There exist in Southeast Asia a rat that makes an exponential explosion in its population. Cycle is about every 46 years if my memory serves. The place is Myanmar. West of Thailand, east of Bangladash, the locals live on rice, the rats eat the rice, and other stuff that is growing. This is normal and goes on year to year. Then, bam, every 46 years the rat population explodes and the rats consume all, leaving the people to starve, the starving people even start eating the rats to stay alive. The rats eat everything that the local people live on. Terrible situation. No scientific evidence exist at this point in time to connect this action with actions of our elected officials.
R-species: these species often have a biology which specialises in maximum reproductive potential when the opportunity arrives. They show periodic population explosions. Pest and pathogens (disease causing organism) are often r-species. No scientific evidence exist at this point in time to connect these actions to our elected officials.
I have this recurring dream. It goes like this. A pack of rats, all blind-folded, standing in a circle, standing waist deep in rat manure, all stabbing each other in the back. Then I awake, only to realize that I was dreaming of congress and what they are up to now. The sad thing is that my dream makes sense.
Statism: a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.
We appear to be making progress on our current financial crisis. We appear to be making progress towards a new world order. We appear to be making progress towards the future. None of this is necessarily good or bad.
The future ain't what it used to be.
People need to be aware of what is going on. People need to be aware of what our leader's are doing. People need to consider what their actions will bring to us, and how these actions will be brought to us. Will it be brought down upon us. We do need change. We are intrusting this change to the very people who created the need for the change.
Beware. Be aware.