I am often wondering if the days we are living right now are "those days" where the change is not only possible but also necessary. I have been
trying to compile a list of facts to support that thought. It is easy to think that "we are special", but sometimes i wonder if every generation was
thinking the same thing. Are we really living strange days? Are we really special? Is the world in a state that has never been seen before? Should we
feel responsible ?
1) We can destroy ourselves.
You all know that we have been producing weapons that could destroy more than 1 Earth and wipe all living things. This is a big realization and it has
been true for the last +-60 years. We realize that war is no longer a game, but that it is possible to destroy everything and everyone at once. We
hear of that notion so often that sometimes i wonder if it is taken seriously. It is important to realize that the threat is not a natural disaster,
but that we are our own threat. We have knowingly produced the means to our own destruction, and it tells a lot about us.
"If we do not
destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars..." -Carl Sagan
We have created the internet. Something that enables us to communicate instantly all over the world and share the information. This is completely new,
just like the capacity to destroy ourselves. Maybe it is still to early to tell where this could lead us, but that capacity to communicate has already
shown great potential. I often think that if we were able to communicate perfectly "mind to mind" about our needs and expectations in life, every
conflict would immediately cease. I would become you and you would become me. We realize what is real : we have more in common than what we thought.
Our differences are very little compared to our similarities. The world is becoming a little village.
“Communication is depositing a part of
yourself in another person." -Anonymous
3) Free energy ?
We have all heard about those potential free energies, or with very little cost. Is this becoming a reality, or not ? I will let you be the judge of
that, but whatever you think, we are gonna need new, clean and efficient energy, because oil on top of its other disagreements, is not infinite. If
this was to happen, the change would happen at a greater speed and with greater potential.
“There is not the slightest indication that energy
will ever be obtainable from the atom. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will. - Albert Einstein, 1932.”
4) The end of capitalism?
Everyday, we see new reports telling us that the economical situation is bad. I think that capitalism has served his purpose in the past, but it has
now become a nuisance. We no longer need an ideology to shape our lives, but we now need an objective method to satisfy the needs of more than 7
billions of human beings, and i said "needs", not "wants" because with the end of capitalism, comes the end for the need of an advertisement
industry. Mankind has never been more full of knowledge, of ideas and technological possibilities, and paradoxically inequalities are growing,
unemployment is growing. We have everything we need to step up to the next level, only ideologies and artificial problems are stopping us. In my
opinion, the end of capitalism is inevitable.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest
of things for the greatest good of everyone.” - John Maynard Keynes
5) Climate change, pollution
Whether you think climate change is man made or not, you have to admit that there is a climate change, and that there is pollution. It is fairly new.
We have already started to pollute the area around the planet with debris. More and more endangered species, water polluted, air polluted, food
polluted, etc. I don't know where to start and where to end on that matter. It is showing that we need to change, it is showing that we need to
change not only for ourselves but also for everything that lives on this planet, because we are connected, morally and physically.
6) Overall discontentment and 2012 prophecies
Whether you think the 2012 prophecies are real or not (i don't), i have to admit that the timing is perfect. If the days we are living were a work of
imagination, a tale, it would be a best seller, because even if there was no prophecy, i can't imagine the world going like that a lot longer. It's
as if we made everything we could for an end of days prophecy to appear. Aside from that, there is a global discontentment, a global revolutionary
spirit in the air. People don't trust their governments any more, they also distrust the mainstream media.a little bit more everyday.
That's all i can think of for the moment. Feel free to add your own facts or feelings regarding the possibility or the necessity for a deep change.
Do you think these are the days ?