posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 02:22 AM
I think this is the mentality that comes up whenever expansion happens. It is the fear of unknown.
Once I Googled my name and found a dissertation someone had written, which used my story in examples of similarities between the mindsets of people
who experienced alien abduction and that of the earlier european settlers in Australia. It was wierd to see my statements compared to those of these
much earlier people in a different place!
They were frightened of savages in an unknown land... they saw them creeping around in the middle of the night, they claimed to have been taken in the
night by them. It was a rather fascinating observation.
In my personal case, (and I do not think she noted this fact ) I was in a foriegn country, where I could not speak the language, feeling extremely
isolated and vulnerable. This I had in common with early settlers (though to really make her hypothesis stand, I should have seen french people
But I thought a lot about the expansion that happened to most of us as the Internet became a common tool.
Like explorers and settlers of new and wild lands of the mind, we suddenly found ourselves having to communicate with people from completely different
cultures, with different values, different perspectives.. the familiar rules for interaction no longer applied, and if our physical being wasn't at
risk, our ego, our mental sense of being as an individual was suddenly under pressure to survive a crazy jungle!
It would make sense that around the turn of this century, people started getting paranoid, and violent, and civil wars and revolutions began to
happen..........and we find ourselves being conspiracy theorists and stuff.....
edit on 23-2-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason