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"Doom" and the internet. What are your thoughts?

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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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Well back in my day there was no internet. When it would have counted we didn't or wouldn't know much about anything (static wise) that was going on globally, as we do now. Twitter and FB and all the rest. Basically (as far as psychology goes) the only issues at hand were the end of the cold war and who won the Stanely cup.
As a Canadian, Nolton Nash was the crystal ball to both these concerns, nightly at six.

Either way, I kinda wanted to get into the guts of the Doom-speak phenomenon that has pervaded the interweb. Especially as of late.
Are the "Believe everything that's bad, Doom on" masses able to keep a lid on things?
Back in my day we'd just build a dirt hut. For fun and knowledge. : P What we didn't know didn't freak us out. If the shtf Nolton would tell us. Nightly at six. Next day we'd build a dirt hut. *burp*

What do you think?
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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We fear the unknown
not much has changed
think it's as simple as that really
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: all2human

My thoughts exactly!




posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: canucks555


Well back in my day there was no internet.

Lol, we had the Enquirer for laughs, remember?

Yah, those were simple times. Prepared me though, for the tongue in cheek ride I enjoy today.


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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:05 AM
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Ancient wisdom rings true.

Ignorance is bliss.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: tavi45

It's all fine and dandy until the manipulated masses disrupt the system.
Fine if it's legit, bad if it's internet hype



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:17 AM
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FB tracked emotions and how they spread. It's all over the internet if you want to google it. Fear is extremely similar to a virus.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:19 AM
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I don't know how old you are but as a child I vividly remember the pall of doom that hang over all of society during the Cuban Missile Crises.

From history I can tell you that people were scared silly of the approaching year of 1066 and 1666.

Doom porn has always been around.

Now we have two things, the internet to make it worse.

An educated people to make it better.

Sometimes the latter seems to fail.

P



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: canucks555

I used to read Nexus magazine in the early 90s. It was like a paper version of ATS with Vatican conspiracies and everything being blamed on super-secret societies. Man, some of that stuff was pure garbage and it didn't hit me immediately how some people will flat-out make stuff up and that others will decide to believe it all.

'The Doom' just spreads quicker on the internet!

It's like some people have a 'Daily Doom' fix in the same way some of us have a morning coffee. Biblical 'end-times' shows that somebody, somewhere has always been happier fearing the worst.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: canucks555

If you read the literature of the 16-19th century the doom porn was there too. The devil was behind it then later the anarchists, Catholics, Protestants, the rich, the bankers, the Jews, the yellow man, the communist, fascists, etc. All of these fell away and now its faceless 'NWO' which seems a very hollow threat to say the least. Plus a few survivors from the list above.

Just easier for the doom porners and religious nutters to get an audience now days.

Still 100% wrong
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:37 AM
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Now, we are in the Library, or have instant access to it, 24-7. Books now populate the shelves by the hundreds on a daily basis. The kids revel in being able to talk to anyone, anytime and share anything. They are the us of tomorrow... We helped to invent this communications revolution, as much as Ben did in printing "Live free or Die". Yeah, both of those will continue to happen as long as the free outlast the dead.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:37 AM
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I kind of agree i guess . Back in the day (go with 70s as was 8 at end of 60s ) bad news or good news still travelled to us here in Australia . I guess the thing that has changed is the speed of the information , also instead of hearing 5 or 6 things at night on the news its now more of an information overload . You pick through the things that might concern you and discard the rest . I still remember remember being confined to the home in the 60s when the Beaumont children went missing in 1966 . I was 4 and no where near the abduction . Same as it ever was but the information is quicker .



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:45 AM
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originally posted by: charlyv
Now, we are in the Library, or have instant access to it, 24-7. Books now populate the shelves by the hundreds on a daily basis. The kids revel in being able to talk to anyone, anytime and share anything. They are the us of tomorrow... We helped to invent this communications revolution, as much as Ben did in printing "Live free or Die". Yeah, both of those will continue to happen as long as the free outlast the dead.


Nicely put! It's how we process the huge amount of data that we're willing to put into our brains. A lot of us are news junkies, including me. Especially me. But I'm able to sustain a doom-free attitude.
What I'm noticing is that the ill or "not informed" get a bit freaky, know what I'm sayyyyyyn?
*burp*
My aunt be freakin about "that thing I name not" on FB .. It's like they're turning into doom zombies..
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:50 AM
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I used to play DOOM all the time!



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: Sunwolf

And then Quake came along. Good times.

Maybe it's some kinda new propaganda war/ a natural one. "internet evolution"

I mean, if a single tweet can shut down institutions?

I'm not talking about ISIS type of stuff.... this is a natural human factor, or behaviour. Fear itself.. The processing of information being used, maybe unintentionally, by the fear mongerers, or fear mongered. *burp* to hinder the advance of society.
put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 02:31 AM
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The trick lies in maintaining your subjective positivity even with objective pessimism. My rational mind says we're all doomed. My spiritual/emotional/whatever you wanna call it mind says utopia is coming.

There is great truth in the famous FDR saying about fear.
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 02:54 AM
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Doom was there when I was a kid. I think there was more faith in the system at the time. I remember being small and seeing fighting in the Middle East on the nightly news, but was told not to worry about it because "they're always fighting over there." I think everything was always bad "over there" no matter what it was. With the internet there doesn't seem to feel like any "over there" any more.

The only thing I recall being doom like as a child was in grade 3. I lived in a small town in northern BC and received a pamphlet at school about how to survive nuclear fall out. It taught about putting mattresses in front of doors and windows and something about taping them. That made me feel quite sure I was doomed. I honestly don't know if that was during Chernobyl or just the usual Russia is going to get us phase.

I remember watching the Berlin Wall come down on the news. I couldn't even imagine if I had learned online instead. Today there would be one guy saying it was a hoax and it was just some wall in someone's yard and everyone there were paid actors, someone would pipe in about what disease East and West Germany would bring each other, one would terrify everyone about the world economy collapsing because of this, and...... It was probably happening at the time but there weren't enough news shows for all those voices. Online it's never ending.

Doom seems to be making a lot of money for a lot of people. I go online and feel like I need to check out the window for the armies of gog and Magog. When I check out the window it's a beautiful day, the leaves are falling, the kids are playing in the neighbourhood and I have to give my head a little shake like I've been jumping between dimensions.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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I listen to ol jonsie every once and a while for kicks. I mean I kind if agree with a lot of what he says but he's such a joke. You should have heard him today. It was dripping with fear. Not even genuine it was like the most manufactured fear you can imagine. Really quite impressive. I know he's making his money but sometimes I can't help but wonder if there really is an agenda behind all of it. I also pity the people that listen to him like gospel. I know they are out there.

Who am I kidding though? This "new" crises actually taught me something. I'm a sucker for it. I mean I went crazy. Never in my life.... I still have a bad feeling about it though. I've never worried too much before but something is in the air.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 03:18 AM
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All doom is plausible, or it wouldn't be doom!



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
I don't know how old you are but as a child I vividly remember the pall of doom that hang over all of society during the Cuban Missile Crises.

From history I can tell you that people were scared silly of the approaching year of 1066 and 1666.

Doom porn has always been around.

Now we have two things, the internet to make it worse.

An educated people to make it better.

Sometimes the latter seems to fail.

P


As I read the year 1666, the television announces a phone # ending wit ' 1666'.

Weird.



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