posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 01:04 PM
Great post and I have to say I agree with you.
I still consider this situation a 'kind' of crisis, though, as it relates to our current world belief structure (our present day consumer paradigm
that is falling apart as certain parties scramble to patch it together to maintain control). We're being faced, perhaps for the first time in truth
(or by force), to look at how we've actually BEEN for quite some time. When a consumption based paradigm begins to crumble because of its
un-sustainability, those who've been born, raised and conditioned through it (practically all of us to some degree) can look at it as a crisis quite
easily - because it's the only way we've ever known and nothing we do on the level of 'this' structure (using money to solve problems) seems to be
working to keep things going the way they've gone before (you know - business as usual, nothing to see here, work work work).
There are those that look at this time as paramount to the evolution of our species, a time to 'grow up', and there are those that look at it for
what it is - the world as we've known it is dissipating. This thought can scare some people, it can excite others, and even still it can go
unnoticed by many more people who simply don’t care - until their personal lives (or possessions) are affected. Fear is one of the emotions that
can direct an entire population, and some might say hope can be used to the same degree, as they are excellent tools to manipulate the minds of others
- I think this is a big reason the crisis is being perceived the way it is.
To me, I don’t look at it in the way the media and political leaders are trying to present it (a dire crisis that needs to be addressed from their
perspective alone), but as an honest crisis of the present human condition. We're facing the edge of the nest, so to speak, and we either fly, or
fall, as countless other civilizations have before us - in my humble opinion.
This is wonderful topic to speculate on - thank you.