Thursday, September 29, 2011
food for thought
Consider this concept in the context of the mind-boggling $3.7 trillion dollars the U.S., for example, will spend on its wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. (That amount, obviously, doesn't take into account the horrific toll these wars have had/will have on human life.) These are all wars, mind you, that have their roots in religion and the absurd "my god is better than your god" mentality. As the earth's population rapidly approaches the 7 billion mark, the need for a shift in human consciousness has never been more urgent. Imagine if $4 trillion "ameros" had been spent on finding and implementing solutions to humanity's self-destructive dependence on fossil fuels. I could be wrong, but odds are our species would be in a much better position right now.