Amazing new scientific advances are still happening rapidly. How quickly we’ve gone from searching for planets of any kind to finding many hundreds of them including Earthlike ones. We can create organic motors out of single molecules, that replicate themselves. Soon we’ll be able to inject nano-robots into people that will run around repairing specific organs or removing placque from arteries.
We’re seriously talking about mining asteroids, something that was science-fiction in the 1950′s. We have robot scientific vehicles investigating Mars, and materials made of carbon that are stronger than steel. We have hand-held computers that give us GPS coordinates, make phone calls, take pictures, and have many other functions.
At the same time, as our knowledge grows and humans advance technologically, our civilizations are crumbling into chaos, our cities are in disrepair and getting worse, drug use is becoming almost universal, and poverty is rising rapidly along with crime. Horrendous assaults on the innocent continue to shock our senses.
It’s not a World War on the scale of either of the last two, that’s happening now, but it is a world war we’re experiencing, one of ideology. Militant Islam is on the rise and on the march, expanding violently into the nations that it already had a strong presence in and taking over, and pushing into new territory beyond that. The Muslims are fighting among themselves over control of each other, as well. So far the body count in Syria, alone, is around 60,000, and Iranians continue to die at the hands of their government, as they’re doing in any country taken over by Muslims.
In Mexico the death toll from the drug wars is now considered to exceed 120,000, and continues to rise as the murdering spills over into the United States. These are available statistics from Syria and Mexico that we hear about. There are far more deaths occurring in African nations and in Asia that we don’t hear about, as the fighting and executions by and between Islamic sects and current governments rages on.
Russia is rebuilding rapidly now after the crash of the Soviet Union, and has always been a global threat. That hasn’t really changed, as Russia continues to impair the interests of every other nation in order to advance it’s own, while China does exactly the same and is now threatening a war over the energy-rich waters between it and its neighbors. China plans world domination, and the Islamist aren’t part of the plan.
India is forming an alliance with China, for protection against the Islamists. The Saudi’s are financing the Islamic Brotherhood which is taking over everywhere it can, and the Saudi’s control OPEC. The Russians just want all the power they can get while the others fight it out, South America is uniting against the West and allying with the Islamists, Western Europe is fighting off subversion by Islamist immigration and collapsing economically as more and more people demand a share of the same resources that less than half used to live off of.
It all strikes me strangely. I’ve never seen nor imagined such incredible scientific progress, and it’s happening simultaneously with the disintegration of human society. It’s logical, though, and a natural result of our excessive and still rapidly expanding population. Massive immigration invariably brings conflict, poverty and all that pertains to it, while the greatly increased number of people also puts a lot more minds to work on creating advances.
Population pressure is forcing advances. We must find ways to deal with our numbers, to feed us and control us. The 90% of us who are slow mentally have to be managed by the 10% of us who have the intelligence to do so, and the methods of this management vary considerably, depending on the ideologies of the managers.
There is no agreement in the world, as diplomacy no longer brings it about. From now on, it’s who has the biggest stick.