The world I am referring to is the Human World – the rest of the world could easily get along without us, and go its merry way, as it has for millions of years.
Our world, however, is a mess that cannot be fixed – and, at an unconscious level we realize this. And are in the process of leaving it.
You might ask “Where are we going?” And the answer is “To a world of our own, where we can ignore reality. An imaginary world, where everything is exactly the way we want it to be.”
This world has been in the making for some time – beginning with the novel, that became a movie, that become Television, that became the smart phone and Facebook. All fantasies.
You may object that the Computer and its offspring – Software, the Internet, and Wireless – are not fantasies. And you would be right, in a way. But I am speaking of their effect on people. They perceive them to be wonderful new worlds where they can escape from the real one, and its problems.
I see gringos trying to do this by making Costa Rica their Promised Land. It doesn’t usually work – even when heavily reinforced with alcohol. They come up with a fantasy, all right, but pretending that it is working is a emotional strain they may not be able to live with. But let me return to America – or any other place in the real world.
None of these countries (or all of them put together) is working – for a host of reasons. In theory, these problems are not insurmountable – in themselves. Except for one thing – they seem insurmountable to the vast majority of the people involved.
The reason for this is simple – but completely ignored. Mass man (himself the product of the Industrial Revolution) is now in control – or more exactly, is being controlled by the fantasies he believes in. And the people who control these fantasies are the rich and powerful.
And we are returning to the traditional, highly-stratified society we came from. But with greatly enhanced technologies that only make the situation worse.