The old world is gone, in my opinion. You may say goodbye, but it can't hear you.
Chances are, if you found this you've probably heard recently about things like the new world order, planetary population reductions or the shape-shifting reptilians that are supposedly behind it all. There is a nebulous cloud of information out there and disinformation dwarves the truth by several orders of magnitude. Truth is, once you've caught a whiff of the atrocity at the core of the crumbling monetary system, you will believe just about anything about those who run it.
If you made a chart that showed the volume of empathic ability possessed by every person on the planet, it could be assumed that the product would be a bell curve, just from statistical distribution. With the most marginal extremes at both ends, on one side you would find the most loving and generous people, while at the other will dwell the most selfish and fearful creatures ever to not see the light of day.
The monetary system, that is, a system that is based on bartering or the illusion of equal trade as opposed to simply sharing, is the result of the idea that we are all separate, sovereign beings. In truth, the one and only constant in life is attraction, which in turn results in the fractal of experiences that is available in it. If you go back far enough, everything observable comes from the same source. Not that you need to go back that far to see that the difference between white and black people is tiny compared to the difference between either and a possum, and that the difference between a possum and a person is tiny compared to the difference between either and a rock.
Through fear we have been led to believe that we are all separate, that our individuality makes us sovereign. In this world right now, you have to be extremely careful just to not end up with a nemesis. The jews, republicans, hispanics, tree huggers, lesbians, cagers and the trekkies are all just aching for you to hate them. All groups zealously defending their wonderful little arrangement of life that, it is assumed, no one else could ever understand.
This concept of life as I have used it can be understood in many ways. Some choose to call it God, while the more scientific approach might be to define it as a natural force of attraction called love. Unfortunately, both of these terms have been contaminated almost beyond recognition by people who wish to deny this force, so more suitable terms are life or trust. It is both a thing as it is a rule or an imperative, which manifests because it could not exist any other way. Every creature on the above-mentioned curve understands this on some level, or they would not be on the graph. Nothing exists that does not share at least some measure of life.
The insanely selfish people that fall on the one side of our imaginary bell curve choose to deny this singular truth because of their extreme fear, or hate. As a result they act as they believe, with exceeding selfishness and destructive will towards every other part of life. Life allows this because it is flexible and curious--it is loving.
One thing anyone who's ever spent time in the bowels of a monetary system probably understands, is that the less regard you have for the well-being of others, the more money you can make. Understand that this monetary system has been running for a very long time, and all it's had to do over the hundreds of years of its existence is to make the extraction of profit ever more effective, and to pervade the most heartless beings to the highest echelons of its control.
The bottom line is that, by now, every money-based organisation or institution operates under the unwritten rule that more money is better. Think about any facet of the civilisation that is unceasingly minced through the TV: More money means more options. What we ended up with is a system which awards power to those who seek to destroy everything else for their own benefit.
The irony of what these selfish people--let's call them the mammonites--seek is that they need everyone else to accomplish it. Everyone else either needs to trust them or to become like them to play along with the monopoly that their contemporaries have created. Their power, such as it is, relies entirely on the people's willingness to believe in it. This has worked as long as it did because up until now there's been a balance between the trust and the hate. But the earth has entered a critical period. It's no longer as easy to follow the old patterns, and my feeling is that this is just the beginning.
2010 has been the world year for records. In many places, decade- or century-old records have been broken for minimum winter temperatures, maximum summer temperatures, highest and lowest rainfall. You may have missed the large and sometimes devastating earthquakes and/or volcanic eruptions recently in Haiti, Chile, Indonesia, New Zealand and the Philippines, or the floods in Brazil, Poland, Pakistan and Australia. It's difficult to tell now, but things weren't like this in 2009. The production of staple foods, which has kept those who have least sufficiently alive and satisfied, has already been greatly diminished by unusual weather, to name just one effect.
The mammonites, of course, have more than they could ever spend, and yet they will never have enough. They cannot help themselves, it's all they know. The banks have not only stopped lending, but they have been calling in their loans. Since everything from personal to government spending in the most "developed" countries has generally been based on debt, the wheels of this monstrosity have all but stopped. The governments, as corrupt and short-sighted as ever, have decided to address this problem by paying all remaining public funds directly to the institutions that created the mess. As a result, most countries are broke and the only thing they can do, since the banks won't lend, is to attempt to take another country's resources. Incidentally, a world war would be very profitable if you happen to be on the board of directors of several "energy" and arms companies. Owning most of the media probably wouldn't hurt, either.
Through centuries of applying various forms of control to increase profit while decreasing revolutions, they have attempted to breed just the right kind of slave: A selfish creature meant to be closer to animal than human. They have succeeded with a certain portion of the population and, having forgotten the laws of nature, pushed their atavistic creations into a mortal corner. Given the situation, there really is only one thing that can happen next.
The voluntary slavery system known as the international economy has been rotting from the inside ever since the trust to fear ratio reached a critical point. Now that it's begun, the cycle will only reinforce itself until eventually there is nothing left of the world we once knew. Every person in this meat grinder has to decide whether they are going to speed the sinking of the ship by taking on more gold or if they are going to get as far away from it all as possible.
There is no easy fix for dealing with the darkness that has saturated our lives. Even now, when many of the beings that constitute the mammonites come from a certain group of people, a group who calls themselves the jews, it would not help much to marginalise or attempt to destroy this group, because as our twisted society has demonstrated, greed is an option that is available to everyone. It was by attempting to delegate away our resposibilities with seemingly easy fixes like monetary and governmental systems that we landed in this mess to begin with. The only real way to deal with the taint that resides in each of us is through constant, dedicated effort, because it will always be easier to take than to give.