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Let me introduce the Architect responsible for the collapse of our Civilization: Everyone

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posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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We live in a world of impossible odds these days. After more than a century of rigid caste and thought induction on the part of the worlds wealthy and powerful, the average man is once again beginning to awaken and think outside the box he has had placed around him.

What, really, is normality? If normality is simply defined by what the masses do and follow, what if the normality that they define is twisted at its root? If “Normality” as a state in society is in fact a way of life and being that has fallen to the waysides because it does not suit the plans of those in charge, what then? If a person is, in truth, the most normal of all, but outcast by the majority, does that mean he is in fact nor normal at all?

As a society, we have for well over 100 year grown and tendered a civilization and way of being that is more bizarre and counter-productive than any that has survived in our histories. We have pillaged our resources and squandered them on base materials and pleasures that bring no benefit to any future generation; indeed without giving any thought to how the future will survive without the resources we have expended. We have lived in exile from the earth, slowly weaning out all but the bare essentials for life from our diet, subsisting upon a potent slurry of raw carbohydrates and pure sucrose.

Most importantly, we have sought to interrupt the natural progression of things in our society itself, viewing it as a construct as opposed to the ecosystem that it truly is. By upsetting the balance within our societies we have damaged them almost irreparably. Culture has vanished, respect for the past, for knowledge, and for enlightenment and insight have been delegated to a few outcasts who are ridiculed by the masses for most of their developing years. We are a society of willing apathetics, caring for nothing beyond base pleasures, looking inwards rather than to the stars that are our destiny. Most of this in 40 years, not even half a century!

In our quest for societal control and tailoring, we have even put a stop to natural selection. Our medical system is overburdened caring for people who are no better than vegetables, creatures that contribute nothing to the world and in many cases live out a few painful years of drooling before dying. The system of social welfare has caused not one, but THREE an entire generations to decide to subsist on the most meager of rations rather than do something to better their status in life, to live in ignorance and apathy and breed people who are barely better than animals in the wild.

In the education systems, the no child left behind policies of the world have destroyed education and learning in most of the first world. Yes, many who would otherwise not have gotten a decent education obtained one because of these policies, but the number of people who’s educations were left entirely lacking is far greater, the number of people who were left out in the cold in their quest for knowledge because the teachers were too busy trying to ensure that no child ever failed a class or was expelled, because that meant less money for the school.

Yes, in our greed and our arrogance, we have well and truly made a mockery of what could have been a shining star in the history of this planet. We have created such a muddle, deviated so very far from anything that could be considered in the least way “Normal”, that it is a wonder any of us are even still alive.

For that matter, we may not live much longer in any case. Oh, the human species will continue, of that there is little doubt, but the civilization we have built, this monument to an evolutionary dead end in society, it is going to crumble. Almost as one, we gave up our futures and our children’s futures and the futures of every child born for millennia to come, in return for a few trinkets and a century of pleasure.

What is that, you say? You didn’t do it, the powers that be did? I ask you, who put the powers of this world in charge. Who elected officials? Who stood by and let your powers and rights be stripped and handed over to corporations? Who funded the corporations by buying their products? Who made the decision to turn the normal people of the world into outcasts? To ostracize the ones who tried to warn you? Who refused, when the signs were there, to pick up a gun with his fellows and shoot the people who were destroying your civilization one brick at a time?

You did. Everyone born after the year 1930. Every single preceding generation that traded a life of luxury for their descendants lives. Every single inhabitant of this globe. You are to blame, not the governments or the corporations. You.


[edit on 11-9-2009 by D.E.M.]




posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 11:39 PM
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You're preaching to the choire. At ATS most of us know where our history lies and are not ignorant to it. There are hundreds of posts about how we as a people as a species has screwed up since a certain time period.

I feel the majority of the problem doesn't lie here at ATS, most of us here are informed, (some not willingly informed) and know better. The question is, what do we do to convince the rest of the world?

Good, but repetitive post.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Well, I apologize on behalf of every one of us who have made things kind of crummy and given you cause to rant. You make excellent points in your diatribe; but the term "preaching to the choir" does come to mind. The "unawake" are most likely checking out TMZ right now, trying to see if Britney has exposed herself in front of a McDonalds while shaking one of her kids. I'd figure those folks to be your target audience.

Civilization's gonna be just fine. The luxuries we currently enjoy will either become more extravagant and interesting (can't wait for the Jetsons to become prophetic!) or we're all gonna die. Either way, civilization is driven by the people who encompass it; what we end up with is gonna be our fault, no matter what.

Don't worry too much...it's gonna get better. And if it doesn't, you'll have plenty more to write about! It's a win-win!

Cheers.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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there are many people who have done everything they can with the shackles that were placed on them at birth. It is not everyones fault.... and trying to convince others of such only reveals the true guilt YOU feel for the wrong doing YOU have done. trying to place the blame on everyone so YOU dont feel so bad.

its a pitty you make a post as this to comfort yoruself by blaming others.

O and ranting about how everyone who thought their country was being ruined should have started killing people is $%^&in stupid.



[edit on 11-9-2009 by Wertdagf]



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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So I guess you include yourself also? It is easy to be an arm chair activist but it is hard to actually get out there and do something. If you ever voted to are guilty for putting the people in office that perpetuated a failed system.

If you didn't vote you are still guilty because to did nothing to help put a person in office to help fix the same failed system. Take a good inventory of yourself and see what are you guilty of turning a blind eye to, something tells me your sin are great. How many times have you stayed silent as you were graded by the same flawed system that you now condemn.

[edit on 12-9-2009 by Eight]



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 12:00 AM
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Oh yes, I include myself quite readily in the essay, I am no less complicit in the situation that anyone else.

Its not meant to be a rant or preach to the choir, merely an essay on the worlds situation. I write them from time to time. An outlook on where we are and how we got here, one might say.

Although, sadly, there is still a large contingent on ATS that would rather blame our issues on the powers that be than look around them...



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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S+F, although it's been said before, yours at least was an eloquent reminder that we all have put our personal greed, comfort, and ambition before all else. And "all else" includes the health and welfare of the very planet we call home.

When I slide a mountain of trash off the plastic tray from my lunch at McDonalds, I think how abhorred people 100 years ago would have been at the sheer gluttony of it all. We've become so blase about how wasteful and slothful we've become as a society, how we only worry about our personal comfort over the better good. I don't think the youngest members of our society even realize how degenerate our behavior has become, they've never experienced it and popular culture only further degrades it.

We can't even handle simple menial tasks without utilizing extravagantly wasteful or consumptive means. Why walk to the corner mailbox when you can drive, and if you're going to drive do it in showy style by chugging down the street in a bloated SUV with a window-rattling thumping stereo.

It's no wonder why things stand at a brink as they do.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 12:45 AM
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First let me apologize for my errors in my post,when I'm beat I type things wrong at times.

I understand where you were coming from in your OP but there is a system in place that in order to destroy it you need a to drag every government employee that is in a position to make things happen out of there and start over.

It's like the web, we are so interconnected with it that we can't take it down without causing chaos.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 12:59 AM
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No problems, I'm dead tired on my end as well. Exhaustion has a poor effect on the minds ability to communicate eloquence.

I completely agree about everything being interconnected, but that was the point of the post. We got here because we didn't bother to change things when we could have, we traded our future for a century of sloth, and we are about to reap the price. It's not a call to fight back now, its far to late for that. Only a reminder that the governments may have built the castle, but we provided all the tools and labor without a care in the world, and cast out those who spoke against what was happening.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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It puts me in mind of the song "the year 2525", which paints a relatively negative view of humanities future, but at the same time it make one think about the fate of the human race.



posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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Yep.. this is why I say Be Your Own God...


... Because we already are...

Carl Jung said the only real Enemy we have is ourselves....



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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Great post D.E.M.

I honestly believe that you can never be too harsh about the reality of where the onus lies. The people of the world should simultaneously fall to their knees in a profound sorrow and subsequent realization. Only then can we allow the anger to consume us and act. And yes, anger is a necessary human emotion.

After skimming through the thread I noticed the term 'preaching to the choir' used twice. I have to disagree for the most part. I'd say nine out of ten ATS members are keyboard warriors. The author of the OP isn't a member of this choir.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Don't blame me! I didn't destroy this world...yet.


Allow me to pose a question to you, D.E.M. If every passing generation is going to become mindless cattle, no matter what good/evil we perform in our lifetimes, then what purpose does it serve for you to let it all continue on? Wouldn't you rather destroy what you believe is unworthy?

If you aren't going to drop everything and quest to eradicate the vile "us" that is responsible for you making this thread, then can you see the senselessness of your own rant?

Well put together, though. I'll give you a star for moving the choir.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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right on! that what I say as well- create your own reality! (and plant your own food!!!!) (and save those seeds!!!)




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