LAST GASPS OF A PARADIGM ON IT'S WAY OUT
Whenever an organism senses that it's life or habitat is being threatened, it is naturally going to react and fight to protect it. This is precisely what we are witnessing right now with the power structures of the old paradigm, which are comprised mainly of the handful of wealthy bankers, oil corporation owners, and a few disenchanted not-so-much-for-the-people politicians who are desperately trying to keep business going as usual. With the structure of our current economic and justice systems, money does mean power to a great extent in the sense that the wealthy can buy their way in to new legislature and bribe and influence decision makers through the legal platform disguised as 'lobbying', and with their financial fortitude they're able to afford better lawyers and crush the regular man with expensive lawsuits and so forth. This is in fact one of the main avenues through which we will begin to see the fall of these empires and the signs of their desperation- Law, and their attempts of bending and amending it to serve their own interests. A few examples of this includes a recent attempt by the US government to give our policemen the power to write their own search warrants which contradicts the whole point of a search warrant, or trying to pass shady trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership to give corporations superior power over governments, access and rights to frack and mine public lands, and much more. Another major extension of the TPP includes requiring our internet service providers to track and record our every action on the internet and enforce the smallest violations of copyright laws- which has huge grey areas in it to begin with. All this in an attempt to keep humanity and our planet in a locked down, controlled, fearful state of mind as this is the only way they could keep business as usual and have the herd following the shepherd. There is absolutely no need for this on our planet and quite evidently it does not have the stage for this drama anymore. Humanity is far too evolved, connected and awakened to let absurdities like this fly without challenging, questioning, and putting an end to it. We can see how this would have worked back in the day when there was limited freedom of press, limited room for citizen journalism et cetra, but with the emergence of the information age, the pages turned quite dramatically.
'No law outside of the US Constitution is a valid law at all.' - Alexander Hamilton; Also noted in Article 6, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution.
The US constitution was founded upon a solid and just foundation and hence the reason it has been working for the past few centuries without people challenging its integrity, for it keeps everyone in check- the citizens AND the politicians and officials the citizens elect to uphold the law. Any law that ignores or contradicts the US Constitution is by default invalid and can be challenged at the Supreme Court level. This includes many of the 'Executive Orders' that were passed by the hundreds by our last two presidents, who took advantage of a confused, numbed down, and distracted society.
Another great example of this includes a made-up set of rules named 'Emergency Rules' passed by a corrupt governor in Hawaii in an attempt to give way for a illegal billion dollar construction project know as the TMT which would have been built on a conservation district that is held in trust by the state for the rightful people of Hawai'i. This was immediately challenged by the people of the land, both physically through spiritual vigils, peaceful protests and marches; and legally through the Justice system that went up to the Supreme Court, which subsequently revoked the permit for the construction as it violated many Hawaiian and US laws. This is by far the greatest example and piece of inspiration I have seen of the steps we need to take when our rights are being compromised. This movement clearly demonstrated the importance of standing up and voicing our opposition when we see something is not right, and the power that each one of us hold that magnifies tenfold when we unify in our causes. Throughout the struggle, the protectors made it the highest priority and duty of the collective that they held themselves in Kapu Aloha, a sacred conduct to see everyone- the policemen, the construction crews and all perpetrators- through the eyes of compassion and unity consciousness, realizing that it is the system that divides us pits us against each other, brother to brother, and not each other's individual values and beliefs.
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” - John Lennon
This movement followed many of the key concepts of non-violence and peaceful protest left behind for us by our great teachers like Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. This, I believe is the foundation of the New Paradigm and the reason it is going to work, as it is based on love and compassion and seeks to include the whole, and seeks the root causes of our problems to begin the healing process.
A Wise Physician said, “The best medicine for Humans is LOVE.” Someone asked, “If it doesn’t work?” He smiled and answered, “ Increase the dose.”
Being the most vocal, influential, and dominant species on the planet at the moment, the responsibility falls on each one of us to speak up for the rest of the planet's inhabitants which includes the plants, trees, seeds, animals, birds, rivers, rocks, mountains, and Mother Earth herself whom with we share a common destiny with.
'The greatness of America is the right to protest for our rights.' - MLK.
Apart from the advances on the technology and information sharing front, there are far greater cosmic and planetary changes happening as well that is bringing humanity into a higher consciousness and an awareness of our true purpose here. This is precisely what the Mayan's predicted for 2012- a Great Awakening. It is evident that in a time of great personal, spiritual, social and planetary transformation, every facet of our existence including our current structure of economy and law needs evolving. For example, the inexorable dissolving of borders between countries, legalizing nature, and finding lasting remedies for hardly ever talked about facts such as one person on one side of the illusory line we call a border being compensated differently than another person doing the same amount of work on the other side. The idea of first world and third world countries and the reasons that go into justifying this hierarchy is another good head scratcher.
In the old paradigm, we gave most of our power to external entities like governments, monarchies and establishments to guide and protect us, which evidently failed at doing a good job because our current governance structure is too big to include the collective planetary family. Instead, in the new paradigm, this power shifts in an internal direction, where as sovereign human beings, we take accountability and responsibility for our own actions and are governed by Universal laws and principles such as karma, and our own moral compasses and intuition, giving rise to a truly sovereign world. My vision of the New Paradigm includes more community/ tribal style governance structures that are small enough to actually hear and work with the needs and concern of every individual person in that community, and a lot more citizens police and a lot less armed forces as the foundation of this new mentality is loving, peaceful and much more harmonious, thereby eliminating the need for violence and intimidation. As for law we will have much smaller rulebooks to live by as we're guided more by our hearts and not through the conditioning of society or any fearful thoughts and ideas that stems from concepts such as scarcity that the current paradigm is built upon.
In this new way of being, trade agreements like the TPP signed by a handful of politicians, businessmen and lawyers, becomes just that- a paper signed by a handful of politicians, businessmen and lawyers which does not hold any validity or authority over people or the planet as it did not consult the collective human race that share an equal right to the planet and has a symbiotic relationship with her. Each person, as a caretaker of the earth reserves the right and responsibility to protect their environment and community from exploitation or harm from any entity, regardless of whether they have obtained the legal right from a man-made entity or system to do so.
If the majority of us take this initial step and stand up fearlessly for justice- be it against a politician passing a bill to exploit the earth for profit, a thief robbing a stranger in an alleyway, or a police officer trying to ill-treat someone for smoking a medicinal herb that naturally grows on earth- and compassionately resolve the issue, collective planetary change is inevitable. As long as we remain centered, peaceful and in reason when finding the middle ground with our differences, positive change is inevitable. This is the way. Now is the time. We are the ones!