The Choice

23 Dec

As humans, we are capable of extremely complex thought processes and we have the ability to manipulate the environment around us using tools.

So why are there so many of us who display nothing but apathy when it comes to the big picture?

For millions of us, the only time that an action is taken is when it is a reaction to something that directly affects us. If it does not concern us or our loved ones, then we simply do not care.

I use the term ‘we’ loosely and am not generalising on the entire human race.

Empathy with others is lacking in a day and age when the media constantly brainwashes us into believing that our security is in perpetual threat and our way of life will die out if we do not strengthen borders, at home and abroad.

We would be foolish to believe that the events on the 11th of September, 2001 were not a mighty boon to the conservative governments of the world, intent on creating a state of fear so that their citizens would follow them in their attempts to imperialise the developing and third world.

Sure, this is old news. It’s been written about before, it’s been documented and told and retold to millions of people.

Sure, there is the notion that people that spread this idea are nut-job conspiracy theorists who don’t know how the world works.

Sure, there will always be stories like this in the future.

It is those exact people, the 1%, that will attempt to shut down the voice of opposition by using the ‘nut-job’ conspiracy theorist argument every time.

The same way that organisations such as the catholic church, corporations such as BP and the major banks, and dictator regime governments exist is because the 1% want them to.

Who are the 1%?

You won’t know until you actually wake up and see the world for what it really is. We live in a pretty dark, horrifying and destructive world.

Sure, physically it is beautiful and rich in diversity. There are days when simply looking into the horizon is the most peaceful experience that allows you to think deeply about things.

On a non-physical level, this world is scary.

Thousands of years now of secretive behaviours, keeping the people away from the real decisions, and placing self above the masses have destroyed whatever credibility mankind may have had when we were simply struggling with neanderthals for control of mainland Europe.

The bigger issues are the ones that tend to get away from most people most of the time. They are the ones that exist on a global scale. I won’t bore you with examples but you know what they are, poverty, war, persecution etc etc.

We also see the smaller picture issues. These issues revolve around man-made problems created by… you guessed it, the 1%.

What is the best weapon of the 1%?

Organised sports!

Now I for one, love sports. I love my football. However, the fact of the matter is, organised sports have been designed to keep most people complacently involved in them to the point where all other issues do not exist in their world.

As much as I love FIFA, I realise that it’s only purpose is to keep the people happy. The same reason that the music industry exists for this purpose, the same reason that we sit and watch our favourite TV shows most nights of the week, the same reason that we go and see the latest blockbuster at the cinema once in a while.


The happier we are, the more complacent we will become. Perfect for the 1%!

So, my question earlier, almost answered. However, here is my second question:

Are we obliged to create change and transform the situation since we are highly capable of doing so?

Short answer: Yes… but…

Long answer: Yes… if…

Yes, but we need to prove that as humans we are not ‘led’ to revolt against this 1%. It is for each and every individual to work it out for themselves what is going on in the world.

As Morpheus said, “I cannot show you what the matrix is, you have to see for yourself”.

Yes, if we can get the people on board to see just how far the 1% has screwed themselves and the world over.

Why do you think Copenhagen was such a disaster just a week ago?

Who really runs things?

You’d be a complete fool to believe that the governments of the world and their international representatives are the ones that can make a difference.

YOU are the only one that can make a difference.

The choice is, do you go on living a complacent, happy life. Or do you create real happiness for everyone else in the world?

That’s the choice we are given in this world.

We are luck that we get that choice.


2 Responses to “The Choice”

  1. Matty Muir December 23, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    “However, the fact of the matter is, organised sports have been designed to keep most people complacently involved in them to the point where all other issues do not exist in their world.”

    Bra – This is a pretty big stretch. While I agree that organised sport may have a similar EFFECT on people, how can you possible prove this wild statement that it was DESIGNED to keep people complacent? You think that when the Carltons and Collingwoods were battling it out in 1911, the VFL had one eye on population appeasement? I cannot agree. Sports exist cause everybody wants to feel like a big man on campus. LeBron James does not play so that he can be the prime distractor for the 1%, he plays cause he is the best sports athlete in the world, and he wants you to know it.

    • simoncarabetta December 23, 2009 at 6:23 am #

      You bring up a good point. However, I must disagree respectfully with the argument that you have chosen. Obviously I have made a somewhat fallacy when stating that organised sports were ‘designed’ for this purpose. I apologise, a better wording would have been to state that they have been utilised by the 1% in a way that makes them a distraction. Of course, athletes are not the orchestrators of this. I wouldn’t ever say that professional athletes have this on their mind, rather there are organisations (corporate sponsors for one) that love the fact that pro sports are the distraction that they are.

      Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an article that is out to attack organised sports. I love sports. However, what most people tend to forget is that it becomes such a large part of their lives that there are simply no other issues known to them at times when they are of great importance.

      Thanks heaps for you reply, bro, cheers for reading.

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