posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:00 AM
I read the op with a heavy sigh. I know the feeling all too well.
Unfortunately, the complexity of the system (of government, the world, etc) as well as technological advancement (media, weapons, surveillance, etc)
and the ultimate moral decline of humanity has put us in a spot that I think we cannot recover from.
We are all saturated with media. We have internet, smartphones, television, print, radio...we are bombarded with news, stories, opinions,
advertisements and manipulated, lied too, and people are simply too busy trying to get by in life dealing with busy family schedules, working multiple
jobs or double shifts to fact check, validate, or even question.
The government or businesses can track you behavior, your conversations, your messages your shopping habits, your movements, as they please. But
don't you dare try to tape a cop abusing their power or 'doing their job.'
All the while, regulations and policies erode what little freedom we have left. Even if the people wanted to have a revolution as the founders did,
people cannot own the same weapons the government can, purchases are tracked to make confiscations a breeze. Plus, the national military homogenizes
sentiment so a state or region that is getting abused has no resource to retaliate as a last resort.
No, there is no hope for salvation of the freedoms and vision that the founders had. Baring ET or Supernatural intervention, it will be up to the
cockroaches to rediscover freedom and self governance in a few million years.