This is a great thread, Skyfloating, and, IMHO, your point is quite well taken.
Certainly the way we respond to events is a major factor in determining the outcomes of said events. This ability to choose
our responses is
what makes people an absolutely unique species of kingdom Animalia
-- we are capable of actually creating the future !
Of course we do so anyway, whether we realize we are or not, and this is a great difficulty for humanity at the present juncture.
This is what has been forcefully conditioned into the hive-mind by the mass-media and surprisingly many at this non-msm-site have bought into
it too and are raving and ranting about the dire times we supposedly live in.
Source : OP
This is just the way people are and have been since the beginning. It's the way human culture works - we all resonate
with one another. If
positive energy is brought into the situation then the following vision is certainly attainable -
But are we really in a crisis or are we ... in a mass-awakening showing us that we have been in debt all along as a country, a world and on
individual levels? Isnt it a great thing to finally confront the truth about our situation? Claiming that this is something new or unforseen is a lie,
Source : OP
Based on humanity's track record and indeed the overwhelming preponderance of negativity currently in play
, achieving the critical mass
necessary to flip the scales to a positive outcome, i.e. mass awakening
, is for us remote at best ...
Is our current situation a cause to keep our heads low and cower in fear or is it an opportunity to keep our heads high, see through the
illusion of gaining any kind of "security" from others and become more free?
Source : OP
I'm not sure if you're familiar with any of the things L. Ron Hubbard thought, but it turns out that besides starting his own religion he was a
pretty good science fiction writer. Here's something he said about security
There is only one security, and when you've lost that security, you've lost everything you've got. And that is the security of confidence in
yourself; to be, to create, to make any position you want to make for yourself. And when you lose that confidence, you've lost the only security you
can have. ... Self-confidence is self-determinism. One's belief in one's ability to determine his own course. As long as one has that, he's got the
universe in his pocket. And when he hasn't got that, not all the pearls in China nor all the grain and corn in Iowa can give him security, because
that's the only security there is.
Source : ThinkExist - L. Ron Hubbard Quotes
Anyway, about the severity
of the current economic upheaval, we have the following -
UPDATE 2-Recession will be worst since 1930s -Greenspan
NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday the current global recession will "surely be the
longest and deepest" since the 1930s and more government rescue funds are needed to stabilize the U.S. financial system.
Source : Reuters
As nearly as I can tell the 1930's in America was not about recession
but about depression
... why the article refers to that period as
may be anybody's guess ...
And the following from Roubini -
The Rising Risks of a Global L-Shaped Near Depression and Stag-Deflation
Mar 2, 2009
I just arrived to Hong Kong and I will next visit India later this week. When the first thing you hear - from your driver upon arrival to the
airport in Hong Kong - is that business and occupancy in hotels is down more than 30% you already know this is a very ugly recession in the entire
Asian region as Hong Kong is an economic barometer for trade and economic activity all over Asia.
For those who argue that the second derivative of economic activity is turning positive (i.e. economies are contracting but a slower rate than in Q4
of 2008) the latest data don’t confirm this relative optimism. In Q4 of 2008 GDP fell by about 6% in the US, 6% in the Eurozone, by 8% in Germany,
by 12% in Japan, by 16% in Singapore and by 20% in South Korea. So things are even more awful in Europe and Asia than the US.
So let us discuss next why there is a rising risk of a global L-shaped depression that would be even worse than the current ugly and painful U-shaped
Source : RGE
Thanks again for this thread, a ray of sunshine in an otherwise darkening world ...