It seems with each month we're a step closer to the time of revelation, if that's the case, what exactly are we going to do? Humanity as a whole needs to change but it seems what exactly we as a whole must do is anything but clear. Is the answer to reform the traditional idea of civilization? Do we stay the course and hope for the best? Expand into space in the hopes that distance will discourage conflict?
I'd also like to talk about what is thought about the problems humanity will be facing soon. Is it possible that there will be multiple apocalyptic scenarios we'll have to deal with?
I've kept this thread vague for a reason, I want everyone to make their first post a little essay explaining their views about this. It can be as long or short as you want, but your first post has to exclusively concern your views. After this then you're free to reply as you wish. This way I hope to generate a lot of different discussions and the inevitable overlap between all of them. Anyway, I'll present my case:
I believe that we are only in the situation we are in because of the fundamental flaws of modern civilization. Putting a group of people in charge who cater to their own interests is just plain stupid, and every form of government to date inevitably reduces itself to this.
Monarchy: It's been seen many times in history. A courageous man who embodies everything it means to be a strong leader will lead a nation through an era of untold prosperity and success...only to lead to an heir that will run the country into the ground. Spoiled by the life of royalty and only caring of their own interests and needs, they blatantly coerce and extort the lives of the people who put their trust in the ones who came before him.
Democracy: Our choices are limited to those who have chosen to thrust themselves into the spotlight. Are the individuals who actively seek power, and invest obscene amounts of time in the manipulation of public opinion to obtain that power really those fit to lead? Voting no longer captures the voice of the nation, but is simply a testament to the ambition of cruel men and the sad ineptitude of the modern man, stripped of his dignity by a life of selfishness and excess. The current scale of society has rendered democracy obsolete, the golden days of Greece are gone.
Socialism: I believe anarchist communism is what we possess a natural disposition towards. At heart its simply the idea of working together and sharing. Although instead of enacting it in its natural form, many have tried unsuccessfully restructure it in a way that allows it to cooperate with the other forms of government that do not hold the same things important. Doing this has undercut the true strengths of the philosophy and rendered it as weak as the other forms. It's beginning to seem that it's impossible to recreate it successfully without the abolition of everything else. Makes it easy to toy with the idea that the apocalypse could simply be a reset button.
Furthermore, I think that huge strides in human attitude need to be made. Many of the societal ettiquacy and tradition we are used to weaken our ability to connect with each other. I don't mean to say that society is the cause of people not getting along, human conflict is something primordial in origin that will always be a fundamental part of our existence. However, in our antiquity a dispute between men could never have threatened the lives of all. Civilization has done nothing but separate us emotionally, put the fate of the planet on the chopping block and caused an untold amount of tragedy for the people who have lived and died for the past thousands of years. In the name of security, we have successfully put ourselves and every other living thing on the planet in danger. We need to stop and reconsider what we're doing, but at this rate we'll never even get the chance to regret our mistake.