Re: Recent Outbreaks of Complacency
1. We don't really need to seek to become aware of the current state of affairs in the world in order to offset negative developments, and that investigating and questioning what is really going on only contributes to the negativity.
[...] Promoting ignorance and lassitude with respect to the global state of affairs is the mechanism, par excellence, by which TPTBs, the global elite, and hyperdimensional negs, consolidate and manifest their intentions for control and world domination.
Ah, I see how "current state of affairs in the world" and "global state of affairs" may have unintentionally come off as "current affairs" which always refers to news, in this case meaning world news indicating further growth of control and corruption.
Well, there is definitely a disarming ploy being pumped through the fringe channels. One example is the Maitreya material by Benjamin Creme, whose site has this to say about the anti-christ, "With the defeat of the Axis powers during World War II, the work of the anti-christ energy was completed for this age and will not manifest again for over 3,000 years." Other sites detailing the ascension, like "What's Up on Planet Earth" may appear overly optimistic regarding our situation. Further examples are not as clear cut...for instance the Tobias channelings and Operation Terra material both say that things will get darker in the years ahead, but that it is necessary to disconnect from all of that, to "let go, let god" and so on which equates to paying attention to your own stuff and letting other people and nations deal with theirs, i.e what some would consider "ignorance and lassitude with respect to the global state of affairs."
Then there is a diametrically opposite disinformative ploy also being broadcast into receptive channels, one that encourages obsession or diversion rather than ignorance. Spectrum of examples that come to mind: Zetatalk - has lots of resources on survival, safe areas, and earth changes but is spiritual cyanide; Rense/Infowars/SoTT/etc... - always being the contrarian to mainstream news, usually a couple important items of information, but wholly obsessesed with jeering Zionists and NeoCons; Right Wing Literature - incredibly aware of the machinations of corruption, but advocates dropping everything and living in a hole until time for violent resistance; FourWinds - keeping you on the edge of your seat regarding NWO conspiracy drama and the imminent arrival of NESARA and the Ascended Masters; Exopolitics/Serpo/Taken/Greer/Strieber - obsessed with the alien cover-up, yet advocating partnership with aliens.
Alright, so we have one pattern that encourages "ignorance and lassitude" and another that pushes "obsession and diversion." Two opposite ends of the spectrum, one to nab those who can't stand the horror of truth and prefer to bury their heads in the sand, another to nab those who become intoxicated by the horror and lose their heads. The first risks complacency against encroaching manipulation that takes compliance as consent, the second risks attacking windmills, bad timing, and emotional traumatization to the point of burnout.
The one thing I don't buy is the idea that "The battle between darkness and light is over! Rejoice! Spread the Good News! Celebrate!" ... man, it's only just begun. Tenetnosce, you mentioned the necessity of observing the subtle signs and trends around you. Well here is what I observe. I see people in the infant stages of their destinies. Some are a bit farther than others, but all seem to be converging upon some nexus point that marks the start of the Show. I believe that the world progresses in concert with our internal progress, therefore if we are internally still in our formative stages, then so is the end game.
What we must do is for us individually to determine. Procrastinate and things stall for a while until you catch up, but beyond a certain point you miss the window of opportunity and must face the consequences. Therefore I think we do get some slack, but not that much. Get too hasty and you will not receive the proper support because the timing isn't right. Therefore, what we must do, and when we must do it, depends on what comes most naturally to us through inspiration and enthusiasm coupled with discernment. What is 'natural' can be tainted by swallowing disinformation, and that's where discernment comes in. It is not enough to be roused out of complacency, but to also watch for swinging too much the other way and becoming hasty or obsessed. Just my opinion.