The greatest secrets are hidden in plain sight.
And undoubtedly the biggest secret of our generation is that global corporations really don’t want us to be able do anything for ourselves. They want us to rely on them for everything.
Don’t repair anything - buy new.
Don’t improvise - use their system.
Don’t learn new skills - there is no need.
Above all - don’t think for yourself.
If we do, they lose money. It’s that simple.
Consequently our whole way of living is being controlled by the profit margins of a few huge corporations.
But it’s a huge con-trick.
Its Orwellian and it’s so big, so obvious, that no-one sees it, no-one wants to see it - apart from, up until now, the independent thinkers.
The notions of growth, profit and shareholders’ dividends are destroying our planet. We’ve never in the history of humankind been so close to catastrophe.
But the kids can see it, their future being sold off, because they have not yet subscribed to the consumerist mantra.
We can’t ignore it and rely on future generations to fix it.
So now is the time to wake up, to step up.
With just a few skills you can turn things around.
Grow some food - even a little. Make stuff. Co-operate.
Don’t just save energy - make your own.
Learn how to repair, re-use, recycle and begin to re-organise your personal consumerism.
You don’t need to be global - be local, start with your own house, your own garden, your own neighbourhood.
Bit by bit we can reclaim our usefulness, our lives and our world.
- Grant Pirnie