We are in the midst of a Seldon Crisis.
For those of you who haven’t read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, this means that we are at a critical point in history where our very society is at risk of falling apart. In the novel, these crises were carefully charted by Hari Seldon and had only a single possible solution.
Unfortunately for us, there is no Hari Seldon charting our progress and figuring the appropriate action for us to take.
There are only politicians whose only concern is getting re-elected, rabid party members who will do anything to get their way, even if it means destroying everyone else in the process, and robber-baron bankers who only care about how much money is going into their wallets.
This isn’t to say that there aren’t good people trying to fix what is inherently unfixable. We have movements like Occupy Wall Street and Demand Progress. There are certainly people who care.
But its not enough. Those who care are marginalized and ignored. They’re called crazy and fringe. Those who are not in direct support for these movements are on a daily basis bombarded with propoganda. Those with the money and means to have their voices heard blast it through loudspeakers and televisions all hours.
Modern society is falling apart all around us. Our plane is falling out of the sky. And many are scrambling to try to pull it up from its tailspin, to try and salvage something. But there is no use. Too many are pulling in different directions. Those who are making money want to continue to make money. Those in control want to keep their power. Those who wish to overthrow are straining against their bonds.
Collapse is inevitable at this point. And to be honest, I welcome it. We are at a crossroads in history. We are going to have the very unique opportunity to rebuild. To usher in a new age.
What need to be careful of is the type of age we usher in. Do we want another Dark Age or do we want a new age of reason and technology? Do we want a Golden Age?
It is up to each and every one of us. Do not let the politicians, bankers, and party members decide what is best. They’ve ruined the world. Do you honestly think that the world they will rebuild is going to be any better than the sinking ship we’ve already got?