posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 04:08 AM
Originally posted by DaMod
Makes you wonder about what we are leaving our children doesn't it?
It's not just the US anymore either although this thread does pertain to the US. It's almost any nation anymore.
However bleak it may seem, have hope friends.
During the Medieval Period for example, there was no such thing as a free citizen or a free nation. Every location on Earth was ruled by some sort of
despotism or monarchy. Most people were peasants. Few were nobles.
Life was ultra-harsh. Not only was medicine backwards and sadistic (bleeding people to get rid of a cough? lol), but they had no knowledge of
cleanliness like we do. Shampoo and soap? hahhaha
No one ever heard of personal citizen rights, but they certainly knew how to use a sword. There were no murder scene forensics so illegal killing was
very very commonplace.
Treachery abounded, the courts were full of intrigue and deception. Even the rulers could not sleep well at night, due to the countless assassinations
and poisonings going around.
I can't even describe the negative that emanates from that period of our history. It is the darkest known epoch of our human experience.
The modern fascist movements have nothing on the dictators and conquerors of bygone eras.
Cops today get in trouble for tasering you.
1000 years ago the "cop" would just stab you in the gut with a Gladius. And no one cared.
The point is, despite it's shortcomings, the last 150 years has been the best humanity has ever known. We actually have tasted freedom and knowledge.
There is no way to turn back the clock. People will always thirst for freedom and knowledge.
Like a pendulum though, it will swing back and forth. This current period of increasing totalitarianism will only set off a new wave of free thinking
and rebellious behavior. Like it did in past ages...