Sometime ago, a very wise man by the name of Chris Hodges, reached some stunning conclusions. His sentiments ran thus:
“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”
What can I say, when the man is right—he’s right.
Then I asked myself what, if any, other than the stupidity and greed of the perpetrators, might be the reason for all of the above. They say that every cause has an effect, and there no effects without underlying reasons.
Thus, what could have been, what is, the reason for the litany of devastation composed by Chris Hodges? I repeat, there must be a reason why all of the above, if true, is taking place.
I made a single all-inclusive suggestion in my book Delusions. Drawing on the vast compendium of knowledge amassed by H.P. Blavatsky, I concluded that, contrary to ‘evolutionist’, ecclesiastic or scientific theories, we are, in fact, in an accelerated process of devolution. Every item in Hodges’ list attests to that.
Is there a way out?
There is always a way out. First, we must remember that devolution concerns only the general direction that affects, and controls the masses. Individuals always have a choice. Quite simply, we must change the direction. Instead of becoming ever more materially minded, we must reverse direction and try to discover what is our true purpose. If we are concerned exclusively with our physical health, with justice without mercy or forgiveness, with control of people by extending the power of governing bodies, by lapping up all dehumanizing events reported by our news media, with supporting religions which have long forgotten the principles on which they have been built, and finally by using the services of organizations built exclusively on greed where material wealth is all that matters… then we are getting exactly what we are seeking.
Believe it or not, Peter and Paul (coming soon) had to face almost identical problems in their time. Has time stopped?
May I suggest that each one of us tries to make his or her own list of direct opposites of Hodges’ list. I did. My world is no longer devolving. To see alternate (dire?) possibilities, try my novel Headless World—The Vatican Incident.