Format: video with audio
Running time: approx. 2 min 38 sec.
Summary: The planet is drowning in problems, so what to do? Pinky reads you a short passage by Willis Harman; maybe you will feel your brain tilt just a bit. A remix of Sharif Ezzat's Global Mind Change meme.
There's no way that we can have national security unless everybody else in the world has national security as well. Because we're not going to forget how to make nuclear weapons even if we do decide to dismantle the ones we have. So we have to think about national and global security.
And then you realize that nobody feels secure when they don't know if they're going to be able to eat tomorrow. So you can't separate security from the problems of poverty and hunger. And you certainly can't separate security from the problem of environmental deterioration and impacting the life support systems of the planet. All these things require a total change in attitude with regard to our relationship to the planet.
Everything is interconnected in such a way that there's no solution to one problem without a solution to them all together. And at first glance that might seem to make the problems much harder and the situation much more complex.
But actually, it really doesn't. What it means is that what we need is one fundamental global mind change and all of the problems become much more solvable than they were before. And I think that's what we are somehow intuitively being led to.
words by: Willis Harman, slightly modified by Pinky
music: Gustav Holst, Venus, the Bringer of Peace, from The Planets Suite, recorded by RFCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Keith J. Salmon (stock music)
list of video details & images:
U.S. soldiers in Iraq, source video from Uncovered: The War on Iraq.
Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian man with a stone, from Peace, Propaganda, & the Promised Land.
Israeli heavy equipment demolishing Palestinian homes, from Peace, Propaganda, & the Promised Land.
Unidentified U.S. nuclear test detonation somewhere in the South Pacific. U.S. military footage.
Unidentified street violence, source unknown.
Dalits walking on a road, from an Unreported World feature on dalits.
U.S. helicopter spraying Agent Orange over South Vietnam, U.S. military footage.
Environmental destruction caused by Agent Orange, U.S. military footage.
Aerial view of forest, from the BBC documentary Planet Earth. Sprouts, stock video.
Dr. Willis Harman, courtesy of John Renesch.