Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A new world order?

In today’s world most of us live within a democratic system with reasonable liberty and freedom of speech and action. It is changing for the worse without our knowledge. The new world order is creeping on mankind slowly and silently on the vehicle of fear and greed.

The greed of very few who hold the world’s power and money is leading them to manipulate   the minds of the masses by luring them into mass consumerism and  if that fails, by instilling fear and deception.

Since ancient times the rulers have manipulated the minds of the people by using  priests who brought fear of religion, the police or the army using fear of their brute force, the justice system tilted in favour of the rich  and the press or rumor mill. In modern days corporations manipulate the minds of people by their advertisements.

In early days of the advent of the television , Marshal McLuhan realized that  the minds of people were being manipulated for commercial gains by advertisements .They were more than willing to be told what was good for them to wear what to eat and even what to think. And they were even willing to buy advertisements in the form of posters and T-shirts with company logos and advertisements. McLuhan went on to say, ”We are no more prepared to encounter radio and TV in our literate milieu than the native of Ghana is able to cope with the literacy which takes him out of his  collective tribal  world and beaches him in an individual isolation.”

Today even without realizing it, we eat, drink, wear what we are told to and even live our life the way we are made to think that we should live. We are fast losing our individuality and are becoming unthinking zombies in the hands of corporations which has become so enormous that they are bigger than countries. The politicians and corporations are in a secret nexus to squeeze the people.

People have realized this in the economic recession that has enveloped the worls like a gloom and have come out in the streets against the exploitation by this nexus, occupying the Wall Street and demonstrations the world over.

There are powerful people who manipulate the stock exchanges and commodity prices who have concluded that world is now ready to be taken over like George Orwell’s 1984 where there is a big brother watching every move one makes, where there are no individual liberties and oppression in the name of the state. Politicians in most countries are using religion and fear as tools to make draconian laws and convincing us that a little loss of liberty bit by bit will assure us from the danger of annhiliation by unknown forces while they tighten the grip on us.

These secretive power elite groups have globalist agenda to rule the world by an authoritarian world government replacing nations. The race is on for supremacy of control. The few who know watch helplessly as events unfold.