Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by Dock9
Thanks for sharing that Dock9, I appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on what would be ideal for them.
In that regard, there probably are no rights or wrongs.
So you see harmony through uniformity and trustable ultimate authority determining that as the way to go, based on a collective and shared concept of
right and wrong on the simplest, base level?
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Proto
I'll be completely honest here and say that what I wrote in my earlier post is just something I 'see' on the screen of my mind from time to time.
It began when I was 6 or 7, with the following vision. Every since, it's remained, similar to a 'real' event
The sense of calm which accompanied the vision was profound
I saw something akin to a laboratory. People in white smocks. Suspended, were tear-shaped, opaque balloon-type things, reasonably large. Inside
each was a developing foetus. These were being monitored and had tubes attached which were used to deliver carefully measured and individually
prescribed nutrients, etc.
People of my era, if they were told anything at all, were advised as children that babies were delivered by storks and/or found in cabbages. There was
no such thing as sex education. Usually, we just arrived home from school to be told we had a 'new' baby brother or sister. We hadn't noticed our
So, odd vision experienced by a little kid who only much later learned what a laboratory was, let alone struggled to find reason for a much earlier
vision of synthetic wombs growing babies in controlled environment
It's the same with my visions of a future world being organised around a god-free society. Which don't conform at all with my posts in other
threads, in which I profess a belief in an indescribable God far removed from the Biblical version
The 'me' writing this post has no reason to believe any ultimate authority could be ever be even 80% trustworthy. So, lots of ground to be covered
if what I see for the future is to become reality
How it might be achieved is unknown to me and could only be guesswork: perhaps man-made or natural cataclysms which take the world to the brink of
extinction with corresponding and massive decrease in world-population ? This would offer a clean-slate. Or, maybe DNA-banks would be utlizied to
create a 'new human', simultaneous with the systematic erradication of remnants of the old model ?
To be considered also is that although we rebel to varying degrees against current authorities, whom we believe very often to be largely corrupt to
the point of insanity -- and although millions despise the concept of a new-world order -- we should possibly consider our own decisions, were we
responsible for a rapidly-growing world-population amidst a plethora of competing religions, etc. ? It's quite possible that were we in the position
of 'ultimate authority', we may make decisions about the fate of billions which would in fact make our current authorities appear benevolent in
The current model has been staggering along for thousands of years like a horror-slasher movie without end. People 'hope' for 'peace', yet most
can't even get along with their neighbours or co-workers. There are those who appreciate living under the authoritarian-umbrella for the sense of
security and order it attempts to provide, just as there are those whose 'rebel' pedal is stuck to the floor, regardless of the situation. The rest
fall somewhere in between and alternate in tune with possible benefits for themselves
'United we stand, divided we fall '
This world could be likened to a ship with dozens of captains and rabble for crew. Only now, perhaps, are we realising what a small ship we sail in
and what an enormous (cosmically speaking) ocean we sail upon
Currently, we're like a disfunctional family riven by backstabbing, envy, hatred, revenge. We're sinking ourselves, time after time. We've been
made neurotic, paranoid, suspicious, self-serving, cruel, ruthless . This has sickened and weakened us
Maybe it's time we studied the natural world afresh ? Herds of wild animals or shoals of fish. They form herds and shoals for protection, in order
the majority will survive. And as such, each individual unit conforms with the rest, of necessity. Watching the maneuvres of a shoal of fish is
similar to observing a flock of birds. They move in unison. They conform in appearance. Coral is comprised of millions of individual polyps, rather
than each polyp attempting to go it alone. A jellyfish is an organism giving the appearance of an individual entity, yet it's comprised of millions
of organisms, similar to a termite mound
It could be argued that in order to survive and progress, we need to pull together, unite. And in order to do that, perhaps, the artificial
differences require to be despatched
It might also be argued that in order for this to be achieved will require ruthless programmes devised by seemingly ruthless authorities. A team of
surgeons, in fact, who operate in the conviction that in order to save the body, this or that limb or organ requires to be excised. Or, as our
grandparents used to say, 'Being cruel to be kind' ?