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"Is this how much human life is worth at the beginning of the 21st century?"

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I wrote a blog entry on my blog: "Wanna escape this age?"

You can read it and discuss the issues here.

I don't know about others, but Star Trek still does a good job at truly making a distinction between this age and the future we should hope and work for. So, if you take a look at the atmosphere and an environment people are in on that ship, or on Earth, or basically anywhere, the way they are open minded, able to work together, to cooperate, with strong moral values and then compare it to this world that is practically covered with souless advertising, greed behind everything and everybody, people drawning in alcohol, smoke, drugs, overworking themselves, waging wars, terrorising, psychologically distressed, burned out and depressed - you may really wish that you were born at some other time and in some better world because this is not good, it is so not good.

All of the above are symptoms or sideffects of the sick system and distorted mindset of the overall humanity today. Want religion? What else is religion today than an analgetic to ease the pains of masses of people that are totally wrecked by this system, people who would otherwise probably kill themselves out of hopelesness.

We are truly living in an age of greed, violence and low moral values.

Ultimately, there is one global message that should reach the global awareness: change or die by your own hands!

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Re: "Is this how much human life is worth at the beginning of th

Ack, found your blog entry first... check there. :-)

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Re: "Is this how much human life is worth at the beginning of th

This reminds me of Star Wars and how it reflects our society. The original Star Wars certainly had its fair share of special effects, but the new movies replaced a decent story with $200 million in booms, bangs, and blams. We have lost the desire to be educated and instead seek only shallow entertainment. Pitiful!

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Indeed Kasatka. This is one of the reasons I appreciate star trek. Even if it too today includes alot of special effects and such "banging" entertainment I think it did succesfully still retain the deepness and educational value that the whole star trek world was founded on, at least compared to other science fiction series/movies.

Television is great, but we shouldn't turn into "couch potatoes", "sitting ducks" or "brainless drones" whenever we sit in front of a TV. We should seek to get enlightened, educated and inspired, not only entertained for the entertainments sake alone.

Thanks
Daniel

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