Who here has read or watched Stephen King? Heard of him? Most of you? Some? I'm hoping at least half of you have some knowledge of Stephen King, even
if it's only that he's a bestselling author of horror novels. For those of you familiar with the subject matter, it may shock you when I say that most
of his novels (if not all) are almost entirely accurate impressions of humans under duress.
The irresistible opportunity to reanimate the bodies of your loved ones (Pet Semetary)...our insatiable love with technology turning reality into a
nightmare ("Christine")...our suicidal urges to explore the dangerous, along with our voracious hunger for knowing/experiencing destruction and chaos
...and the most pertinent one of all, "The Mist"...which displays a disturbingly realistic protrayal of how humans, when trapped in a corner by an
unknown force, will decide to worship it, and will destroy their own humanity in the meantime, just for hope. Just for some kind of hope, no matter
what the means. Watch it, or read it, if you want more details. (hint: Wikipedia)
And one of the lines in that movie goes thus:
As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why
do you think we invented politics and religion?
Don't you think this is a little too accurate to be shrugged off? Look at the Saw movies...more philosophical tours through the dark side of human
stress. The willingness to help out a fellow person, but only if your survival depends on them. The moment you no longer need them - or maybe, when
your survival depends on their death
...you will instantly turn on them.
We have an irrationally large propensity for picking out the most inconsequential details and hating each other for it. Sexual preference, religion,
political views, color of the skin, body height, gender, career orientation, clothes, speech, hobbies and interests, opinions...even just walking in
the wrong place. Originally, these things were based on survivalism. One detail thrown off could mean the collapse of a stable structure. That which
was already working was not comfortable with change.
But as I have said before, this era is not reliant upon survivalism. Every single reason we have to hate each other...should be dust in the wind. We
have robots doing our vacuuming and building our cars, and we are growing diamonds and corn in labs. Fire can be started in seconds, by smearing goo
on a stick and throwing a match on it. We can control the weather, and we have broken the final frontier...space. We have sent man to the moon, and we
have raised the dead. For that matter, we have power over life and death itself.
Survive? Survive what?
Oh yeah...ourselves. We have only ourselves to survive. Our own instincts, which are still nudged by our basic desires for resources, territories, and
mates. We no longer need
these things. And yet, because of some hither-to unknown plan, we are lead to believe everything we see in papers or
on tv, we need. Furthermore, we have become convinced that despite the numerous poisons, chemicals, and additives in our foods and drinks, we must
have those as well. Because we are still in survivalist mode, we see everything and take the "Gotta have" to the max. And our government, for the sake
of keep itself afloat in a time when it is no longer "needed", has used this loophole to override our critical thinking skills and program us to make
Oh, and hate each other. Because that makes money too. And our government discovered long ago how easy it is to make people hate change...
So, this is the bottom line...every problem in the world is caused because of this: we want to use, but we don't want to be used. Thus, we are caught
in the paradox of helping each other out only because we must be helped, but we must get more out of the other person, but then the other person
notices and we have to give more, before we switch over. And then the other person moves on and we have to find another source of aid. We are taught
to feed off of, and hate, one another...so as to keep us blissfully rowing down "National Farm" river, where the ones who benefit most from our work
and our lives, the blood and sweat spent every day, are the ones who sit at the very top. The men holding the money bags, dangling their feet in every
single corporation in the world. We are the chattel, and we are mindlessly hating and destroying one another to further someone else's demented vision
Now that your eyes have been opened to the revolting river of discrimination and negativity that we are swimming in (because it makes money for the
government and whoever owns it) let's stop all the conflict.
The moment we unite, is the moment the big men on top lose. Nothing was ever gained by division except defeat. We are Homo Sapiens...we are
intelligent, we are powerful, we are protectors of this world. We were not meant to be pushed down, we were not supposed to fester in the bowels of
addiction, we were meant to rise. And we can only do it together.
Stop the hate. Apart, we will die. Together, we can win.
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