In the movie, The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo that the very people they are trying to free from the matrix will fight to protect it. As long as one is not beginning to awaken, he is hopelessly dependent upon the system. Such people cannot stand on their own, so they use the various systems of the matrix as crutches, whether they be economics, technology, government, society or religion. These systems are their support systems.
As long as one is living an inauthentic life, then he is unable to exist without many crutches. This is especially prevalent in today’s age. We are completely dependent upon technology. Without it, all the systems will collapse. How many people are capable of even growing their own food, what to speak of even cooking it, canning and preserving? Therefor they will fight to protect the very system that enslaves them.
MORPHEUS: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
MORPHEUS: Were you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
NEO: I was…
MORPHEUS: Look again!
MORPHEUS: Freeze it!
NEO: This… this isn’t the Matrix?
MORPHEUS: No. It is another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them!
The lines are being drawn in the sand. Those that are sincere to actually awaken are beginning to awaken more and more. Yet those that are attached to the matrix are falling deeper and deeper asleep. I find this becoming ever more obvious as we come closer to the eye of the needle. Everything is beginning to unravel. Every day there is some news about one disaster after another, yet the media either ignore them, or they skew the facts to create more destruction. We are on the verge of entering a global war, yet the media seems to be pushing for it, while at the same time, immerse the minds of the populace in trivia.
Society has degraded to a point of no return. People have lost touch with each other, Mother Nature and their own selves. Sometimes I wonder if humanity even exists except for small pockets of aware individuals.
Is there any hope for humanity? Only for the few who are serious about awakening.
– Greg Calise