posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:12 PM
The Matrix kind of touches on this idea. The machines had created previous versions of the matrix that provided a utopia for mankind to live in, but
humans couldn't accept a world without suffering or uncertainty. The version that worked was, of course, the tumultuous reality that is our present
I do think that there are people in power who are betraying the rest of mankind for their own selfish ends.
That being said, nothing would make me happier than to be completely wrong about the whole thing, because if we're right, then the world is pretty
much #ed. If we're all wrong and nothing is going on, then at least we can say that we were only victims of our own imaginations. If we're right,
then everyone else has fallen victim to their own self-assured egotism, and to the lies of a ruthless group of elitists, who have used them to further
their own agendas.
When there are people in positions of power and influence over others, it is always better that they are constantly watched and held accountable by
the rest of the population. Giving them the "keys to the city", so to speak, without any scrutinization and pressure by the public to be honest and
demonstrate personal integrity, is the surest way to turn a free country into a corrupt dictatorship.