Community held visions.....of
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I began this collage 8 years ago for a tai-chi/chi-kung web site that I never used and had forgotten about. It's made up of persons I've been inspired by. I added Haunani-Kay Trask after reading her book, and after her death. I've never had great respect for King Kamehameha but in running for governor I came to realize, though different, he was a Ghandi type leader and recently became a true inspiration to me.
Me in the green t-shirt and white hat.
Former wife at top far right.
Former step granddaughters on turtle in Oregon. I have not seen in 7 years. I was their dad person for over three years. I do this for them.
Haunani-Kay Trask top center above Rosa Parks, Martin Luther king, JF Kennedy, Nelson Mandella, Cesar Chavez, who's next to Dr. Lily Siou (deceased) of Hawai'i, my Chi-kung teacher (1990) and Lau Tsu........good company!
Kahuna Hale Makua to the right of surfer girl.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff on the far left... bald head.... an esoteric teacher.
Bob Dylan on the far right.
The mean looking Apache is Geronimo who was a leader, not a chief, but rather a shaman.
Paramahnsa Yogananda next to Duke's surf board, a great spiritual teacher and Guru - One who leads you to God.
Barat Das, my Hawai'i yoga teacher in the black sleeveless t-shirt, deep into a prayer mudra-asana. A unique, one of a kind human being.
Gregory Fong above in black t-shirt...my tai-chi teacher since 1980 and deceased soul brother with whom I had the honor of sitting with when he left his body.
This year 2022, the world population will surpass 8-billion.
1800, 1 billion (Took 250,000 years to reach 1-B)
1900, 1.5 billion.
1950, 2.5 billion.
2000, 6 billion.
2022, 8 billion.
2055, 10 billion
2090 11 billion
Scientist and author Stephen Emmott concludes in his book Ten Billion, "I think we are F-d."
World population will surpass 10 billion by 2065. Population experts say it will level at 11 billion and never surpass 12 billion.
This does not and will not work, especially with climate change and environmental degradation.
How will it end?
It will end in chaos, including wars, divisiveness, meanness, disease, hunger and starvation, like we are seeing in the world today!
Capitalism will collapse without population growth. This is why the Supreme Court Republicans, all being supported by the capitalist Koch Brother's organization have outlawed abortions. This is why Elon Musk says we need more children to be born. This is why he says we do not need to go to college, because ignorant and stupid people like many Trump supporters will support a dictatorial government. The dumber the better as far as capitalists Republicans are concerned. Intellegent critical thinking is a threat to the true Republican agenda, no matter what they say.
* 785 million people lack basic drinking water.
* 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
* Globally about 9% of the world population, 700 million people go to bed on an empty stomach each night. By 2030 it will be 850 million.
* The population of the United States is 330 million, meaning more than twice the US population goes to bed hungry every night and 2-1/2 times the US population lacks basic drinking water and up to 5 times the US populations drinks water contaminated with feces.
"IMPACTS OF A WARMING PLANET
* Loss of farmland and drought threatened food supply.
* Rising sea levels with flooding beach side properties.
* Deadly heatwaves and wild fires.
* Extinction of plant and animal species."
* Migration of plants, animals and people.
Overpopulation + Climate Change = World Chaos!
Ziggy Alberts, Searching For Freedom, "I can tell you why it is important to have the ocean - It is the only place where holding your breath is better than breathing."
In deciding to run for governor of Hawai'i I imagined the island people coming togther as one community for survival into the future. The islands import 80+% of their food and I see this as extrememly dangerous. My mottos of "Food is Freedom" along with "Lawns to gardens", did not connect like I hoped they would. Of course I had no money and no sponsor so my campaign amounted to my web site and 40 signs posted around Oahu. Less than $5,000 of my own money.
I would expand my ideas and beliefs into a greater world perspcetive with mottos such as, One World One People, along with, A Blue Wave is Rising. In today's world and politics I do not see the purpose of benefit of a two party system. Of two philisophical parties constantly at odds. I tend to favor a unicameral democractic congress such as has been in practice in Nebraska since the 1940's. Less arguing and greater accountability and not being to blame losses and problems on the other party.
One world, one people means we need to stop racism in order for the world to survive. A blue wave rising, implies the reality over the years that Democrats have done far more for the American people than Republicans whos focus is on materialism (money for the rich). Capitalism is based on greed and selfishness. The money spent on multimillion dollar yachts and private jet airplans would solve the homeless problem several times over. Ronald Reagan's ignorant comment that, "the homeless like to live outdoors" seems to be having a long term effect on everyone. We need a new monetary system like "monetism" that would provide a living wage for everyone. Read Outgrowing Capitalism, by Marco Dundi.
Remarkable! A favoirtie evening place to cool off and catch some trades.