• we talked about this guy and his concepts and now for the last hours I have been watching this, which talks about everything from human consciousness, to the fibonacci sequence found in all of nature (corroborating my seahorse spiral dream), to an imminent magnetic polar shift, and the Mayan interpretation of the end of this great cycle of time occurring around 2012.

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http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=vZJdnHP0j6U

http://www.drunvalo.net/index.html

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=224192221381464375#

i’m curious how you all interpret this!