In the movie The Matrix, the matrix represented the system of lies we are told to keep us from understanding the real world.
But what happens when we get past that system of lies? What is the truth?
Is there is an authentic matrix in the real world?
I would offer that it is the system of life that makes up our world.
...the matrix of life.
It is all around us, even in the air we breath.
In the real world, the “construct” was not constructed – it evolved. It developed, over billions of years into an exquisite Environment that is far more advanced than anything humanity has ever created – or even imagined.
In the real world, the matrix is the cocoon of life that brought us into existence – and keeps us alive and happy.
We're barely beginning to understand what the real world matrix (of life) is – as we destroy it – and replace it with a matrix of lies. The biggest lie is the lie that this is good for the economy.
In the real world no economy will have snowball's chance in Hell if our matrix of life collapses – and it's beginning to collapse. Every ecosystem on the planet is in decline. So what do we do about it? In our real world full of lies, we pay to make our eminent collapse inevitable.
The next biggest lie is that we have no alternative. All of our lives, Americans have put up with our own tax money being used against us. We've grown to accept without question that we are essentially being led to slaughter for short-term monopoly profits. Very few have been willing to commit their life to saving everyone's lives. And now here we are; past peakoil per capita, past a global warming tipping point, and past the extinctionrate that was the end of the line for the dinosaurs. We are now cornered. We now have no alternative but to fix things – whatever the cost. But everyone keeps hoping somebody will do this for us. No one person can do this. Not Obama. Not anyone – can do this alone.
We have to break away from the system of lies that keep us from understanding the real world. We have to make the effort ourselves. We have to make the effort together. We have to realize that there is no long-term plan. THERE IS NO PLAN!
In the movie The Matrix, a spoon was used as a metaphor for imagined reality. Inside The Matrix, a young prodigy exclaimed “there is no spoon.” But in the real real world, there definitely is a spoon, and it continues to exist long after you throw it away.
The third biggest lie is that what is good for the GDP is good for humanity. We have accepted a system that only recognizes money as wealth. The matrix of life is real world wealth. Money is just paper. And maximizing paper at the expense of real world wealth is simply shooting ourselves in the foot – and then the leg – and then the torso...
And finally, the most underrated lie we believe is that; what we do as individuals doesn't matter. I'll refer to a fortune cookie I recently received:
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”