December 25, 2012

Failed Mayan Prophecy?

I am writing this essay on Dec. 24, or about 3 days after the winter solstice...
three days after the 'end of the Mayan (long-count) calendar.' 
For some, invoking various manner of arcane reasoning, that date was supposed to mark the end of the world. Others understood that it simply marked the end of the long-count (lasting 5,125 years) used by those excellent time-keepers, the Maya.

Yet, there were pieces of 'supporting evidence' that seemed to corroborate the notion that the date 21-12-12 had some kind of ominous significance. The researcher Terrance McKenna arrived at the same date by transposing the Chinese 'I Ching' symbols into a mathematical time-graph. (And, critics claim, by some subtle forcing of the calculations). Many people noted that the date also can be viewed as signalling the aligning of the solstice with our solar ecliptic and with the galactic plane.

In Aztec lore, the date indicates a time when the solsticial sun rises in the heart of the 'dark rift' at the center of the Milky Way. Some reasoned that the energy output from that core would amplify that of our sun, and cause unknown catastrophes. Others say it marks the completion of the last 'Great Year,' or 'Platonic Year,' the 25,920 years it takes for the Earth's axis to complete its wobbly circuit around the zodiac. Many of these latter believers were convinced that the date marks the transition of humanity's consciousness to a 'higher dimension' or vibration of existence, whether we felt anything or not.

Whatever the case, the fact is that, by objective observation, 'nothing happened' on that date, 
despite the most ardent and dire predictions for 'teotwawki' ('the end of the world as we know it,' as it's often abbreviated). So, the question has to be raised, 'What was this really about?' I.e. was all the lead-up hoopla just media hype and human mass hysteria, akin to the Y2K stuff? Or was there some significance below the surface?

My feeling is that the Maya were no fools; they made that calendar for some reason to end on that date. Pundits are already suggesting that the calendar simply rolled over, like an odometer, thru a set of zeroes, to begin again. I find that conclusion too conveniently self-serving... especially given the tenuous tenor of these times, when even scientists admit that disaster could come in a number of guises, to bring teotwawki. Several aboriginal traditions also converge around the present time with predictions of either disaster or crises of some kind (refer to Hopi, Lakota, Hindu, and other folk-lore).

McKenna's construction may be somewhat artificial, but his understanding of the time-based graph was that it measured relative 'novelty' on the planet. Novelty was a word he used to refer, basically, to the rate of change of events. Moreover, he noted exponential cycles in his graph, where each newer phase compressed all the 'novelty' of previous phases into the latest cycle. Hence, when the graph makes it's final plunge down to the base line, around 21-12-12, it indicates a burst of 'infinite novelty.'

There's an odd remark to be found in the already-odd Book of Revelation, in chapter 10: “[6] And [the angel] swore by him that lives for ever and ever [...] that there should be time no longer; [7]But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets.” Most versions use the word 'delay' in place of 'time;' but it's chronos in the Greek, so judge for yourself. In prophetic context, it signals that God is preparing to wrap things up on Earth; it indicates the 'end time.'

Placing our three clues before a speculative mind, one can argue that the Mayan calendar-makers (who were also their priests) saw no point in beginning a new cycle. Their '13th baktun' would end close enough to the end of the current Age that it was futile to pretend the continuation of a following Age. Similarly, McKenna's I-Ching time-line echoes the same theme; after 21-12-12, global events go 'off the charts,' haywire, until the system implodes catastrophically-- his 'time-wave zero.'

 So, gentle reader, there's a possible understanding of the 'failed Mayan prophecy' for you. My theory, projected ahead a few months, maybe years, calls for an unprecedented swirling of totally unexpected events that will make our heads spin. Not very cheery, it's true; but better to be aware of doom than to be caught blissfully dreaming by a very rude awakening.

December 17, 2012

Chaos in Paradise

As the guru of pop-psychology in America, Dr. Phil McGraw is probably well qualified to make pronouncements on the tragic murder of school children and teachers that took place in Newtown, CT, on Dec. 14. Yet, if he joins the chorus of those seeking quick-and-easy solutions to such a complex problem, he becomes part of the problem, rather than part of the answer. (If indeed, there is a solution to this growing horror.)

Only in the last two minutes of Phil's appearance on the 'Doctors Show,' (Dec. 17) did they dare to brush on more fundamental issues underlying the phenomenon of mass-shootings by deranged individuals. Before they could get into any kind of analysis, the credits were already rolling. Keep that image in mind, for it is symptomatic of the entire manner in which the mainstream media treat all such traumatic events.

Using the power of mass media, the authorities (both seen-- i.e. politicians, and unseen-- i.e. powerful interests behind the scenes) control the complete tone of the public debate on any issue. For decades, the 'media line' has been to support all manner of 'liberal/ progressive' ideas, such as gay pride, and freedom of expression as it manifests in explicitly violent movies, and explicitly sexual music videos. At the same time, the media pretense at analyzing cases of real-life outbursts of violence (e.g. Columbine; Aurora) has consistently focused attention on immediate, proximate 'causes,' so that the implied solutions are always (and inevitably) of a superficial, futile nature.

The current anguish over bullying is a case in point. Authorities bemoan bullying and come up with all sorts of 'programs' designed to 'raise awareness' and other such amorphous tactics, (pink T-shirts, anyone?). Meanwhile, our police officers are out beating and tasering citizens who are, apparently, considered as criminals until they can prove otherwise.

There's a real disconnection between our simple-minded thinking and the reality in our midst. You can't have peace in a warlike nation; and you can't have sanity in an insane society. By any objective criteria, today's Western society is profoundly sick. We say we want peace and security, but our leaders keep starting new wars. We want to end bullying but we can't see that it's woven into the fabric of our 'free-market capitalism.' We want to end violence... but we're enthralled to watch it depicted on our TV screens for hours on end.

Yet, as Dr. Phil commented, there's no scientific correlation between the proliferation of violent, fictional programming and what's observed on the ground. First, we have to be highly skeptical of so-called science, since it has been demonstrated many times that 'science' can be sold out to those who pay the bills. (e.g. Tobacco, the classic example; also, nuclear energy; GE foods; etc.)

Second, secular society neglects, to its detriment, the recognition of spirit in the conduct of humanity. Maybe physical science will never measure the spirit, nor can it detect the influence of spiritually degenerate factors on the behavior of individual persons. Nonetheless, our common sense ought to tell us that broadcasting evil portrayals into our environment 24 hours a day must be affecting the population, and not in a positive way.

The tragic fact is that the dark genie was released from the lamp, years ago; practically speaking, it can never be captured again. I doubt that the majority are willing to give up their senselessly violent TV shows, (or, heaven forbid, their mindlessly entertaining sports and talent shows). As with tobacco, the cause-effect equation between TV programs and societal outcomes does not become evident until years have elapsed. Most people simply cannot make the connection.

Having said all that, however, I think Phil is right, to a degree. Most people would not be capable of mass-murdering their fellow beings, even when clinically mentally ill. There's an ultimate reality behind the mass-murders that's too terrifying, too outlandish, for the average person to accept. Even the lowest among us is too decent to grasp it. When you look at the pattern of world events with utterly objective eyes, it becomes obvious that the evil in our midst is planned, programmed, and orchestrated deliberately, at a 'high level.'

Sure, I know-- this is conspiracy talk... and we simply mustn't 'go there.' No, it's totally against 'the program.' What a brilliant way to keep us enslaved to the illusions created around us! Anyone who points out the bars surrounding our cage is immediately silenced as a nut case. They fabricate the prison, then they let us police it, using their embedded conditioning. Marvellous! Such a demonic system could only have been inspired by the 'father of lies,' Satan... but we can't believe in such a fairy tale in this scientific, modern age.

Whatever your beliefs, there are certain individuals who are eager agents of the satanic spirit, and who have been plotting the present destruction for centuries. These people thrive on war, chaos, and bloodshed. They invent philosophies (e.g. Communism, Fascism, Capitalism, etc.) to ensnare our minds; they instigate wars to achieve their political ends and enrich their treasury; they supply endless drugs and entertainments to drain our capacities to think and act; and they corrupt our morals by any means possible, to leave us spiritual zombies.

These secret controllers conducted their agenda with a certain amount of discretion until the beginning of the 21st century. Then they began to act overtly, starting with the giant spectacle known by its date, '9-11' of 2001. Their hubris is stunning, to the trained observer. Clues of planned 'events' are foreshadowed thru various pop channels; execution of the events is often sloppy, with obvious inconsistencies left unexplained; reporting via their media is outrageously biased;
follow-up actions (e.g. public enquiries) fall unashamedly short of the most basic standards; and so on.

Yet, they rest secure in the strength of their installed, social programming. There's even a famous 'fairy tale,' by Hans Christian Anderson, about the 'Emperor's New Clothes,' that lays out the essential elements of flim-flammery for all to see... if we but had the eyes. The exact details are even thrown right in our faces-- on the screen as 'thriller fiction,' of course. That way, the true explanations for real life imitations can be dismissed as mere fictional imaginings.

Many, if not all, of the mass-shooters are really unfortunate mind-slaves created by agencies of the hidden controllers. This is too monstrous for most normal people to comprehend... therefore, they will reject the idea out of hand. But even  Dr. Phil noted that these mass killers could not be predicted beforehand; they often appear well within the bounds considered normal in a world where norms keep getting pushed towards further limits.

Phil stated clearly that conventional psychiatry is incapable of identifying mass murderers before they act out. How can one explain this phenomenon then?... unless you accept that they have been programmed to perform certain tasks after some trigger initiates the 'buried program.' This theory is esoteric, for sure, but there exists an extensive (if reviled by the mainstream) literature on the subject of 'trauma-induced mind programming,' which is what happens to these killers, usually in childhood.

To re-cap: these horrific mass-shootings are not random, they are planned and instigated deliberately to destabilize a population. These events are used as the first step in the 'problem-reaction-solution' model that the controllers use as their main strategy to get what they want. And if you don't see what they want by now, you're really not paying any attention. It's a full police state, where all citizens are under their complete control. If you need an image, just think back to the media portrayals of the now-defunct Soviet Union.

In just a dozen years, the USA has come a long way towards a dictatorship, by leveraging the 'problem' of 'terrorism' with their 'solution.' TSA goons assume everyone is a terrorist until they've been molested (aka 'inspected') by their agents. Surveillance and wiretapping no longer requires warrants. Anyone suspected of terrorism can be arrested, possibly tortured, and held for years without charges or trial. Anyone, anywhere, identified as a terrorist can be executed by simple presidential decision. It's even worse than in the USSR, because this time there are virtually no restraints.

Finally, I have to point out the pathetic narcissism of the conditioned, American public. The loss of life by violence in America is always treated as an immense tragedy of monumental proportions. At the same time, the loss of equally innocent lives of children and civilians in far-off lands (e.g. Afghanistan, Pakistan) at the hands of American forces is dismissed with barely a shrug... if it's even acknowledged. This kind of callous disregard for the suffering of 'foreigners' is typical of early adolescents, which shows the level of maturity of the brain-dead masses.

Newtown is the latest component of the 'problem' created by the black hands of the puppeteers. The reaction, predictably, is the outrage felt by a populace that cannot feel safe anywhere in the once-fair and enchanted kingdom. Now we await the 'solution,' which surely has been prepared for just the right moment to spring on the primed public. A call for gun-control is going to seem the reasonable course of action to many, including the Ministry of Truth, as the mainstream media should now be called. The hidden agenda is to remove the last obstacle to the imposition of a complete police state on the self-proclaimed 'last bastion of freedom.'

A great many Americans have grown up with the ingrained notion that they have a constitutional right to bear (fire)arms. It will be a colossal clash between the old paradigm and its ardent believers, and the new program conjured by its New World Order manipulators. Year 2013 is shaping up to be very ugly.

December 9, 2012

What's Wrong with the World?

Well actually, everything. Really-- everything. If this response sounds unduly (radically) pessimistic, 'sorry; but when you take the time to really pursue the question, you can't avoid this conclusion.

'But, that's utter pessimism!' complain the optimists. No, I reply, that's realism.
 Optimism, in the face of overwhelming evidence of immanent disaster, is not optimism, but sheer, pig-headed denial. 
Those presiding over the accelerating destruction prefer the masses cling to their pathetic optimism, because a serious grasp of reality would shake the populace to the core.

Where to begin the litany of what's wrong, then? Answer: at the fundamentals. Let's make it clear; it's not a case of growing problems arising as a result of the increasing complexity of modern life. No, it's much deeper; it has to do with the very basis of our civilization. Especially our Western civilization.

Our 'modern way of life,' as we refer to it with a certain pride, is fatally flawed at its very core. Think of it. Our basic paradigm is a model wherein 'goods' must be produced in ever-greater quantity to satisfy ever-growing demand. If this does not happen, the system goes into recession, which entails shrinking standards of living, with weeping, wailing and teeth-gnashing.

This paradigm is a formula for eventual disaster. In a closed system-- which our finite Earth is-- you can't keep extracting resources at a constant growth rate, to produce 'goods', ad infinitum. In the words of a study produced in the 1970s, there are 'Limits to Growth.'

It's not that simple, the optimists protest. True; it gets worse. The economic model doesn't run in a merely deterministic fashion, like some inevitable law of nature. No; it is entirely a construct of human design, and hence, subject to all the vicissitudes of corruptible human nature.

As it has evolved, the Western economic model has acquired all kinds of complexity that we simply take for granted. One of the primordial elements is money. Originally a convenient medium of exchange (facilitating multiple barter transactions) money has become the great measure of success, the greatest power on Earth. The pursuit of this power has become the ultimate motivator, the instigator of grandiose achievements... and of despicable crimes.

Money is one of those things that sounds like an excellent idea. After all, we don't all have craft skills to make things for barter; but we can all perform some kind of work, and earn credits of exchange that we call money. Except that the inevitable has happened: the good idea has become a monster. The pursuit of money, in combination with the attendant notions of 'the free market,' and social Darwinism, has spawned predatory capitalism that threatens human survival.

Archimedes (or one of those Greek geniuses, back in the days before the almighty dollar) was so confident in the prowess of applied physics that he stated, 'Give me a lever, a fulcrum, and a place to stand, and I can move the world.' Much later, in Renaissance Europe, people discovered that a pile of money can do the same thing, with a lot less effort. Institutionalized money-lending (i.e. banks) took a stranglehold on the economic model, that has only gotten stronger with time.

The invention of the corporation, a soulless entity wholly devoted to the accumulation of wealth, was an important step in the social hegemony of money. Maybe it was corporations that boosted this whole religion of eternal growth. Whatever; the mixing of markets, corporations and capital combined to create monsters that everyone thought were friendly, for a while. 'See,' the people boasted, 'Western capitalism has wrought economic miracles!'

Behind the curtains of history, however, by the manipulation of the three factors, a few clever individuals attained unbelievable wealth. Instead of just being a huge heap of 'beans,' that wealth enabled those families to actually mold history. By financing certain kings and factions and so on, they fomented wars, redrew maps, and installed ideologies. Some diligent research will supply the details of how all these things were accomplished, starting with Mayer Amschel Bauer, whose family line morphed into the Rothschild dynasty that essentially runs Europe, and by extension, the world.

So, out of the abstract concept of money arose the political power to rule the world. And there's a lot more. Leveraging their enormous clout (the lure of jobs, pay-off of politicians, legal threats, etc.)  the corporations have pushed the pointed end of capitalism into every part of our biosphere, wreaking havoc with nary a care... after all, who's responsible? Corp's are mere 'entities' and their directors have 'limited liability.'  Only Satan could design something so prone to malevolence.

While the worst polluters make some cosmetic efforts to mitigate their damage, other corporate criminals pursue alternate paths to perdition. Monsanto, the champion of genetic modification (aka playing God) has been aggressively pushing its modified grains in every market, yet resisting all efforts to have its products labelled as GMOs. If GMOs are so beneficial, why are they trying to hide their use? And why do the elite insist on only certified organic food at their own tables?

Our government regulators once paid lip-service to 'the precautionary principle', that placed the onus on industry to demonstrate the safety of their initiatives. Now, both caution and principle have been simply dropped in favor of a pedal-to-the-metal rush into the great unknown. While species die out, and evidence mounts that this policy is fraught with risks, nothing slows the juggernaut of 'progress.'

Perhaps the worst aspect of corporate hegemony in society is the complete control they have grasped of our communications media. With 96% of the media business owned by only half a dozen mega-corps (in the USA, at least), our view of the world is entirely filtered by the corporate gate-keepers. All the blatantly egregious actions and policies of the global corporatocracy are spun and presented to the populace in the most flattering light. Where the media were once critics of government, they now constitute the Ministry of Truth (i.e. the lying propaganda of the rulers).

The power of money extends to every aspect of life. In education, it's the textbooks that spout the 'correct' (corporate approved) views that get published and promoted. It's the 'proper' research that gets funded in the universities, ensuring the dominance of 'the party line,' in every art and science. We live in a carefully fabricated Matrix wherein the truth is not recognized even when thrust in our faces... which it often is, but in the guise of fiction.

While Americans believe the nonsense fed them by their lying media that the USA has the best form of government in the world, the truth that most of the world gets, by now, is that it is instead, the best democracy money can buy. With virtually no spending limits on candidates, it's a frenzy for corporate 'donors.' It guarantees that politicians go to the highest bidders.

Not only that, but America's system of government departments run by un-elected, presidential appointments is unparalleled in most Western nations. These bureaucrats are largely drawn from the very corporations their departments are supposed to regulate. How are they going to restrict the profit-potential of their former employers... who are most often, also their 'post-government' employers? It's totally sick; but the average, brain-washed 'merican thinks it must be marvellous because it's made in the USA.

Corporate control of a society allows all kinds of crazy abuses. They have convinced most of the 'free world' (giggle) that adding a toxic poison to the water supply is beneficial to the citizenry. Yes; this stuff is going to prevent tooth decay! Wow; what utter crap. What next-- will they add something else to the water supply to prevent, uh let's say, AIDS? Ask yourself, how do they get away with this kind of foolishness?

In a like vein, the pharmaceutical industry exists as the biggest drug-pushers on Earth. But they make mega-fortunes on their products, while your local purveyor of cannabis is always in imminent danger of arrest and jail for his business. Those legal drugs are approved after publishing 'clinical trials' that demonstrate their statistical efficacy. But they don't have to reveal the tests that refute their efficacy! Of course, the FDA (Food and Drug Admin.) is usually headed by a shuttled executive from the drug industry, so... don't expect many refusals. Consequently, the number one cause of death in the USA is now (hold your breath) complications from prescription drugs. Progress, indeed.

With ex-industry executives running the regulatory agencies, is it any wonder that the US gov't is making concerted efforts to 'regulate' (i.e. eradicate) the health product industry? Products made from natural substances cannot be patented, and thus, can't become cash-cows like the synthesized products 'invented' by richly-paid corporate scientists. It's big industry versus small industry, and in the free-market system, we all know what Darwin said about the expected result.

The optimists (God love 'em) will say that the system will eventually correct itself, that's the beauty of 'free enterprise.' Well, I'd like to place a small bet on that. (Actually, a very large bet!) There's only one way this present self-defeating system can ever correct itself-- and that's by total collapse. Which is exactly where it's heading, at full speed now. Even secular analysts agree; see, for instance, The Fourth Turning, for a historical-cyclical study of what's occurring.

This rush towards catastrophe is no accident. The dark force that has opposed the Creator from the beginning of the world is pushing this agenda at full bore. His human accomplices think that they're working towards a system that will reward them with Earthly riches. Meanwhile, their master puppeteer knows that it's a lost cause; they're all soon going to hell together.

Why, you might ask, do the powers really in charge of the world keep themselves hidden, and sustain this pretence of democracy and freedom? Goethe had the answer centuries ago; he stated 'There are none so enslaved as those who think they are free when they are not.' It's simply much easier controlling a society when the people themselves are content to be enslaved to their illusions. Otherwise, it takes a lot of troops/police on the ground to keep the lid on. Compare Orwell's bleak dystopia in '1984' with the happily drugged inhabitants of Huxley's 'Brave New World.'

So, here we are in the second decade of the 21st century... somewhere with the worst combination of Brave New World and Oceania. While the restrictions imposed by urbane but brutal governments grow increasingly inhuman, the number of mindless TV reality and entertainment shows keeps growing. Television and electronic gadgetry have become the 'soma' of our age. Behind the lugubrious scenes tho, lurks the true reality... of Guantanamo, Bagram, Gaza, Libya, Afghanistan, ad nauseum. One day, there will be a rude awakening.

The preceding diatribe is the bad news. But, there is behind it all, good news. The present corrupt, irremediable, irredeemable system, devised and advanced by the 'father of lies,' Satan, is about to collapse spectacularly and definitively. (See Revelation 12:12). There will be no sudden airlift to safety for those who attend the right churches. Everyone will have to make their choices and deal with it.

When the destructive forces of the cosmos reach a zenith, and the diabolic sentient forces seem poised to deliver world-wide death, then our Savior will appear and will restore true order to creation. Until then, we're in for a very rough ride, one where the 'new optimists' will be the former pessimists, who have faith in the ultimate victory of the Rock of Ages.

December 4, 2012

End Times Craziness

... continues unabated. In fact, it gathers speed, as you read. The sheer magnitude of the insanity is staggering... for anyone with 'eyes to see' that is. For the majority of frogs in the metaphorical saucepan, it's just normal life on planet Earth. It is what it is, as today's contemporary generation loves to intone.

One gets the feeling that all the still sane folks are taking refuge in the last bastion of freedom, the blogosphere, all exchanging our anguished musings on various aspects of the unfolding train-wreck. The big names are now familiar to us. Regrettably, many of them are wasting energy fighting among themselves, no doubt to the glee of the madmen behind the scenes.

The rest of us unknowns toil away at our keyboards, posting our pearls of wisdom, and casting them at the feet of... who? The odd reader who happens upon our obscure websites, perhaps truly seeking the wisdom provided, or maybe just entering a misspelt URL... who knows?

Meanwhile, the destruction accelerates. We finally reached the finish line of the uniquely bizarre American pretence of selecting a head of government-- a marathon run covering most of 49 states and 12 months (minimum) and, oh yes, burning thru something like a couple billion dollars of 'donated' money. To assuage your post-election blues, there's still the inauguration games to be held in January, wherein more millions will be spent to make sure dignitaries and commoners alike are all duly entertained.

Do I sound slightly sarcastic, jaded by the banal stupidity of it? Sorry, but I just can't help it. Last month, we celebrated (if that's the word) Remembrance Day. November being the rottenest month of the year seems ideally chosen as the season when, since there's nothing better to do, we 'honor our valiant soldiers.' You know, those brave men and women who fought for our freedom, giving their lives and blood to preserve our glorious system.

This day has always troubled me; there's just something ironic about sending people off to fight and, perhaps, die, and then holding this public holiday to 'honor' them. I realized long ago that wars were events where old men sent young men off to die for dubious invented causes. Later, I found a few truly brave soldiers who admitted that the whole thing was a racket-- our armies were the enforcers for big corporations with interests in foreign countries.

Only late in life have I discovered the ultimate truth, which is, at once so bizarre and so awful that few individuals can accept it. It is that (stated bluntly) the world is run by gangsters. Sure, you think I employ literary hyperbole; but I mean it. These gangsters wear expensive suits, travel in exclusive circles, have charming manners in public, and give high-sounding speeches at important-sounding functions. They make the decisions about war and 'peace' (such as it is), about flows of currencies, the flow of 'energy' (petroleum, for all intents), the flow of guns, drugs, slaves, and most of all, deception. I almost wrote 'bull-sh*t' for deception; but this might be read by sensitive eyes.

We fortunate folks born in the 'democratic West' think the world is somehow, 'mostly sane,' with periodic outbursts of organized violence involving professional or amateur soldiers attempting to kill people for any number of ostensible reasons. We have come to take it for granted that that's just how the world works. A growing number of matrix-dwellers are starting to wake up to the realization that those manufactured excuses don't just fall out of the blue. Someone-- persons or organizations-- concocts those reasons and promotes them as 'casis belli' (the excuse for wars).

Those wars always create outcomes, which normal people consider highly negative-- death, destruction, chaos. But for the manipulators behind the scenes, the sick minds who instigated the conflicts, the results are usually positive-- profit, political gain, and consolidation of their schemes. They call it 'Ordo ab Chao'... order out of chaos. (Yes, it's printed right on the US green-back; ponder that item a while.)

But the world is in continuous chaos... so where's the order? It's coming; or so they believe. Each new outbreak of violence and war brings them a step closer to their ultimate goal-- a single government over the whole globe; their 'order' established over all. Some innocent souls actually regard this notion as wonderful. With one world government there'll be an end to international wars, and one police force fighting crime in all its forms.

Some religions actually anticipate this glorious state. That's how effective is the propaganda of the globalists. The innocent lambs know nothing about the essential corollary terms of their utopia, which involve the reduction of the Earth's population down to a 'manageable' 500 million selected individuals. How they get rid of the other pesky 6.5 billion persons is open to (very dark) speculation.

What most pundits miss is that we already are under 'one-world governance.' It may not be recognized under a UN acronym, but it's been in place for a long time. We are all under Satan's government. The satanic spirit rules behind the scenes in every area of our lives-- education, politics, economics, entertainment, science, and even religion.

That's precisely why we (society) keep failing at making things better! Think of all those 'rhetorical wars' that drag on ad-infinitum-- the 'war against crime;' the war against drugs; the war against terror; the war against bullying; the war against poverty; the war against war... all of them 'lost causes!' We can never eliminate even one of these perpetual problems because  the managers of these 'wars' do not want them to be won! Their funding, and big salaries, would dry up; and who wants that?

The ordinary Joe and Jane want a peaceful, decent world where they can get on with life. The globalist/Satanists, on the contrary, want to turn the entire world into a feudal fiefdom, with themselves (the 'one percent') lording it over the majority, who would exist purely as their slaves. They will resort to any level of chaos when they think it will further their stinking ends.

But there's a huge problem for the globalists. They are being played for suckers by their boss, the 'capo-stone' of the satanic pyramid of command and control. The human agents of evil think that they're going to ultimately inherit, by following their superior's plans, the feudal world described above. But Satan has other plans, based on higher knowledge.

As it states in Revelation 12:12-- “Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.” The great game of the ages is coming to a dramatic conclusion. In every sphere, this planet is being destroyed, as the environment and ecology are pushed beyond all ability to recover sustainably. This destruction not only consumes the Earth, but naturally, the human population as well.
At a deep, subconscious level, many people are becoming aware that we're approaching this precipice of history. Many cope with the notion by envisioning it as a beneficial crisis, wherein the Earth's inhabitants will ascend to some new, higher, conscious state of existence. Others seem to succumb to the darkness, and end their existence violently, often taking others with them.

A segment of so-called Christians grimly yet eagerly await 'translation' into heavenly realms, in rapturous deliverance from the end-time chaos they anticipate. Other 'Christians,' plus many Muslims, are expecting the one called Antichrist to make an imminent appearance, prior to the return of Christ as deliverer from evil. Jews too, await their long-expected Messiah to finally install them in their rightful place as the rulers of the world, from their capital, Jerusalem.

As much as a cadre of prescient bloggers are striving to awaken the masses to the dangers ahead, the great majority are highly resistant to anything that disturbs their  slumber. So much so, that they denounce the prophets as 'doom-sayers,' alarmists, miscreants, exploiters, and so on. In no way, tho, are they prepared to do a little investigation of their own to assess whether there might be some truth in the warnings.

So it's a period of great confusion. Globalists are hell-bent on reducing the world to an unlivable state over which they somehow rule. Religionists are sitting on their holy books, waiting for Godot, their favorite deus-ex-machina, to suddenly arrive and rescue them from the evil that the secularists insist is all in our minds. And the stupified majority would rather tune it all out and watch 'reality TV.' Crazy times!

See... I did bring this essay back to the original theme. There's a glimmer of sanity to cling to.