posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by TheNewRevolution
I agree completely. Which begs the question... what is the point of the government if I'm still expected to look out for myself? If a government's
purpose is to maintain public services & infrastructure, then why do I pay so much extra tax to fund things I don't need, want or even care for? What
good are the police except for solving crimes which have already been committed? If I got murdered, and they found & arrested my killer, would that
make me any less dead?
We rely on the establishment for basic protection far too readily indeed. I think it's time we reappraised our dependency on the "System" entirely.
And in fact, I think the implementation of a new TRANSPARENT System altogether is necessary
to avoid future social catastrophes.
But I also think it's time we began to look out for one another. Because, although you're right, my own survival is my own responsibility - I have
about a dozen close friends & family who I would die without hesitation to protect. And I suspect many of them would do the same for me. So why not
survive independently in small communities of like-minded friends?
It doesn't have
to be every man for himself. And it doesn't have to be a violent society. But then again, the sky doesn't have to be blue.
But it is. There's plenty of things in this life that don't make sense to me. Modern civilization & the human condition are only one part of the
profound existential confusion of Earth.
But who cares? If the System collapses, I'll probably get killed and raped by bikers anyway since there won't be any police around to stop them. &
so what? We all die. We might as well die properly & with style, right? Better to go out caught in the crossfire between gangsters with a bang, rather
than a whimper. But there's no need to rush the inevitable. I'm just gonna enjoy myself in the meantime. I'm too broke, medically-burdened &
downright lazy to bother trying to create a reliable bug-out plan. I just don't have the energy to care anymore. If it happens, it happens. Why
worry? Maybe it won't. You never know.
This planet is a strange place. Anything is possible in our corner of the cosmos. Maybe peace will just magically manifest itself amongst the people
of our world without explanation? Who knows. Weirder things happen all the time. Or maybe it won't, and we're all f#cked. Either way, I've got
things to see & people to do. I don't have the time or patience to sit around blindly speculating on what might or might not happen to our
rapidly-decaying civilization if we continue down this worn-out path.