All over the world, nations are in turmoil, and the condition seems to be spreading like wildfire. Some attribute it to the increasing availability of communications networks, some attribute it to Bin Ladin, while others hail the doom of 2012. Whatever the reasons, people seem swept in the currents of change, I think because of the dormant dissatisfaction that we all have suppressed for so long, seeing no alternative but to live out our days on this planet as lowly, walking, talking apes. Now we see science creating invisible particles, cybernetic limbs, and even life. We obsess about progress with a plethora of superhero movies, and our craving for something more is re-awakened to the point that it rattles our teeth.
But I fear our impatience may be our undoing. Indeed we are in an era of change, but while technology surges forward, humans are stuck on the delusional philosophies that allowed them to have hope in a formerly hopeless existence. My life has dedicated itself to making human philosophy compatible with human progress, and I see a handful of others attempting the same, but we may already be too late. What will happen when one of these countries in uprise throws out its government and acquires a cache of nuclear warheads and biological weaponry, without any accountability for its use? Bolivia is approaching a year without government, and Libya looks to be headed in the same direction. Not the most advanced countries, but I suspect there will be more to follow.
I want to encourage all of you not to become part of the hysteria that accompanies these fights for "freedom," even when you may agree with the motives and the ends. Be a rock in the storm, that all mankind may weather it out. You may not think your single voice matters much, but words and attitudes spread, as is evident from from all the craziness you can see on the news. Be patient and we will get there; to a place where individuals have true freedom, a freedom that does not threaten that of others. Slow your roll, my friends, slow your roll.