We are trapped on Earth by our own lies. We have abused our world for so long that we take it for granted that there is no other way to behave. We like things as they are and we learnt to love lies. Lies are good for you - they make you feel better.
"I love my new baby and my new trainers and I want to get back to work soon and carry on as normal. I thought things were getting a bit tough but we just sold our house in Chelsea for £10million and bought our house here in Clapham for £1.25million."
In the last couple of years the UK government has cut the budgets to councils by half (austerity).
"Don't you mind that the council evicted a lady who'd lived there for 40 years?"
"Well the councils are strapped for cash, they have to do this."
"Well, I'm really worried about what's going on in the world. We came home from Paris last night and we were really late. Migrants in the tunnel. I couldn't help thinking, poor people, though my husband was really cheesed off. But he does worry. He funds really CO2-heavy industry at the bank. He does well. If he didn't do it, somebody else would."
This is an example of the destruction caused by free market competition. The man is trapped, he can't self-censor and make good decisions.
Do you know the Gaia Theory? I'll tell you. The originator was scientist James Lovelock, he thought of it in the 1970s. Gaia is the name of the earth goddess and Lovelock wanted us to get the idea that the earth was alive, that she behaves as if she is alive because she self-regulates, adjusts her temperature in relation to the life forms of her biosphere. The earth has never been so rich in biodiversity and is capable of the most subtle adjustments. Even though she's nearer to the Sun she can maintain her equilibrium. She keeps us cool. But we are polluting and killing and cutting her biodiversity. What can we do? I think it's so important to talk.
I agree we have to talk. This lady is near to doing something - save plastic! Go on demonstrations! Perhaps she will be galvanised into this by the lack of engagement of her friend.
"My daughter would love to hear about what you've just said. She's seven, she's so passionate about wildlife, she wants to save all the animals. I'm very happy with her school."
These women don't realise the urgency of the danger we are in because it's covered by lies. We are the last generation who can stop climate change and save the world from mass extinction.
James Lovelock guessed that by the end of this century there would be only one billion people left. He thinks we're too late to stop it because we are too stupid. Scientists all agree we must act now, they are not sure how much time we have and if time has run out.
Lies! We are paralysed by organised lying; by politicians, working for the central banks and the giant monopolies. T
he press - that is, the dominant mainstream media - not only repeat the lies but also provide the most effective propaganda of all: non-stop distraction. The biggest lie is that nothing has changed.
It's terrifying to think that the illusion of the reality is the norm; that it has pervaded one's whole being. We have lived our lives by this propaganda and we have internalised it as the norm. The danger we face is so alien to our view that we cannot accept it. As an activist I feel like an alien talking to people.
How do we activists get through? Before the facts are on us and it is too late - how do we see through the lies? People struggling to lead a normal life in the UK now realise that if George Osborne cuts their income by £1,000 they go below the poverty line.
To all those who know what's going on but do nothing, I say your knowledge is lies, your time is spent discussing lies; to those who think there is no alternative to our present financial system, I say you are living the lie, and you will die by the lie.
Now what response do I expect to get from people who take these statements as an attack on them? Spirited rejection: I think so, but I beg you to hesitate. I don't like to be rude but I am desperate to tell the truth. In that moment of hesitation you will realise: One is riddled with lies! There is a truth out there; truth of a better world. And it's late.
The ones who really do know what's going on are the hundreds of NGOs and charities. And they are doing a lot! We are climaterevolution.co.uk - and we're all working to stop the world governments from wrecking the world. So much is happening.Suggest a correction