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Everything will be the way it is for forever and a day: A rambling look at "change".

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posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 07:13 PM
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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 change.

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 indefinetly.

The question remains, can you see past the illusion that things will never change?




posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 11:26 AM
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The problem is, it's our apathy that will cause things to change for the "worse". I put worse in quotations because I guess it really depends on how you look at it. Some people would view Miami, New York, Chicago or any other number of towns turning to glass as a good thing. The sad part of that is, a good majority of those that would see it as being good are Americans.

I often wonder when the hell people are going to wake up. Does it really take the threat of being annihilated to get people to actually care these days? I can't tell you how many times I have tried to talk to people about the way the world is, things like 9/11, things like our votes no longer counting...to have them listen intently and then saying, "Stop, I just don't want to hear this s*** okay?" I think that statement alone is enough to tell us that we are in deep trouble, in this country and in this world.

Apathy is a killer.
Denial is a killer.

When you have to actively TRY to tell yourself that things aren't that bad, that's just about the time you should realize that they are worse than you imagined.

We live in a world that is no longer ours. We are puppets on a string that we are unwilling to cut. Does that make us even worth saving?

People walk around in this life trying to make themselves feel like they are making a difference; They drink bottled water, drive a car that gets 40 mpg instead of 22, they recycle and any number of other futile efforts to "make a difference". Why? Are we really so conceited that we think we are going to hurt this planet? HA! This planet can and will wipe us out in the blink of an eye when we have pushed her too far. So, again, why do we do it? To feel like we are doing SOMETHING. What I often wonder is, why do these people focus their effort on trying to "save" something that doesn't need saving? Instead of recycling and all that other garbage, why don't they get out there and vote. Get out there and try to PROMOTE change. Why don't these people open their eyes to the way things are around them? Why? Why? Why?

Perhaps we really are a world of lost causes.


Jasn



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 12:30 PM
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Excellent post OP. I recommend to hear what David Icke elaborates about the upcoming changes:

www.disclose.tv...



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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It's all very well and good to rail about the apathy of those around us, and to a certain extent I'm in agreement with you, but what are you doing to help stop it?

Are you involved politically? Supporting whatever causes and people seem good to you? Best able to help end this apparent apathy?

Are you involved societally? Helping those around you?

Honestly, I want to know. Because if you aren't, all this is just noise that serves no one.



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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Yes, actually, i consider myself to be involved socially in attempting to lift apathy from my fellow humans.

I consider myself to be helping in whatever slight way, by asking people i know things like "So, have you heard of the NAU?" "Seen any updates about those nuke bombers that Russia is flying again?" etc.

You have to understand, though. In the world we live in, the amount that a 17 y/o can do is limited. The ones who truly need to be reached just see you as a "dumb kid" and brush you off, the ones who listen are generally already shrugging off the apathy to some extent.

So, i write essays like this, and do my part to raise awareness in those around me about things going on in the world that they would otherwise like to ignore.



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by seagull
It's all very well and good to rail about the apathy of those around us, and to a certain extent I'm in agreement with you, but what are you doing to help stop it?

Are you involved politically? Supporting whatever causes and people seem good to you? Best able to help end this apparent apathy?

Are you involved societally? Helping those around you?

Honestly, I want to know. Because if you aren't, all this is just noise that serves no one.


I am, to the best of my ability, very active in my community about trying to change things. If you want a get a revolution together, just lemme know and get me there.

Jasn



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by D.E.M.
So, i write essays like this, and do my part to raise awareness in those around me about things going on in the world that they would otherwise like to ignore.


And you are doing a great job my friend. I would shoot you an applause, but since I can't...I rec.ed it to the mods. You deserve it for this post.


Star for you.


Jasn



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 02:51 AM
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A star from me as well Dem, a compassionate and thought provoking post. A refreshing change from some of the efforts I've seen to wake people up...

Yes things are changing and in places where change isn't readily expected; It is very exciting albeit harrowing to observe the events unfolding in these present times.



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by D.E.M.
You have to understand, though. In the world we live in, the amount that a 17 y/o can do is limited. The ones who truly need to be reached just see you as a "dumb kid" and brush you off, the ones who listen are generally already shrugging off the apathy to some extent.


I also thought I couldnt do anything when I wasnt 18 or 21 and that people would listen to me after I became older. The thing is it doesnt matter how old you are. If you go against the mainstream line you will always be the "dumb kid". Sure you get new cool variations as to it as you get older but the ridicule will always be the same. Maybe from a legal point of view you should have the right and the law behing you on some issues but if you try to use your rights or the law to bring out anything outside the mainstream you find that those rights and laws dont seem to be something the "dumb kid" can actually trust to be there, only ridicule and hate.



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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D.E.M. and SimiusDei.

That's good to hear. All too often, you get the rant, but not the effort to effect change.

DEM. Don't worry about the "kid" thing, we all grow out of it, you keep thinking clearly like you are now, and people will start listening.

Kudo's to both of you...

Revolution, huh? Sounds like a plan, though revolution at the ballot box is where I'm at. I hope that's where you're at as well. I don't see the violent sort working too well in this day and age...



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