When “we the people” refuse to listen to what our bodies, hearts, and souls—and Mother Earth—are telling us, we invite the destroyer to present itself from the “outside”.
45 is the destroyer most AmeriKKKans have voted for with countless care-less decisions, regardless of whether they voted for him in the electoral sense.
Of course I feel compassion for the immediate experience of those fleeing the latest round of fires.
I feel much more compassion for the non-human animals, though…
For how many of the humans now fleeing have ever given a thought to anything BEYOND their own immediate experience?
Did they ever feel into what their unchecked lust for what they consider to be “perfect” weather would bring to the others who rely upon the soils and waters there?
Did they ever really care for the non-humans who also reside there? Or were those animals and plants always merely objects to them, simply pretty ornaments to their egoic creation, their “perfect life?”
The fire survivors seem to be utterly bewildered, and shocked that this could happen to them. How dare Life give them anything so uncomfortable to cope with? It must be someone else’s fault!!! Who can we sue now? What legislation can we pass to prevent this from happening next time? On whom can we wreak our vengeance for this grave insult?
And then they wonder why we have a full-on psychopath for a President…
How could anyone live in California for a single week and not recognize that their “perfect life” could go up in flames, anytime?
How could anyone imagine that the human mind and hands could, should, WILL control the vast movements of Nature?
Of course, Californians are in no way anomalous in this regard. As Hollywood is a physical expression of the archetypal spirit of AmeriKKKa, California as a whole expresses, in the most exaggerated terms, our collective egocentric insanity.
As goes California, so goes modernity. Down in flames—up in smoke.
R.I.P. modernity. May your demise usher in an epoch of genuine peace on Earth.