Everybody dies. It is part of the cycle of life – the final frontier from which there is no return. Throughout the history of the world, people’s experiences with death have been up close and personal. That is not to say death was something people looked forward to, but our ancestors were probably much more in tune with, and accepting of, its inevitability than we are now.
People used to care for their dead. The dead remained in the home for a period where they were washed, dressed, and cared for by a loved one. Family and friends could come to view the body, reminisce about the life of the deceased, and offer support and comfort to each other in a personal setting. We have been indoctrinated to view this as morbid now, but common sense suggests it was once an important part of the grieving process.
We have lost this. Now, we are required to trust strangers for the “hands on” care of our dead. That important time between death and burial has been altered, and family are left seeing to the impersonal tasks and various arrangements following a death, a rather hollow substitute.
In the Western world especially, most people seem disconnected from death and their own mortality. We have been taught to fear death and do everything in our power to prolong it if possible. As is typical in society today, quantity is valued over quality. As a result, a huge shock is approaching for which we are tragically unprepared.
Death is coming and, for a large portion of us, not through the natural course of events. It is being engineered. Everything is deteriorating at a rapid rate. We will soon learn hard lessons that people in other countries learned long ago. Those who live in extreme poverty while their country’s resources are being plundered, and those who live in areas of chaos and war already know all too well realities from which we have been insulated.
We are about to become reacquainted with death in a very up close and personal way. As the agenda for population control (i.e., your death and mine), continues to advance, more people are going to experience an early demise. For those who remain, life will be so miserable and dire that death may well be preferable. For what is life without quality, hope, and freedom? We will not have long to wait to find out.
And so…what are we going to do about it? How are we going to handle it? Can we find a way to side-step their agenda and maintain some type of life for ourselves that is not devoid of quality, hope, and freedom? That remains to be seen but let us hope so.