When I post something, I tend to not proof read it fully. I will then go back immediately, re-read it, make corrections and re-post it. That’s not the optimal way of doing things, however, it also allows me to read it in the form it’s meant to be read in (rather than an editor) and it also allows me to think in different directions. I usually re-proof an article several times because of the above latter statement, to give new insight.
That being the case, I just re-read my Stage 2 article and I’ve come up with yet another tid-bit of info that seems plausible to the situation.
1) Are we at a technological level prime for the Government’s plan.
2) Are we at the socio-economic point to allow this to occur.
I say yes to both. The technological side is a given. The infrastructure is almost 100% in place to allow for total control of just about all avenues of our daily lives. From the electrical power grid to the delivery of staple items such as food and water, the government, if so choosing, could in fact slow down and/or stop delivery of just about everything, with the exception of localized power coops and natural gas (where it’s locally available from gas wells in the area).
As for the socio-economic side, I believe the economic side is pretty much self-evident. On the sociological side, for those that don’t realize it, we’ve become a society of people that simply don’t care all that much about our fellow man. Oh, the majority of you say that you do, but the bottom line is, when you “Ooooo!” and “awwww!” at those stories on television, you’re doing so as a knee-jerk reaction. The bottom line is, when that woman killed her kids last [inject whatever day, week, month, year you so choose], most of you, if you were standing there when she was about to do it, would not have intervened and tried to stop her. Let’s call that the “kill-the-babies test”. Some of you would have reacted in a manner benefiting a civilized society. Some of you would turn your head. Most of you would simply say “…why isn’t someone doing something to help those poor kids!?!?!?” and otherwise do nothing.
You know it’s true. You’re only lying to yourself if you think most people would help.
I know for a fact I would help, even if it were to cost me my life. That’s the kind of person I am.
Be that as it may, the point is, people are indifferent to most everything. Most people these days, have no clue what’s going on around them. If they were aware, we wouldn’t have so many comedians and television stations, etc. doing “on the street” type activities, asking people “who is the President of the United States”. There’s a reason they run these skits, because the ignorant masses in America don’t know the correct answer(s).
You cannot point the finger at someone else for your own ignorance. As long as you can get to a library, visit a website or have attended enough school to learn to read, you can educate yourself. Not doing so is your own problem.
And this takes us in a full circle of discussion, straight back to entitlements and what can you give me today?
“…Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” — Thomas Jefferson