Annie Lennox updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Monday (April 6), weighing in on last week’s G20 summit in London and the struggling state of the global economy. The Eurythmics singer writes:
We are all like little ants… going about the business of our lives in our own individual and collective ways. Ultimately we are all interconnected, and if one thing shifts, we all feel the effect in one way or another. It’s always interesting to watch the latest developments… A few days ago the G20 leaders (head ants!) gathered here in London. In a few hours, they discussed global finance, apparently looking to find solutions, or ways through the economic crisis. The issue is SO vast, and so complex, and it runs far deeper than mere currency. I personally believe that the entire (financial ecological ethical social industrial) system needs a desperate emergency overhaul… the whole way we exist on the planet, otherwise survival is unsustainable. We’ve been so out of kilter with the natural balance of things for so long. Indigenous people have always respected and revered nature. Even if, as human beings, they might have territorial/fights fights, the great source/provider was never abused or squandered.
Modern society has a lot to answer for… in all kinds of ways. Will the head ants manage to become collectively intelligent/cooperative/wise/visionary??? Your guess is as good as mine.