Without sharing there is no ecological transition
In the mists of this age that heralds great changes and shaken by uncertainties and confusions, there is a word that emerges above all the others is that it is the key to continue on the road to the future.
The word is sharing, a word that etymologically is already a “social and political program” and that is to share with.
I like to think that the great Franco Battiato, who has just left us, in his song Nomadi perhaps referred to the search for this nomadic and transiting civilization.
It is precisely by reading the first part of the text of this splendid and profound song that the meaning of what the author meant is most likely identified.
“Nomads looking for corners of tranquility
In the mists of the north and in the turmoil of civilizations
Between chiaroscuro and monotony
Of the days that go by
Seeking peace at dusk
You will find it
You will find it
At the end of the road …”
Yes, at the very end of a road that this civilization has in any case undertaken and which is studded with the presence of many obstacles and many people, as they say “of good will” but also of many deceivers: those who, in contrast to sharing, constantly convey sneaky, distorting, misleading messages; obviously for his own use and… enrichment.
So the days go by and with every attempt to ferry this civilization towards quieter shores and quieter waters we are witnessing the proliferation of false principles of freedom, of hypocritical concepts of legality and fraudulent theories involving human rights, environmental protection, hunger in the world, ecological transition, etc ..
Especially in recent times, perhaps also thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are witnessing an unprecedented social contradiction.
A civilization that, often only in words, asks for an eco-sustainable social (and therefore economic) model but which often makes opposition, criticism at every turn, hasty judgment and individualism almost a religion.
Obviously there can be no sustainable future for a civilization that does not overcome these barriers and makes division with others its philosophy. A philosophy that sinks its principles above all in the great religions, from Christianity to Islam to the deep and meditative oriental religions, making it its own creed.
Leaving aside in this article also the bad tendency of some scientists and researchers to retrace old and, we hoped, overcome inquisitorial tendencies to those who do not think or move on the same level, it is certain that by continuing this civilization has become an oxymoron, a contradiction between the will and the being.
The oxymoron lies in the fact that Nature, with its laws, principles and rules makes sharing, the distribution of roles and subsidiarity the cornerstones of Life.
Yet today we are witnessing, among the many contradictions (but explainable by the interests of those who convey them) to a policy that in words wants to defend human rights, protect the planet and its creatures (we would be there too) but, in fact, operates with criteria of discrimination (liberalism that has become almost uncontrollable) of prevarication (increasingly extreme deprivation of food and energy sovereignties, etc.) and of homophobic behaviors.
Thus, to put it as Battiato, “Along the transit of apparent duality …” we are a civilization that tries to get out of this quagmire of contradictions and can do so only by looking at the great teacher of Life that is Nature.
We want to be a civilization of rights, of conquests, of personal needs but we can be it only in sharing, which is a law that erases, like a stroke of the sponge, over a century of ideological and economic lies of colonialism, liberalism and capitalism without rules.
To be more concrete, entering into real issues, we are witnessing, for example, an ecological transition operated with an old liberal and colonialist criterion that advances without any respect for the territories, for the populations, for the most defenseless and without rights.
We cannot recognize ourselves in this transition; it is just another attempt to rewrite, with more bewitching words, a story that has no future.
A story in which we are witnessing a growing concentration in energy-intensive and dehumanizing megalopolises and a simultaneous emptying and depletion of rural areas and inland areas.
The center of the historical transition is sharing and when we understand the heart of this meaning we will be able to find that path taken but full of obstacles and obstacles.
To finish with the words of Battiato, today the world people have been made a stranger in their land.
“Stranger you are looking for
The unfathomable dimension
You will find it
Out of town
At the end of the road”.