Changing the Conversation

Suicide Prevention

A tide of horror is coming.

 
A tide of horror is coming.
— Mike King, Suicide Prevention Advocate
 

Mike King lays bare the taboo reality of New Zealand’s suicide “tide of horror”.

The global corporate experiment has failed. Existence on earth is in rapid decline on every level of life organization.

The air, soil and water cumulatively degrade and disappear; the climates and oceans destabilize without connection; species become extinct at a spasm rate across continents; pollution cycles and volumes rise endangering life systems on all planes in synergistic despoliation; the world’s forests, meadows and fisheries are cumulatively destroyed by the profit drivers of globalization; food pollinators, songbirds, coral reefs and large animals crash in unconnected response; public sectors and services are defunded and privatized as tax evasion by the rich multiplies; the global food system produces more and more disabling junk and wastes; non-contagious diseases multiply to the world’s biggest killer; the global financial system issues money out of control while collapsing in productive investment; the vocational future of the next generations is erased across the world; official lies and corruption are normalized as public relations.

All the trends are one-way, degenerate, and undeniable. Yet where are the dots joined across domains? The common cause is taboo to name. ‘Overpopulation’ is the stock explanation. But it blinkers out the causal mechanism altogether.
— John McMurtry, Author - The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure

Scott Andrew breaks down The Great Reversal - Election debate, Sep 2017

Globally, 18 million deaths a year are caused by structural violence, compared with about 100,000 deaths per year from armed conflict. That is, approximately, every 15 years as many people die because of relative poverty as would be killed in a nuclear war that caused 232 million deaths, and every single year, two to three times as many people die from poverty throughout the world as were killed by the Nazi genocide of the Jews over a six-year period.

This is, in effect, the equivalent of an ongoing, unending, in fact accelerating, thermonuclear war or genocide, perpetrated on the weak and poor, every year of every decade, throughout the world.
— Dr. James Gilligan, Author - Violence
 
EVOLUTION OF "THE MARKET" CONSTRUCT  Conceptual trend depiction of six notable issues that have evolved since the Industrial Revolution. Each of these developments are natural to the market economy, consequential as social and technological conditions have changed.

EVOLUTION OF "THE MARKET" CONSTRUCT

Conceptual trend depiction of six notable issues that have evolved since the Industrial Revolution. Each of these developments are natural to the market economy, consequential as social and technological conditions have changed.