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Originally posted by drkid
You are wrong. The majority knows nothing until they are being told to serve their countries military and defend their secret agendas. When half your body is missing because you were running scared through a mine field, my friend that's when you will be living in the now. I'll give you this though... we are living in a purposely distorted now, and will lose everything, including our life, if we choose to keep ignoring politics. We need to get together and figure out a solution as a community to progress our time span here on Earth.
Originally posted by Frith
You lost me there. World War II had a huge impact on the people of this planet and my own family. Several older friends and family members I know lost their fathers, lost their brothers who could have potentially gave me more family members to know in my life, or had PTSD that wrecked their lives post-war.
The rest of humanity suffered just as much. We may have even lost humans or potential humans who might have ended some of the suffering we endure today with scientific or medical breakthroughs.
Originally posted by Karilla
To say that the current concerns of Humanity will be seen as a 'blip' in the future is probably correct. But to say that things can only get better smacks of Tony Bliar's election campaign (con-pain?) and still smarts a little. It also seems to ignore the fact that there are many potential disasters waiting around the corner for us. Super-volcanos, pandemics, asteroid strikes, nuclear conflicts and extreme solar events to name but a few.
Super-volcanos, pandemics, asteroid strikes, nuclear conflicts and extreme solar events to name but a few.
Originally posted by Truth1000
What if the people, as others have mentioned, decided that Hitler was just "another megalomaniac" and had NOT taken action. What if the people of the Western nations decided the Communists really were just "another philosophy" that wouldn't really change anything anyway. What if we had watched the stories of the tsunami in Asia and did nothing, since that was just "another of the many natural events."
What we decide to do each day makes the future what it will be.
While I understand that your purpose was to help us place current events into a better perspective. However, our choices have to fit into that perspective as well.
Originally posted by ISHAMAGI
Your point on the surface seems plausible but underneath it is hollow. People do not live in the all consuming now. If that were true your friend would not be moving. He is anticipating the future.
We still live by 3000yr old prophecys and thousand year old books.
Our government can be traced back to Rome in its function.
Our banking system back to fuedal China.
Our factories and industry to the late 1890's.
Slavery, the Holocaust, revolutionary war, Crusades these are events that have shaped the world around us. It is not so easy to discredit them.
You need to think about what actually pushes these views...
Ya it can come and go.
And what event is that today? nothing new or even close to past events.
… and I’m not even talking Civil War or Either World wars, but just you basic US government, local officials and companies. I think people just do not understand what bad really is...
Yep ok, you got a time table on it? I bet we do not see that in our lives and the more advance we get the less likely it will happen. I’m not trying to debate you or argue against your beliefs, but you are the foundation of my point.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
I think this fear of change has been pacing society for generations friend...
I would go so far as to say this mentality of; the end is near; accompanies every generation. The thing many forget is the world is constantly transforming, it does not stop.
We are stronger than we know, might as well enjoy life while you got life.