What it is About
Last night, at my Father's Day dinner,
a really smart friend of my 30 year old son asked me,
What is your blog about ?
I responded that I have a very clear idea of what it is about.
And that, as best as I can tell,
no one else has the slightest idea whatsoever
what in the Sam Blazes earthfamilyalpha is all about.
Some have called this an environmental blog,
and it is true,
I speak of climate change and of the odd notion we have
that it is civilized to throw your trash into the air.
I marvel how we allow ourselves and our corporations to dump
into our most precious resource,
without even a tipping fee or other charge for the disposal rights.
I question why the free marketers don't attack this kind of leak in the
They apparently want the market to work.
Some have said that this is a solar or renewable energy blog.
And it is true, I speak of the solar hydrogen economy
and power paints and heliohydrogen.
I speak of moving away from carbon,
which is a smart thing to do,
mostly because our carbon fuels are moving away from us.
Peak Oil is definitely coming in your lifetime.
Probably by Tuesday.
Some have said that this is an anti war site.
It is a pro peace site.
The cultural myth that if you just war enough,
you will finally win peace,
is a perilous road that
leads to perdition.
Others, have wondered if this is a political blog,
which criticizes the present government for its monstrous shortcomings
because I want some other business light party to rule instead.
That may be true,
the Perfect should never become the enemy of the clearly better.
But this is no political blog.
Earthfamilyalpha simply proposes that
With the advent of advanced global communication,
new forms of social contract can be created
which transcend the geographic state.
These new cybercoops or cyberstates will bring humankind
to higher levels of cooperation and understanding.
I told my dinner guests,
that as a visionary,
you can't get too excited when no one knows
what you are talking about.
It pretty much comes with the territory.
Try to go through your day without your country.
See yourself as a citizen of the world instead.
Try to imagine all the news you hear and read without nations.
See that we have painted ourselves into a corner here.
Try to imagine a new super ego.
Try to grasp a new psychological condition.
Try as if your life is at stake.
Because it probably is.
Begin to think about how people of conscience
can come together and form a new union,
a new invention of social contract.
a new dimension in cooperation.
That is what it is all about.