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Why are people so primitive and easily manipulated? Would they ever learn? Idiocracy sems to've com

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posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 11:18 PM
I notice more and more how even people who think they are "truthers" are very easy to fool and get in line with the agenda(s).
The recent blacks vs cops case is a typical example. Just because people hate what blacks do, all the cops do is forgetton and suddenly they are friends (No, the enemy of my enemy isn't really a friend, it's just another enemy), which is probably exactly the agenda here (People were starting to wake up and to despise cops too much, so they needed to come up with a plan to change this dangerous for the status quo trend), besides further devision, of course.
Thinks always have to be black and white and can't be black and black (Which they usually are).

Another example is "The interview". Now this really screams IDIOCRACY:

Not only they are giving it the tumbs up, but they haven't even watched it. And even if they have and didn't like it, they'd still give it the highest rate. And that's because they actually believe a backward country whith a few computers and IT specialists is more likely to have pulled this hack off then Sony itself ot the US (For many possible obvious reasons).

Next, christianity. What i notice here is how many people, even if atheists, pretend to be christians or at least are in full support of christianity just because there is (seemingly) an agenda against christianity. So islam is bad, therefore christianity must be good. Again black and white mentality.

I don't know. Seems to me there's really no hope for humanity, it's too comfortable with its simple-mindness and will never change for better.
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posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 11:42 PM
Its been that way for centuries .. on the bright side humans create some great art .. music .. and distill good alcoholic beverages so they arent a total waste of space ..

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 12:25 AM
Do you mean how someone can post a you boob video claiming the Pope eats babies....comet ELO event....massive earthquake ELO....mother ships over new York..."insert your own event here" and have half the population believing it simply because some guy named Mel says so on the internet ? Do you mean that kind of manipulation ?

Divide and conquer has been a tactic since the dawn of man and everyone uses it, such as posters that divide people as "truthers" and "non truthers". Not every event is "Us and Them", sometimes its just human nature, humans maim, humans kill and sometimes, stuff just happens as nature is much like humans, unique and unpredictable.

Maybe some people just like the stupid movie ? Isn't that a possibility ? I often find that when critics like a movie I dislike it, when my friend likes a movie, I don't or vice versa. It is pretty simple, believers want to believe like religion and non believers don't as in non religious people. There are not always agendas. Yes I know, I'm sheeple, asleep, a mole...a shill...etc.
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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 06:22 AM
a reply to: mkpetrov

…(People were starting to wake up and to despise cops too much, so they needed to come up with a plan to change this dangerous for the status quo trend)…

Yah, can't have the awareness that civil servants no longer serve the public so much as they protect the corporate state.

So mix it up, blend it, homogenize…

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 06:37 AM
My father always told me....

"The majority of people out there as so amazingly stupid/. You could take one of them out into the woods. Have them strip down naked and stand on a rock.

Come back a week later, and you'll find them lying dead on that very same rock."

People are willing to swallow mass delusions. Sugar coating for the sheep. So few people are willing to accept the cold light of reality. They are afraid and embrace cognitive dissonance out of fear.

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures." - Voltaire

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:13 PM

originally posted by: nullafides
My father always told me....

"The majority of people out there as so amazingly stupid/. ...

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures." - Voltaire

It's not just 'people out there' but 'we, in here' that are stupid and ignorant as well. Until one acknowledges, learns to recgonize their own ignorance and it's 'causes' can one truly even begin to learn.

We are all ignorant in some way or some area of knowlege.

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:36 PM
Right...and I see what is being said. So at one point do we stop blaming the media/TPTB and start blaming those who bought the magic beans?

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:39 PM
a reply to: FyreByrd

I agree everyone always feels like they are right, their way is best and they have it figured out. I don't know the answer to this because I'm the same way but we're all pretty ignorant with our assumptions and how when people don't agree with us we look at them as just so ignorant and stupid. Too many people believe the conclusions they assume. We may just be wrong in what we surmise.

posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 05:30 AM
The problem with most people is they lack critical thinking. What is important is not to "figure it all out", but to not blindly pick the "good" or the "lesser evil" side, whithout noticing how both sides are usually evil enough. And this is indeed a problem even among the supposed "conspiracy communiy" (Especially places like GLP where it's the norm to support the status quo, as long as it doesn't include Obama, which is, of course, another ridiculous contradiction).

I'll use again the Sony hack as an example. No one knows for sure who did it and what exactly the purpose is. So it's stupid to believe it's North Korea not because it's not possible, but because there are other possibilities which are not less likely.

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