Hey there, ATS'ers. Let's chat.
Take a good hard look at the world around you. Witness the wars, the violence, the unrest, the chaos. See the unfair laws, the unjust courts, the
blatant criminality of our so-called "leaders," the inequitable economic system (twice as bad as slave-owning societies like
Look straight into the eyes of the tyranny that once had been lurking in the shadows. See it gradually growing stronger, slowly daring to creep out
into the light.
In America alone we have a government that believes it has the right to indefinately detain
citizens accused or convicted of no crime. We have a Congress that ruled itself immune to insider trading
laws. We have a Supreme Court whose impartiality has quite
possibly been compromised
have a president who waived the ban on arming regimes that use child soldiers
unconstitutionally murdered at least four
We have financial systems that looted
taxpayer money and
refuse to disclose where it went. We have trillions missing
from the Pentagon, a fact that
never got investigated because the computers containing the monetary records got targeted on 9/11... an event that's almost indisputably a false flag
that our own government either committed or allowed to happen.
We have a government running the drug trade
, and federal agencies heavily involved in
child sex trafficking
And this is only scratching the surface, to say nothing of horrors like Fukushima
Japan and human slavery
in China and
throughout the third world and a million other things that
we can no longer ignore.
The interconnectivity of the Interwebz has given us this unbridled perspective upon our society, this raw vantage on our collective failings--and
things are not looking good. Nor do they seem on the cusp of improving anytime in the future.
The evil has become shockingly apparent. The demons behind the curtain can no longer hide. The holes in the dam of society are leaking, and the whole
structure is about to burst.
And the responsibility for all these atrocities lies with mankind as a whole. This is the world that we together have built. This is the world we've
chosen to create (yes, CHOSEN!), because deciding to wallow in apathy-fueled inaction instead of fixing these problems is still a choice.
We--together--decided to create this monstrosity.
Now, we need to decide what to do about it.
The trajectory of a human life is a lot of the trajectory of any object moving through space--it continues along its current path until diverted by
some sufficiently powerful force.
The trajectory of a society is an aggregate of numerous lives, and thus has even more momentum (and requires an even greater stimulus to throw it off
course). To steer the helm of society in a new direction, we need a mass of informed individuals who are ready for change and willing to act to bring
And if that opposing force never comes, our society--our species--will continue even further down this untenable path. If that happens, it's game
over. Quite clearly I can see the endpoint of this course our society is hurtling upon, and it ends with a loud splat against the cosmic wall of
oblivion. Unless something comes along to divert us off this suicidal path, this course is going to end in our complete destruction, or a catastrophe
so bad that those who survive might prefer to be dead.
So my questions to you are these: Can we save ourselves before we cross that tipping point, or is it too late?
Are we as a society a drug addict that has to hit rock bottom before finally picking ourselves up and deciding to make a change?
Or do you think one day soon we'll catch a glimpse in the mirror, decide we no longer like what we see, and begin to turn things around before things
get REALLY bad? Because as bad as things are, they can get much, much worse; and from the general malaise and indifference of the majority of society,
we might need to go there before enough people wake up to grab hold the helm and turn this ship around.
And if that's the case, how much farther do you think the pendulum needs to swing towards insanity before we get enough momentum to move it back in
the other direction? How much will it take before we as a species change?
Can we even turn things around? Or will our greed, our hubris, our animal instincts lead us to the end of our branch on the evolutionary chain?
Looking forward to a robust discussion. But even if you've got nothing to add to the convo, I hope at least I gave you a few moments of pause to
think. Because these problems aren't going away until we solve them. We can't sweep this under the rug, not any longer.
And if we don't solve them in time--well, we won't be the first species on earth to go extinct... but we might be the first ones that managed to
cast that fate upon ourselves.