posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:13 PM
Many people feel elation at signs that "the system" is crumbling because, for whatever reason, they feel (often correctly) that "the system" is
rigged and they are losing out while others are winning unfairly. Our current system (economic, social, political, etc.) is bewilderingly complex...so
complex that it verges on arbitrary, and often luck or connections come to matter more than hard work or what is fair. There is a widespread (and
correct) feeling now that the system is no longer fair...it is either rigged or so complex as to be impossible to use advantageously for most
The human nervous system simply didn't evolve to deal with the kind of world we live in, with its halogen-lit cubicles and steel and glass autos and
apartment buildings. These things may be "comfortable," but that doesn't mean the life we lead is healthy or good for us. A two-year-old would be
very happy to find a sack of raw sugar and stuff handfulls of it into its mouth. That doesn't make it healthy, however. Many of the comforts of
modern life are the same...they make us happy on one level, but on a deeper level we know something is wrong and we are living in a profoundly
unnatural way. People feel a deep need for a simpler, more direct form of life. This also creates an urge for the total meltdown of "the system."
While I sympathize greatly with all such emotions, I also think few people really understand the immense suffering that would be caused in the event
of a total systemic meltdown, and the enormous likelihood that they would be losers rather than winners in such a secenario.