Monday, 6 July 2015

Bhangaddih's Indi-genius !

In so many guises modernity is the terrible illusion that you can improve upon the natural. So globally deep and insidious is the illusion today that the more enthusiastic cheerleaders of modernity, themselves having become holographic creatures of artifice, even deny that there is such a thing as the 'natural'! Those trying to "build a smarter planet" are selling the dream that the day is not far when we will be able to have "landless agriculture" (see, we already have seedless grapes and apples out of season!). Many people considered "smart" believe that the global artifice of modernity - the technosphere - will soon take the place of the biosphere. 

Every society and human community has its imperfections. But it may not be that easy to improve upon what you are about to see. On the contrary, there may be plenty to learn, for these may be perhaps the last communities in this part of the world who can still teach us ecological renewal and sustainability, provided the affluent are willing to shed their lazy intellects and unlearn the deception, now both national and global, that the poor need the rich. No, it is the rich who need the backs of the poor to continue taking their joy-rides. If we are willing to get off their backs, we could still learn a thing or two and discover the beauty of life. Have a look!