We don't need no education...all and all you're just another brick in the wall MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH EVER Letter t...
This letter to Mr. Paul Krugman, New York Times continues to draw world-wide readership even though it was posted more than one and half years ago. Why? Many people I believe are beginning to wake up to the predicament that humanity faces on many fronts. A situation that will not only affect the on-going viability of the financial system, but also the eco-system and other life-supporting structures that make human existence possible on this planet.
Our excessive use of the finite resources of the planet and resultant destruction of the bio-sphere will short-change some future generation. And by many accounts it may even be today's current generation as the economic growth doctrine promoted by conventional economic theory leads us to a premature extinction. Is it possible to reverse this inertia? Most argue that the present systems of politics, economics and infrastructures are so embedded, that only a major global engagement could put an end to the unsustainable use of a fragile planet's renewable and non-renewable resources. History will again repeat itself reflecting our failure to ever learn from past mistakes.
Even if the geo-political collision is avoided, many scientist state that the climatic feedback systems are now in a self-perpetuating mode that could take thousands of years to remedy, if ever. So it is a good time to take stock of ourselves and how foolish abstract theories pushed us into a head-on battle with nature and the very life forces of this small island in the vast universe(s). Into a battle that we can never win.
And in the end, " what will be, will be"
Dr Peter G Kinesa
February 5, 2013