The problem with people is resentment and denial. Resentment is how human beings play god in their own minds. Resentment cuts us off from the source of our real unique identity. Denial and excuses build a wedge between us and the Still Small Voice. Running away from that Still Small Voice causes us to build an externalized, evil-supported, lie-based identity that’s a slave of and therefore OF the world, as opposed to being IN the world but not OF it.
All of us end up in varying degrees of denial and therefore slavery. A few of us are not happy with that and start seeking real answers. Many of us may bitch about our miserable slave lives but end up seeking more efficient and therefore ever-more-depraved mechanisms of denial because in the end we hate God. These types of people end up trying to re-create god in the form of an all-powerful, all-knowing, omni-present man-made government.
I believe that 666 is a percentage. When we get to two-thirds of the nation’s population, or two-thirds of the world’s population that is hopelessly brainwashed and locked in denial, the nation and perhaps the world is finished and will plunge into a modern dark age. The USA seems to be dangerously close to 66.6% of the population in this state of denial. Witness the advent of the popularity of stupid shows like “American Idol.” “Fans” (short for fanatics) are creating their own false god. The popularity of personalities such as Obama’s are another indicator.
Would-be dictators are always waiting in the wings. The real danger for America and the world at large is this huge percentage of brainwashed people. The one thing that might save us is suffering. Suffering has the ability to cause some people to begin to seek real answers.
We carry the spores of our own contagion in the form of resentment. Until we are willing as individuals to look at ourselves and see the awful truth of what we have morphed into, we are always in danger of passing the contagion on to our fellow mankind. The transmission of the contagion of the cycle of resentment and denial is literally the “worm that dieth not.”