There's something going on, indeed. there's a lót going-on, even.
Buuut... That's the net-result of information being freely distributed globally.
Something that was unheard of in the earlier days where newspapers, radio, and TV selected the news we were shown.
The góod thing about it, is that we are more&more starting to think as a "global organism" We sign Avaaz-petitions, tweet&twitter with protesters in
countries on the other side of the world. Buy what we desire from the other side of the globe! And having it on our doorsteps in 3 days (real Hawaï
shirts from Hawaii, most recently in my case
English has become the "lingua-franca" of the global stage, where in earlier times, several languages vied for dominance. Everybody comprehending the
same language is a revolution on it's own. A revolution started by The Web.
Today, we live in a rather unique, New World Order (yes, I said it) However, it is nót the NWO that the power-brokers had in mind. Hence the turmoil
in the Middle-East, and our ability to closely monitor that, without interference from newspapers, TV and such. The MSM are -basically- caught "with
their pants down" by active bloggers from allover the globe.
The world of finance is another branch of those "with their pants down". The current disarray on the World-Markets, is a direct result of their
connectivity. "Flash-transactions" weren't possible befóre computer-algorithms. In théir case, they went under from their own success. Yes, in the
30's they didn't need a PC to instigate a market-crash.
The difference today is, many people are, more or less, awáre of how the financial scammery works. A rather unwelcome by-product of people's instant
acces to information.
I sincérely doubt that a normal citizen in the 30's knew how the markets scammed them. Nowadays everybody understands the way how f.i. Sub-prime
works. It makes it véry hard for the professional scammers to come-up with something they, themselves understand.
Also one of the reasons of the sheer panic that has a choke-hold on many a Dictator and/or theocracy.... They are in disarray, unable to adapt, and
thusly trying to squelch the info by violence, the only way they dó understand. Sucks to be them, because their violent intervening, only made things
worse for them.
In the days of yore, we were nicely sheltered from the happenings on a global scale. No longer so. Again, we are in the proces of becoming a "global
This "Global Society" fills a lot of people with a localized sense of community, with a deep dread. Some swallow and go on. Others try to halt the
Global community with bombs and violence. To no avail, I might add. We are on this steam-train, thundering forward in an unbelievable speed.
We hardly get the time to breathe, and the next development drops on our doorstep. It's exhillerating for me, but I can imagine that less flexible
minds feel forlorn, lost in a forest of possibilities they can no longer oversee,let alone grasp to ponder in a balanced way.
So, net-result is a sudden grasping-back to old securities, religion, nation-states, culture etc. The things that give us the illusion of security,
For some, it goes even further, and they try to fit the chaotic nature of The World in nice, clean&comprehensible conspiracies on a global level.
Well, in reality, conspiracies dó happen, but they are álways small-scale. On a grander scale, the secrecy becomes untenable. Simple as that.
Oh, and something to ponder: Dictatorships have a shelf-life of about 30 to 50 years. I cannot directly find the research, but plotted against the
current flock of imploding states inthe ME, it seems about right.
Bottomline: things seem to change in breakneck speed. That might scare You, but it's the logical result of a completely new paradigm, started through
the bloodless revolution of the "information Society"
The connectiveness of us, humans, is únprecedented. Sociologists, psychologists, economists , heck, conspiracy theorists, áll of them are completely
lost, because there is, simply said, "no precedent" in the past, for the world of today. Nóthing to hold-on to from the past.
Information Technology has changed the world in a way that we couldn't even predict when we were already felt "mighty connected" on 9k6 modems and
bulletin-boards in the 80's
Think about it: I am trying to re-assure someone on the other side of the world in -almost- real time, despite the fact that I do nót know You.. We
are engaging in a round-table discussion with unknown people, waaaaaay out of our localized, national communities. Something that in the Past, could
only be accomplished by the elite through travel, and slow, arduous correspondence.
Isn't that, like, the móst amazing thing?
(PS to make matters worse for those with a certain apprehension towards IT:It's accellerating. Apparently nerve-cells líke growing on Silicum.....
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