The picture above captures the essence of our present situation. It is not new, it has been like this for many years. In our quest to save live on earth as we know it we need to take on the trinity shown above, the entire system. It consists of:
1. Banks creating credit that allows for the purchase of fossil fuels and products made using it. Banks creating a market where companies compete for nothing, just to allow banks their fees.
2. Consumer industry that makes standard products en mass for standard consumers. The media keeps people preoccupied with completely meaningless things and individuals like Ipads and celebrities. Life is an amusement park, be needy children.
3. The fossil fuel industry that provides the energy and reaps a part of the credit necessary to make the consumer industry work. Its potential creates the forces that cause destruction, like a knife thrown into a prison courtyard
The role of justice
Justice is in the middle. On the higest level there is no justice, only force. On a business level there is some justice, and there it enforces patents and fixes markets thus forming a necessary party in protecting the trinity. On the day to day level it keeps people relatively calm and preocupied. The large sums of money made in the justice system show they don't serve the people's interest, but bank/energy cashflows.
Why is the Trinity a Biohazard
The Trinity is a biohazard because it is destroying the carrying capacity of our planet. It is a biohazard because it persists while one of its fundaments (fossil fuels) is running out. It is a biohazard because as the system tries to persist it cuts of consumers, people in extreme parts that can no longer be included, and it hides that fact for the consumers at the core of the system. It is a biohazard because it pollutes and destroys and makes our world poisonous, even if there where no climate change or end of cheap oil.
What to do about it
Rather than rallying against any part of this trinity we should rally for the opposite. We should demand that all businesses are scaled down to a medium size, with a modest range of operation. We should demand that companies use NO fossil fuels. We should demand transparency of businesses and thier government influence. We should demand governments that are in charge. We should demand the simple bio hazard rule that applies in all cases:
No materials can be used or activites employed that will poison or deteriorate our biosphere
There is no global authority, but global transparency and agreements for detection, reporting and intervention means the trinity won't become too strong again.