posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 10:13 AM
In our 21st century schizoid civilization, we can see the glorious results of a misspent youth. Like an adolescent, our civilization has developed
enough to know its place, but is full of pride and lacking in wisdom. Its big enough now to take responsibility, but like a teenager striking out on
his own, our civilization is trying to take on too much, too fast, in an effort to grow up too quickly.
It is difficult for the average human being to manage their own lives in today’s world. Civilization has become so large and complex, it’s tough
to maintain a place in it, much less excel in your personal life. In my opinion, I’d say that civilization on anything more than a clan or tribal
level is too big for humans to manage.
Here in Michigan, we can’t seem to handle our problems on the city, county and state level too well. Our crippled state taking over management of
Detroit, the corrupt local officials embezzling funds, towns dis-incorporating, and counties barely scraping by are all examples of how well we are
handling things at these fundamental levels. Now increase that to the size and complexity of the United States and it is apparent that we are barely
holding it together. Expand that to the entire political world, it can only get far worse, especially when mankind believes they can have control over
the natural world as well.
Our present civilization is far to large and complex for human beings to handle. We need to simplify everything in our lives. Sure, we need
specialists in all areas, but we all need to know and participate in the basics as well. We need to encourage behavior that benefits humanity and the
natural world. We need to discourage selfishness, vanity, greed and corruption. Unfortunately, I think we’ve gone beyond the point of no return to a
simpler morality based lifestyle.
Although I certainly don’t believe the black widow will be taking over after our soon to occur epic human failure, I like these lines from the Alice
Cooper song, “The Black Widow”, spoken words by Vincent Price.
If I may put forward a slice of personal philosophy, I feel that man has ruled this world as a stumbling, demented, child king, long enough! And as
his empire crumbles, my precious black widow shall rise as his most fitting successor!