A short critique on the West and its Governing Political Philosophy – Democratic Capitalism

The Wests' current political governing philosophy, a Democratic Capitalist society, where the fundamental principal is profit, leads me to great concern for the future of our species. This principal value overrides that of human needs, satisfaction and gratification. Future enhancement of this all-encompassing practice will lead to greater gaps in monetary wealth of its peoples and all the social upheaval that comes with this political practice - because the main thrust, value, objective of Capitalism is profit over all other values. I feel it would also be fair to mention that this, power (governing and industrial) is very corruptible… the old proverb of ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ rings true to me as I expand on my own knowledge of history… I would suggest our political leaders spend more time working on their spirituality which in turn would sharpen their moral values and hopefully lead to less corruption. The spiritual, reflective, questioning path does lead to more compassion - for me this has been my study and my challenge.

A possible way to create a more positive political governing future could be a move to a green driven socialist / modern-communist (with the understanding we now have of industry taken into great consideration) political structure. Still incorporating certain capitalist principals, we don’t want to eradicate the positives of business building, but a strong government must set the tone of the values and expectations of these industries. As a species with a lot of knowledge, we must utilise this to the best we can by constantly reviewing and changing where necessary negativity that seeps through and materialises. A Theory based political governing philosophy of Critical Realism should be implemented. Here we take knowledge and scrutinise its socio-historic content taking and working on the positives and tackle and debate difficult problematic questions… such as our increasing global population, the disappearing natural resources and our effect on wildlife and the environment as surely we can’t continue on this rapid acceleration without disabling our own resources. Most wars now are started to control these resources. Any other government led explanation, I would argue, is a sugar coated cover story (Weapons of Mass Destruction).

I believe a better balanced future is possible for our species and by honest debate we can help to build these bridges. 

Love is a vibration older than mankind itself

Taken from a photograph, I wanted to create an image celebrating what this woman has done in saving another beings life, an act of truly holy merit! She truly is a  Super Mummy (Arabic text is 'my mummy/mummy').

Cylon Love (study)

Gods Will – Greedy little paradoxes of information

This painting is a vast collection of interrelated metaphors and symbolism.

The main figure standing on the catwalk represents humankind as the centre of its own attention. Holding the smartphone with a large smiley emblem on its screen, this represents the speed of technology and the ‘must have’ techniques employed by the mass media – mostly advertising – the veins of Capitalism, represented here by the whip. The Trilobite belt buckle represents the evolution of life on the planet, fashioned in a leopard style print; this represents the fashions of science, the evolutions of science itself, as well as the gyrations of the fashion industry’s.

To the left we have a representation of one of the most iconic images during the 2011 riots in London, to the Right a Black Hole. On the man’s shirt we see Stephen Hawkins Information paradox equation, where the S symbol has been turned into the dollar sign ($). Hawkins, being tackled about this equation and proved wrong (Matter/information sucked into black holes is lost) comes back at the physics establishment with a theory that Black Holes suck in matter only to transport that matter to another dimension.

I argue that greed (part of the cause/actions of the London Riots)is our biggest concern as a species and the paradox of the information available to us is that we don’t, as a species, as a collective recognise the damage our own values as a society is doing to our own species. Corporation values are damaging the biosphere to a level where we will not be able to sustain our current way of life and may even damage the system to a point where it is completely damaging for our survival as well as that of all the other species on the planet. But then maybe these are lessons we need to learn as a species, we seem to only see the consequences when they are staring us in the face, apart from those of us that can see the interconnections at play here, maybe this is Gods Will.

The point of the painting is looking at knowledge, the progression of knowledge, fashions of this knowledge and not utilising the knowledge that we already have. A mish mash painting… but one that represents the big mish mash questions of our contemporary society, a balanced symmetrical painting unbalanced by information but holds true that there is order to this chaos. “Form and structure in chaos, mathematics for the rough and irregular shapes in nature” - Mandelbrot (taken from the Secret Life of Chaos).