The coroners of America have been busy. One of their tasks as our public servants is to identify the cause of death.
Here are a few statistics from a Nicholas Kristof article published last year in the New York Times:
More preschoolers are shot dead each year than police officers. Their death certificate states death by gunshot wound. Wrong.
Since 1970, more Americans have died domestically as a result of guns than in all US wars going back to the American Revolution. Their death certificate makes no reference to the wars they were fighting.
Roughly 500 farm workers are killed each year by often unregulated equipment. Their death certificate states accidental machinery death. Wrong.
Every day in America, on average, 92 people die from an explosion propelling a bullet from a gun into flesh, with at least half of the deaths self-inflicted. Their death certificate states either homicide or the highly personal and pervasive form of homicide – suicide. Wrong.
Thousands of people are murdered by the deceits and needlessly harmful products and services from virtually every mis-regulated industry in America. Guns and gun deaths are just one of hundreds of human made machines, mechanisms and products that diminish life on earth. No death certificate ever reflects the systemic causes of death – which is NEVER just the machine or mechanism. Wayfinder suggests that the whole concept of “cause of death” directs us to ignore the systemic causes of death.
If we organized our world to enable all life to flourish,
we would celebrate death as the culmination of a full life lived to its potential.
The Systemic causes of untimely death are:
Our ancestral heritage of genetics, matter and biomes,
programmed to interact according to a unique and limited range of possibilities.
An Aversion to NETS Objectives or Principles
The human introduction of systemic harms through ignorance, greed, hate or reward.
Most humans have chosen not to systemically embed nurture, equality, the pursuit of truth, and systemic beneficence into their minds, their choices, their learning, their teaching, their organization and their actions. Instead, we live in a corrupt world lacking an overwhelming dedication to love, inclusiveness, learning, honesty, caring, sharing, humanism, creativity, health and well being. We’ve created an environment that embraces forms of violence, hate, selfishness, despair, inequity and the ubiquitous politics of lies.
WHEN THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS THE RESULT OF DIRECT OR INDIRECT HUMAN INITIATED HARMS,
WAYFINDER REQUESTS THAT THE CORONER PLACE ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE
ONE OR MORE OF THE 3 CAUSES LISTED ABOVE —- PLUS:
THE NAMES OF THE KEY MEN,
AND THE FEW WOMEN,
WHO IGNORED THEIR TOP DOWN IMPERATIVE & EMPOWERMENT,
WHO REFUSED TO STRUGGLE TO BREAK THE SYSTEMIC CYCLES OF DELIBERATE HARM,
WHO REFUSED TO LEARN, TEACH AND APPLY SYSTEMIC TRUTHS,
WHO REFUSED TO PURSUE NURTURE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL,
AT EVERY LEVEL OF INTERVENTION…
and hold them, and us, accountable in the name of humanity.