I think there is a huge issue with people always attributing malice and diabolical scheming when it's often much messier than that.
People have selfish reasons for doing things, and often their selfishness overlaps, but the idea that the same people that folks think are too incompetent to run a government are somehow able to run the world is laughable.
Does this mean there aren't conspiracies? Yes, but they tend to be much more drunken idiots who can't see tomorrow in front of their face, than long term plans. At least in THIS country.
China? China's a whole other question. Those are folks that think in generations
What actual evidence do we have that the system is actually breaking down?
I personally would like to believe this, i hear a lot people repeat this mantra. I know there is a lot people interested in the ideas of the extended realm but does this constitute that traditional thought (only physical is real) is giving way.
Do we have anything actual solid that we point to? Can
I say since there are new ideas gaining strength the old ideas ideas most be waining?
Maybe .. just yesterday I've been seeing this data, BLOOMBERG, coming up on my feed that people are discontent with their jobs and want to quit. Higher percentage with single and young. I know that Colombia has been filling up with expats for a while from The West, American , Canadian, Europeans, no doubt that trend spans many other countries. I can affirmative i was the lone gringo 15 years ago. So something has changed.I don't think that ideas about the extended realm mean that ideas of our "physical realm" are breaking down. Rather, what I see happening is that the driving, materialistic motivations are experiencing atrophy, but not all at the same time. What was once materialism in the sense of independence has capitulated to a kind of lust for fame through social media. The "system" isn't breaking down, it is rather becoming more coercive, as I think it is opportunistic on the aforementioned point.
The strange thing about modern materialism is that it seems to be deep rooted in envy