If you've ever heard the term "New World Order"? Well, it can probably be said now more than ever that Humanity is heading into a genuine New World Order.
Now, I am a Canadian - an Ontario resident - and more or less feel like Canada is a preferable country to be in at the present time. Yet it will not so forever. Any student of history, or any person with a developed logical faculty, can see where our present trajectory is heading.
The question to be asked next is: how is it so few people are aware of what is basically around the core i.e. world economic collapse, drop of the U.S dollar, possible/likely nuclear war, and no doubt, the institution of martial law in many "western democracies" to deal with the wave of panic that will come with food shortages, famine, crime, etc. Scary stuff, eh?
Well, if you're one of the many billions of people being neurologically trained to think - and be transfixed by the bright flickering lights - by your smart phone, you are likely going to dissociate - disconnect from the dysregulating "object" - because that's how the powers-that-be have people trained. They've done quite well.
In a certain sense - what is the "mark of the beast"? Ignore all the religious garb that the idea carries...At a purely metaphorical level, we can say that the "beast" is the instinct within every animal for its individual survival - yes? So, we can say 'self-preservation' is the beast, inasmuch as every evil action in human eyes has to do with what we regard as gratuitously selfish or cruel behavior.
We may not yet be cruel (not yet...but people have been trained by a postmodern nihilistic media to have all sorts of living ideas brewing in their minds) but we are most certainly self-absorbed narcissists i.e. the "IPhone", "YouTube" etc; thus, if anything could be the mark of the beast, I would nominate the smart phone, which has simultaneously transformed people into self-absorbed overly activated individualists that are constantly preoccupied with and addicted to what the smart phone can "do for them' whenever they have a desire to check something; and indeed, the capacity to "inhibit" the desire to check is practically non-existent. The electric screen effect has long been known to provoke a subtle release of endorphins i.e. endogenous opiods - and so had a slightly "addicting" effect.
Seems small, but it isn't. I feel we are living in perhaps one of the most deranged and out of control societies in the history of this planet. It's intellectual's hardly qualify as intellectuals; they too have been numbed into the stupidity of neoliberal commercialism, T.V's, and a hyper-idealistic interpretation of what the western world represents in terms of our relationship with other countries.
In any case, I am not a psychic and cannot say for certain where our planet is heading, but if everything goes as I hope it will, the concept of "political philosophy", as well as "politics", will be a thing of the past, as science and truth and reality are questions that are more settled and understood than most people appreciate; and indeed, planet Earth needs a break from Human delusions about the humans place in the large scheme of things. Ecology calls for self-awareness, which means, acknowledging what we are in the larger scheme of things - something already appreciated (if naively and wrongly) by the elite class.
The only intelligent philosophy of society is one based in science, which is one based in what the sciences understand about human beings. Above all, developmental psychology has much to say on this subject matter.
To put it blunt terms (which may not be conducive to constructive dialogue): progressivist politics based in care for the other, and an actual obedience to the golden rule, is true and right; whereas conservative issues/interests are based in issues of neurobiological and relational trauma, and so is something that needs to be resolved, which, perhaps, the world ahead of us may help bring about.