posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:20 PM
I hope for and look forward to a grand "global financial collapse". I think its our only chance to, as a society (the West), wake up from the stupor
of self-absorption we have been submerged in for the past several decades (or more), and finally be slapped awake to the fact that this isnt the way
forward. Greed, self-absorption, indifference, etc, has lead us this far; how much longer will the populace of the West let it go on if something
relatively catastrophic does not occur? Indifferently, I fear.
If prices just trickle upward, no will really care. They will adapt, as long as they have sports on the TV, access to facebook, poisonous McDonalds to
cram down their gullets, and trinkets that begin with an "i", it will all just stay mostly the same, IMO. Much more complaining, that would be a
surety. But actual action en mass? Unlikely.
Not until a massive shock to their systems will anything great take place, such as much needed ideological revolutions across the board in finance,
community, government, spirituality, education, etc. Only by facing possible things such as starvation, rampant disease, lacks of clean water, martial
law, violent looters, etc, will the West's people have a chance at waking up from the coma induced from the ME ME ME mentality which is all pervasive
in our society, and hopefully consider a new way of living and a new way forward.
I say "chance", because like all things, everything is a choice. In this case, it would need to be a collective choice, and theres no guarantee
enough will choose a different way.
Anyone ever got really drunk and knew they were going to throw up? Most of you probably have. We are at that point right now as a civilization; weve
drank hard, dropped loads of E and who knows, maybe some acid and lines of coke too, had some fun, done some unspeakable things that we dare not
remember, but we know the partys over now... its not fun anymore, and we're at the point where we know we are sick, and we know we are going to hurl,
but we just dont know when.
Its comin, but the best we can do now is prepare for its inevitable arrival and hope its over quick.
Will we learn our lesson though? Surely not if we dont feel some pain. The stronger the pain, the higher the chances of success. Its going to be
unpleasant, possibly even deadly for some, but without a collapse of grand proportions, there is no other option but to continue down the path we are
already on, which is leading to a 1984/BNW nightmare hybrid dystopia, slowly but surely.
A major shock to the system, one that even breaks it, is our only collective hope at redeeming our collective selves by moving away from that which
lead us here. I might die. We *all* might die. But Oceania (1984) is no place I wish to live anyway.
Let the crash come. Hopefully it will be severe enough to give us a chance to truly realize and integrate the consequences of our past decisions, and
allow us to choose a new, and better way forward into the future, for all peoples, and indeed the entire planet.