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And You Have FAITH In Mankind..? by Merwin
You Believe Man Can Make This Work... Please.
My "superstition" has a lot more validity in history than what you are putting your faith into.
Where is your expectations of this brave new world coming from? Where in our history can you point and say "why here is proof that this can be done... they have done it before... here... was Utopia!"
Where has it ever been when faced with mind boggling desperation that the powers that be said, "patience... if we simply exercise patience and allow our applied solutions to take root then we will have the society everyone has longed for but never realized."
The powers that be, are driven by fear... fear of the masses starving and rushing their gates. Fear of the mobs who have had enough of their empty promises. When the fecal matter strikes the atmospheric impeller it will be because of the immediacy of desperation that no politician's promises can overcome.
The powers that be know this and they have their plan, if they are not making you privy to it... it must be because they did not get your memo (email) demanding that you be kept up to date and well apprised of all their contingency models.
And what I speak of is not a contingency, I suggest to you that it is their preemptive solution that will occur as a show of force. Force that will compel compliance. The fear needs to be imposed on the masses, not the other way around, organized oppression and mass murder of rank and file citizenry has many models for the new oppressors to draw from... French revolution, US treatment of Native Americans, Stalin, Hitler, Chairman Mao, and even more recently in former Yugoslavia, and various African genocides.
Your willingness to go all warm and fuzzy over science fictitious postulations is way more superstitious in form and fancy than Christianity ever was.
Do you really "believe" that all of a sudden the powers that be will scrap common sense of how it must go to get these sheeples in line, simply because they promised you Utopia without bloodshed?
They will say in their hearts, "...well, we got all these people on board to do our bidding, and they will continue to do our bidding when it gets ugly or they will become fertilizer fodder as well. And little do they know that they will become fodder anyway, after they've served our purposes."
Why do you think the rain forests are being wiped out..? Could it be, because it is too difficult to collect the native people with such an excellent place to hide? If the rain forests are done away with it stops their source of natural sustenance and it makes them dependent on governance provisions and therefore easier to round up.
Why do you continue to TRUST mankind? What superstitious blithering rubbish. Where is your faith in mankind coming from? What is it based upon? Mankind in his most noble endeavors have corrupted those endeavors to subjugate and murder the masses, both in ancient times and recent history.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely and to think that mankind will all of a sudden drop his ancient MO for some STAR TREK pie in the sky is more horrendous nonsense than can be imagined.
We have our one and only true example of miraculous intervention in the affairs of man, that stops his self mutilating course of action right in its tracks and offers a miraculous, but viable alternative. Ah, but the prideful "we can do it ourselves" brain trust turns its back on it because it doesn't satisfy them intellectually.
So I gotta ask you Man... what has your intellect done for me lately?