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Paradise . . . Or Oblivion February 12, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Life Balance, Nature, Sustainable Living.

Coming soon . . .

To achieve our dreams for a sustainable future, we must allow creative ideas to fire our imagination with enthusiasm and then bridle that enthusiasm long enough to discuss the ideas ~ and build upon them ~ until we have something that not only sounds good on paper . . . but is implementable in real life.

To learn more:  TVP Magazine ~ Paradise or Oblivion

Related post:  Eine Kleine Zeitgeist


1. nuvofelt - February 12, 2012

Real life? The trouble is – it’s only ‘real’ people that know what that is – and they don’t go into politics!

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Maybe the face of politics is about to change . . . 🙄

nuvofelt - February 12, 2012

Oh, yes, please…. I do hope so!

granny1947 - February 12, 2012

Not in this country!

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Aah, Granny. It’s always DARKEST just before the DAWN ~ here’s to the DAWNING of a New Age . . . the Age of Aquarius.

suzicate - February 12, 2012

That would be a pleasant change…ones who really care about people other than themselves!

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Here’s to CHANGING the status quo . . . and reaching for the stars. 😀

2. kateshrewsday - February 12, 2012

Well, that’s inspiring.

I can feel the threads of all our writing drawing together, Nancy: the past few days I have been preoccupied with leaders who led purely for their own greed and advancement, and Karen Snyder found an amazing link which shows that those who lead are so very often not philanthropic. How amazing if a world could come together under leaders who could make something happen.

Thank you. A truly thought provoking trailer.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Looking at the graphics in the trailer, I can envision an entirely new civilization . . . one that’s actually civilized ~ led by leaders dedicated to the well-being of the planet and ALL its inhabitants.

Here’s to creating a Brave New World.

3. colonialist - February 12, 2012

The problems are real and graphically set out. The solution – well, it seems to ignore one nasty little obstacle. That is called human nature.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

But how much of “human nature” results from the way we’ve been socialized?

If we foster the spirit of cooperation . . . would things change?

colonialist - February 12, 2012

Initially, and where vested interests are concerned, I’m afraid it would have to be fostered with very big sticks.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

You’re probably right . . . which means we’re headed to Oblivion . . . rather than Paradise. 😦

4. Mands - February 12, 2012

Well… it’s an amazing video, thanks Nancy. We are still challenged by repairing pot holes in the roads… where we have roads, and re-cycling! *Sigh* I love the natural beauty of our country (South Africa) and I hope we can solve some of our very real problems with science, or technology… or however, before all our natural resources are over run by unthinking civilization.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Thanks, Mands. We are facing ample challenges, but if we start with the premise that there IS enough to go around, maybe we can work together to create a beautiful NEW world . . . an advanced civilization based on equality and fraternity.

BTW: I didn’t realize you were in South Africa ~ lots of blogging buddies there (Cindy, Granny, Sidey, Adee, Col, Naomi, etc.).

5. eof737 - February 12, 2012

That is so true… More effort needed in the creative realm and you know, social media is great but the less time we can spend on it, (some are on the social sites 24/7), the better for creativity… TY and will be back later to catch up other posts. My kids are home. 😉

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Have fun with your kids, E! If we want creative solutions to the challenges we face, we must move forward with enthusiasm and inspiration ~ rather than fatigue and apathy.

Especially with smart phones and iPhones, some people are never “unplugged” . . . I’m glad that all I need to do is step away from the keyboard to give myself a break from cyber space. 😀

eof737 - February 12, 2012

I agree and that is why I’m adamant about limiting my access on my smart phone. No social media downloads. Enough is enough! TY! 🙂

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Smart thinking on the smartphone!

6. souldipper - February 12, 2012

Nancy, another voice asking us to please learn and listen. Jacque Fresco? This is good. I look forward to the March video. I suspect it will be another angle on the facts that are slowly coming out in a sane and substantive manner.

Evolution is what “those who control world finance” are preventing. “Those who control” know it will destroy the control they’ve had over us.

Conspiracy Theorists have muddied the waters. They’ve run with facts in such an emotional manner that “sensible, thinking and rational people find it almost impossible to listen. Facts are blown off as absurd. It’s time to give time to facts.

David Wilcock may not be the most polished presenter, but he is uncovering the “how”s and “why”s (in detail) of the 1% taking their subversive and very subtle control to make sure our paradise does not happen.

He has facts and photos in his newsletter that show how the financial fiasco happened – and who has been/is involved. He clarifies what it means that we don’t have the gold to back the money that is printed.

He uncovers what news cannot report because of *who* controls the people who own the media.

The 1% do not need more money. The “drug” is power and, obviously, the power IS through the control of money.

Moves to bring our world to this higher standard is quietly and effectively snuffed. That includes ideas and people, unfortunately.

We’ve been conditioned to put our wrath on politicians and anyone with large holdings. We need to raise our sites to reveal who’s really holding the strings. Exposure is the weapon.

I apologize for the length of this, Nancy. I believe in the importance of this.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

No apologies necessary, Amy.

Our politicians have become puppets. It’s time they cut the strings by telling their hidden puppeteers that we need to embrace a NEW world order. The sooner, the better.

7. sufilight - February 12, 2012

I was getting ready to add the weird closed captioning from Youtube that changes words in the translation of speech, but this trailer is captioned professionally, so I got to listen to it with perfect ease. 🙂 I do have hopes for a Brave New world, the fact there is genuine caring and concern and it’s being discussed with intelligence, gives me hope.

Sharing in Facebook!

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Glad that you got the captions you need. We almost always watch movies with the captions on because so much dialogue is drowned out with sound effects (e.g., cars honking and sirens blaring). Thanks for sharing on Faceback.

I’m looking forward to the movie which is due out in march. Projects like this . . . and the story of stuff . . . fuel my optimism and hope for the future.

8. thirdhandart - February 12, 2012

Shared it on Facebook. Thank you Nancy.

nrhatch - February 12, 2012

Thanks, Theresa!

9. William D'Andrea - February 13, 2012

“Paradise or Oblivion” aren’t the only options. These problem you’re pointing out, are being used as an excuse to take away our personal freedoms, and keep us all under the control of the “…ones who really care about people other than themselves!”

That has been tried before. Lennin and Stalin, said that they really cared about people other than themselves. Their efforts resulted in the deaths of 100 million people in Soviet labor camps. In Communist China, under Chairman Mao, more than 25 Million people who they claimed they cared about, were killed. The same thing was tried in Cambodia, where more than half the population was murdered.

On a smaller scale, the same thing happened in Jamestown Guianna, where Jim Jones convinced all the people to drink poisoned Kool-Aid.

When being confronted by people who “Want to Change the World”, those things should be kept in mind.

What I think is “God save us from those who would save us!”

nrhatch - February 13, 2012

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~ The Buddha

10. William D'Andrea - February 13, 2012

That’s why we’re supposed to have limited government in this country. Watch out for those who want to expand its limits.

nrhatch - February 13, 2012

I agree with you there, William.

We have too many politicians representing too many “special interests” . . . and they are mortgaging our future.

11. bluebee - February 14, 2012

I think it will always be somewhere inbetween, Nancy – some will always strive to do the right thing and others will do whatever suits them

nrhatch - February 14, 2012

I agree, BB. Most of the time, I try to do the “right thing” for the planet . . . by reducing, reusing, recycling, and repurposing. One of the reasons we downsized is to leave a smaller footprint on the planet.

Other times, I see people buying McMansions, flying around on private jets, and driving around in gas guzzlers and think, “Why bother? What possible difference can I make?”

Then I go back to reducing, reusing, recycling, and repurposing . . . because it makes ME feel good! 😀

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