Sorry, I keep expanding on my thought, though...
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
To add on to...
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
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Omg, you put it perfectly in one sentence, what I've been yammering at my girlfriend for weeks!!!
And, the various Indian tribes were likely what was left of major metropolis' like Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, etc, and they (clan)
likely just assumed the name of the cities whence they came.
And, the 'conquerers' - always decendents, in some form or fashion of the elites that survived the last cataclysm - Ancient Sumeria, anyone? A civ
that comes out of nowhere with phenomenal advances in agriculture, mathematics, law, etc...
Makes just a little too much sense.
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Take it a step further, and you have real evidence for the need for other conspiracies, as they relate to 1) the procurement of
money/resources, so that 2) preparations can be made and 3) the masses can be controlled and dealt with as the time nears, so as not to thwart the
survival attempts of the 'extremely fortunate.'
And, the only evidence of our past civilizations - if you've ever watched "Life After People" you know that even the most robust of human inventions -
like a steel I-beam - would be gone after a mere couple thousand of years. That's why our ancestors left behind clues/monuments in stone that
they knew would stand the test of time... hence the importance of... masonry (but I'm just spitballing, here)
It would not take very long for our civilization to de
-volve, under the right circumstances - think about it.
I'll give you a (very real, somewhat imminent) scenario: Nuclear pollution - either, by detonation due to war, terrorism, or due to power grid going
down (power plant meltdowns) - take your pick here, it's all bad (and, all possible). We're talking annihilation, and isolation. On a large scale.
For a very long time - think what it means to live without electricity for a moment (assuming, you've survived the nuclear poisoning) - forget about
the Internet, and air conditioning, for a moment, I mean... REALLY... think of a life without electricity... and a broken infrastructure... and, a
'mad max' mentality of tribal survival....
Now, we've got all these people who collectively have knowledge of awesome things like television, and automobiles, and refrigerators, and...
Things that fly in the sky(!)
... but so what - with everything in shambles, and no way to manufacture replacements... Eventually, knowledge is
lost. And, until knowledge can be 1) re-invented (or, 'discovered'), and 2) disseminated amongst the masses, the awesome and daunting task of
becoming a civilization must begin, yet again...
ALL it takes... is for the power to go out for a few days. Long enough for people to realize that it ain't gonna be coming back on, anytime soon.
When you have NO Electricity, EVERYthing comes to a grinding halt.
Food (preservation, delivery, harvesting, etc)
Plumbing (water AND waste)
[would this list ever end? Seriously, THE most important discovery, Ever!]
Think about it: The lights are never going to come back on - your previous life is not going to be restored!
Now, deal with that despair on top of everything you just lost, and the survival mode you have to be able to kick into.
This thought is inconceivable to most, and the fact is, there are already people living like this on our planet, today - I guess they know how to deal
with it better than us spoiled industrialized nations - they will probably survive. I guess that's where the whole 'blessed are the meek, for they
shall inherit the earth' comes from, no? ha ha
[And this could all happen if the little ol' light bulb 93 million miles away decides to "burp", someday(!)]
[insert any 1 of a zillion clips out there of Michio Kaku and a ton of others talking about the upcoming CME]
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