By any one of several dozen measures — here are three:
•Healthcare—37th in the world
•Maternal Mortality—31st in the world
•Prison Population—1st in the world
—the United States is a society of ailing communities. Our national wellness is poor, and this condition exists and is growing just as the country and the world are entering into a perfect storm of transition. Here are just a few of the trends I see:
•Climate change, sea level rise, and associated extreme weather events
•The green transition out of the Age of Petroleum into an environment of nonpolluting energy
•The Decline of the American economic empire
•A destabilizing disparity in wealth and a increasingly alienated 99%.
•A population declining in education and even literacy
•A crumbling Illness Profit System
•The breakdown of American Justice
•A growing and regionally based schism fracturing the culture along value issues
•The death throes of the bipolar world we have known all our lives (US vs Soviet Union) and the rise of a multipolar geopolitical reality
•A global culture shift such that, for the first time in 500 years, since Henry the Navigator, the world will not be ruled by Atlantic Caucasian values.
•America becoming a majority non-White multiple minority society
•A major geopolitical shift away from the power of the nation state as a result of the rise of the Corporate Virtual States—global companies functioning as countries without the burden of geography.
Publication History: Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Volume 8, Issue 1