Happy New Year’s Rant

Happy New Year’s Rant
FIVE scenarios for our time.

How’s this scenario: A HAARP-engineered electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon knocks out the electric power grid in a portion of the country. The US government tells everyone we have been attacked by “enemies” IN the United States and locks down everything. Martial law is declared. Power is cut off in selected sectors, causing widespread panic. Bank accounts are frozen. There are wholesale runs on markets. Potable water becomes a critical shortage. New vectors of diseases are introduced. Possession of firearms becomes a crime and turning them in becomes mandatory. The IRS, NSA, and DHS become the arms of the Evil Office, rounding up “undesirables,” taking them to the holding camps the government has been preparing for years. America has been defeated and we have lost our freedom. Could it happen? Yep, tomorrow. Look out, Sheeple.

Or how about this one: A small-scale nuclear war erupts in the Middle East…an exchange of a couple of nukes. The world is horrified at the devastation and the brutality. All at once, UFOs who have presumably been watching the whole time, make a blatant appearance to peoples and governments around the world. Working with some chosen human leader, a new peace is quickly forged with their guidance, assistance, and mediation, promising a new day of enlightened peace and prosperity. The people of the Earth welcome it and everything seems to be moving in the right direction. Once the new power structure is in place, this leader, merely a puppet of the UFOs, turns the tables on everyone and seizes power, sparking an all-out World War III. Far-fetched, you say? Impossible? Science fiction? Maybe…hopefully…

And this one: You’re driving to work one day and all of a sudden, there are dozens of traffic accidents all around you. Cars are slamming into each other for what seems like minutes. In your horror you discover that there are driver-less cars out of control on the freeway! You turn on your radio and hear reports of a dozen or more airline crashes with thousands dead. People are disappearing all over the country. Your government has no explanation at first but conjures up a fairy tale about UFOs abducting humans or some other rubbish like that. And then it hits you: The Rapture really happened! And what’s worse, you were left behind! Crazy, you say? Lunatic Christian, you laugh? I guess we’ll see…

And maybe this one: Your government finds a way to settle its incredible spiraling international debts. The economy becomes prosperous again. Industrialists and corporations release their stranglehold on obscene profits taken at the expense of the workers and consumers, returning jobs to our shores, who in turn agree to live within their means. Directed by a new elected wise leader, a new epoch of true cooperation and toleration is instituted. All Americans, people of all races and creeds, agree to assist each other in love and trust so that the nation can once again move to the forefront of a growing planet. Schools begin anew a long-needed ascent toward scholarship and achievement. Media and politicians rediscover their integrity. Wisdom, love, truth, and spirituality become ideals once again. Any more probable, ya think? Polyanna, you scream? Just a fairy tale? A Grimm one perhaps…

But most likely this one: Everything seems to continue on in the same way. The dollar becomes ever weaker, politicos continue with endless windbag claptrap, inane US media occupies the masses with mindless drivel, the water in the frog’s pot gets yet another degree or two hotter, and apathy continues to winnow the people’s chances of real change. Domestic unemployment continues to spike, self-medication reaches an all-time high, the lazy poor are ever spoiled by the welfare state as corporate profits become beyond astronomical, and the military is kept occupied with whatever they choose to call the conflict in Asia this year. Our boys will die, the government decries responsibility, and this gigantic waste of resources drains us ever further. Just enough to make it to the next greed-driven commercialization or the next “reality” TV show…oh well…

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