Are we on the cusp of another dark age, in comparison to where we currently stand?
The following does not even include the current strains and situations placed upon the world systems and networks of the economic, environmental, trade, food, and medical distribution. And differing positive and negative separates movements. Nor does it consider the instruction of the younger generations that are currently hampered due to our inability to adjust the times, of which the lasting effects remain to be seen. Even the argument of what is truth has become a point of debate for many.
In this current pandemic, both those that believe that it is real and those that believe that it is a government farce, under their respective governments and regimes, seem to be more adamant about voicing their discontentment. Whether you agree or disagree with certain arguments is not the issue. The fact is individuals under the control of what some would consider both democratic and nondemocratic governments and those under authoritarian and antiauthoritarian regimes are experiencing unprecedented stress on their current systems.
Civil unrest and distrust from populations in general, within existing governments and institutions of all kinds, seem to be spreading with more frequency and intensity. This distrust is not only more visible in antiauthoritarian and democratic regimes but also unusually more visible in more authoritarian and less democratic regimes. Governmental and nongovernmental entities of various political systems are beginning to cut off or limit the communicational networks between peoples within and without their borders. They are doing this out of the fear of what they personally define as civil unrest, schisms, or insurrections.
Under the justification of preventing general schisms, civil unrest, insurrection, or treason many are limiting, censoring, or barring various accesses to communication networks. These various limitations are not isolated to one location or point of view in the world.
The results of this slippery slope are already beginning to appear. The same justification (by dictionary definition) used by the more democratic and less authoritarian nations and regimes to prevent civil unrest are being used by less nondemocratic and more authoritarian nations and regimes. Of course, these justifications are not in the same spirit.
Some authoritarian regimes are even making what would appear to be bold moves to expand or solidify their current power. Or these current extreme measures being enacted could even be attributed to simply maintaining their current power and influence amidst the seemingly period of chaos.
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About the Author
Ever since Jeremy Boggess was a small child, he has felt that there would be a chain of events set in motion and that his task would be to help us all through those changes.
He was born in 1971 in the United States of America, and in 2016 moved to Europe. In the 2000s he ran for the Idaho Senate several times as an independent with a desire to make a positive contribution to the lives of people. In 2008, while running for office, he self-published his first book of philosophical observations, Thoughts & Responsibilities. He graduated from Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College with business degrees. Additionally, since childhood, he has studied philosophy and sociology because of his concern for the future of humankind.