reply to post by ModernAcademia
S&F to you. I as well do not believe in alien intervention, residence on earth etc. they are out somewhere, but I doubt they do much meddling around
with us. I am still working on the book with pretty much exactly this topic.
The key reason for our being in one hell of a mess, is a simple one: We forgot to be true to our nature as a species. Even here on ATS, each time I
remind people that we are still after all the "Naked Ape", no matter if dressed in a Bio-Hazard Suite or an Astronaut suite, we are still the naked
ape. Which we are somehow aware off each time we are in the shower.
The real problem is our invention of religion and money. Other species invent and develop as well. Some species of birds sure put every architect to
shame with their nest designs. All species live by a principle of minimum effort for maximum gains to sustain their lives and ensure the continuity of
their species. Some species use tools and some species even take anything, natural or artificial and turn them to use for their benefit.
Only us humans however have adopted a system we rely on, that is totally unnatural. Namely religion and money.
While money originally was maybe meant to be a token for accountability, it has taken a life of its own. And like an artificial drug, - a drug that
has to be chemically prepared rather than just picked and smoked - (Crack, heroin, etc) it has caused us to become addicted to it in a totally
different manner than what a natural drug would do. And once we cross this fine line between what is natural and what is artificial, we tend to get
mighty confused. Money has caused us to be addicted to greed and power. Nothing shocked me more than to find out that Herman Goering would during the
last days of WW2 sit in his bunker and calm his nerves playing with his stolen diamonds and gems while all others around him # their pants as the
bombs were falling on Berlin.
Anyone who has ever observed autistic kids will know that unlike a normal kid who loves to cuddle a teddy-bear or some other fuzzy fluffy things,
autistic kids stand out with their attachment to any object that has no real feeling of "warmth". A friend's autistic child is dragging a 1/2 cup
plastic measuring spoon around 24/7 as her "teddy-bear". That's why autistic kids freak at TSA checks, they freak at normal human touch in
And our money society and greed based motivations are akin to the way an autistic child acts to natural human touch.
And unlike a person who simply decides to stop smoking marijuana and will see very few withdrawal symptoms, same with an alcoholic, the Crack guy will
have a hell of a hard time getting off it.
And religion, organized religion, not natural spirituality, has brainwashed us again into unnatural behavior. With shame and guilt and especially with
an almost perverse obsession on defining how our sex-lives should look like.
It is strange that a god that has "created" us is so much concerted with our sex-lives.
Instead of living a naked live, and being dressed for the Job and the elements only, nudity is persecuted almost everywhere short of the actual
designated nude beach. Pictures of bloody mangled corpses are the norm on our TV, but all hell breaks loose when one picture of some naked breasts is
And till we do not break this vicious cycle, we will repeat history over and over again, no matter how many civilizations and empires we let fall and
new ones we may create out from the ashes.
There is nothing "alien" on this earth, except out money driven greed-acid trip.