“We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, wealth classified us, gender isolated us and reductionist science compartmentalized and degenerated us.”
– Beyond Industrial Civilization
Modern society is a highly corrupted and polluted “pond” in which almost all life forms, like the various fishes in the pond, are at an advanced stage of decay—mentally and physically— and the process goes on throwing up almost all the problems and diseases that affect mankind today.
“95% humans today are suffering from one or more kinds of degeneration diseases. Here the 99% possibility is that the cure for 100% humans is simple, inexpensive and definitely effective provided we can take up the solution/treatment of – no, not individual humans – modern society, because this “pond of life” is highly contaminated and polluted. When this “pond of life” is detoxified and cleaned, its inhabitants will automatically be detoxified and restored to health”.
LIFE ON MELTDOWN – New Book by M.J. John
How Societies, by Promoting Collective Stupidity, Choose to Self-Destruct
This book is a bracing assessment of the planetary crisis that we can no longer avoid, warning that we are face to face with the last chance it offers to build a better world. As someone who hates to become an ‘expert’ of any hues, author M J John studies modern world (which otherwise is exclusively built by millions of ‘experts’), and finds the present civilization as the stupidest of all civilizations ever built by man, and also establishes modern man as the worst captive of this system.
Life On Meltdown: A Short Description
How can you make sense of the enormous scale of the present human crisis?
In making sense of our civilization in catastrophic crisis the new book, Life on Meltdown by M. J. John (John Muthukat) is a concise and well-written critique of postmodernism. Having written and published his earlier book, Story of Man – Layman (in 1990) John has great delight to introduce to the readers this new book which seems to be a better read on the present crisis.
This book goes where far too few researchers have been willing to go, and it is addressing the basic causes behind the present global multiple crises, including the ongoing global warming that fast changes the climate to be too hot, too cold and too turbulent for us to survive.
Today there is all indication that planet Earth is in a post-evolutionary phase, and we live at the end of Nature. Here John has done the entire tough work of reading through the complex, and sometimes nonsensical, ideas of the most influential postmodern philosophers, and making their theories accessible. The book provides a compact insider description of the present mode of human evolution which, according to the author, is actually the progress of a ‘mass ailment’. Due to this mass ailment, the modern world is undergoing the process of life meltdown on a global level. In support of his arguments, the author here expounds a theory, a new theory of degeneration, namely, the ‘macro-free radical theory of aging’ that explains the fast spreading immature degeneration of all life forms that threatens the survival of every living thing on the planet, including us humans.
Now coming to the solution part, the author finds the present human cultural mindset as the main fundamental block in undertaking any effective remedial measures: the fundamental cultural beliefs that this civilization is humanity’s ULTIMATE invention and must continue at any cost and not be abandoned under any circumstance, and that this perception has also long become intrinsic to the human mind. The effect of this fallacy is that it’s almost impossible for the people of our culture to entertain the idea that there could be any invention beyond civilization. Civilization is the end, the very last and unsurpassable human social development.
Coming to the solution part, our problems and their solutions, according to this book, are as simple as this: if a person walked up to you and said, “Every time I pour kerosene all over my house and light it with a match, my house catches fire. How do I stop my house from burning?” You would say “Stop dousing your house with kerosene and putting a match to it”.
This book establishes that the solutions to our problems – however catastrophic and global they be – are this much simple. Here the only clue may be that we must be able to demystify our problems from their present complexities. This book is an honest attempt to address this dilemma.
This book published by Layman Books in April 2014, has however proved that scientific thinking, which is the backbone of the present industrial culture, as a product of collective stupidity, is a symptom of mental illness, and that modern mankind is badly caught in the ‘technology’ trap of its own making. Like a monkey in a trap holding a banana refusing to let go to free itself, modern humanity, long addicted and trapped in reductionist science and technology, is doomed by its own stupidity. It is the old monkey trap story of how hunters in Africa trapped monkeys by putting bananas in a bottle. As the monkey with a bottle stuck on its hand, mankind is fearful of any change today: it fears failure and it fears success. The monkey keeps its hand doubled up in the bottle holding on to the banana, just as modern man is holding on to the highly consumerist and pollution-ridden technology despite the fast unfolding fact that this industrialism is out to destroy mankind soon. Because, like the monkey refuses to open its hand and free itself, modern man too refuses to let loose his hold on technology and let go the industrialism, he can’t go free and think of alternate methods in the world in which human species lived for millions of years without modern technology of industrialism.
To address the fundamental pathogens, humanity will be required to turn away from the conventional concepts and approaches of our institutions. This fundamental change in direction is fraught with anguish, as old ideas die hard. Illness today is more mental than physical, more social than material and more complexly system-related than any particular individual-related. There simply cannot be any individual or even sectarian solution to a chronic problem/disease that is more societal than individual, more mental than physical, more complex, civilizational, global and fundamental than anything sudden, provisional or superficial. For example, the sudden increase in the prevalence of obesity or diabetes or cancer is the result of several economic, cultural and environmental changes that have altered the lifestyle choices of people over a long period of time. Hence these choices are beyond the individual’s control and scope. Here even the so-called holistic remedies too will have only very limited roles to play if the approach is only on individual basis.
This is a cause book pertaining to humanities/environmentalism genre.
Story of Man – Layman
Category: Non-Fiction Philosophical – Futurism
The book is a social analysis and a theoretical fight against the professional exploitation of all human creative and intellectual fields.Story of Man – Layman (1990)More Details