The Match that Lit
That ended the world as we know
By Dorothy Anne Seese
self-respecting film producer would have accepted a script that depicted a world
of watchers who all watch one another, some with medieval or dark age customs
using crude weapons to shatter the superpowers of the world's military arsenals,
while cultures clash and governments commit suicide by making strange alliances
and encourage culture dilution to the point of extinguishing their own
civilization. Films still have to have identifiable characters and causes,
the good guys and the bad guys, the clash of the forces of good vs. the forces
of evil. If the whole world has become evil, then where is the plot?
There is none.
the year 2005 A.D. everyone either has a deadly weapon or goes about destroying
those who do have them by the use of crude weaponry so that the effectiveness of
conventional and high-tech war machines is neutralized by the crudest of weapons
in the hands or on the bodies or in the vehicles of those willing to commit
suicide for their cause, whatever it is. If the suicide bombers are sure
of their cause, it most certainly isn't clear to an outside observer.
If they succeed in getting rid of one nation's presence, their cause will become
a civil war amongst themselves and their local rivalries. It simply is a
who make their homes on the richest oil reserve lands on the planet simply live
on valuable turf and a lot of people want to control it. Those who live in
western nations were progressive in their industry until they attained the level
of total guilt over total greed and decided to redistribute the wealth of others
(not their own) so that everyone but the leadership of the planet could be
divided up among the rich, and the poor could be more equally poor once they are
reduced by various means to a "sustainable earth" number of those
living to support the rich.
potential for some incident, some assassination, some religious cause, or even
some mistake in the field of diplomacy, could easily trigger a reprisal that
would begin the domino effect and spread over the globe like tsunamis produced
by giant meteors dropping into the world's oceans.
the high tragedy that has all the potential of being great comedy is that
everyone is busy watching everyone else. What used to be the pastime of
little old ladies watching their neighbors out of boredom is now a worldwide
occupation for the special forces, intelligence specialists and instrumentation
manufacturers under government contracts around the globe. It would indeed
be hilarious if the potential to "light the match" were not so
prevalent and unpredictable. A whole planet is busy doing surveillance
from satellite and various photo technologies on persons and places, plants and
projects, all over the globe. If we had known about this forty years, even
thirty years ago, we all would have run out and bought stock in security and
two-bit twerps are in on the act, trying to look closely enough at the customer
ahead of them at the cashier's window so that they can photograph the customer's
credit card number and do a bit of identity theft. Not everyone is in on
the act, there are still decent people in the world. In fact, it is the
decent people who prevent the thugs, from paupers to presidents and prime
ministers, from going on a rampage and destroying the planet in a glorious blaze
of nuclear fission.
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many cameras did you pass today? Speed cameras? Security cameras?
I don't know, I didn't look for them when I went out, I simply go and do my
various errands and shopping, mostly without giving it a thought. And it's this
"normalcy" of our lives that allows the watchers to do their watching,
always for a good cause, so that whoever passes the cameras of the watchers
generally doesn't bother to notice.
there are the satellite probes that we cannot see with the naked eye, the
watchers using space technology for surveilling the planet, or parts of it, to
see who might be the most dangerous enemy to the watchers. Of course, when
everyone is busy watching everyone else, then everyone else is a potential
enemy, if not an actual one at the instant moment. It's so comical, and so
tragic that the world has come to this.
is really only one major question left, and one that every watcher knows all too
well. Who will strike the match that lights the bomb?
a real crisis, an imaginary threat, or simply heightened tension that reaches
critical mass, something has to give in a world where the ideas of peace are
spoken everywhere while preparations for war increase daily. That is not a
recipe for peace but a heightening of suspicions that causes more surveillance.
and Europe are mere shadows of the nations that they were half a century ago.
They exist in name but not in culture, not in leadership, not in purpose.
The euro is proof of the attempts to meld nations into supernations with
increased power on the world stage. The problem is, the stage is about to
that is all the watchers have to watch, it is a sorry planet indeed.
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wonder the scientists are trying to find another planet that will sustain life.
However, there is a problem they don't consider. If man could make peace,
remove evil, and live righteously, we would not need another planet, and if the
scientists could give us one now, it would only be a replica of this mess.
of this has been foretold long ago, in that book the God-haters want so very
much to annihilate because it convicts them of all their evils -- the Bible.
The Christian God has done all for man that man needs, but not what fallen man
wants. But God has a big case of attitude:
way or the highway to Hell." Read all about it -- while Bibles are
still available in the remains of the western world. Then answer the call
to safety or be assured that what He has said, He means.