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Did people recognize they were moving into something bad?

I look around at the world today and it honestly makes me wonder if people realized what direction the world was moving just before it did during those horrific times in history such as Nazi Germany, The Inquisitions, the Crusades, etc. Surely some people would have recognized that things were on the verge of changing for the worse. One can only imagine how someone during the Salem witch trials would view their small community changing overnight from something safe and comforting into something confusing and wrong.

I look at the direction our country is going and I cringe inside knowing that this world is going the direction that it does. America is fast become a fascist country and the people within it seem to not only accept it but want it. I cannot even fully blame President Bush for the direction things are going simply because he is merely a product of his time. I won’t even pretend to understand all the intricacies of today’s politics, however I can see that we cannot continue in the same direction we are going without something snapping from the pressure. Gas prices can only go so high, people can only pay so much in taxes, and education can only take so many blows before the entire system begins to fail. What then?

I often find myself looking at my children and wondering what kind of world we have left to them. There is a majority of people now who believe that this world is a temporary stopping place on their way to heaven so feel that any attempts in keeping it clean or managing its resources responsibly is merely a waste of time. One only needs to read a few dozen messages on these religious sites to see that people are honestly HOPING for the end of the world.

Even turning a blind eye towards the religious cancer that infects our society we find government growing to absorb all facets of our life from issues of tobacco to controlling what information is allowed to reach the public in the various sciences. The media is no better when its only concern is circulation of its “news” and it focuses on death and destruction as well as silliness like psychics and mediums.

We are suppose to be in the age of information, the turn of the century of knowledge! But I’m starting to think that those titles are merely wishful thinking or yet one more media spin to make bigger sales at Microsoft. In all honesty, this is the age of Ignorance. People are actively embracing the “mysterious”. It says much that 80% of the world declares invisible deities, prayer, and angels as real and claim that discoveries made in science, reproduce-able results in research, and common sense as fictional.

I sometimes feel like the only sane mind in a mad mad mad world.

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January 30, 2007 - Posted by | Discussion, People, Religion, television

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