It appears to me that the first wave of major human evolution has actually already been present here for some years now. It has been effective in reshaping cultures, redefining belief systems and a portal to an ever expanding knowledge and connection; I am talking about the Internet.
It is by far the largest social network on the planet, it creates the ability to connect almost anyone regardless of status, culture, time and space, with a convenience unparalleled or ever seen before in this reality. The free movement of truth has begun to undermine the manipulated flow of information and people are quite rightly beginning to question what they are presented with. This is happening to such an extent that entirely new political and social structures are emerging.
It is very different now that the corporation controlled governments and countries do not have the monopoly on the spread of information. Years ago, information was only channeled through a few sources, again controlled by the big business for manipulation of the facts. Until recently, the most horrific form of brainwashing called television was the only place people could actually see what was happening in other countries. This of course was only the manufactured version of the truth of that country, the corporation owned news networks would determine what was transmitted.
But today, it is very difficult for the mainstream media to be so effective in their manipulation of the truth; because there are so many other channels of information to cross-reference it with, they are losing their grip on the people who can now see different sides to the story. You can hear a news item on CNN or FOX for example, then minutes later have a different version of events proven through an independent report on the internet.
These independent reports are free to comment and report the actual truth as they are not tied to a global or political agenda. It is very difficult for example to paint a false picture of people when they can just broadcast their own truth straight back! This creates an increasingly level playing field where one can discern for oneself the actual truth of that which is presented.
It brings people together in a way the old order did not anticipate, they were so readily, greedily investing in their latest cash crop, they didn’t realise they were inadvertently creating an ability for the population to read between the lines. People can now connect, they can learn about anything at all and find others like them doing the same. No matter how marginalised a person has been deemed, they have exactly the same ability to access this fascinating dimension of growth and understanding. However physically removed one may be from others, however far away from others one may be in ideas and thoughts, one will always find like-minded people on the internet.
There will always be a connection of sorts made if one reaches out. The whole of humanity, in their search for connectedness and oneness, has reached out and manifested a platform on which this can truly begin to happen. Differences between those once considered mortal enemies, are in some cases revealed to be nothing more than a wafer thin veil of propaganda and manipulation; huge friendships are born between those hailing from supposedly warring countries and everything previously learnt through the mainstream media may be dismissed as lies. With this freedom of information, you decide how you feel and don’t give your power away to the imposed belief systems of others.
The Internet itself has even been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize! While some choose to pedal pornography or partake in trivial pastimes associated with being online, it doesn’t matter, it still contains within it the ability to connect people peacefully and therefore can be used as an instrument of peace. The Internet based operation “Peace One Day” led an initiative that resulted in the unanimous option by UN member states to declare the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the 21st of September. This is an unprecedented move toward a peaceful non-warring planet and all because of connecting people who want the same thing.
When we realise as a global race that we really do all want the same thing, that only a few are creating problems in the wake of their own greed, the masses will join forces in demanding a more intelligent approach to the pressing concerns of the planet as a whole. All of the problems this planet is facing are solvable; there are abundant resources, endless ideas and will.
Knowledge abounds and the more knowledge is shared, the more choices people have, the more they can come together and choose for something different, something better. The coming together of people through this medium seems to be the fascinating beginning stages of evolution. We are beginning to see the desires of an evolving, ascending race realising their power, wanting to unite in peace and standing together more and more as one voice.