Here’s a post from Buddha Dreamer:
Some thoughts on your recent postings, and what is to come. As you know, I am psychic myself, and get stuff all the time. I have been thinking about the japanese reactor situation. At the moment, it is a crisis, but not a catastrophe, in the sense of millions being killed by nuclear fall-out. In spite of the sensationalism, the existing fallout elevels are going to give some people illness and cancers, but a minute proportion of the population, so far.
The reactors, and I get this psychicly, asre not going to blow. We are in for months of badly handled rescue work, but eventually Fukushima is going to be shut down, and the radiation contained. I think there will be a large “Dead zone” around the Reactor, equal to the present evacuation and fall out zones. Bad for the japanese, but it will be tamed, like Chernobyl was tamed. The rest of us will not be greatly effected.
I also get psychicly that I will live to a very great age, which sounds unlikely, given what is to come, but I get this repeatedly. Also, what kind of World I am in then. Horrible, but fascinating, like a science fiction film of the future. Even more technology, gadgets, etc etc, and permenent political, economic and social crisis. The Global crisis we are now in the first part of, will deepen, rapidly. The impact of peak energy supplies, (no more oil soon) and peak food, plus massive natural disasters, and the urge by the main great powers to seize everything for themselves, will make for a very nasty, blade-runner type society. (see the movie, to see what is coming!). The smaller countries will be integrated into a tight system of interaction/cooperation, and exploitation of their natural resources. Democracy will become a bare sham. Society will split in two, with the massive underclass, and a small elite. (The 400 familes, in Amerika.)
The underclass will rebel, in ways not forseen. The internet is only the beginning of this new world. Like I said: See the movie. Bladerunner. how did they get it sooo right?
I had the same feeling at first that the reactors were not going to blow. And I agree that it feels that the situation in Japan will remain relatively local. However I do feel we are going to see a lot of changes, perhaps even more surprises from the market and more revolutions to come as well as earth changes. We are in period of remarkable transformation. I think this is going to mean over the next 100 years that our population will not continue on the increase but rather on the decrease. Perhaps overpopulation is bringing out the worst in people. The trend toward social Darwinism, letting the poor fend for themselves while giving the richest 1 percent steal even more pie.
Right now I’m most upset with the fate of America and its pull in two directions – capitalism vs. democracy. The two are actually antithetical to one another when taken to their extreme as I will demonstrate. Democracy is a government for the people run by the people – no matter how rich or poor, big or small your state you have an equal voice in the government – your vote counts, your opinion matters and we as individuals self-govern based on our collective consensus.
Capitalism (unchecked and run amok , without regulation, which it is now) thrives entirely on where the money flows. Whoever shows the biggest profits wins, there is no social agenda here except over the years lobbyists and multinational corporations have taken over – I’d say it’s been a long transition but the cementing of the merger of corporate interests/money/power/wall street and Washington happened during the Nixon administration. I think we had a slow and silent coup – where the wealthiest one percent started to take over Washington through bribes, lobbyists and bullying via economic interests. We now truly have a purely capitalist state that is closer to Fascism in its definition than anything Mussolini was able to achieve during his dark reign.
If we are a Christian nation as so many have made claims (which by the way we are and we’re not – depending on which forefather you are looking at – for example Thomas Payne was very anti-Christian and pro-science as was Thomas Jefferson) then it is not Christian (in any way) to take away medicare, social security or any social programs “entitlements” which by the way people are entitled to because they paid into them. You can’t have a social contract with the people stating it is going to help them out and once people are old and broken down take away the only thing that keeps them from being indigent in some cases. Or be “pro-life” and pro-death penalty and be against helping children who are born into poverty. The whole Tea Bagger thing is an obscenity of the highest order and I believe it will back fire in a violent way as they push people further and further into a corner. Let’s face it the Tea Baggers are just a group of ignorant people who have little to no understanding of the logic of what they are supporting, instead the Tea Bagger funders – the real leaders, not the goons out front are the wealthy one percent. They use fear, jealousy, ignorance, racism and derision as tactics to get petty or isolated people to be lead astray through fear and lies. I feel the core of Tea Baggers don’t really have any clue that they are cutting their nose off to spite their faces, but that’s exactly what they are doing. I think many of them were on the polar opposite side of the debate raging in the 60s when social liberalism won out for the most part – these people were quietly stewing and planning their revenge. Unfortunately, those ignorant middle class and poor Tea Baggers who have allied themselves with this wealthy one percent who is just using them for their financial agenda, will quickly be rewarded by their backers with poverty, scarcity and cruelty. I think the underlying message of the Tea Bagger movement is if I can’t have it no one else can – sort of the same thing that motivates jealous lovers to kill their ex-partners. They are an intellectual plague upon the earth.
We are quickly becoming a broken nation. So many rejoiced when the Soviet Union came falling to its knees – oh, yeah, capitalism has won! We were in a nuclear check mate now we are in a dangerous world of potential nuclear obliteration which could happen anywhere in the world as long as someone had enough money. We don’t like to think of how unsafe we are but we are in a very precarious place.
I agree with Buddha Dreamer there will be many who live and thrive. I’m not saying it’s the end of the world – but it maybe the end of the world as most have known it. America may very well slip into becoming a place with very few middle-class, a place that only the wealthy and privileged can truly excel in. The rest of us will have to piece meal our lives together, going from one thing to the next, trying to innovate our ways to a better future.
I surely hope the dark side of the American consciousness looses ground. It has always been my observation that there are two Americans – the one we are told about in history class – the proud idealistic one in which we are the good guys and try to do the right things, and the true America which is much more complex and dark – the one in which slavery, indentured servitude, child labor and institutionalized race and sexism have flourished. The America that committed a genocide against the Native Americans, the brutal indentured servitude of the poorest of the poor who took ships to the US in hope of having a better life and of course the disgusting and horrifying practice of slavery which is grotesque and unthinkably barbaric for anyone who would claim their savior to be Jesus Christ who not only preached love if all, but was one of people who themselves had been enslaved.
I don’t know what the answer to our problems are but I’m certain fear, hatred and ignorance are not the pathway out of our troubled world.
Interestingly I noticed that nearly all people in my generation (born between 1957-1971/72) had a split in their lifelines to what amounts to around their 40s-50s. I always wondered why that was I think we are seeing the answer to that right now. The vast majority of us are having to change careers in middle age and rethink our expectations, our way of living and our lifestyles.
I certainly don’t want to scare anyone and wanted to address Buddha Dreamers comment about having a long life. I’ve never been a proponent of the idea that California was going to break off into the ocean, that a comet was going to hit the earth or any one crazy wild event like a pole shift was going to occur and change everything. I believe our world will change on a quickened geological scale, for the earth it will be insanely fast, for us it will be generations. As it has already been.
I always have faith that we are fantastic beings with limitless potential and if we put our minds and hearts together for the greater good we can overcome anything. However we must be willing to do so.