posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:29 AM
I often think along the lines of most poeple here on ATS, and them sometimes I wonder if what we're doing is really making sense.
I was watching a TV show the other day that had a very profound twist on the typical story of love and past lives, an odd combo to say the least. The
premis is thus:
A man and woman are deeply in love in a past life through which the woman dreams of this strange man that seems to come from a sappy romance novel.
She meets said man in present day and he is very handsome, rich, powerful and while charming at first, eventually turns very aggressive in his longing
for her attention. He shares the same dreams as woman and is very aware that they are connected on a very deep spiritual level.
In this past life the man loses the woman through assassination and subterfuge via the king and his attempt at breaking a peaceful union between
countries. And here is where it gets interesting. At this very moment in the visions and in the past life, he vows to obtain as much power as possible
in order to be with her and prevent that which he cannot control. Flash forward to the present and the woman is kept against her will, and the man
uses his power to try and force her acceptance of him so that he can stay with her always. Ultimately, she kills herself for him finally to realize
that he is the monster he sought to eliminate.
Here is where my thought pattern began and I ran with it.
I love the United States, it offers more availability and opportunity in a relaxed environment than any other country in the world. In years past we
sought to deliver ourselves from those who chose to oppress us and use their power against us, namely the English. Over the course of the last few
centuries we have developed one of the most powerful militaries in the world, a pretty solid democratic government and a social structure that is yet
to be rivaled in its diversity. This is where the theory comes in to play.
Is it possible, nay even probable that the United States for all intensive purposes has become blind to its own quest for power and control? Many
people would say that the public would not allow it, however if taken from the right perspective, namely anyone not living in this country, we seem
like power hungry do gooders who are essentially keeping others against their will in order to conform to ideas that they do not share nor do they
want in most cases.
I'm not trying to find corruption in the government or say that the whole government is out to get us, merely subjectively thinking that we as a
nation are blinded to our own quest for power and control because we think that our actions are just under the circumstances. What would happen should
another country tire of our efforts at control and cut themselves off from the United States? China would be a great example. Right now they are
bordering on the next big superpower and there isn't much stopping them from cutting off ties to us and then we will essentially be the bully
standing in the playground after getting punched in the face by the kid we picked on for so long.
In any case I am wondering if this is being done subconciously, not necessarily on purpose. Point of view is a very powerful thing and so it outside
opinion. The battered woman doesn't think anything is wrong and that all men beat on their wives, yet to the church going neigbors, he is the scum of
the earth and she is brainwashed.
This was just a line of thinking that made me wonder if many of the problems we are facing are not necessarily conspiracy related, but generally
related because of blind ignorance.
Just my thoughts,