posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 09:28 AM
reply to post by jonnywhite
Points taken. Thoughtful response.
Yes I am pessimistic about things getting better but when I read the headlines and talk to people I see that they are either ignorant of whats
happening and/or thinking everything is fine. They are more interested in things I see as less important that the elephant in the room.
It's not all about me. It's about us. WE are the ones who dug this hole. Problem is there are very few that are really trying to get us out.
When I was young my father took me to the May Day demonstration in DC (1971). We marched. It was awesome how many people were there peacefully
demonstrating. We took over the nations capital. That generation, me included, stopped the vietnam war. We forced the establisments hand and they
withdrew from indochina. That was the america I remember.
Now try to do that. Number one nobody shows up. Number two the Government surrounds you with military like forced that are armed with weapons to
shut you down.
People apparently are so consumed by thier lives that they wont take the time to protest. The occupy movement was a good sign but look what they did
to it. Relatively little media coverage. I went to occupy DC and it was sad, after seeing what a real protest looks like. It was like a group of 2
hundred or so and they were tightly controlled (surrounded) by law enforcement.
So the point of my post, which few, other than you and a couple of others seem to have missed, is that It's going to take a severe slap in the face
to get people motivated. Sadly that slap will need to be directed at things they truly care about, their money, their stomachs and their
materialistic lifestyle. Like it or not that is whats coming. Not because of some huge conspiracy but by sheer logic. We have elected incompetent
leaders and will pay the price. We try to control nature instead of working with the natural flow of things. We think that the basic human need is
wealth which will lead us to happiness. We are truly lost.
I used to think the hundred monkey effect would kick in. The idea that people would wake up and the numbers would reach critical mass. That is
happening but I dont think its happening quick enough to avert the oncoming crisis. I think positive in the sense that when we rebuild we will
remember the mistakes we made before. Money wont be the driving force or key ingredient for happiness.
Please debate with me on how we arent headed for a cliff. I want to believe theres still time, I just dont see how it can be true.