Every single day, with a mix of fear and excitement, I check google news headlines and ATS expecting to discover that some sort of massive event has
happened (particularly in the realm of human affairs), and our lives will never be the same. Some call it 'The End of the World as We Know It'.
My rant is simply that I'm getting tired of living in a state of anxiety and ever present fear and worry that this may happen any day now (or even if
it won't happen suddenly, that it's incrementally happening before our eyes) even though I've done nothing wrong in my own little world and try my
best to be a good, decent, and honest person.
Due to; the massive concentrated powers of government, corruption, instability, massive US debt, the ever growing dependent class, class warfare,
psychopathic greed of the elites, massive human population with endless needs, oil dependence, possibility of wars, potentially dangerous
technological breakthroughs, etc
...I feel an obligation and craving to be constantly plugged into the web of instant communication in order to
keep an eye out for the tsunami forming on the horizon...the next big event or even just a clue seeming to hint towards one soon to come. (I think
that much of this is due to reverberations of the trauma of living through 9/11...Older generations also have lived through other life changing
historic events (cuban missile crisis, threat of nuclear attack, WWI, WWII,..that instilled long lasting fear, unease, loss of security, worry, etc.
All of these events based around violence have the power shape our collective unconscious for quite some time
I'm tired of being at the mercy of people I've never met and that I actually despise...You know who these people are...Some focus on democrats, some
focus on republicans, some take the zionist approach, corrupt bankers, secret societies, bildaberg, whatever..It's all boils down to the same
These people (or at least some sort of impersonal force(s) that they collectively contribute to...Aldous Huxley mentioned these 'impersonal forces'
that we are now becoming subject to with increasing pressure
) have the serious potential to affect my life in a big way and there's truly nothing
I can do about it. The best thing I can do, is OBEY!, be a good little boy and go to work, pay my taxes, and fall in line. It's also perfectly
accepted and encouraged to stay distracted by sports, money, entertainment, celebrities, tv, iphones, facebook, sex/porn/lust, beer/drugs/sedation,
gossip/ego games, divisive non issues that are made to be issues like gay rights, abortion, immigration, etc., discussion of the current political
theater being staged, and cutting coupons to save a couple dollars off of processed foods while many of the wealthy elites live in disgusting opulence
and crap in a toilet worth more than I make in a year.
Maybe it's just part of getting older but I feel an increasing sense of helplessness and inability to do anything about the way that the whole world's
gone crazy so to speak. Don't get me wrong, from an objective viewpoint humanity hasn't ever acted as cooperatively and rationally as we should've.
But when I look at any sort of mass media that we are awash in nowadays I sometimes feel like I've entered the twilight zone and an alarming number of
people are walking around like zombies, passively being sucked into all sorts of advertising, propaganda and brainwashing (not to mention the many
distractions I listed above), and never take a step back and say "Wait a second, what the hell is going on here?
I sometimes feel kind of silly going to work and interacting with people everyday as if everything is normal and we aren't soon to face a truly
serious crisis..I am amazed and worried that many people don't seem to possess a sense of urgency about it all.
To try to bring this tangential rant full circle, you may be thinking that I should actually envy these willfully ignorant borg like clones who don't
possess the sense of urgency that I do because they therefore don't have to be Tired of Waiting for Something to Happen.. The problem is that they
may live in the dark in an ignorance is bliss scenario (to varying degrees in their defense, and I'm admittedly probably uninformed about plenty) but
once you realize the magnitude and the seriousness of the problems that I've tried to outline here then there's no turning back.
The only solutions that I can offer are
1) we need to start questioning if our society needs to continue to be run by the immoral institution of the state which has a monopoly on force and
the threat of force.
2) those not already conscious of them already need to now become more aware of the problems associated with ego and desire which have been thoroughly
addressed by eastern philosophy...buddhism, taoism, tantra, hinduism, etc. I'm not imply that we all start wearing robes and chanting all day but
there's a glaring imbalance in the world of western vs eastern ways of thinking in this area and a balance must be restored for the better of mankind.
edit on 25-10-2012 by Jedimind because: (no reason given)