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Second Decade of New Millennium

Written By Stephen Eli Harris on Friday, December 31, 2010 | 12/31/2010 02:33:00 am

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When we entered the first decade of this new millennium, we did so in fear of some computer malfunction shutting down all essential services on earth. The threat of Y2K caused much panic among the masses but, eventually faded into nothingness like most other fabricated threats. This was a pattern seen many times throughout the past decade, which eventually caused an induced state of constant fear.

The later creation of the threat meter, for example, kept everyone in a state of heightened stress, never dropping below orange when placed there. 9/11 was the event which facilitated the creation of this meter. This, an event which itself inflicted a magnificent amount of fear on the populous. So much fear that we handed over all our freedoms in the name of security as we allowed the destruction of everything else, everywhere else in the world. 9/11 showed the true power of fear and through shock and awe our future was constructed.

This past decade ushered in a bevy of fears; bird flu for example. The threat of a massive global pandemic. Swine flu came later in the decade, causing panic and the complete willingness of people to line up and subject themselves to an injection of untested foreign substances. This is the true power of fear. It is all consuming. It it relentless. Our populations have been taught to fear the evil that lurks around every corner of every place on earth. We must fear terrorists who can be anywhere just waiting to blow you up. We must constantly panic about tiny diseases waiting to give us a quick death as stocks of Purell go through the roof. We are designed to fear each other as we no longer visit one another, more and more keeping to ourselves. We have been breed to listen, to obey, to sit at home waiting for instructions. We now just sit in shock after being subjected to consistent doses of fear throughout a decade of uncertainty.

As I sit here and ponder all these thoughts, I come to realize that my new years resolution this year will be to enter the year with love and peace in mind, not fear. As we continue into year 2 of this second decade of the new millennium, I invite you to join me as I repel these dark images and thoughts of fear and focus on making this next decade about something far more valuable: Love... because all we need is love.

Happy New Year!

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