posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 05:41 AM
I guess your opinion of this kind of thing depends on how cynical your world view is, and how much power you think resides in the ruling classes -
for example, I could explain better economic news as a kind of hegelian thesis-antithesis-synthesis system, if elites are all powerful (effectively)
and I am cynical.
More clearly, you could look at events on a world scale as a sort of acclimatisation. Bad things - remedies - "improvement", but in the same way
that the Patriot act is a "remedy" for terrorism, because we haven't been attacked since 9/11.. If I were attempting to control and change the
world without anyone noticing, this is exactly the way to do it. Creeping power grabs, artificial feel-good moments where the populace is encouraged
by apparent successes, and feel safer trusting their leaders, etc.. Then I would introduce the new fear, the new remedies, and then the improvement.
Cyclical repetitions of this sort of thing would result in most people not even realizing just how much they have given up for an illusion of saftey,
when the spectre of fear isn't even real.
I was also thinking earlier about how, basically if you ever want to have an eternal reason for the global war machine to keep turning, while
terrorists are relatively effective enemies, aliens would be much more so.. In some instances it might be advantageous for the elites to introduce
aliens to us, to have them displayed as the new eternal enemy. After all, if one species besides us exists, others must also.. and the universe is a
Of course, I try not to be this paranoid and cynical, but that doesn't stop me from hypothesizing.