Book Four in the New Perspectives Series: Anatomy of Destruction
It is easy to get emotional about certain realities of our existence. When people are destroying the world around us, pouring poisons into the air we breathe and water we drink, causing disease and killing the people we love, how can we keep from getting mad? When we get mad, we tend to gravitate toward a certain response: we want to find someone to blame and inflict pain on them to help balance out the pain they have caused for our loved ones. If we find ourselves thwarted in these efforts, we want to tell the world about the injustice, carry signs, write letters, go on television, or otherwise protest the things we see.
Unfortunately, the people who benefit from the destruction and want it to continue have figured out all of the measures that may be taken against them and created countermeasures. They gain almost unimaginable benefits if the destruction continues, generating trillions of dollars a year in revenues that they would not get if we used non-destructive alternative technologies. They have a lot of money and can afford to put the people they want into the government and make sure the laws favor them. They can put armies of bureaucrats in front of anyone who wants change, to make sure the change is so costly it will never happen. Not only do the problems continue without interruption, we don’t even get the satisfaction of seeing someone—anyone—punished for the harm they cause. The standard approach to the problem gives us nothing.
Anatomy of Destruction is about a new approach based on a different perspective. Rather than getting emotional, we can look at the root causes of the destruction using logic, reason, and the same scientific tools we use to solve problems in physics and engineering. If we do this, we can see that we have options that the people who benefit from the destruction have intentionally tried to hide. They have tried to make us believe we are helpless so that we won’t even look for solutions to these problems that may take them outside of their comfort zone.
We are at a unique point in time. We have tools that people in the past have never had. We can use these tools to solve problems that have been able to withstand assaults using lesser tools. The problems relating to destruction of our world can be solved, we just have to look at them from the right perspective to make this happen.
Anatomy of Destruction is about this new perspective.