I figured out I had to make a post about this due to all the trends lately happening on the internet and sadly NOT (unsurprisingly) on the mass media .
If we say we know how the world and our society works, we don’t know how it works. Just like Feynman said about quantum mechanics.
In this new millennium I feel there are challenges made upon our established institution, possibly driven by our inquisitive and critical mind when focusing on the strange events taken place in the last 100 years or so.
Unaware to many, central banks took power over states, even the most powerful ones. This likely triggered and encouraged the most infamous wars in human history occurring during the 20th century.
Religious Institutions rise their influence to further their agendas by even resorting to the Media and taking advantage of the search for oneness and connection existent in all human beings. They haven’t ever provided for union between all people, instead they perpetuated segregation between different cults.
Corporations rose their influence, surpassing many states, even my home country South Africa, in economic power and possibly manipulating them. They even control forms of mass media and prevent education from becoming efficient, trying to maintain the status quo by not informing and even making people unaware to the matters that are really relevant today:
Why the economic crisis? Where does the money come from? Why do we have so much useless forms of entertainment? Why aren’t we taking full advantage of our advanced technology for our benefit? Why are we still burning these primitive forms of energy instead of tapping the abundance of renewable energies available to us? Why do we face scarcity if we can do so much better in resource management?
If these questions were answered we would realize that crime, poverty, scarcity, racism, intolerance, bigotry would have no reason to exist. They are solely produced by our manipulated environment in which we are raised. Manipulated in someone’s own self interest.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism and to rabid nationalism are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet.
Given this I will leave you with some documentaries representing these announcements of change in the global community. View at your leisure and I challenge you to do your own research and your own thinking about what they discuss. Comment here, I dare you to do so.
And a possible brighter future for us when we solve all these petty problems: