posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 08:59 PM
The Good Shepard seems to be lacking in this discussion.
When a population of herd animals becomes to large, they destroy themselves by depleting their food supply to a level it can no longer sustain them.
Their health fails, their offspring don't survive and the herd heads toward extinction.
Enter the Wolf. The predators reduce the population to a size that is sustainable and a symbiosis occurs and both the predator and the prey become
indispensable to each others survival.
Enter the Intellect. At some point the prey learns not only to defend against the wolf, but how to eliminate the Wolf altogether.
Enter the Good Shepard, who controls the numbers of both predator and prey to strike a balance in spite of the Intellect. The Good Shepard is neither
the predator or prey, but instead a vital component for the survival of both.
As is the way of beasts, both the predator's and the prey instead of seeing the wisdom of the Good Shepard, see the Shepard as an enemy to be
destroyed, but in doing so guarantee their own demise.
How then does the Shepard protect the herd and the predators against their own self destruction?
This would seem to be the point we have reached in our current reality. In the process predator, prey and the Good Shepard's have intermingled to the
point the lines are now ill defined. Left to our own devices we will destroy ourselves without the aid of the Good Shepard. The problem is that
neither we or the Shepard's can tell who is a predator any longer.
In the mean time we use up our resources, overpopulate to the point of starvation, fight bloody battles for little bits of ground to plant our feet
upon. Will we self destruct or will a real Good Shepard save us from ourselves or a Wolf in Shepard's clothing (sorry, had to do that) destroy us and
take it all for themselves; while at the same time destroying themselves by eliminating their own food supply?
There will come a time when in fact we will destroy ourselves without intervention. We are at a time where progress will be no longer possible as all
our resources go to those at the back of the herd playing catch up. Those in the back will wreak so much destruction that when we come full circle
their will be nothing left to sustain us.
Knowing this, ask yourself, who really is the enemy? A person who insists on having everything their own way even if it destroys us, or a person who
forces the herd to take actions that will insure survival and progress?
These are tough question mankind will face in the very near future and how we respond now, may well determine if we survive at all. We are reaching a
point where the needs of the many, does indeed outweigh the needs of the one (yes I know this is a Spock quote). What we view as bad for us in our
selfishness may be exactly what we need to survive. There will, if not brought under control, come a point where our very numbers will have to be
thinned or we all die.
Want to be one of those in control when we reach that point? I certainly don't, nor do I have the answer beyond if we reach that point, it is our own
You are in charge. We have reached that point. You can thin the herd or let everyone die. What do YOU do?