posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 07:13 PM
World wars 1 & 2 mutated the geopolitical landscape of Europe forever. Vietnam changed how Americans looked at the world and their government. The
Internet changed the world as a whole, and still is. The cold war changed how the world went about nuclear war, how we looked at fear, it changed us.
Change, it is something that happens every moment of every day. Yet, in today’s fast-paced society, perhaps we do not wish for change to happen
quite as much as it does. Surely, that must be the reason that so many people, across the globe, currently steadfastly deny that anything is going to
We live in an era where we are coddled and told that everything will be all right, that we can wake up tomorrow morning, and the world will be just
the same as when we left it the night before. But this is hardly true, is it? Why must we convince ourselves of these lies and untruths, when the
world is changed forever every passing second?
The USA and a good majority of its population (not all of it, as has been demonstrated) are of the belief that nothing is going to change. That they
can continue to poison the planet, rape its resources invade and take over other countries either via conventional or corporate warfare, all to live a
life of sloth - and no one will ever stop them. The USA, and even Canada, appears to be forgetting that they both have only in the past century
completed their phases of expansion and land acquisition (in the case of Canada, only become an official country, no less). That they are a few of the
youngest countries, and have yet to experience many of the pains that the thousand year old empires of the world have throughout their course. This
attitude that nothing will change, and they can get away with anything (a rather childish idea, perhaps reflective on their age as countries?), by and
large, can be attributed to the words and persuasions of the media, and thus by proxy the government behind them.
What can drive this attitude that nothing is going to change, that things will continue on indefinitely forever in the same way they are today? Is it
a desperate fear, a self-defence mechanism meant to safeguard against the terror-inducing fact that we only have 80 or so years on this green earth
before we die? Is it trying to ignore that fact, an illusion meant to create a sense of immortality?
Or is it something sinister, directed by the governments and instilled in our minds in order to allow them to get away with the changes they make on
our society? That seems to be a very logical assumption, a form of conditioning, as it were: Have the population come to believe so firmly that
nothing is going to change in their way of life, will they notice when you slowly and insidiously begin to make the very changes they fear so much?
No, they will deny it from the cores of their being, they will ignore the evidence and shout out for all who can here against these “heretics”
that dare to challenge the illusion which they live under: that nothing is going to change. How many times even on ATS have you heard such phrases as
“its all happened before” “its nothing new” “Its not going to change things any time soon” or such things? Well, sadly I can tell you
right now, planting flags on the bottom of the North Pole has NOT happened before. Neither has Canada spending billions to build fast attack vessels,
let alone ANY vessels at all, (that weren’t burning submarines, of course *sarcasm*) And let us not forget that the stock market situation is
scaring even the professionals in the industry, despite the sayers here that spout the above mentioned rhetoric…
Sadly, change has come and gone. I am a Canadian, I once was proud to be one, before I realized the danger of that, (but the “Perils of Nationalism
and Patriotism” is another post for another time). The truth is, today, yesterday, and likely tomorrow, I see no difference and feel no different
from those across the border. For all intents and purposes, Canada is merely an annexation of the United States with a slightly different set of laws.
I eat from the same restaurants, I watch (or rather watched) the same ilk on television, and my government feeds me the same lines of satiation that
the Americans get, worded only slightly differently.
So for those in Canada, change has come and gone (Ahh, repetition). We are, for all intents and purposes, American in everything but a name, just as
most of the world was slowly becoming so. However, this is about to change. The dark clouds on the horizon are there, for those not yet succumbed to
the illusion of non-change. Russia beginning nuclear bombing runs, asserting itself over both the North Pole AND the Mediterranean. While these have
happened in the past, they signal change, do they not?
It should always be remembered: Anything can signal change, be it anything from a mysterious explosion in the night, to a city turning into glass.
Right now, the world is experiencing signs of a very large, very disturbing change on the horizon. Something that is likely going to shake us out of
our collective apathy and uncaring state. Something that will challenge the notion that the world, as it stands, will continue toddling on like this
The question remains, can you see past the illusion that things will never change?