None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth; they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity. Isaiah 59:4 (21st Century King James Version)
This post is an expansion of a comment I posted on kulturCritic tonight in response to the current posting, “HEY EARTH! Y? YR PEEPS B SO CRAZY?
We’ve lived in a “reality” we’ve crafted and perpetuated to our liking for thousands of years. A reality that we are somehow “special” and that we can be and do what we desire, when we desire, without any consequences. That we are the dominant species and everything else in God’s creation has to bow to our will.
This reality was first perpetuated by religion. Our religions say this “reality” was “divinely ordained” and has hijacked spirituality to legitimize this “reality”. Religion from ancient cult practices in Mesopotamia and Egypt, up to the Church and other contemporary beliefs. Look at the many “truths” religion perpetuated that were more lie than truth. Look here in America with the Religious Right thinking it can act any way it wants without consideration for both the environment and for others. Throughout the evolution of religion, anyone who spoke out against the perpetuated “reality” found themselves executed by the religious powerful.
Hand-in-hand, TPTB (The Powers That Be) have legislated this reality through kings and queens that have enforced this reality as the law of the land and the backbone of their respective societies. Many wars have been fought thanks to this “reality”. This “reality” was codified into constitutions and later legitimized through legislation. To enforce our “reality”, we’ve created police and military professionals and endowed them with the power to detain and/or destroy.
This “reality” was later passed down to industry and our educational system-thus becoming part of our socioeconomic fabric. It has spawned slave trades, the conquest of foreign lands for resources, has trashed our ecology to the (almost) point of no return. Look at the current economic crisis-and Wall Street-and see what “reality” this “reality” created for millions of struggling people around the world. And if we had any questions, our educators and psychologists were all ready to promote this “reality” in carefully crafted histories and theories designed to numb the mind in to acceptance. Our media has become the promoter of this “reality” through its many iterations in the world today. From the cradle to the grave, we see this as our “reality” to be accepted and lived without question; to which our whole world’s built on.
However, this “reality” is crumbling before our eyes. We’re starting see see cracks in this “sure” foundation we’ve built our collective house on…
- First, religion’s on the ropes in Europe through decreases in church attendance; while the US is experiencing a greater acceptance of Atheism. People are finding that organized religion can no longer provide much needed answers.
- TPTB are losing credibility in Washington-and everywhere else-as ineffective leadership becomes the rule of the day. Here in the US, scandals are plaguing President Obama.
- The economy stinks and tales of “recovery” are nothing more than fantasies cooked up by TPTB, which many are beginning to realize.
- We’re witnessing our inability to conquer Nature as we see a tropical storm inundate the US Eastern Coastline, floods sweeping across Europe, and the specter of drought in various places.
- Plus, there are people (like Yours Truly) that can see through the smoke and mirrors provided by corporate media.
We need to start realizing that sooner or later, we will come face-to-face with Reality Itself. Our long-cherished foundations will crumble and everything may come down around our heads. We need to face the reality that we don’t “got it like that” and take it down a few pegs; to mature into a humbler and wiser people.
It will be painful and I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know what will happen when we get there. We will awaken from our “reality” fantasy and see that we can no longer retreat into it-it will be one hell of a wake up call for humanity.
Get ready people, Reality will be our eventual next stop. God only knows what we’ll find when we arrive.