Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Information Genie

and the genie they feared was the Truth

"Things which are built in haste, go hastily to waste." Thinking back now, I can't help but be reminded by this chinese proverb I had once read while munching away on a fortune cookie. 

Our world had began to change very rapidly in the first few decades of the 21st century. The internet had emerged to transform human culture on this planet in both great and not so great ways. Technology was increasing at such a rapid rate that those who had wished it would have unfolded at a more human pace were having trouble adjusting to that Twitter/Facebook e-bay/amazon leviathan usurping what had once been several thousands of years of civilization's naturally evolved way of communication and commerce.

Those warm and fuzzy folks many had often referred to as the the 'New World Order', or 'Illuminati', had whole heartedly embraced the controlling aspects of our newly advanced computer borne technology, and as a result had revealed themselves, and their malevolent intent, even to those who had once been die hard 'sceptics'.

In Canada, systemic Iranophobia had settled in, and the Harpo government had become nothing more than the Canadian arm of the Likud party (a far right wing party that had led the nation of Israel down a dark and militaristic path under the guises of 'national security').

In the US of A, a similar process was taking place, and a philosophical malaise had begun to set in. There was a common belief that 'freedom' was a luxury item to be obtained only during times of relative peace. Costly wars (both human and financial) were being fought to rid the world of an infestation of boogeymen, much the same way one would call on an exterminator to rid one's home of mice.

The truth was that their manner of doing this (known in those days as 'the war on terror', or was it 'terra'?) was akin to whacking recklessly away at a wasps nest, while asking their population to wear uncomfortable protective clothing for their own 'security', and then wondering why the wasps had hated them so much in the first place.

So as internet communication led to a greater awareness of how the world actually worked, right down to the influence the corporate-media had inflicted upon us in shaping our beliefs, the greater part of humanity was quickly waking up, and not a moment too soon. 

This transformation scared the shit out those folks who had until then, known little else other than 'being the ones in charge'. 

Crisis after crisis was being engineered either by design, or simply as a byproduct of their own shortsighted stupidity. The unfortunate consequences of systemic dysfunction had forced the controllers by instinct to step forward with their tired 'solutions', which of course, in the end, always gave them more power, and the people less.

As the global situation worsened, the peoples of the newly impoverished countries of Europe were soon beginning to make that ye-olde 'Occupy' movement seen years earlier, look like a village folk dance, Police and military were being given carte blanche by the planets control freaks to use violence against normal folks who just wanted to hang onto the very basic liberties their democracies had once promised them.

The information genie was out of the bottle, and the controllers of our world used every technological advantage they could to try and stuff it back in. 

In the end though, it was their insistence on ramming that awkward square peg known as 'humanity' into their uncomfortable and so very tiny round hole that had led us smack into what was to become known then, and for all of the ages to come, as our inevitable rendezvous with destiny.

Future CT   Village 5, Nova Avalon.   Year 17 P.T.E.

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