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A collection of significant and unrelated (to the main purpose of this web site) writings for the truth seekers.
Let's face it. Most of what we are given to read on the internet is of little value. Let's not even mention the mainstream media which is nothing more than distraction.
But even the so-called alternative media falls prey to sensationalism and superficial content.
From time to time there is some really good stuff though that makes you think "wow !".
I am not interested in short term things and the latest of the latest. This web site is not a news web site.
I am usually not interested in politics especially not american politics.
I am interested in whatever point of view on whatever topic that makes you think outside of the square and stays with you for a long time.
This material, although being somewhat "unrelated" to the normal content of these pages about Ecuador and Loja, will be stored here under the title "unrelatedisimo" ...
"The simple and in the end only answer is peace and social justice. How to achieve that is a different question. It needs a shift in paradigm. It requires a different human consciousness, one not driven by greed and power, but by a sense of human solidarity, by a desire to live together in harmony and in harmony with nature – a society that is not just thriving on consumerism, on absurd annual growth of consumption – a society that is aware of its surroundings, of Mother Earth, her entire ecosystem, animals, plants, natural unrenewable resources – a society that takes care of and protects its ‘neighborhood’ which is precisely that – the globe’s precious ecosystem. It is generously giving us everything we need for life, for a decent life that is – without having to kill and destroy."
"This consciousness is inherent in human beings. We are all born with it. But it is imminently destroyed as we enter this greed-driven society. Yet, there is in every human brain, call it spirit or soul, a spark that glows up ever-so-often and tells us, there is something wrong with what’s going on around us. We only have to grasp this glow, this warm little light in the back of our minds, and follow it, look where it leads us. It will lead us to the truth. Maybe we have to look for it in alternative media, or just by opening our eyes. It may disturb our comfort zone. That’s the major hindrance for most people who ignore this little warm spark. In fact, crossing that threshold of abandoning our comfort zone, brings a richness of mind from which you never want to return. – That would be the solution."
Best I have read in a long time..... it both has some kind advise, a hell of a lot of truth... and some black humour or gallows humour if you will (literally in this case)'.
Wonderful, vintage Orlov; penetration to the core of the situation - as usual. Weirdly enough, it's always a great pleasure - sic! - to read these incisive insights, despite the grim topics treated. Not just for the clarifying insights, either. Quality of the writing too, I suppose, as an added bonus; the sort of stylistic gift that devoted essayists would kill for. :) Thanks again, Dmitry. Please keep going whilst you have insights like these to purvey;