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The limits of the individual:

  • has no access to the mass media.
  • has the average financial resources what a commoner has in a Western state.

The mindset:

  • knows that some social apocalypse nears.
  • knows that is the result of the social manipulations of an X group.
  • knows that it is unlikely that his/her civilization will survive.

Here I would show an analogy: in the last centuries of the ancient Roman Empire, it was already more or less known, that with time, the Empire will fall. It was a significant change in the mindset; some centuries earlier the "common knowledge" was that the empire will last forever. The ancient Romans weren't dummies: they didn't know a lot, what we know, but they already knew the world map and their history.

Now back to the present. So, there is knowledge, that he/she belongs likely to the last generation of his/her people, and to the last generation of his/her civilization.

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The apocalypse won't be a sudden, catastrophic event, rather a long process, a protracted series of small events, and a continuous decrease of the living standards and all significant indicators what could show the development of a civilization.

Rome or Asimov's Trantor was dying centuries long, the time scale of the fall of the civilization seems some decade long. And the historians of the future will see the era of the dying of your civilization.

However, contrary to Asimov's Trantor, or to the ancient Roman Empire, the cause of the fall is this time not a complex structure of social, demographic and political mechanisms. This time, the cause of the fall is a

  • very conscient
  • very determined
  • very manipulative
  • very well-organized

action of a small, well definable, but anyways nearly invisible group. We could call them "group X". Contrary the conspiration theories, the difference is that this "group X" is really existing (or at least the individual thinks they are).

It seems likely, that some centuries later, a new civilization, a new highly developed era will likely grow on the remains of the current world. It seems probable that this "group X" will be likely active also at this time.

The individual has some decades lifetime back. He/she can, and want to sacrifice these decades to somehow warn this following civilization.

How could he do this?

Note: actually, it is a pragmatic thing - the goal is to reach the possible largest effect in this far future, as the effect of this warning, even if this effect is small on the global level.


About "group X": it is a very well determined group, working as a loosely coupled social network connected by various (sometimes contradictory) ideologies since at least millennia. Nobody knows, where are they from, nobody knows, why are they doing this. Their most characteristic properties:

  • they don't consider the human as "real" humans, only themselves
  • although they are probably humans with ordinary human skills
  • they are very sensitive to the blood loss in their group
  • they consider the rest of the humanity as dangerous, semi-intelligent animals
  • they have a cultural heritage preferring soft power, background jobs
  • they have a strong urge to remain invisible
  • they like to "use" others for the background, occupying influential positions (mass media, political decision-making and so on), or controlling people in these positions, mainly by their immoral wishes
  • they are capable and willing to plan in centuries and execute these plans.
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  • $\begingroup$ Are there some specific details that you know (which someone can independently verify) or the only knowledge is that the civilization is doomed, and it's all "annukakis"'s fault? $\endgroup$ – Alexander Sep 28 '17 at 22:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Alexander (We could call them "group X", it sounds better). The cause of the apocalypse is mainly social manipulations caused by "group X", which is a nearly invisible but very influental social network. Their (intentional, well-planned) effect to the global society is that science, education, health deteriates to a medieval level. They do this with the goal to cement their own power until the eternity, although the result of their deeds will be the fall of the civilization what they are manipulating. $\endgroup$ – Gray Sheep Sep 28 '17 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ But would you know any hard facts about "group X"? How can you sound any different than many of the conspiracy theorists? $\endgroup$ – Alexander Sep 28 '17 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Alexander Yes - they are (probably) not superhumans, they are more like a very effective, influental cult of ordinary humans. Their invisibility is not perfect. If they would be pefectly invisible, they couldn't really do anything. There are well-known people from them it is rumored they may belong to them, there are seemingly independent events showing somehow into the same direction, while an "external influence" can be strongly suspected, and so on. However, they are practically invisible for the majority of the population. The secrecy plays a vital role in their self-defense. $\endgroup$ – Gray Sheep Sep 28 '17 at 23:30
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    $\begingroup$ @MorningStar please do seek advice in meta; I love this question, but do not have enough SE-fu to vote it reopened. The kind people in meta may be able to advise you. $\endgroup$ – akaioi Sep 29 '17 at 7:34
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Your only hope is to bring this to the eyes of the governments because you yourself can not hope to ever deal with a group of people with more power than you. I would say if you have proof of their existence and there isn't a greater conspiracy, simply bringing attention to it and the police/FBI or w/e will eventually deal with them.

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  • $\begingroup$ "group X" has already much stronger influence to the governments, because: 1) they are much better organized 2) much more resourceful 3) they have the best know-how in social manipulation. $\endgroup$ – Gray Sheep Sep 28 '17 at 22:51
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Leave "Time-Capsules" with as many young honest people as you can.

Choose promising youths and entrust them with your knowledge, form a Resistance, a secret group who will keep their eys and ears open and will not be afraid to give their lives for the truth.

Be prepaired to die for the truth, to fight with all your strength, physical, mental and emotional, to ensure the results you wish for.

There's only so much you can do completely alone.

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    $\begingroup$ Good idea, but it requires a lot of time capsules (here comes the resource and time problem). Or time capsules which can be somehow very well targeted. $\endgroup$ – Gray Sheep Sep 28 '17 at 22:45
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    $\begingroup$ Another important thing: if you would find an old, latin scroll in the basement of your home, what chance would it have to significantly change your deeds now? You wouldn't even understand it. Likely you would take it to a museum, because some archeologist could maybe decipher it. And it is the best case. $\endgroup$ – Gray Sheep Sep 28 '17 at 23:05
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    $\begingroup$ @MorningStar sorry I wasn't more specific. By Time Capsules I meant knowledge you would give to the young people, you would speak to them, tell them all you know, share with them all the evidence, in turn they would do the same when their time came, share knowledge, pass it on. and all of you would fight in the background, calling the general population's attention to the truth as much as you could as often as possible. the more people are aware the more they will be prepaired. $\endgroup$ – shieldedtulip Sep 28 '17 at 23:31
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Money

First you need to make alot of money, with money you can get power. You just need to remember about what new product would become the next facebook/Whatsapp/Instagram and start investing in it.

Power

A few years pass and now you are in the top 0.1% thanks to this smart investments. Now you start this quest to track and kill this terrorist group without having to worry for resources.

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