posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:54 PM
Real interesting question...and like others one I've wondered about also.
Kinda thought that maybe - just maybe - one possible intention may be chaos tends to bring control.
How does encouraging people to live longer create any chaos? OVERpopulation.
You stick X-amount of people into X-amount of space and sooner or later someone or something is gonna snap. Critical mass.
Be it the social or utility infrastructure such as water, power, sewage etc that becomes over burdened to the point of water shortages or power-grid
Its not uncommon around the world within larger cities for the populace to be outstretching the infracture growth required to accomodate the bulging
numbers of inhabitants.
X-amount of people also via-ing for X-amount of foodstuffs and other resources may well increase prices due to increased demand and correlating
comparative per-capita supplies.
Higher prices = more stress.
More stress = shorter fuses, which may also somewhat decrease that required 'critical mass' before someone or something snaps.
Higher prices = increase employment demands.
In order to simply afford what you had previously you're going to need to decrease spending on supposed *luxuries* or more likely seeking increased
employment and/or income.
Those extra hours you may need to work in order to afford that extra loaf of bread or whatever is that many fewer hours you have with your family,
that many few hours you have to focus yourself on anything other than the increased workload - that may MORE hours you may find yourself stressed,
pressured, hating your job, loathing the prices, cursing the shopkeeper, envying the more 'well off' person in your neighbourhood, losing your cool
with your kids, tired and not resting properly due to less hours available to rest coupled with the increase in stress creating unrest...
...the other thing about working and stressing those extra hours is that your focus may become tunnel-visioned. Focussed more towards the next
paycheck, the next bill payment, the next grocery shop, the next pair of shoes your kid needs, or birthday, or Christmas, or car repair...your focus
may well simply reduce itself down to the immediate demands you and your loved ones are facing.
There are many already like this in many countries, and in many of our own neighbourhoods. Some/many here may already be there.
When ones worries are reduced down to the basic necessities of life, then well, how much time/energy/mind would you give to other worries or
Its a WHOLE lot easier to sneak something past someone when they are distracted or focussed elsewhere...or simply no longer give a damn as they can't
afford to give one, they are far too busy just trying to live from hand to mouth.
Think of it.
An overpopulated community all stressed and bristling, struggling to keep calm within themselves let alone their families and neighbours.
Struggling to feed themselves, competeing for basic supplies, experiencing deteriorating supply of Utilities.
Overworked, under-rested, pushed right to the edge and lacking any energy or motivation to be concerned about what any supposed PTB may be passing
behind their backs.
It'd be like shooting fish in a barrel.
The thing is, as is one of the unfortunate things about humanity, it can be the fish within the barrel that end up shooting the other fish when that
*critical mass* is finally reached...
...perhaps thats one possible intention...to push it all, ramp it all, drive it all to that breaking point. To give it a nudge, topple it over, make
it snap, bring the chaos.
...out of chaos also tends to come a desperate willingness to accept almost ANYTHING if it meant the chaos stopped...if it meant we could eat...
Lets say that happened.
I doubt TPTB will need to strongarm anyone to follow 'them' or anything like that...many, out of sheer desparation for themselves and their loved
ones, will line up and beg 'them' to bring salvation.
In whatever form that *salvation* may take.