The Age of Fear

This is the age we live in, the Age of Fear.

Fear of offending someone.

Fear of saying the wrong thing.

Fear of not being good enough.

Fear of societal collapse.

Fear of the end.

 

Today the Doomsday Clock was moved 2 minutes forward to 3 minutes to midnight, the closest it’s been since the U.S. was testing atom bombs above ground. The change came about because of tensions with Russia, nuclear testing in North Korea and Climate Change. That means, for the past 50+ years we have been at 5 minutes to midnight.

The Doomsday Clock represents the likelihood of a global catastrophe.

This is the age we live in. An age where, instead of trying to stop a disaster, we just count down to it while the whole world continues gassing up their cars and blowing one another up. We’ve had the technology for electric cars since the invention of the car, we’ve made 100 year lightbulbs, we knew about sustainable energy when electricity was invented.

What did people do?

They chose to make money. They chose to produce products that fell apart quickly or destroyed the environment to turn a profit.

They chose their own destruction.

Now, here we are. People with some sense. People who are trying to make this world a better place and we have the highest chance in history of being wiped off the planet because of a few money-grubbing assholes and tyrants.

There are 300 million people in this country alone and only 3 million have all the power. We outnumber them a hundred to one. Take your life into your own hands and make this world better before there’s nothing left.

A corporate tyrant cannot rule if no one purchases from him. A government cannot run if no one follows them.

Make a difference before it’s too late.

 

Ben

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Well said – we can’t complain if we let people do this to us.

  2. hammonjonnie says:

    Amen. The government can govern themselves, much less us, unless we allow it. I read a book awhile ago, it ended with the U.S., becoming 8 different countries. Maybe that would be better. Who knows? As it is now, it’s not working for the people, it’s just making the greedy, get free diet. If it did happen I would choose the country that was more sustainable, and did things that bettered life for everyone.

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