posted on May, 3 2012 @ 12:24 PM
As others have intimated, I think it stems from the fact that we are in the beginnings of a new age. Every 2500 years or so, the old guard is ushered
out and a new one takes its place. The old has to deteriorate, be destroyed, or evolve into something else, and this takes some time. Until we adjust,
most of mankind will experience fear and doubt during this period of transition.
Information is extremely fluid now and is being dispensed rapidly (like water being poured out from a tilted vessel). At the click of a remote or a
keystroke, we can observe it all, and see what other people are up to. We measure our personal small world up against all these others, and sometimes
it results in "information overload".
And, of course, the evil deeds tend to be emphasized in the media because it sells. It is so much more interesting to read about corruption and
mayhem and dire predictions than it is to read about all the good and beautiful things some of our species are accomplishing.
In times past, it took a bit of effort to obtain information, and the lapse of time between the actual event and our knowledge of its occurrence
cushioned the fear of any immediate repercussions. Also, a lot of information was held back from general publication and only released after weeks or
even years had passed. Now it's scary untethered reports all the time, every day, everywhere......no wonder we are seeing so many personal and