posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:18 PM
I play computer games, and have for some time. I started a long time ago, with a game called Everquest. I went on, after 6 years or so, to a game
called World of Warcraft. After a few years of that, I went to a game that had been out for a while, called Everquest II.
I know, by now, you are asking yourself, your wife or your cat/dog what does this have to do with this thread?!
Well, let me go on a minute more.
One of the common themes you will find among computer game players that played Everquest I is, they have fond memories, they want to recapture that
feeling. They want back that special feeling of something new, unexplored, challenging. think people feel this way about their first MMORPG,
regardless of which one was their first.
Don't believe me? Log on *any* computer game and ask in the general chat channels about people from Everquest I. You will get flooded with
reminiscing thoughts about that game, and how it "was the best game EVAH!"
The reason I went through all of this in response to your thread is this.
People want to recapture what America was, what life was like when it was hard. The simple life, in some regards was more pure. It was long hard hours
working sun up to sun down.
There were less complications, less opportunity for corruption. America was wholesome, the dirt on our hands was real from working the fields and
farms. Manual labor, a hard days work for a few dollars.
People were more genuine, children really were raised by the village, and sparing the rod was really believed to spoil the child. People worked hard
for what they had, and were proud even if they were poor, because they had earned what they got. They trully deserved everything they had, because
they had earned it. People walked the streets without fear, left their doors unlocked.
The way I see it, we are reminiscing about our Everquest I. We want it back the way it used to be. That down home simple life, the purity, the lesser
corruption, and a feeling of security and trust.
So many have lost it, some lost it before 9/11. Some lost it that day, and some lost it later, but this is a nation that has drowned in the
negativity, mistrust, and corruption.
To actually have people *wishing* something like this would happen is indicative of this. I have never in my life seen a more positive sign that what
this country desires the most is a return to fundamental goodness and wholesomeness.
I have to tell, you whether a bomb drops or not, I don't see it happening. A lot, *lot* of people would have to die, or undergo life altering changes
for it to happen. Too many people are dependent on the government and everything they envision she does for us.
Too many people are from the entitlement generation, that refuse to partake in the blood, sweat, and tears. That has already been proven in statements
made in this thread.
Honestly, I don't see a return to this type of fundamentalism unless bombs were dropped on a lot more than 3 cities, maybe 30.
Point being, we cannot return to the past. When light is shined into a dark corner, once you have seen, you cannot take it back. What we would create
would be new, and nothing like the old times.
I guess what I am trying to say is, be careful what you ask for, you may just get it, and it may not work out just how you think it will. There is no
going back, only forward, and depending on who leads in those times, forward may not be a great thing afterall.
I hope this makes some sense, sometimes I know what I am feeling but have the hardest of times trying to communicate that point effectively, but for
those of you who "get it", I think you will agree.
Everquest I is what is is, but that old feeling can't ever be recaptured. It is time to let go of that, to mourn it's passing and move on. I don't
mean Everquest I, I mean the way it was, and is - in America.
She died. That's a fact some refuse to admit, or to feel, or to give in to. But, a fact nonetheless.
If you want to take the Nation in another direction and "fundamentally change the path" of this great Nation, then take the steps to do so, but
wishing something like this is surely not the way to go, because chances are the same people will still be in power, and you may not like that road
either. Then what?
The worst thing that would happen is the fundamentalists will challenge and outright kill the entitlement crowd, because it will be a fight amongst
neighbours, and even down to families if the worst case scenario were to happen. Do you not see, there will be no place to hide?
Even the most prepared "survivor" will have to expect to commit a murder. Whether it be in defense of property, food, water, or loved ones, that's
a fact. Until they are in that situation, most cannot answer how they will react, or if they would just give up.
The thing is, most of the people here may know, it wasn't that America was so pure and perfect, we probably just didn't *know*. I seriously doubt
there has been some huge increase in child molestations,(except per population) we just hear about it more through media. Print, television, radio,
Twitter, You Tube.
It is all a perception issue, and the first step for any of the people that may read this thread need to take is to mourn the loss of what they wish
to return to, and to move forward, and to make this life what you wish it to be. That is, if they haven't mourned already. There are stages of grief,
and if you aren't familiar with them, check it out.
Regardless of your political party standings, if you want a certain thing, then vote for it. Even if it crosses "accepted pary lines". This ceased
being about politics proper a long time ago, and people need to let go of that political angst, and work together. Work for it, so maybe - just maybe
this scenario won't really ever happen.
I will leave the readers with one final thought. Was Everquest I really all that great, or is it just your perception, your world view?