By Lana M.
Open a newspaper, anywhere in the world, and the headlines will jump out at you alarmingly. Murder! Rape! Stabbing! Embezzlement! Terrorism! Beatings!
Yet if you walk outside, down a footpath, around a local lake or park, or through a local shopping mall – your chances of experiences any such circumstances are, in truth, extremely low.
Despite newspapers, TV, radio and social media indicating that the world is becoming an ever increasingly dangerous place, there is also plenty of evidence that this is not actually the case. At this link is a recent article asking if the world is more dangerous than ever and giving statistics that show it is actually NOT.
Another example is the worldwide trend over the last decade to make leaving children unsupervised a “crime” due to the seemingly (false) idea that child kidnappings are on the increase (see article on this) . Kids must be generally driven to school and cannot walk alone, unsupervised. In Australia they are trying to pass a law that it is a crime to leave a child that is under the age of 12, alone in a car. And parents have become more and more paranoid regarding “stranger danger” to a point where their child talking to ANYONE that is not known is somehow dangerous. Huh?
Even the Church of Scientology does briefings on the conspiracies and dangers of this planet, as a way to inspire parishioners to cough up another $50,000 towards their ideal org or to move up the statuses as an IAS member. The ‘islands of sanity’ are themselves promoting the dangerousness of the present time environment to gain monies from their supporters.
But it is not that the crimes are increasing.
It is two simple facts:
1. There are now fast communication networks across the planet, from mainstream media as well as social media channels, that enables news from across the world to be distributed and read by millions.
2. The anti-social personalities on this planet just love to generate a “dangerous environment” for others, as a basic mechanism used to control people, so they use the comm lines of the planet to achieve this.
Truth is not as it is portrayed.
Maybe that is why it persists (ref. Scientology Axioms). There always has to be an alter-is to have a persistence. LOL!