Letter of Concern
The difficult situation we find ourselves in at the moment with Afghanistan is a reminder, I believe, of how quickly things can move and how we can be taken by surprise so easily. Most commentary certainly seems to accept this in regards to recent events.
With this in mind, I am writing about the changes that are taking place in our world at the moment to do with the pandemic and climate change; both of which are not going away, in my view, and are going to increase in speed and ferocity in the coming months and years. It is a time of drastic change where people will need to adapt to survive.
Our natural world is polluted and has reached a tipping point. If our pollinators were suddenly not around to give us our food, what would we do? How secure is our financial structure? If it was gone tomorrow, what would we do? Things are moving far, far quicker than people realise. The Natural Law does not wait for mankind, and mankind has not demonstrated the understanding of the urgency and sickness of the world; hence, we are seeing new headlines.
I wanted to share my view, from what I have learnt here at The Erasmus Foundation, about what is going to unfold quite quickly, and list some of these below.
- It is already too late to stop much of what is happening, and will happen, in relation to the pandemic and climate change events as well as financial structures.
- Therefore, preparations need to be made to live through the coming times which we believe will see people leaving cities and towns for the countryside in order to find sustenance and secure places to live and build a future.
- It will require food stocks to be held for up to a year in perhaps greater quantities than governments already hold, due to the coming food shortage brought about by climate change events, pollution and disease.
- It will require fresh, clean water to be stored – preferably from boreholes which are unlikely to be contaminated with the coronavirus; other water would need to be boiled before drinking.
- The army and other services will need to be on hand to help.
- At some point, when people are ready, we will need to ask ourselves more urgently WHY this is happening.
- The answer to Why? in our view lies, at its root, with an imbalance in all of us. It is mankind's behaviour and values that have enabled the right conditions for disease to emerge and for climate volatility, and for systems to crash.
- Children will require a different form of education; and this we have written about in a recent Treatise and can be made available to anyone who is interested.
This needs urgent thought and preparation; at the very least, some consideration by governments and authorities that these things could happen, and I would hope that the U.K. could be a leader in this regard in making contingency plans. Whilst more change will come about at a later time, and adapting will become an essential norm, food and water security, plus shelter should be top of the list as events unfold.
There is always a positive, that is the balance, and when we get through this period in our world's history, the benefits will be appreciated and the changes that have occurred will be well understood.
If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way – now, or in the future – please get in touch and we would be very pleased to give our support and assistance.
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