Saturday, September 28, 2013


CONSUMERISM IN UN ASSEMBLY SPEECH In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Uruguay today urged the international community to strengthen efforts to preserve the planet for future generations. Speaking to world leaders gathered at the General Debate of the Assembly’s 68th session, President José Mujica said that “the world cries out for global rules that respect the achievements of science.” 
He noted that “with talent and teamwork” man can green the deserts, farm the sea and devise methods to use salt water for farming, among other innovations. “A world with better humanity is possible, but maybe today the first priority is to save lives,” the Uruguayan President said.

In his speech, Mr. Mujica highlighted the power of the financial systems and the economic fallout which has the greatest impact on ordinary people. He urged a return to simplicity, with lives founded on human relationships, love, friendship, adventure, solidarity and family, instead of ones with people shackled to the economy and the markets.
Later, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Mr. Mujica in a bilateral meeting in which the two officials discussed several issues on the global agenda, according to a UN spokesperson. In particular, Mr. Ban welcomed Uruguay work in support of UN peace efforts, being one of the highest per-capita contributors to UN peacekeeping operations worldwide.

We agree with Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who in a fiery speech before the UN General Assembly, criticized consumerism and waste, electronic surveillance which ‘poisons’ relations among nations, called for a true globalization and blasted individual greed which has “far outstripped the superior greed of the human specie”. He also said that politics had succumbed to economics and has become a mere administrator of what the financial system does not control and criticized the ‘bureaucratization’ of the UN because it lacks of truly power and autonomy. Human civilization must be attached to the natural rhythm of production that nature dictates, without attempting artificial economic development which has led the world into a chaos of greed and illusory power, seeking the goal of enjoying petty luxuries and only satisfy the senses. This is no more than the life of dogs and pigs. Economic development based on our own tools and equipment, is not everything. We must take refuge under the protection of the Supreme Lord because without His sanction, and despite all the great technological development, society will continue going towards failure. (Editor's note).

How could we live in this society in collapse? Practically we rely on an economy of disaster, the one which is happening today in the world: monopolization, centralization, state indifference, which is leading us to a disaster. It's like monoculture agriculture; people take more money when they poison the land and cultivate using a giant tractor, but when they use pesticides not only pests die but new and more resistant pests are appearing; land is sick, it becomes sterile and this forces the use of more venom and chemical fertilizers. ... We can not see very clearly this scenario because we are being informed by a totally biased media, who have their own participation and only serve the interests of the industry, not the interest of the general population. The media are very crooked, and a citizen scarcely can have access to information of the real consequences that this chaos is going to take.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
“Ecology and Meditation
Body, Mind and Soul
In Harmony with Nature” 

Published by dasavatara das - “Vedic Views on World News”


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