Finger Pointing to the Earth
Finger Pointing to the Earth is an investigation into the
existential significance of the Israeli Palestinian situation in the Holy Land.
The current situation, now a stagnant and festering occupation of one people by another is often seen simply as the battle for the ownership and control of one land by two people. Both people have plausible narratives as to why the land should belong to them.... that is of course if you accept that land should be owned by people at all.
Could the Holy Land that refuses to be 'owned' peacefully and without contest for more than a century at a time, be telling us all something rather profound?
Could it be beckoning us to investigate alternative economies where land is not owned by people at all no matter what identity they belong to?
The bible has many passages promoting the global common custodianship of land.
What would our global economies look like if land speculation and the increased debt associated with housing loans was not a part of our modern lives? Would it be a more just and prosperous society? Would the luxury of more kindness and happiness shared among many, be more possible?
Could our lives become more in tune with nature rather than at such dire odds with it?