posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 04:00 PM
Azzllin, I think what you are perceiving is the opposite of what you think it is. It's not the lack of news relating to these events that's
bothering you, but rather the abundance of reporting on these topics. Think about it, even though you've had a hard time finding much
information on the brainwash box or surveillance system known as the internet (sorry, didn't mean to inject that bit of paranoia, but it's in the
spirit of the thread), you heard of these things somewhere, sometime, somehow. Information is a drug to our species. Once you get a little, you need
more and more to satisfy an ever-growing appetite.
Literally hundreds of these Near Earth Objects pass by Earth all the time. Don't get me wrong, statistically we're over-due for a catastrophic
impact sent forth from the heavens, but in my opinion, we likely won't see it coming if it happens.
In your initial post, you indicated your observation that the "headlines" of these types of scenarios are becoming more prevalent. I for one, see
the same thing. However, what really is frightening to me, that all of a sudden, these types of things are being fed to us. Think about what this
does to us as a society. It fills us with fear. Just like the "terrorists". When we're afraid, as a whole, we're complacent, we become
subservient in the name of protection from unknown evil and remarkable danger. Inject a one liner about an asteroid that may pass in close proximity
to our only rock, in some obscure area of the media, and let the peoples minds build it into their own worst nightmare. The rest, as they say is
history. Next thing you know, you have trouble sleeping. You lose your appetite. You become malnourished. Your immune system suffers, and you
begin to have horrific panic attacks and exhibit the signs of clinical depression. Your family notices your withdrawal from life as they know it, and
urge you to get help. Help, in the form of psychotropic medication, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants, a shrink or two or three, and a healthy
dose of prescribed, structured and dictated spirituality.
So, until asteroids become hazardous side-effects of anti-depressants, try not to get too up in arms about them. Remember, if the 'big one' is
aimed at us, we're all in the same boat.
Err, just noticed how much of a ramble this post is. Please excuse me, sometimes runaway "thought-trains" find their way to my keyboard.