Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 4:45 p.m. EST by randart
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I have spent a massive amount of time reading and posting here and in the end I have changed. I no longer think things will end well, with consensus, for our society or the world. Humans are too myopic and obstinate to make the necessary changes to avert collapse of a sick system.
Greed seems to rule the day in every way. I was watching a program on the boob tube about the survivalist types who are selecting land to "survive" the coming madness. They are stocking up on canned goods, weapons, ammo, and all the required things people need if the supply chain fails us. What do they think they are doing? Are they planning on restarting the human race as the dominant species? We all know where that has gotten us over the centuries.
I went out to breakfast with my wife and niece this morning and realized something that sort of sent a chill through the few synapses I have left in my brain. Everyone has a "smart phone". Even children are sitting there texting while "sharing" time with their families. I realized that these little electronic devices are ubiquitous in our society and that they are not social tools but are separating us even further from one another, but we all have to have one. There is something very sinister lurking in this trend but I have not figured it out yet. I remember an ad for some phone a while ago that had the catch phrase, spoken in African American slang to a point, and it went "I know where you at. Where you at?" I thought back then that this was nothing more than a monitoring device used to track us where ever we go.
Why we are the way we are is what it is I suppose. If you want to "survive" then get rid of your phone first. Go underground in society, and prepare to be able to eat one another. That might be the only survival tactic that will work but what sort of society will emerge from this? Only time will tell.