The author is indecisive. Rather than accepting that this is a science-fiction novel, she tries to write a social commentary, romance, and art and music novel all rolled into one. What should give us a better understanding of the characters actually paints them as shells of people, identified only by superficialities. There is one completely pointless mention of a Moholy-Nagy poster that really annoyed me.
This is not one of the Seven Simple Questions that I mentioned earlier. This is a question that stands all by itself, alone.
It precedes the Seven Simple Questions, and creates a context for them.
Not enough people are asking this preceding question, much less answering it. In a little booklet I wrote in Spring, I said something that I believe is worth sharing again here: Events on the earth are not created by Unseen Forces.
Take earthquakes, for instance. They are real, they are occurring, and they are something that we are at some level creating. Take hurricanes and tornadoes and typhoons and tidal waves and tsunamis. They are all occurring, and they are all something that we are at some level creating.
Take global warming, for instance.
It is real, it is occurring, and it is something that we are at some level creating. Or, for that matter, take the incredible and rapid spread of bacterial diseases sweeping across the earth.
This, too, is something that we are at some level creating. Yet could we be creating these events unconsciously? Through our unconscious that is to say, our unthinking or short-sighted behaviors.
And please let me read a couple of paragraphs from the April issue of Scientific American: The practice, they argue, threatens human health by turning farms into breeding grounds of drug-resistant bacteria.
If it significantly raised prices do you think meat-buyers would pay a bit more to live a lot longer? This lapse in logic notwithstanding…who do you suppose won that debate? Follow the money trail. To put this simply, we are at least part of the problem.
Because if we are part of the problem, we can also be part of the solution. If we are not part of the problem, then we have naught but to endure it. Yet if we are part of the problem and can admit that we arethen we are not utterly at the mercy of Unseen Forces.
With regard to human affairs, as opposed to physical occurrences, this is obviously true. We are completely at cause in the matter of the geopolitical upheavals of humanity. Well, yes and no.
I mean, is this true? Do you see human nature changing much? The collective called humanity, I mean. We are about to decide—and to announce our decision through our thoughts, words, and actions—what we consider to be true about us, and about our nature. We are also about to decide whether we are ready and willing to change what has been true about our nature, due to the immaturity of our species, in earlier years.
To me it seems perfectly clear: There is nothing for us to do but cut and run, hoard and hide, surviving as best we can while the world falls apart around us.
On the other hand, if we renounce the Doctrine of Impossibility, if we reject the notion of our impotence, if we abandon the thought that we have no control over our behavior because of our very nature, a New Future opens to us; a New Tomorrow beckons.
The first step in the manifestation of this grander eventuality is the embracing of a grander truth about the role we are playing, and have played. Even with regard to geophysical conditions and events on our planet over which, at first glance, we might imagine we have no controlwe must decide that we do have a collaborative role to play in how those occur and affect us.
The Japanese calamity of is a remarkable example. Even if we assert that we had no long-range role whatsoever in the earthquake and tsunami a position that I, personally, am not prepared to takethere is not a one of us who can deny that humanity definitely had a role in the nuclear disaster that followed—and can have a big role in avoiding these disasters in the future.
There are those who understand this perfectly… On May 30, Germany formally announced plans to abandon nuclear energy completely within 11 years. The remaining nine plants would be shut down by Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography - a festival of walking, space, place and the town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
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