posted on May, 19 2008 @ 07:53 PM
Well, isn't the government made up of people such as you and I? Maybe rich greedy people, but still people.
The government as a whole reflects the people as a whole, and the economy as a whole is not separate from that comparison, either.
The economy is basically just people trying to predict what is going to happen with the things they've invested their time and energy (currency, more
specifically) in, and responding to outcomes of those predictions. If the economy is shaky, that means that the governments and the people under those
governments are shaky, as well.
The economy isn't some separate entity that shifts on its own.
I'm only 22. I can see where you would think that... and I would've agreed with you not too long ago... but certain things have come to my
attention, mostly from my own private musings, that make me unable to believe that this upset in the socio-economic structure is just another
"flux". It also makes me believe that all the "fluxes" in the past weren't just because of the conditions of the world outside of ourselves, but
that they reflected our inner turmoil as a whole in our constant mental battle in dealing with the "unnatural" conditions in which we find ourselves
captivated by today.
I think we've known that something is wrong for a long time, and these negative fluxes in the socio-economic flow-chart are akin to, for example,
somebody questioning their faith. They may only question their faith for brief moments at a time, but those questions never go away. Each time our
faith in something wavers, our subconscious mind makes a note of it... until there comes the tipping point, where so much distrust has been built up
in the subconscious, that we can no longer ignore it, and we begin a search for something else.
If we are prevented from openly challenging our faith in a system, it's not going to just fizzle away because someone wants to maintain that status
quo. It's going to build up in a corner somewhere, until it's filling a whole room... and finally when someone goes to open the door to that room
again, everything comes pouring out.
People don't all trust the economy. People just have no choice. Unless you live in a remote area and have a confident background in wilderness
survival, you have no other choice than to bow to a system you'd rather not have.
I think this weighs heavily upon people's subconscious and unconscious minds. They only become conscious of it once that door is opened, and they are
reminded of the overwhelming clutter of mess.
Part of the whole "2012" mythology is the dissolution of one way of thinking, and the rise of a new way of thinking. I think the end of world
scenario could just be, for the most part, a metaphor for what is going on in the collective unconscious.
Also, it's the 100th monkey phenomena being played out in our species. It's evolution. It happens.
I don't mean to offend you... but couldn't your age be a part of your way of thinking? If evolution is true... wouldn't thoughts evolve, too? Maybe
what seemed logical back when you were in your 20s no longer seems logical anymore, because obviously things are changing at an exponetially faster
and faster rate.
The way I see it, neither one of us are wrong. What worked for one generation may not necessarily work for my generation.
Just look at social security. My generation most likely will NEVER be able to retire. Don't we all work so hard for so long at jobs we may not
necessarily love, in hopes that one day, we can stop working and really enjoy life?
If my generation can never do that, then what are we working for? Why are we putting so much effort into this monotonous thing that will never end and
continue to eat away our energy until we are just lifeless shells and we keel over and die at the machine or the desk or the computer?
We're not machines, ya know? Work ethic only means so much, when you're working for something that is meaningless to you.
We're going to be FORCED to evolve.