Good news. Better late than never. More and more of the super-rich are awakening to playing a role in saving the world from climate disaster.
Class society believes, so to speak, that the lives of a few are more important than those of the rest. And sometimes, the under-dogs have said the opposite, that we should just do away with these snobs.
However, the economically comfortable can be of use. They could take their humble place amidst the rest of us and use their privilege in supporting working-class leadership and supplying confidence.
It is kind of hysterical to see rich people conclave even for the good of all, as if they could succeed without close association with the working class.
In any case, the Prince of Whales has now revealed a Plan to talk to the well-off about what is clear to many of the have-nots: we must recalculate. The course, we’re at is a dead-end, in every sense of the word.
Of course, it is fascinating that humans must stop hurting the environment and nature for our own physical survival, stop hurting animals for our moral survival, and as a result, would begin to grasp that it’s not fitting us to hurt our fellow human being for our comfort and selfishness.
For all clarity, we’re not talking about just cleaning the air, water, land, and oceans or milder weather. At stake is the survival of all life including humans. While the fear of nuclear holocaust, 60 years ago, made the world choose life and return from the brink of extinction, no such consensus is now among the world’s leaders and richest. For lust for power and money, many a tycoon is still having us all march to the abyss to himself be the greatest among the dead. In that scenario, history will never record that stupidity, because history would have stopped being recorded.
My teacher Harvey Jackins used to say: Maybe a few microbes would survive and through the process of evolution in a few billion years, recreate intelligent life (not all would be lost after all) but what a waste.
Terror and Optimism
We need both. If we’re too terrified or pessimistic, we won’t even try or certainly can’t convince the world’s vast majority to go for survival. But if we’re too optimistic, we won’t take decisive life-saving actions either.
The same for leadership and fellowship. We need to all stand up as leaders, taking responsibility for more than just our own narrow interests. On the other hand, we must make sure that we don’t compete with all others but rather choose cooperation and obedience for the good of all.