text © Jonathan Zap
The destructive energy of the collective is not merely active when something dramatic and newsworthy is happening. It is there all the time as a major theme in the zeitgeist, refractted as a moment of road rage here, a destructive impulse there, as a force we can find in ourselves and in others close to us, as well as in the dark machinations of governments, religious ideologies and other dark forces that coalesce to manipulate civilization. But these forces have their purpose in the great design, just as the word “apocalypse” originally meant a revelation to humanity by a divine agency.
See also The Mutant vs. the Machine