posted on May, 28 2008 @ 03:29 PM
I've kinda resisted posting in this thread. Mostly, because I didn't feel that I had anything worthwhile to add to it. Well, I've had time on
my hands this afternoon, and read the whole thread and replies.
Here's the thing, and I may do a thread of my own on it....... when someone makes a statement, posed as a FACT or, even worse TRUTH, then that
obligates them to either back up the facts or provide evidence toward their particular "truth". It's much more pure and sensible to pose things
as ideas, invite questions or feedback. Listen, if you express things as your opinion, then there's really little to debate, but it can encourage a
I don't get the sense that you sense any additional information about the future than the most of us. I'm not racking on you here, just expressing
My survival skills have been tested. Many times. Most were not situations that I chose, but some were. Some were somewhat extended situations.
I kind of feel like you posed your topic as an attention-grabber, and that's fine. It worked, if so. It's one thing to speak about skills that
you feel yourself are inadequate to adress turbulent situations. It's quite another to paint with a broad and dripping brush to try to coat
everyone with a layer of worthlessness. MY TRUTH is...... we don't know the full extent of what we'll be facing in the future; the variables and
possibilities are legion. What I do know is that the alternative is to stand in front of the speeding bus intentionally and say "bring it on", and
h*ll, that's no way to live.
I understand your feeling of helplessness, if that's what it is. Believe me, I've been there too. The more you learn and process on your own, the
more you are able to meet the challenges of the future. Survival skills aren't always about hunting, surveillance, foraging, evading capture,
catastrophic sheltering, etc. Sometimes, they're about how to talk to people, how to find a middle ground, and how to identify threats that come at
you with open arms and big smiles.
Maybe governments and secret societies are contriving to vanquish everyone but themselves, but if so, what a stupid thing to do..... I mean, what good
is a warlord without their minions?
I take this time to provoke a shift in your thinking. Maybe, just maybe, many of us can survive. I'll tell you this much: Even if we're all
toast, I'll be damned if I'll bow my head voluntarily for the axe. I will go to the next world with a clear conscience that I did all I could to
protect and nurture the well-being of those I care about, and along the way..... helped out some folks who needed it. I think that's the best of
who we are as a species, and I think it's what makes us shine.