Covid-19 bringing awareness
While the Covid-19 pandemic will go down in history as a great turning point, none of the changes that will unfold now with greater clarity are caused by the virus.
Our present socio-economic system — or we can call it our own, actual civilization — has been declining for decades, it has been artificially propped up. But we were going nowhere fast, we have been consuming everything around us including ourselves, building debt-ridden bubbles around debt-ridden bubbles.
We have no vision about the future and people did not just look enthusiastic about the future but they started fearing it. The only “robust” industry that remains is the defense industry, everybody armed to the teeth with weapons (even without nukes) that could destroy our planet many times over.
Our times parallel the 1920’s, 1930’s with eerie accuracy, and we all know what happened after the overinflated, reckless economy, the financial system collapsed while societies broke apart due to inequality and rising racism.
Globally tied together
The only difference today is the unique awakening, shock we received in the form of the virus, that also gave us some thinking time, a chance for review.
Everything else will depend on how we use this review, how conscious we will become of our unprecedented evolutionary conditions — existing in a fully integrated and interdependent world where one cannot pull a thread without causing a global domino effect.
We are like heroes in a Tarantino movie at the finale after everybody shoots in everybody’s direction and for a while, each stays standing as if the bullets touched no one. Then slowly all start to fall until nobody remains standing. This is where we are now.
In a global, integral world, where we are all tied to each other with unbreakable chains we will either all self-destruct mutually together, or we all learn together how to survive — collectively, through learning to build mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections, cooperation above everything that separates, rejects us from one another. The differences, the mutual distrust, mutual hate won’t disappear, it will even grow. But with the right method, we can learn how to use Nature’s template of integration to balance the negative tendencies, rejective forces between us, and use them to power, fuel our mutual efforts towards survival, and further, collective development.
Learning to survive together
This is the balance of — global, collective — power that we need to achieve. This does not mean all will be equal since in every system, machine there are greater and smaller cogwheels. But according to their size, each will have an equally greater or smaller responsibility to do everything in their power in order to maintain the collective, global balance of power.
At the moment the global ship — where we are locked together as a single, interconnected Humanity — is sinking fast. To put it very simply we either learn how to sail together, or we continue drilling holes underneath one another, will take each other down and we will all drown.