Life is like a pendulum swinging backwards and forwards through time. And now it is swinging backwards…
In history the ancient world achieved such great things and magical wonders of the ancient world. The pendulum swung forward through time and great things happened to humanity. Such as the pyramids etc…
Then what we know as ‘the dark ages’took place as the pendulum swung backwards through time. Technology fell, standards dropped, people became disliked on nationality skin, gender and religion and wars, hatred and disease dominated the planet on a mass scale. The dark ages brought no real advancement on mankind only more of the same. Oppression was king in these times.
Women had no rights, they was second class citizens. They could not drive or vote in political debates and became almost possessions.
Races was categorized on standards and who was the master race in an order chosen by the most dominant. People believed in only their own race as the best.
Religion was strict and other religions frowned upon and anyone believing in anything other than that religious text was guilty of blasphemy.
But then the pendulum swung forward through time. Humanity broke down so many stigmas and social barriers and people became more free and equal. Women had the same rights as men. Racism hit a new all time low and all races was treated the same. All religions was accepted and respected and diversity became the core of life. Kindness and humanity and living became the best way to be.
Technologies reached an all time high within this modern time as the pendulum swings forward in time with great communications and transports and healthcare. Things such as advanced telephones everyone has and the internet which has brought the world together and educated people on mass about different cultures and ways of life and how to be what you want to be.
The world became smaller and people met people that at one time they never would of and would only have the news to know of these people and far away lands. The internet brought in a powerful advancement in the ways of humanity.
People no longer had the news to spread propoganda. They could decide for themselves who and what they didnt like by knowing these people and talking to these people. The mainstream medias power over people weakened. People had become more free than ever before….
But now the signs show that the pendulum of life swings backwards again…
First it has begun with religious extremism becoming more and more common across the globe. Which is spreading fast and there does not seem to be alot happening to stop this oncoming oppression of extremism. Where will it end?
We will see a religion dominate at some point in the next 30 years or so which seeks to oppress minorities, destroy LGBT and push womens freedoms back to a time long ago.
There is now a rise in racism again across the globe. As a child I never knew of any racism for example in football. It had been reduced to nothing and didnt exist. Everyone was equal. But recently there has been a rise of racism again across the globe in all sports and in the streets.
Facist movements and old opinions have re-surfaced and becoming more and more common. Politicians are becoming more and more vocal about certain races. Comments made by leaders have awoken the sleeping eye of the racists and set them free. Populism in this belief has grown and spread into people. Racism is once again on the rise…
Wars have become once again more and more dangerous and brutal and nuclear war has hung on the brink three times in the last five years. USA has locked horns and nuclear war at the press of a button with Iran and North Korea. Nations with dangerous ideologies and agendas have arisen again from the dark ages which all nations for many years had been silent and co-operative with each other for many years suddenly decided to become rogue nations and push the limits of the world.
Hatred has become a common emotion in many. People use social media to vent their hatred and dislike without any reason or cause just simply dislike but no reason for it. The latest dislike and hatred I believe sadly may come towards Chinese people because of the corona virus. But this has become a thing. That people dislike ordinary innocent people simply because of the origins of a virus.
If a black man stabs someone on the news. People jump on it and tag all of his race the same. This is becoming more common on the news and people are jumping on the bandwagon.
The hatred that is spread between example Brexit and remain voters in the UK is phenomeonal. The dislike and the name calling between both is of vile hatred towards each other.
It is the same in USA between Trump supporters and those who oppose him. Suddenly people are being the worse they can be towards each other.
People suddenly hate immigrants and asylum seekers and declare them as criminals. To not want to help them while they flee from war or nations which no longer like them being in that country.
The history books on the shelves begain to repeat themselves…
So going forward as the pendulum swings backwards I can only see old wounds opened again and a new dark ages to emerge.
As the pendulum swings back the mainstream media re-gains control and leads people astray once again….
May the pendulum swing forward again soon…